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When and where is the TECHSPO Chicago 2021?

TECHSPO Chicago 2021 takes place from June 9th to 10th, 2021 at the Soldier Field Stadium in Chicago, Illinois. Click here for travel details.


Soldier Field Stadium Address:
2233 S Martin Luther King Dr
Chicago, IL 60616
United States


Location:

  • 2.5 km from Billy Bishop Chicago City Airport (YTZ)
  • 25 km from Chicago Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
  • 85 km from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM)
  • Nearest Subway Station: Dundas Subway Station (0.1 km)
  • Nearest Train Station: Union Station (1 km)
  • One of the most convenient choices among Chicago Downtown hotels with parking.


Directions:

From O’Hare International Airport:

  • Drive north on O’Hare International Airport Road.
  • Bear right on ramp to Interstate 190 East-Kennedy Expressway, and continue for 24.5 km.
  • Bear right onto Exit 53, Interstate 55 North-Stevenson Expressway.
  • Continue on Interstate 55 North to Exit 293D, 25th Street.
  • Continue on 25th Street east, bearing left to turning lane.
  • At traffic signal, turn left onto Martin Luther King Boulevard to hotel.
  • Approximate driving distance: 37 km.

From Midway Airport:

  • Drive north on Cicero Avenue for 3.7 km to Interstate 55 North-Stevenson Expressway North.
  • Continue on Interstate 55 North for 10 km to Exit 293D, 25th Street.
  • Continue on 25th Street east, bearing left to turning lane.
  • At traffic signal, turn left onto Martin Luther King Boulevard to hotel.


Parking Information:

  • Well-lit covered garage self-park is available for a small fee with in and out privileges
  • Valet Parking with in and out privileges

Self-Parking Rates:

  • 0-1 Hour- $20.00
  • 1-3 Hours- $23.00
  • 3-9 Hours- $29.00
  • 9-24 Hours- $36.00

Valet Parking:

  • 0-24 Hours- $56.00

Additional Hotel Parking

McCormick Place Lot A:

  • $23.00 up to 16 hours
  • $36 from 16 to 24 hours
  • Overnight parking is available

Directions: Connected to the hotel via skybridge, the facility holds 2000 cars and is handicapped-accessible to the McCormick Place complex. To get to the Martin L. King lot from I-55, exit onto Martin L. King Dr., turn left and follow the parking signs. From downtown Chicago, take Michigan Ave South to 22nd/Cermak Rd. and turn left (East). Follow the parking signs to Lot A. Hotel guests can unload luggage on the front drive and check in before parking in Lot A.

McCormick Place Lot B:

  • 31st Street Lot: $15.00 per day for passenger vehicles
  • $35 for Bus/RV’s
  • $70 for Special Event RV / Bus
  • $23 for Marshalling Trucks
  • Overnight parking is available for bus/RV only

Directions: Located at 31st St. near Lake Shore Drive, this open-air lot holds 2,250 cars. To get to the 31st St. lot from I-55, take southbound Lake Shore Drive and exit at 31st St. Turn right and follow the parking signs. From downtown Chicago, take Lake Shore Drive South and exit at 31st St., turn right and follow the parking signs to Lot B.

McCormick Place Lot C:

  • $23.00 per day/no overnight parking

Directions: Located underground near the Lakeside Center, this underground garage covered lot holds 2,025 cars and is directly connected to Lakeside Center. From I-55, take Lake Shore Drive South, exit at 31st St., turn left and follow the parking signs. From downtown Chicago, take Lake Shore Drive South, exit at 31st St., turn left and follow the parking signs to Lot C.

What’s the Schedule?

Here’s the high-level schedule (note: all times are Eastern Daylight Time):

Wednesday, June 9th, 2020
9:00am – 4:00pm: TECHSPO Hall Open (All Wednesday Pass Holders)
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Networking Luncheon (Wednesday Training and All Access Pass holders only)

Thursday, June 10th, 2020
9:00am – 4:00pm: TECHSPO Hall Open (All Thursday Pass Holders)
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Networking Luncheon (Thursday Training and All Access Pass holders only)

How do I register? Register now!

Full registration information is available here.

What forms of payment are accepted?

The following forms of payment are accepted: American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and PayPal. Payment is required to complete your registration.

What is the dress code?

Expo attire is business casual for all events, including the evening events. We do recommend bringing a sweater or light jacket with you since personal preferences vary regarding room temperature.

Can I bring a guest to the expo and networking events?

All attendees at the expo and networking events must be registered attendees who purchased tickets.

Can I send a substitute in my place?

You may send a substitute in your place at any time. All such requests must be submitted by email to registration[at]techspo.co (replace at with @). Only requests made by the original registrant will be honored.

What is the refund policy?

You may cancel your participation in TECHSPO Chicago 2021 at any time, but please be aware of the following cancellation policy listed below.

Registration cancellations received 90 days prior to the Expo incur a 25% processing/administrative fee. Refunds will be issued within 30 days after event. If you must cancel for any reason, notify our registration department by 90 days prior to the Expo. Cancellations less than 90 days prior to the Expo are non-refundable. Substitutions allowed prior to 90 days prior to the Expo with written or Faxed authorization only. No substitutions less than 90 days prior to the Expo. Cancellations less than 90 days prior to the Expo are non-refundable for any reason, including, but not limited to, failure to use TECHSPO credentials due to illness, acts of God, travel-related problems, acts of terrorism, loss of employment and duplicate purchase. TECHSPO will not issue refunds for badges that have been revoked.

Unused registrations/applications have no monetary value and cannot be credited to future years or events. TECHSPO will not issue refunds or credits due to failure to redeem a discount coupon during the registration process. Discounted prices are based on the date payment is received in the TECHSPO office. Reselling TECHSPO Chicago 2021 registrations is not permitted.

I live outside of United States, do you accept attendees from other countries?

Attendance to TECHSPO Technology Expos is limited. International attendees are only permitted to register for All Access Passes. Visitor and Training Passes are not available for international attendees.

I live outside of United States and my country requires a Visa to visit United States, can TECHSPO prepare an invitation letter for me to attend TECHSPO for Visa Processing purposes?

This is often requested for International Attendees. We can prepare a Visa invitation letter for All Access Pass holders only (not for Visitor or Training Pass Holders). After you have registered for an All Access Pass, send a letter request email to info@techspo.co and provide your address, company name, company title and passport information to be included in the invitation letter.

I live outside of United States and my country requires a Visa to visit United States, if my Visa Application is declined will I get a refund?

You can request a cancellation at any time. Refer to our refund policy for refund eligibility criteria.

Where should I stay in Chicago?

The official expo hotel to stay in Chicago is;

Soldier Field Stadium
2233 S Martin Luther King Dr
Chicago, IL 60616
United States
https://techspochicago.com/hyatt-regency-mccormick-place/

Hotel Booking Instructions

To book a room at Soldier Field Stadium follow the instructions below;

By Phone:
Call 1-312-567-1234, ask for reservations, give group name ‘TECHSPO Chicago 2021’ and arrival date and book.

What networking activities are associated with TECHSPO Chicago 2021?

A full list of the official expo networking functions are available here.

Will I receive event updates?

Yes, TECHSPO will send emails periodically to update you on the agenda, event happenings and logistics. Please make sure that the email address registration[at]techspo.co (replace at with @) is in your safe senders list to ensure you are receiving all important event information.

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Can I record what is presented at TECHSPO Chicago 2021?

Sessions may be audio recorded without special permission for personal use only. They cannot be placed online or transmitted to others without permission.

Sessions may be videoed only with special permission for personal use and also cannot be placed online or transmitted to others. Short audio and video clips may be used for blogging and press coverage of sessions. As a general guide, non-contiguous clips of one minute or less should be used. Contact us if you need guidance about longer clips.

How can we sponsor TECHSPO Chicago 2021?

Complete the sponsorship inquiry form here for more details on sponsorship, exhibiting and advertising opportunities at TECHSPO Chicago 2021.

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