Hotel, Travel & Meals Information

Hotel and Conference Location


All conference sessions will be held at the Embassy Suites at Chicago O'Hare Rosemont.

The following special rates for guest rooms are available to conference attendees and speakers for the nights of August 7-12, 2018:

  • $136/night + taxes, for one king bed with queen sleeper sofa
  • $156/night + taxes, for two queen beds with queen sleeper sofa

To obtain these special rates, make your room reservation by July 21st via this conference-only webpage, or call the hotel at 1.800.315.1061 and provide the conference group code: BLX. The number of rooms available at these special rates is limited, so please make your reservation early!

Hotel amenities include:

  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary evening reception
  • Complimentary guest room Internet
  • Fitness center
  • Indoor pool and hot tub
  • Reduced self-parking fee ($15/night)
  • Nearby entertainment district
  • Nearby outlet shopping
  • 1.5 miles from O’Hare Int'l Airport
  • Two blocks from Rosemont Station on the CTA Blue Line

If you have special lodging needs, please contact the hotel at 1.800.315.1061 to make those arrangements.

Travel Information


The Embassy Suites at Rosemont is conveniently located 1.5 miles from O’Hare International Airport (ORD) with a complimentary airport shuttle available every 20 minutes, 4:00 am - 1:00 am, daily. For detailed information about how the shuttle service works, please call the hotel at 1.847.678.4000 and select option 6.

The hotel is two blocks from Rosemont Station on the CTA Blue Line, which takes you to downtown Chicago for numerous sightseeing, dining and shopping options

If you are driving to the conference (as an attendee or speaker), a reduced, self-parking fee of $15/night is available.

Meals Information


A complimentary breakfast buffet, consisting of both hot and cold items, as well as made-to-order omelets, will be available to conference attendees each morning of their stay at Embassy Suites. The hotel also provides a complimentary two-hour reception each evening to hotel guests, which includes a full bar and light appetizers.

In addition, the conference will provide the following meals for attendees:

Thursday, August 9

  • Early evening welcome reception with food and beverages at the hotel

Friday, August 10

  • Buffet lunch at the hotel
  • Dinner offsite

Saturday, August 11

  • Boxed lunch at the hotel

Please note any special dietary requirements when you register for the conference.

Things to Do in Rosemont


The Village of Rosemont, Illinois, located near Chicago O’Hare International Airport, is a thriving hub of tourism, entertainment and convention business, attracting visitors from around the world. Dining, entertainment and shopping options abound! More information about what Rosemont has to offer is available on their local website.

Visiting Chicago


One of the world’s great cities, Chicago has something for everyone! Its spectacular lakefront skyline is backdrop to a lively mix of fine food, fun times, vibrant arts, rich history and a warm Midwest welcome.

Rosemont is located approximately seventeen miles northwest of downtown Chicago and well-situated on the CTA Blue Line. A trip from Rosemont to Chicago by train is convenient and easy. Rosemont Station is just two blocks from Embassy Suites.

Alternatively, you can drive to downtown Chicago from Rosemont via Interstate 90 East. Be sure to check traffic conditions before you leave.

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