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Conference Location

Palmer House Hilton
17 E. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603

Hotel Policies

Check in: 3:00pm
Checkout: 11:00am

Complimentary WiFi

Hotel Reservations:

(Do not make reservations directly with Palmer House Hilton)


Call Expovision: 866-523-0877
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Let the operator know you are an IBWA Conference Attendee

Hotel Parking

Valet is $75 per day.

Self-parking is $52 max per day
(with in/out privileges).

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the drive to the Palmer House Hotel from the airport?

Depending on the time of day, the travel time from Chicago O’Hara International Airport (ORD) to the hotel is about 30-40 minutes (18-25 miles), from Midway Airport (MDW) it is 20-30 minutes (12 miles). provides information on a variety of transportation options between the airports and downtown Chicago.

What attire is recommended?

Be comfortable in business casual attire, and good walking shoes. Temperatures may at times be cool in public areas of the hotel and in the meeting rooms. Bring a sweater, jacket, or wrap as a “just in case” for the times you find yourself in those locations.

Whom should I contact with membership inquiries?

Contact Cheryl Bass, Director of Membership Services at
703-647-4615 or

What’s the weather like in Chicago?

Temperatures in late October in Chicago are quite pleasant with an average high of 56 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of 44. Average rainfall for October is 3 inches, so you may want to pack an umbrella — just in case.

When is the CPO exam?

The CPO exam will be held on Thursday, October 27, 8:00am – 11:00am. Only IBWA members can take the exam; the charge is $80.

Whom should I contact with conference and trade show questions?

Contact Michele Campbell, Director of Conferences, Programs, and Office Administration Trade Shows at
703-647-4606 or