Venue and Hotel Reservation

 The Conference and Expo will be hosted at Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois in 2017!

CTA Website:

Taxi Service is available throughout Chicago, with Uber being a popular option. 

ITEC Designated Hotels:

Doubletree Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile

The conference has rooms at this hotel for conference attendees if reserved before May 22, 2017. Use group code “IEE” to reserve discounted rooms.

300 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611

After May 22, 2017, Please follow this link and use code IE2 to reserve discounted rooms.

Individuals may make reservations by calling central reservations, 24 hours, 7 days a week, at 1-800-222-8733.  Guest must mention either the group code, or group name in order to receive the contracted rate. Reservations made after 11:59pm on May 22, 2017 will be subject to prevailing rates and accepted on a space available basis.

W Hotel Chicago – Lakeshore

644 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611

Loews Chicago Hotel

455 N Park Dr, Chicago, IL 60611

Sheraton Chicago

301 E North Water St, Chicago, IL 60611


Other nearby hotels:

Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile

633 N St Clair St, Chicago, IL 60611

Warwick Allerton Chicago

701 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Dana Hotel

660 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654

Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel

163 E Walton Pl, Chicago, IL 60611

Cambria Hotel

166 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611

James Hotel

55 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611


A city of neighborhoods, Chicago is wholly unique and no matter where you go, each part has its own draw: the buzzing Loop downtown and upscale River North, artsy Wicker Park, scholarly Hyde Park, and flamboyant Boystown. Add to that some of the world’s best architecture and museums, a thriving music and dining scene, and its multi-cultural make-up, and you’ll see why for many, the Second City is second to none. There a many excellent options for site seeing in downtown Chicago. Purchase a CityPass and plan a day to go out on the glass floors at the top of Willis Tower, catch the dolphin show at Shedd Aquarium or spend hours in the Field Museum viewing multiple floors of expansive exhibits.

Visa Information

Before traveling to the U.S., citizens of many foreign countries need to obtain a visa. Detailed information is available in the U.S. Department of State, Visa Section:

It is the sole responsibility of the individuals, who would like to attend the conference, to apply and receive proper visa to enter the United States. If you need an entry visa, you must apply in advance and allow adequate time for your visa application to be processed. We strongly recommend you to apply for visa 3-4 months before the conference.

If you need an invitation letter from the ITEC’17 Organizing Committee, you must send a request to the Conference Program Chair, Berker Bilgin, at An invitation letter will be sent to you only after the registration fee is paid and your registration is complete. Your request must include (1) your full name, complete mailing (postal) address, and email address, (2) conference registration number, (3) paper number and/or presentation title in case you are an author and/or presenter, and (4) indication that you need the invitation letter in electronic format or paper copy. If you need the invitation letter in electronic format, it will be sent to you via email. Paper copies will be sent via regular mail.