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2018 Annual Conference

Travelers Aid International Annual Conference

June 13-15, 2018


Hyatt Regency Chicago; 151 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, Il 60601; (312) 565-1234


Conference Registration and Hotel Reservations

The Conference Registration page is now open.and Hotel Reservation page will open soon. The registration fees and room rates are set.

Registration Fees: $225, for the first attendee; $150 for each subsequent attendee; $100 for each guest.

Our registration rates remain frozen at the 2016 conference rates.

Hotel Rates at the Hyatt Regency: $219 per night plus taxes.

The Travelers Aid discounted room rate is effective for 4 nights, Tuesday, June 12 through Friday, June 15. Tuesday, May 22 is the deadline to register and obtain this discounted room rate.


Planning Your Trip to Chicago

Our educational programming begins early Wednesday afternoon, prior to the traditional Opening Networking Event. Plan to arrive at the hotel in time to register and attend the first session at 2 pm. Likewise, the Conference will end about 2 pm Friday at the conclusion of the speaker’s luncheon presentation.

Our program will again feature two “cocktail hour” networking events. Based on member feedback, we are not planning any organized evening social event so you can explore Chicago on your own or with your cross-country Travelers Aid buddies. For the sports minded, the White Sox are in town for the entire week of our Conference and the Cubs are on the road. And, it may still be a long ways off, but the ever-strong Blackhawks could be in the final days of hunt for the NHL Stanley Cup.

Both Chicago airports have ground transportation options to Downtown. Only Delta Air Lines operates at both airports.

Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), serviced by Travelers Aid Chicago

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).



A Board committee is currently planning the Conference agenda and a preliminary agenda will be posted in early 2018. If you have any suggestions for topics or wish to nominate a speaker (including yourself), please email Dave Asselin. Last year in Atlanta we tapped a number of community resources as speakers and we hope to do the same in Chicago. If you know a Chicago expert who could contribute to our conversations, please contact Dave Asselin.