Hotel and Travel
Many courses sell out and hotel accommodations fill quickly at TDWI conferences.
Register for the conference and reserve your hotel room early to ensure availability, as space is limited.
The Hyatt Regency Chicago, situated in the heart of downtown Chicago, will serve as the official headquarters hotel for TDWI’s World Conference.
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Reservation phone number: 888.421.1442 or 402.592.6464
TDWI has reserved a block of rooms at reduced rates for conference attendees. Rate is $229.00 plus tax for single or double occupancy. This rate includes complimentary guest room Internet access. This discounted rate is available through April 28, 2013.
Please use the online reservation link or contact the hotel directly for room reservations. Be sure to reference “Data” to get the conference rate. Rooms are limited, so make your reservations early. If you need special facilities or services, notify the hotel when you make your reservation.
Air Travel Discounts
American Airlines, the official airline for TDWI, is offering a 5 percent discount off the unrestricted, fully refundable coach fare for TDWI conference attendees.
The discount can be booked online at www.aa.com for AA/AE flights only, or call 800.433.1790. Use authorization number 5853BY as the discount code. Certain restrictions apply. Discounts are not valid on Zone fares.
This special offer applies to travel from all markets where American Airlines, American Eagle, American Connection Service, and all Oneworld carriers provide service. Discounts apply to discountable fares where American Airlines, American Airlines code share, or Oneworld alliance partners are involved. AA must be the governing carrier.
Car Rental Discounts
AVIS is the official car rental company for the 2013 TDWI World Conferences. 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 very nice weather in May with daytime temperatures that typically average in the low 70s to 60s Fahrenheit and evenings that average in the 50s to 40s. Temperatures inside the meeting rooms can vary greatly, so please plan your attire accordingly.
Go Airport Express Shuttle is offering a 15% discount to TDWI attendees for service from Midway Airport and O’Hare International Airport. The cost is $25 and $30 per person each way, respectively, or $46 and $56 round-trip. Reservations can be made online at airportexpress.com or by calling 800.284.3826. Be sure to use code "TDWI." For more information getting to and from the airport, visit http://airportexpress.hudsonltd.net/res?USERIDENTRY=HRC&LOGON=GO.
Free Internet Station
Need to keep an eye on business while you're at the conference? TDWI makes it easy for you to stay connected throughout the week! Our free Internet station—complete with computers, a line to connect your personal laptop, and a printer—provides you with the Internet access you need, when you need it. The Internet station will be available all week at the conference, located in TDWI's conference registration area.
The Business Center is located in the East Tower on the Purple level of the hotel.
Hours of Operation: Monday–Sunday: 6:00 am–7:00 pm
Inbound Package–handling fee is by weight
Outbound Package–handling fee (shipping costs are additional):
– Boxes: $13.00
– Rolling case: $24.00
TDWI does not cover shipping or handling fees.
Where to Eat Throughout the Week
Enjoy networking with your peers, instructors, vendors, and TDWI personnel at a host of lunches, receptions, and hospitality suites throughout the week.
A complimentary breakfast will be provided each morning prior to the start of courses or keynotes.
During the morning break each day, hot and cold beverages will be served. During the afternoon break, cold beverages and a snack will be served.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, complimentary luncheons are provided for conference attendees. On Sunday, Monday, Thursday, and Friday, you are on your own to enjoy lunch at venues in and around the Hyatt Regency Chicago.
Evenings at the conference are filled with opportunities to enjoy food, beverages, and networking.
- Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 7:00 pm: Don't miss the unique vendor-sponsored hospitality suites or labs that have been planned for you.
- Tuesday, 5:00-7:00 pm: TDWI's popular reception in the Exhibit Hall is the perfect way to end your day and begin your evening—visit with the vendors, enjoy food and drink, and network with your peers.
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