Think Value and Convenience

We will be hosting the Joint IDEA eBiz / NAED Technology Conference in Chicago, IL at the Westin Hotel on Michigan Avenue. 

Located about 18 miles from the Chicago O’Hare International Airport, the Westin hotel on Michigan Avenue offers guests a wide array of options to get immersed in Chicago’s unique culture. The hotel is located on Chicago's famed Magnificent Mile, where guests can enjoy an array of shopping and dining options. There are countless restaurants nearby, and numerous Chicago attractions such as the Navy Pier or The Hancock Tower, where you can go up to the 95th floor and enjoy the best views of the city.

For more information, please contact Westin at 312.943.7200

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(Discounted rate/room block reservations are only available through the event registration)


Chicago O'Hare (ORD)

Visit ORD airport website - Distance from airport: 18 Miles

Travel to the Westin

  • Taxi ride from the airport is approximately $50 one-way.
  • Book a shuttle here. $62 per person, roundtrip. Reservation required.
  • Train: The recommended way is to take the CTA Blue line and get off on “Clark/Lake” stop; then take a cab to Westin Hotel. The train ticket is $2.25 one way and the cab ride from "Clark/Lake" would be about $8.00. Or another option would be to take the Blue line to the “Washington” stop; then get on the Red line and hop off at the “Chicago Avenue” stop. From there, it would be a 6-block walk to the Westin Hotel.


The August average high and low is 85 degrees and 60 degrees respectively and an average rainfall of 4.26 inches.


Business casual attire is recommended for attendees and business professional attire is required for presenters. Night out event attire is casual.