Wondering about lodging options? Where to go? How to get there? We’ve gathered all the important information you’ll need for your trip to Chicago.


Update (Sept. 2): The ACBSP Room Block has now been filled and the group rate is no longer available. At this time, no overflow hotels have been selected.

Registrants are encouraged to check hotel and travel sites or private rentals, such as AirBNB.

The Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, view from Michigan Avenue

The Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile is the headquarters hotel for the 2016 ACBSP Deans Symposium. Our group rate is $199/night for single/double, plus applicable state and local taxes. Please book your hotel room by August 15, 2016 August 24, 2016 to ensure you receive the discounted rate.

The room block is now filled and the group rate is no longer available.

This is not your average Michigan Avenue hotel. We're your host to help you experience Chicago to its fullest. Magnificent shopping. Renowned dining. Chicago's top attractions - Navy Pier, American Girl Place, Millennium Park, Theaters and Museums - all just a walk away. And when you are done exploring, we've got renovated luxury Chicago hotel rooms to relax and recharge. Grab a bite at Rush Street Pantry, our new lobby marketplace concept featuring Chef-crafted food focusing on fast, fresh, gourmet options. Or, have it delivered directly to your room. At Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel, we don't want to just be your place to stay; we want to help you travel brilliantly.

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA

Reservations: Reservations can be made online or by phone. Call 877-303-0104 and mention ACBSP to receive the group rate. Reserve by August 15, 2016 August 24, 2016 to guarantee the ACBSP group rate.

For assistance, please contact the Conference and Meetings Coordinator, at conference@acbsp.org


The Symposium is just 15 miles from Chicago O'Hare International Airport and 12 miles from Chicago Midway International Airport. Ground transportation is available at either airport, with taxis, shuttles, and car rental services. The CTA rapid transit system connects to both airports, with subway stops conveniently about a block away from the hotel. Visit the airport websites to learn more. The hotel does not offer shuttle service.


With few exceptions, every person entering the United States from another country must have a valid passport and/or identification card. A visa is required for nationals from some countries. More information on visa requirements is available on the U.S. State Department website, including a list of countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program.

Each attendee is responsible for securing accurate information regarding requirements to enter the United States. Conference participants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the visa requirements for their country well in advance of the conference.

If you need a personal invitation letter to attend the Conference, ACBSP will send you one upon request. However, it will only be sent once you've registered and paid.

For assistance, please contact the Conference and Meetings Coordinator, at conference@acbsp.org

Follow these steps for a visa letter:

  1. Download the Invitation Letter template and complete the information noted by yellow highlight.
  2. Return the completed letter to conference@acbsp.org.
  3. A PDF document will be developed on ACBSP letter head with the electronic signature of the President/CEO. This will be sent via email. Unless specifically requested, a hard copy on letterhead with original signature will not be sent. Postage and shipping fees for a hard copy may apply.

If a letter is required for an accompanying guest this can be issued as a separate letter or it can be included in the letter for the conference attendee. Please send an email with the following information or include in the invitation letter returned to ACBSP offices:

  • Guests’s full name as it appears on the passport
  • Date of birth
  • Passport number, expiration date, country where issued (you may send a readable copy of the passport page if more convenient)
  • E-mail address (optional)
  • Relationship to the attendee

Please be advised that the letter of invitation does not imply any obligation on the part of the Conference organizers to provide any kind of financial contribution.


The world's best food. The world's best museums. Architecture that awes. And enough shopping for days. Find it all in Chicago. With events every weekend, live music and theatre every night, and beautiful parks and gardens beckoning every day - Chicago buzzes with energy and excitement all year.

This is a city built on the shores of greatness. Start your adventures with us. Plan your dream trip, whatever that means. Right here, right now. Go to ChooseChicago.com, the city's official convention and visitors bureau, to find out more.