Venue & Hospitality
North Shore Conference Center, 9599
Skokie Blvd. 60077 Chicago,IL, USA
Conference Dates: September 26-27, 2018
Hotel Services & Amenities
- Audio/Visual Equipment Rental.
- Business Center.
- Business Phone Service.
- Complimentary Printing Service.
- Express Mail.
- Meeting Rooms.
- Office Rental.
- Photo Copying Service.
- Secretarial Service.
- Video Conference.
- Video Messaging.
- Video Phone.
- Baggage Storage.
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In 2014, Chicago attracted 50.17 million domestic leisure travelers, 11.09 million domestic business travelers and 1.308 million overseas visitors. These visitors contributed more than US$13.7 billion to Chicago's economy. Grant Park holds Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Navy Pier, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago Water Tower.