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TDWI Chicago Update

At TDWI, we have been working hard to navigate this ever-changing landscape in the face of COVID-19, and we want to assure you that the health and well-being of our employees, customers, and vendor partners is our top priority. Therefore, due to the growing concern around the coronavirus (COVID-19), and in alignment with the guidelines laid out by the CDC and WHO, we have decided to merge this year’s TDWI Chicago Conference (May 10-15) with TDWI Orlando 2020 (November 8-13), where it can be a successful experience for everyone. The Chicago 2020 agenda will be replicated at TDWI Orlando 2020.

Our registration team will be in contact with individual registrants and sponsors directly.

Travel & Accommodations

Many courses sell out and hotel accommodations fill quickly at TDWI events.

The TDWI Strategy Summit is co-located with TDWI Chicago. Register for the summit and reserve your hotel room early to ensure availability, as space is limited.

Strategy Summit Hotel

The Hilton Chicago, situated within walking distance to many Chicago attractions, will serve as the official headquarters hotel for TDWI’s Strategy Summit.

Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: 312.922.4400


TDWI has reserved a block of rooms for conference attendees at the Hilton Chicago.

TDWI has reserved a limited number of rooms at the early bird rate of $259.00 plus 17.4% tax for single/double occupancy. This discounted rate is available through Friday, April 17, 2020.

For added convenience, TDWI now offers the following hotel packages, which can be added to your conference registration, when you register by Friday, April 17, 2020. Please note the below rates do include a TDWI convenience fee.

  • 2 nights $630
  • 3 nights $945
  • 4 nights $1,260
  • 5 nights $1,575
  • 6 nights $1,890

Car Rental Discounts

AVIS is the official car rental company for TDWI conferences in 2020. For reservations, call 800.331.1212 and use the AVIS worldwide discount code AWD# J866378, or go to the group reservation website

Weather and Dress

Dress for the conference is business casual. Chicago enjoys cool weather in May with daytime temperatures that typically average 65 degrees Fahrenheit and evenings that average in the high 40s. Temperatures inside the meeting rooms can vary greatly, so please plan your attire accordingly.


Transportation options for getting to and from O’Hare International airport can be found here
Transportation options for getting to and from Midway International Airport  can be found here.

Convenient Shipping

You can ship your packages via the FedEx Business Center on the lobby level of the Hilton Hotel. If using a carrier other than FedEx, please coordinate in advance with a FedEx team member. Shipping cost depends on weight, size, destination, and the service used. Additional handling fees apply for all packages. Boxes are available free of charge at TDWI’s registration desk while supplies last.

Business Center Hours:

Monday–Friday: 7:00 am–7:00 pm

Saturday–Sunday: 8:00 am–5:00 pm

Where to Eat throughout the Week

Enjoy networking with your peers, instructors, vendors, and TDWI personnel at a host of lunches and receptions throughout the week.

  • Breakfast

    A complimentary breakfast will be provided each morning prior to the start of courses or keynotes.

  • Breaks

    During the morning and afternoon break each day, hot and cold beverages will be served.

  • Lunch

    On Tuesday and Wednesday, complimentary luncheon is provided for conference attendees. On Sunday, Monday, Thursday, and Friday, you are on your own to enjoy lunch at venues in and around the Hilton Chicago.

  • Evenings

    Evenings at the conference are filled with opportunities to enjoy food, beverages, and networking.

  • Monday, 6:00–7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception where you can network with your peers and vendors.
  • Tuesday, 5:00–7:00 p.m. TDWI’s popular reception in the Exhibit Hall is the perfect way to begin your evening—visit the vendors, enjoy food and drink, and network with your peers.

Attractions in the Chicago Area

Plus many more…

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