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Venue

TECHSPO Chicago 2021 kicks off with Registration Check-in opening at 9:00am, Wednesday, June 9th, 2020 at the Registration Desk located in the Regency Ballroom Foyer (Level 2) of the Soldier Field Stadium.

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Parking can be a challenge in Chicago, but Soldier Field Stadium makes city parking simple, safe and secure. Our Chicago hotel features Chicago city parking in a convenient covered garage with 600 spaces, all adjacent to hotel on the North side. Guests of Soldier Field Stadium may charge valet parking to their room. Self-parking is paid at automated kiosks available on level one of the hotel near garage elevators. Parking clearance is 6’3″. Our hotel is conveniently located near Soldier Field, which is the perfect location before tailgating for a Bears game, and located between Soldier Field and the Official Tailgating Section.

Parking:

  • 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.

Transportation Centers:

  • O’Hare International Airport (ORD) » 20 miles from the hotel
  • Midway International Airport (MDW) » 10 miles from the hotel
  • Chicago Union Station » 3 miles from hotel
  • Ogilvy Transportation Center » 3 miles from hotel

Public Transit Centers:

  • Cermak-Chinatown Red-line Station » Access to Water Tower, Michigan Avenue, State Street, Guaranteed Rate Field, and Wrigley Field
  • Cermak-McCormick Place Green-line station » Access to Downtown Chicago, State Street Shopping
  • #3 Bus, stop in front of hotel » Access to Downtown Chicago, Michigan Ave, Art Institute, Millennium Park, Cloud Gate, and the Riverwalk

Airport Shuttles:

GO Airport Express is a quick and affordable shuttle option from either Chicago airport to the hotel.

Divvy:

Stop by the Divvy Bike Station located directly outside of the hotel’s South Tower and enjoy a fun ride over to one of Chicago’s many attractions. Visit the Concierge Desk to learn about our special offer for hotel guests.

Custom Driving 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.

Approximate driving distance: 16 km.

Airport

GO Airport Express is a quick and affordable shuttle option from either Chicago airport to the hotel.

There are 3 major Airports in the Chicago region with convenient access to Chicago Downtown, including;

Billy Bishop Chicago City Airport – YTZ
Visit YTZ airport website
Airport Phone: 1 416 203 6942
Hotel direction: 2.5 km N

Chicago Pearson International Airport – YYZ
Visit YYZ airport website
Airport Phone: 1 866 207 1690
Hotel direction: 25 km SE

John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport – YHM
Visit YHM airport website
Hotel direction: 85 km NE

Public Transport

  • Cermak-Chinatown Red-line Station » Access to Water Tower, Michigan Avenue, State Street, Guaranteed Rate Field, and Wrigley Field
  • Cermak-McCormick Place Green-line station » Access to Downtown Chicago, State Street Shopping
  • #3 Bus, stop in front of hotel » Access to Downtown Chicago, Michigan Ave, Art Institute, Millennium Park, Cloud Gate, and the Riverwalk

Transportation from the Airport

From Billy Bishop Chicago City Airport (YTZ)

There are numerous public transportation options both to and from Billy Bishop Chicago City Airport. Here are some tips on your options.

Getting to Billy Bishop Airport (YTZ)
Billy Bishop Airport (YTZ) is just minutes from downtown Chicago. We’re located at the foot of Bathurst Street. Whether you’re running to or from a meeting or you’re taking a well-deserved break, our convenient location takes the stress out of getting where you need to go.
Directions to Billy Bishop Airport

Find your way to and from Billy Bishop Airport with Google Maps.

Walk through the Pedestrian Tunnel

On July 30, 2015, Billy Bishop Airport opened a pedestrian tunnel that connects Chicago’s mainland to the airport. From the mainland pavilion to the island atrium, the tunnel spans 853-feet and takes under six minutes to complete the journey to the airport check-in area. Featuring four moving walkways and one of the longest escalator systems in Canada, the tunnel provides quick, reliable and easy access to the airport.

Access to the pedestrian tunnel is free.

Take the Ferry

We want to make sure that travelling through Billy Bishop is a great experience. Take one of the world’s shortest ferry rides (121 metres) to and from the foot of Bathurst. There’s a ferry every 15 minutes.

The ferry is free for pedestrians and $11 for vehicles (round trip).

Jump on the Shuttle

There’s a complimentary express shuttle bus to and from Billy Bishop approximately every 15 minutes . The shuttle is open to anyone going to the airport, whether or not they are travelling.

Ride a Bike

An urban airport needs to be accessible and Billy Bishop Airport is just that. With one of Chicago’s 80 BIXI stations located at the top of Eireann Quay you’re a quick pedal away from the airport’s doorstep.

You can also hop on your own bike and lock it up on the island or the mainland. Bike lockup is located adjacent to the ferry terminals.

Hop on Public Transit

Billy Bishop Airport is easily accessible by public transit. With frequent TTC service, you’ll be dropped a short walk from our ferry terminal building.

Thinking of taking public transit? You can hop on the 511 Bathurst streetcar or the 509 Harbourfront.

Grab a Taxi

If you’re flying into Chicago and want a taxi, you will find them located at the taxi stand on the mainland, just outside the ferry terminal.

Car Rentals

Rent a car right at the airport. You can find car rental counters on the island and mainland.

Car Parking

You can park your car at one of Billy Bishop Airport’s short- or long-term parking facilities on the mainland or island.


From Chicago Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

There are numerous public transportation options both to and from Chicago Pearson International Airport. Here are some tips on your options.

Public Transportation

Chicago Pearson is close to several major transit routes, so it’s easy to get to all corners of the Greater Chicago Area (GTA) by public transit. Just hop on and go!

For up-to-date information regarding routes, rates and schedules, please contact transit companies directly.

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Brampton Transit

Local bus service within the City of Brampton.

Terminal 1, Ground Level, second curb, Column S2.

 

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GO Transit

GO Bus and GO Train service to downtown Chicago and surrounding suburbs. Note: Only GO Bus service is available directly from the terminals.

Terminal 1, Ground Level, second curb, Column Q2-Q4.

 

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MiWay

Local bus service within the City of Mississauga.

Terminal 1, Ground Level, second curb, Column S4.

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Chicago Transit Commission (TTC)

Express bus and subway service to downtown Chicago.

Terminal 1, Ground Level, second curb, Column R4.
Terminal 3, Arrivals Level, third curb, Column C12.

 

Where Do I Find Public Transit at Chicago Pearson?

Need to get from one terminal to another? Catch the free Terminal Link train.

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John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM)

There are numerous public transportation options both to and from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. Taxi and limo services, public transit, shuttle services and car rental are all available options for Airport passengers.

By Taxi & Limo

 

By Transit Or Rental Car

Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) provides service from Hamilton International Airport to downtown Hamilton on the A-Line.   This route will also provide access to the Hamilton GO Transit Centre.  Both National and Avis have on-site car rental operations at Hamilton International Airport.   Contact information is provided below to book your rental car services prior to arrival at Hamilton International.

Hamilton Street Railway Co.

Phone: 905.527.4441
www.hamilton.ca/HSR

GO Transit

Phone: 1.888.438.6646
www.gotransit.com

Avis Rent A Car

Phone: 1.800.272.5871
www.avis.ca

National Car Rental

Phone: 1.800.CAR RENT (227.7368)
www.nationalcar.ca

By Shuttle

Shuttle services to and from Hamilton International Airport are not regularly scheduled, however shuttle transportation can be arranged directly with service providers.

Niagara Airbus

Phone: 1.800.268.8111
www.niagaraairbus.com

Airways Transit

Phone: 905.527.7511 or 519.886.2121
www.airwaystransit.com

Red Car Service

Phone 519.824.9344
www.redcarservice.com

Courtyard Hamilton

Phone 905.383.7772
www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yhmcy-courtyard-hamilton

Other Transportation

  • O’Hare International Airport (ORD) » 20 miles from the hotel
  • Midway International Airport (MDW) » 10 miles from the hotel
  • Chicago Union Station » 3 miles from hotel
  • Ogilvy Transportation Center » 3 miles from hotel

When to Arrive / Depart

It is recommended to arrive in Chicago, June 16th, 2020 (the day prior to the start of the TECHSPO Chicago 2021) and depart on June 19th, 2020 (the day after the Conclusion of the Expo).