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Chicago TheaterWelcome to the City of Big Shoulders

In 1914, American poet Carl Sandburg famously described Chicago as "Hog Butcher for the World, / Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, / Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler; / Stormy, husky, brawling, / City of the Big Shoulders."

Today, this great American city has plenty to offer visitors from around the world.

For more information on Chicago restaurants and entertainment, including special discounts for TESOL 2018 badge holders, please visit the Chicago Concierge.

Hotel Information

The TESOL 2018 headquarters hotel is the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. It is located on the McCormick Place campus, not far from Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, the Art Institute of Chicago, Navy Pier, and the Magnificent Mile.

Hotel rooms fill up quickly, so be sure to reserve your room as soon as possible. The list of convention hotels and special convention rates will be available when registration opens.

Shuttle Service

TESOL will offer free shuttle service from convention hotels to the McCormick Place Convention Center throughout the convention.

Shuttles will run from from all hotels in TESOL's housing block, except the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, to the convention center. You can catch the shuttle from the convention center to your hotel outside Gate 31 in the Lakeside Center.

 Download the shuttle schedule.

Reserved Discounted Parking

To make parking easy and stress free at McCormick Place, we have partnered with SpotHero, a parking reservation service. Once booked, your spot is 100% guaranteed at the selected location with rates up to 50% off.

To reserve your parking spot,
click the button below. If you need assistance please call SpotHero at +1.312.566.7768.

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