1. Am I required to participate in all parts of the event?

As our invited guest, we request that you participate in all aspects of the event, which will include sessions, one-to- one meetings and food functions.

2. What is the timing of the event?

The conference begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, September 27th and ends at 3:30pm on Thursday, September 28th. The convention center is close to Chicago O’Hare airport. Please make sure you arrive by 12:00pm and depart no earlier than 5:30pm. Allow time for transportation and traffic both at the airport and in the area.

3. What is the expected attire?

Business Casual

4. What is included in Travel?

By Air:
You will receive roundtrip coach airfare (up to $450) for the event. Please work with Kimberly Lundwall from Prestige Travel to arrange your airfare. You may reach Kimberly by phone at (702) 946-8731 or by email at Plan to make your airfare reservation by Friday, August 25th . 
Note: Once your airfare is booked you will be responsible for a cancelled ticket or change fees for rescheduling, if applicable.

By Car:
Should you wish to drive to the event, we will reimburse for mileage (.54/mile) and hotel parking up to $450. Email receipts to Sue Palmer at after the event.

5. What is included in the Hotel stay?

If Flying:
You will receive one (1) night hotel stay (September 27th), room and tax only, at the Westin O’Hare Hotel. We will make your hotel reservation when we receive your airline confirmation from Prestige Travel.
If Driving:
Please notify Sue Palmer by phone at (651) 309-8277, or by email at no later than Friday, August 25th. Plan to provide a credit card upon your arrival at the hotel to cover any incidentals.

6. How do I get to the hotel from the airport?

The Westin O’Hare provides transportation to their hotel from Chicago O’Hare. Pick up is at the Hotel Shuttle Center Door #3, which is located just off the baggage claim area. Buses run every 15 minutes. 
Specific details and instructions will be provided closer to the summit.

7. Is there transportation from the hotel to the summit venue?

Bus service will be provided between the Westin and the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center for the summit.
You will receive additional information as well as your hotel confirmation closer to the event.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call Sue Palmer at (651) 309-8277 or by email at