Convention Center

The Annual Conference will be held at McCormick Place located at 2301 S. Martin Luther King Drive.

Located only minutes from downtown Chicago, McCormick Place is North America's premier convention facility, attracting close to 3 million visitors annually. McCormick Place comprises four state-of-the-art buildings. These buildings have a combined total of 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space, 1.2 million square feet all on one level, making it the nation's largest convention center.
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60616

The ALA Annual Conference will take place in the South Building of McCormick Place. Registration will be located in the North Building, across the concourse from the South Building.

Information on getting to McCormick Place and parking can be found here.

The Exhibits will be in the South Building.

Opening General Session will be held in the North Building

Meetings will be held in the North and South buildings in addition to the following hotels. 

  1. Hilton Chicago
  2. Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
  3. Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel
  4. JW Marriott
  5. InterContinental Chicago Hotel
  6. Marriott Magnificent Mile
  7. Palmer House Hilton
  8. Radisson Blu
  9. Sheraton Chicago
  10. Westin River North

Shuttle bus drop off will be on level 1 of the South Building. View the hotel shuttle schedule (PDF). 

View parking and public transportation information.