Hotel and Travel

Hilton Chicago

The 2021 Annual Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL, from January 7–10 at the Hilton Chicago. The Meeting will kick off on Thursday, January 7th with the Public Lecture and Opening Night Reception.  Academic sessions will begin on Friday, January 8th and will conclude on Sunday, January 10th. Discounted hotel rooms are available from Monday, January 4th through Monday, January 11th.

Hilton Chicago
The Hilton Chicago is the official hotel for the 2021 Annual Meeting and will host the exhibit hall, all academic sessions, the opening night reception, and most related events. The discounted group rate is $139 per night (plus applicable taxes).

Why is it important to book at our official Annual Meeting Hotels?
The AIA and SCS are proud to have produced the Annual Meeting for our professional members for the past 120 years. Financially, we are able to do this by reserving a large block of rooms with a hotel. In exchange, these hotels offer our attendees the guaranteed lowest group rate at the hotel and provide us with complimentary meeting space to hold the meeting. But if we are unable to meet our guaranteed minimum number of registered guests, then the AIA and SCS will have to pay for the unused rooms as well as room rental for the meeting space, which can amount to a severe financial penalty. We request your support by booking within our reserved blocks and helping us continue to produce this meeting for the next 100 years.

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