Attendee Info

DURING THE CONFERENCE

Gleacher Center Rules

Conference Sessions

Hands-On Sessions

Raffle

17 Awesome Prizes!
Awarded During Monday Networking Event (6:30pm)

(1) Oculus Rift + Touch – WINNER: Ticket #211835 – Pleas, Andrew (?)
(1) Apple Airpod – WINNER: #211251 – Gratz, Miles
(1) PS 4 / Call of Duty Bundle – WINNER:#506117 – Chaplinski, Scott
(1) Quadcopter – WINNER: Ticket #211356 – Chen, Wei
(1) Apple Watch – WINNER: Ticket #211622 – Davis, Christopher
(1) Google Home – WINNER: Ticket #506186 – Goel, Neha
(1) iTunes $50 – WINNER: Ticket #506139 – Rufus, Jonte

Awarded at the end of each session Tuesday
(1) Amazon Echo Show – WINNER: #063073 – Chen, Linda
(1) Alexa – WINNER: #211236 – Garner, David
(2) Quadcopter –
– WINNER #1: #506431 – Ciliak, Joe
– WINNER #2: #210963 – Disrud, Eric
(1) Amazon Fire HD 8 – WINNER: #506365 – Condit, Liz
(2) Echo Dot –
– WINNER #1: #211076 – Giwa, Ola.
– WINNER #2: 211963 – Poloche, David
(1) Google Home – WINNER  #210787 – C-J, Jed
(1) XBox1 Battlefield – WINNER  #211361 – Liset, Ben
(1) Apple Airpod – WINNER: #062804 – Ballard, Ken 

Sponsor / Partner Tables

Food and Drink

Networking Event (Monday 5 – 7 – Room 621)

Miscellaneous

Getting There

University of Chicago
Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr.
Chicago, IL 60611

 

Parking, Maps, Restaurants

 

Transportation / Directions

From O’Hare Airport

Taxi
The taxi stand can be found just outside the baggage claim area. Cab fare will be approximately $35 and you should allow one to one-and-a-half hours.

CTA Train (the “El”)
The Blue Line of the Chicago Transportation Authority train system, commonly known as the “El” or elevated train, runs from O’Hare to the Loop area downtown. Follow airport signs reading “Trains to City” to the boarding area. Buy a fare card from vending machines at boarding area. Disembark Clark and Lake stop. Exit station at street level and take a taxi to Gleacher Center, or walk east on Lake Street four blocks to Michigan Avenue. Turn left and walk north the two blocks on the east side of Michigan. After crossing the bridge over the river, walk to the right through the plaza with the fountain between the Equitable Building and Tribune Tower. Gleacher Center is on the right at the end of the plaza, facing east toward NBC Tower.

From Midway Airport

Taxi
A taxi stand is located right outside the baggage claim area. Cab fare will be approximately $30 and you should allow 30 to 45 minutes.

CTA Train (the “El”)
The Orange Line of the “El” or elevated train runs from Midway to the Loop area downtown. Follow airport signs reading “Trains to City” to the boarding area. Buy a fare card from vending machines at boarding area. Disembark at the State and Lake stop. Exit at street level and take a taxi, or walk two blocks east on Lake Street to Michigan Avenue. Turn left and walk north the two blocks on the east side of Michigan. After crossing the bridge over the river, walk to the right through the Chicago Tribune / Equitable Fountain Plaza. Gleacher Center is on the right at the end of the plaza, facing east toward NBC Tower. The train ride is about 30 minutes.

Taxis

Taxis are available outside of Gleacher Center

Public Transportation

CTA Buses
Take any of these bus routes running along Michigan Avenue: 33, 125, 145, 146, 147, 151, 157.

Buses running between Union Station or Ogilvie Transportation Center and Michigan Avenue are:
120, 121, 125, 151, 157.
Exit/enter the bus at the 400 block of Michigan Avenue near the Chicago Tribune Tower.

CTA Subway and Elevated Trains
Take Red Line to State/Grand stop; walk east to Michigan Avenue, south to Illinois Street, then east one short block to Cityfront Plaza Drive

Take the Brown Line or Purple Line to State and Lake stop; walk east to Michigan Avenue, north over bridge, and right along river or through plaza to Gleacher Center.