Hotel and Travel


PLEASE NOTEThe housing process has closed, but you may visit our third party reservations partner, aRes Travel. Please be sure to either pay for your registration before visiting the aRes site or come back after booking your housing to pay for your registration. Your registration is not complete until you click on the PAY NOW button on the dashboard and pay your balance due.

Hotels and room rates for your reference
Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile*
511 North Columbus Drive
(Distance from conference: 3.4 mi)
$282 Single/Double
*Shuttle to McCormick Place West provided
Marriott Marquis Chicago
2121 South Prairie Ave
(Distance from conference: .3 mi)

$289 Single/Double
Hilton Chicago*
720 South Michigan Ave
(Distance from conference: 1.6 mi)
$282 Single/Double
*Shuttle to McCormick Place West provided
Palmer House Hilton*
17 East Monroe Street
(Distance from conference: 2.4 mi)

$282 Single/Double
*Shuttle to McCormick Place West provided
Hyatt Regency Chicago*
151 E Wacker Drive
(Distance from conference: 3 mi)

$282 Single/Double
*Shuttle to McCormick Place West provided
Sheraton Grand Chicago*
301 East North Water Street
(Distance from conference: 3.1 mi)
$282 Single/Double
*Shuttle to McCormick Place West provided
Hyatt Regency McCormick
2233 S Martin Luther King Drive
(Distance from conference: .1 mi)

$289 Single/Double

Please Note: By booking through the official housing block you're supporting your association by avoiding fees that result from significant sections of the room blocks being reserved but left unfilled or canceled at the time of the conference.

Benefits of the Official Housing Block

  • EDUCAUSE monitors the rates to ensure that you receive the lowest rates available.
  • Shuttles are provided to McCormick Place West for hotels that are not within walking distance of the convention center.
  • You can book your hotel room now and pay for it later.
  • You are able to participate in your preferred hotel loyalty program.
  • You will have the opportunity to network with conference attendees staying in the same hotels.
  • A housing representative will be available at the conference if you need any assistance.

If you have questions while booking your reservation, outstanding customer service agents are waiting to assist you. Email [email protected] or call 800-424-5249 (US & Canada) or 847-996-5829 (International).

Shuttle Information

To accommodate attendees staying at downtown hotels, we have scheduled free express shuttles to and from McCormick Place West. These shuttles have their own dedicated shuttle lane so they can avoid traffic each day.

Shuttle Schedule

Peak Service every 10-15 minutes
Off-Peak Service every 30 minutes




Monday, October 14

7:00–9:00 a.m.


11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.


4:00–6:00 p.m.


Tuesday, October 15

7:00–10:30 a.m.


4:00–7:30 p.m.


Wednesday, October 16

7:00–10:30 a.m.


4:00–6:30 p.m.


Thursday, October 17

7:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.



Shuttle Stops

Route 1: Hyatt Regency Chicago
Route 2: Hilton Chicago
Route 3: Palmer House Hilton
Route 4: Sheraton Grand Chicago
Embassy Suites By Hilton Chicago: Walk to Route 4 shuttle stop 

Public Transportation

For those who want to take the Metra Electric line, it will drop you off at McCormick Place South. The conference takes place in McCormick Place West. Pick up the Metra Electric Line from the Millenium station and the McCormick Place station is 7 minutes away.
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The closest hotels to the Millenium station are Palmer House Hilton and Hyatt Regency Chicago.

For more information on getting to McCormick Place please visit the Discover Chicago page.

Uber/Lift/Taxi Directions

If you would like to use a ride share service or a taxi to get to McCormick Place West. Use the following address so you are dropped off at the correct building.

McCormick Place West, Gate 40
2301 S Indiana Ave. Chicago, IL 60616

Passport Requirements for International Participants

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP)
To view a VWP FAQ and learn more about this requirement, see the U.S. Department of State's VWP web page.

The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)
For information, see the U.S. State Department's WHTI web page.

For more information on U.S. border requirements, see the following websites: