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Venue

DigiMarCon Midwest 2020 kicks off with Registration Check-in opening at 9:00am, Wednesday, June 17th, 2019 at the Registration Desk located in the Regency Ballroom Foyer (Level 2) of the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.

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Parking can be a challenge in Chicago, but Hyatt Regency McCormick Place 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 Hyatt Regency McCormick Place 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.

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 Midwest City Airport (YTZ)

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

Getting to Billy Bishop Airport (YTZ)
Billy Bishop Airport (YTZ) is just minutes from downtown Midwest. 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 Midwest’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 Midwest’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 Midwest 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 Midwest Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

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

Public Transportation

Midwest Pearson is close to several major transit routes, so it’s easy to get to all corners of the Greater Midwest 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 Midwest 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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Midwest Transit Commission (TTC)

Express bus and subway service to downtown Midwest.

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

 

Where Do I Find Public Transit at Midwest 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

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.

When to Arrive / Depart

It is recommended to arrive in Chicago, June 19th, 2019 (the day prior to the start of the DigiMarCon Midwest 2020 Conference) and depart on June 22nd, 2019 (the day after the Conclusion of the Conference).

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When and where is the DigiMarCon Midwest 2020 Conference?

DigiMarCon Midwest 2020 takes place from June 17th to 18th, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Click here for travel details.


Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Address:
2233 S Martin Luther King Dr
Chicago, IL 60616
United States




What’s the Schedule?

Here’s the high-level schedule (note: all times are Eastern Daylight Time):

Wednesday, June 20, 2019
9:00am - 9:45am: Registration Check-in, Welcome Refreshments & Networking
9:45am - 12:00pm: General Session
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Networking Luncheon
1:00pm – 2:30pm: General Session
2:30pm – 3:10pm: Refreshments & Networking
3:10pm – 5:00pm: General Session
5:00pm – 7:00pm: Welcome Cocktail Reception

Thursday, June 21, 2019
9:00am - 9:45am: Registration Check-in, Welcome Refreshments & Networking
9:45am – 12:30pm: Master Classes
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Networking Luncheon
1:30pm – 4:00pm: Master Classes
4:00pm - 6:00pm: Farewell Cocktail Reception


How much does it cost to attend DigiMarCon Midwest 2020?

Regular price is $797 (USD) for a main conference access. We are also offering an All Access Pass, which includes the main conference, all Master Classes, Welcome and Farewell Cocktail Receptions and Video on Demand, for $1,097 (USD). Last but not least we have a Virtual Pass/Video On Demand (VOD) option for those who can’t make the conference for $347 (USD). For more information about pricing and the different passes available please click here.


What is included in the Main Conference Pass registration fee?

Your completed Main Conference Pass registration provides you the following:

  • Conference Bag
  • All General Sessions – Wednesday, June 17th, 2019
  • TECHSPO Hall (Unlimited Access) – Wednesday, June 17th, 2019
  • AM/PM Refreshments, Networking Luncheon – Wednesday, June 17th, 2019
  • Welcome Cocktail Reception – Wednesday, June 17th, 2019


What is included in the All Access Pass registration fee?

Your completed All Access Pass registration provides you everything included in the Main Conference Pass plus the following:

  • All Master Classes – Thursday, June 18th, 2019
  • TECHSPO Hall (Unlimited Access) – Thursday, June 18th, 2019
  • AM Refreshments, Networking Luncheon – Thursday, June 18th, 2019
  • Farewell Cocktail Reception – Thursday, June 18th, 2019
  • On Demand – Available online approximately 2 weeks after conference concludes


What is included in the VIP Pass registration fee?

Your completed VIP Pass registration provides you everything included in the All Access Pass plus the following:

  • VIP Priority Registration Check-In – Wednesday, June 17th, 2019
  • VIP Seating on General Session Day – Wednesday, June 17th, 2019
  • VIP Seating on Master Class Day – Thursday, June 18th, 2019


How do I register? Register now!

Full registration information is available here.


What forms of payment are accepted?

The following forms of payment are accepted: American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and PayPal. Payment is required to complete your registration.


Is there a group discount?

Absolutely! Bring as many colleagues as you’d like! Register FOUR or more people from the same company simultaneously to receive $200 discount off the prevailing registration price for each member of your group.

There are just a few simple Group Registration rules:

  • All registrants must be employed by the same company.
  • All members of the group must be registered at the same time. Discounts will not be applied retroactively.
  • You must pre-register to take advantage of these rates, which will not be offered on site.
  • Group Registration Rates cannot be combined with any other offers.

More details about Group Rates here.


Are there academic, government, nonprofit or military discounts?

Academic, Government, Military & Non-Profit discount rates at DigiMarCon Midwest 2020 apply to current full-time employees of academic institutions, federal, state or local government agencies, international government agencies, active military and non-profit organization employees only.

More details about Discount Rates here.


What is the dress code?

Conference attire is business casual for all events, including the evening events. We do recommend bringing a sweater or light jacket with you since personal preferences vary regarding room temperature.


Can I bring a guest to the conference and networking events?

All attendees at the conference and networking events must be registered attendees who purchased tickets.


Can I send a substitute in my place?

You may send a substitute in your place at any time. All such requests must be submitted by email to registration[at]digimarcon.com (replace at with @). Only requests made by the original registrant will be honored.


What is the refund policy?

You may cancel your participation in DigiMarCon Midwest 2020 at any time, but please be aware of the following cancellation policy listed below.

Registration cancellations received 90 days prior to the Conference incur a 25% processing/administrative fee. Refunds will be issued within 30 days after event. If you must cancel for any reason, notify our registration department by 90 days prior to the Conference. Cancellations less than 90 days prior to the Conference are non-refundable. Substitutions allowed prior to 90 days prior to the Conference with written or Faxed authorization only. No substitutions less than 90 days prior to the Conference. Cancellations less than 90 days prior to the Conference are non-refundable for any reason, including, but not limited to, failure to use DigiMarCon credentials due to illness, acts of God, travel-related problems, acts of terrorism, loss of employment and duplicate purchase. DigiMarCon will not issue refunds for badges that have been revoked.

Unused registrations/applications have no monetary value and cannot be credited to future years or events. DigiMarCon will not issue refunds or credits due to failure to redeem a discount coupon during the registration process. Discounted prices are based on the date payment is received in the DigiMarCon office. Reselling DigiMarCon Midwest 2020 registrations is not permitted.


I live outside of United States, do you accept attendees from other countries?

Yes, international attendees are welcome at each of our conferences.


I live outside of United States and my country requires a Visa to visit United States, can DigiMarCon prepare an invitation letter for me to attend the conference for Visa Processing purposes?

Yes, this is often requested for International Attendees. After you have registered, send a letter request email to info@digimarcon.com and provide your address, company name, company title and passport information to be included in the invitation letter.


I live outside of United States and my country requires a Visa to visit United States, if my Visa Application is declined will I get a refund?

You can request a cancellation at any time. Refer to our refund policy for refund eligibility criteria.


Where should I stay in Chicago?

The official conference hotel to stay in Chicago is;

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 S Martin Luther King Dr
Chicago, IL 60616
United States
https://digimarconmidwest.com/hyatt-regency-mccormick-place/

Hotel Booking Instructions

To book a room at Hyatt Regency McCormick Place follow the instructions below;

By Phone:
Call 1-312-567-1234, ask for reservations, give group name ‘DigiMarCon Midwest 2020’ and arrival date and book.


What networking activities are associated with DigiMarCon Midwest 2020?

A full list of the official conference networking functions are available here.


Will I receive event updates?

Yes, DigiMarCon will send emails periodically to update you on the agenda, event happenings and logistics. Please make sure that the email address registration[at]digimarcon.com (replace at with @) is in your safe senders list to ensure you are receiving all important event information.


How can I submit to speak at DigiMarCon Midwest 2020?

There are a limited number of sponsored keynote speaking spots still available during the conference. Please contact Aaron Polmeer, aaron[at]digimarcon.com (replace at with @), if you are interested in this opportunity.


Can I record what is presented at DigiMarCon Midwest 2020?

Sessions may be audio recorded without special permission for personal use only. They cannot be placed online or transmitted to others without permission.

Sessions may be videoed only with special permission for personal use and also cannot be placed online or transmitted to others. Short audio and video clips may be used for blogging and press coverage of sessions. As a general guide, non-contiguous clips of one minute or less should be used. Contact us if you need guidance about longer clips.


How can we sponsor DigiMarCon Midwest 2020?

Complete the sponsorship inquiry form here for more details on sponsorship, exhibiting and advertising opportunities at DigiMarCon Midwest 2020.


Do you have an affiliate program?

Yes we do. Become a DigiMarCon Affiliate and earn commission on every completed registration referred by your efforts. Click here for details.


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