Travel Information


The 102nd UPCEA Annual Conference is being held March 22-24, 2017 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago in Chicago, IL. Guests wishing to stay pre/post conference for leisure are welcome but rates and dates are based on hotel availability.


Sheraton Grand Chicago

301 East North Water Street
Chicago, IL 60611


Click here to make your hotel reservation online
or

Call (312) 464-1000 and identify yourself as an UPCEA Annual Conference attendee.

Government employees, please click here to make your reservation (Government ID Required).

 

Hotel Cut-Off Date: Friday, February 24, 2017*
*Subject to availability

Room Rates: $229 single/double

Your support in staying at the UPCEA contracted hotel helps keep the conference costs down, which directly affects your registration fees. UPCEA contracts for the best possible room rates for its events and is required to guarantee a predetermined number of sleeping rooms. If the association does not meet the contracted room block, the hotel can charge an attrition fee, which will result in higher registration fees at future conferences. Therefore, we encourage you to book your room through our block at the conference hotel.

*All reservations made after the blocks are filled and/or after the deadline will be available at the hotel’s prevailing rate and availability is not guaranteed.

Beware of Room Block Poachers: This is the practice of companies posing as an agent or representative of an association offering hotel reservation services. They may offer a hotel room at a lower cost, and have an official sounding name such as “Exhibition Housing Management”. “Poachers” will immediately charge your credit card, sometimes with a “service fee,” and in many cases will not make a reservation. Be advised that this is NOT an official service, nor is it sanctioned by UPCEA. No attendee should be contacted about hotel reservations except by someone from UPCEA. If someone outside of UPCEA contacts you, we urge you to ignore them and report them immediately to UPCEA.


GENERAL DIRECTIONS TO THE HOTEL

Hotel Distance from Area Airports

Midway - 12.9 mi
O'Hare - 19.5 mi

From Chicago Midway Airport

Take Cicero Avenue north to I-55 (Stevenson Expressway) to Chicago. From I-55  there are two options.

    Option A
  • Follow signs to Lake Shore Drive North.
  • Take Lake Shore Drive to Grand Avenue West.
  • Continue on Grand Avenue for 3 blocks to Fairbanks/Columbus Drive.
  • Turn left, continue for 2 blocks.
  • Turn left onto East North Water Street and proceed to the hotel.
    Option B
  • When nearing downtown, take I-94/I-90 West (north) towards O’Hare.
  • Exit on Ohio Street. Take Ohio Street to Fairbanks (2 blocks east of Michigan Avenue).
  • Turn right onto Fairbanks. Continue for 3 blocks. Fairbanks turns into Columbus Drive.
  • Turn left onto East North Water Street and proceed to the hotel.

From Chicago O'Hare International Airport

  • Follow the signs indicating “Downtown Chicago”, also I-90 East (Kennedy Expressway).
  • I-90 joins I-94. Continue on I-90/I-94 East to downtown.
  • Exit on Ohio Street.
  • Take Ohio Street to Fairbanks (2 blocks east of Michigan Avenue).
  • Turn right onto Fairbanks.
  • Continue for 3 blocks.
  • Fairbanks turns into Columbus Drive.
  • Turn left onto East North Water Street and proceed to the hotel.

From Southeast (Northwest Indiana,Indianapolis)

Take I-65 to North of Merillville. From 1-65 there are two options.

    Option A:
  • Take Illinois Tollway I-90 (Chicago Skyway) into Chicago.
  • It joins with I-94 (Dan Ryan Expressway) in the southern area of Chicago.
  • Continue on I-90/I-94 to downtown.
  • Exit on Ohio Street.
  • Take Ohio Street to Fairbanks (2 blocks east of Michigan Avenue).
  • Turn right onto Fairbanks. Continue for 3 blocks. Fairbanks turns into Columbus Drive.
  • Turn left onto East North Water Street and proceed to the hotel.
    Option B:
  • Take I-80/I-94 to Illinois, and then take I-94 into Chicago. It will join with I-90 (Chicago Skyway) in the southern area of Chicago.
  • Continue on I-90/I-94 to downtown. Exit on Ohio Street.
  • Take Ohio Street to Fairbanks (2 blocks east of Michigan Avenue).
  • Turn right onto Fairbanks.
  • Continue for 3 blocks.
  • Fairbanks turns into Columbus Drive.
  • Turn left onto East North Water Street and proceed to the hotel.

From West

  • Take Interstate 55 to Lake Shore Drive.
  • Take Lake Shore Drive to the Randolph Street Exit
  • Turn left onto Randolph Street.
  • Continue to Columbus Drive
  • Turn right onto Columbus.
  • Continue 3 blocks over the bridge.
  • The hotel is on the right.

From South

  • Take I-57 North to I-94 (Dan Ryan Expressway) and I-90.
  • Continue on I-90/I-94 to downtown.
  • Exit on Ohio Street.
  • Take Ohio Street to Fairbanks (2 blocks east of Michigan Avenue).
  • Turn right onto Fairbanks.
  • Continue for 3 blocks.
  • Fairbanks turns into Columbus Drive.
  • Turn left onto East North Water Street and proceed to the hotel.

From North

  • Take the Illinois Tollway South (I-94 East) to Edens Expressway (also I-94). Edens Expressway will join I-90.
  • Continue on I-94/I-90 East to downtown.
  • Exit on Ohio Street.
  • Take Ohio Street to Fairbanks (2 blocks east of Michigan Avenue).
  • Turn right onto Fairbanks and continue for 3 blocks.
  • Fairbanks turns into Columbus Drive.
  • Turn left onto East North Water Street and proceed to the hotel.

View transportation options for getting here and getting around.




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