Conference Reminders

Conference Reminders

Sessions

All sessions will be held at the Chicago Westin River North Hotel, 320 North Dearborn Street.

Dress Code

Please be comfortable. Dress attire is business casual (jeans are welcome). For the Gala Awards Banquet, we recommend professional attire. The hotel meeting rooms can get chilly – bring a sweater or jacket so you will be comfortable.

Weather

Please be sure to check the Weather Channel at www.weather.com so you can pack appropriately. Average temperatures for March and April:

Month    High / Low(°F)
March      45° / 34°
April         56° / 43°

Air Transportation

O’Hare International Airport

Midway International Airport

Ground Transportation

Transportation to/from O’Hare International Airport

GO Airport Express Shuttle (per person): One-Way $29.00 or Round-Trip $53.00

The shuttle service from O’Hare International Airport for the downtown hotels departs every 10 to 15 minutes throughout the day. To O’Hare International Airport, the shuttle departs the hotel every half hour at :25 and :55 past the hour between 4:55 a.m. and 7:25 p.m.

Taxi Service: Approximately $35.00-$40.00

Private Sedan or Limousine: $110.00 and up **Prices are approximate and subject to change without notice.

Blue Line Train: 24-hour service; cost is $5 one-way per person; travel time to downtown is 40 minutes; exit train at LAKE/CLARK. The hotel is within walking distance or an approximate $5.00 taxi ride from the train.

Transportation to/from Midway International Airport

GO Airport Express Shuttle (per person): One-Way $24.00 or Round-Trip $44.00

The shuttle service from Midway Airport for the downtown hotels departs every 20 minutes throughout the day. To Midway Airport, the shuttle departs the hotel every half hour at :05 and :35 past the hour between 5:35 a.m. and 7:35 p.m.

Taxi Service: $25.00-$30.00

Private Sedan or Limousine: $110.00 and up **Prices are approximate and subject to change without notice.

Orange Line Train: Hours are 5:15 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.; cost is $2.25 one-way per person; travel time to downtown is 25 minutes; exit train at LAKE/CLARK. The hotel is an approximate $5.00 taxi ride from the train station.

Driving Directions

North on I-90 (Kennedy)

Take I-90 East and exit at Ohio Street which is one-way going East. Drive five (5) blocks to Clark Street. Turn right and drive four (4) blocks. The Westin Chicago River North is on the left just past Kinzie Street.

South on I-94 (Dan Ryan)

Take I-94 West and exit Ohio Street which is one-way going East. Drive five (5) blocks to Clark Street. Turn right and drive four (4) blocks. The Westin Chicago River North is on the left just past Kinzie Street.

North on Lake Shore Drive

Take Lake Shore Drive South and exit on Grand Avenue going West. Drive nine (9) blocks to Clark Street and turn left. Drive three (3) blocks and The Westin Chicago River North is on the left just past Kinzie Street.

South on Lake Shore Drive

Take Lake Shore Drive North and exit on Grand Avenue going West. Drive nine (9) blocks to Clark Street and turn left. Drive three (3) blocks and The Westin Chicago River North is on the left just past Kinzie Street.

South on I-55 (Stevenson)

Take I-55 North to Lake Shore Drive. Take Lake Shore Drive (North) and exit on Grand Avenue going West. Drive nine (9) blocks to Clark Street and turn left. Drive three (3) blocks and The Westin Chicago River North is on the left just past Kinzie Street.

West on I-290 (Eisenhower)

Take I-290 East to Columbus Drive. Take Columbus Drive North to Grand Avenue. Turn left and drive six (6) blocks to Clark Street and turn left. Drive three (3) blocks and The Westin Chicago River North is on the left just past Kinzie Street.

Hotel Parking

While staying at The Westin River North hotel, discover ease and convenience with 24-hours of worry-free security for your car with our valet parking. Explore easy directions how to arrive safely to our hotel. For more information please contact us directly at (312) 744-1900.

Valet Parking: $69 per day

  • Full in and out privileges
  • Luggage and check-in assistance

Self-Parking: $59 per day at Greenway Self Park with unlimited in and out privileges

  • Self-Parking garage is located 1/4 block north of the hotel
  • Self-Parking garages are park at your own risk

Door Prizes

We encourage you to bring door prizes from your Institution with at least a $30 value. Drop them off at the registration desk. Conference attendees will have a chance to win a variety of door prizes.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please consider promoting your school or organization by becoming a conference sponsor. Sponsorship opportunities are available from $100 – $5,000. Program advertisements can be purchased from $75 – $500. View the Conference Sponsorship page for details or contact info@ceiainc.org or call 513-793-2342 for more information.