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Delta Airline's reservation discount code: NMM28 

Air Port Shuttle Information

Reservations made using this portal will include a 10% discount
on airport shuttle rides.

(service provided by GO Airport Express)

Click here to learn more.


Please be aware that no third party housing service is authorized to act on behalf of either IFSA or the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. IFSA has secured a block of guestrooms for the Annual Conference, and neither party provides these companies with any sort of contact lists from which to solicit business. If you receive a solicitation for hotel rooms, simply hang up and notify Ande Rowe, IFSA Meetings Manager, by sending a note to


2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60616-9985

Phone:   (312) 567 1234


Connected to McCormick Place Convention Center via enclosed skywalks, the Hyatt Regency is the headquarter hotel for IFSA’s 2016 Annual Conference and EXPO.  The Hotel is just minutes away from major Chicago attractions, and features beautiful views of the downtown skyline, Lake Michigan and the Museum Campus from well-designed rooms and suites with 37” HDTVs, a plush Hyatt Grand Bed® and Hyatt Plug Panel™ for powering up your digital world. 

Make your reservations now by calling 888-421-1442 and referencing IFSA or by clicking here!

IFSA Guestroom Rate:                    $239 per night (single/double occupancy)

Reservation Deadline:                    Friday, August 26, 2016


As you know, we are all booked up at our Conference Hotel but we have made arrangements with a 2nd hotel to accommodate the IFSA Conference & Expo attendees whom are without a room. The information is as follows:


Overflow room block now available until Thursday, September 1, 2016.

 Hampton Majestic

22 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603

(312) 332-5052


Room Rate $229.00 per night


Please use this link to reserve your room


*Also, please note there will be no complimentary transportation provided by IFSA from the Hampton Majestic to the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. Transportation from the Hampton Majestic to the IFSA Conference & Expo will be the attendees responsibility*


If you have any questions, please email Liz Johnson at

Car Rental 


IFSA is pleased to offer a corporate discount with Avis so that attendees can take advantage of specially discounted rates.   For reservations, please visit, and use the following Avis Wordwide Discount (AWD) number:  Q031767


McCormick Place



2301 Lakeshore Drive

Chicago, IL  60616


IFSA’s 2016 EXPO will be held at the McCormick Place Convention Center, which features 2.6 million square feet of exhibit halls (1.3 million feet all on one level) and over 170 meeting rooms.

The Grand Concourse linking the Hyatt Regency as well as the North, South and Central Concourses is home to retail shops, cafes, restaurants and other visitor amenities.

Time Zone


Chicago is Central Standard Time which is GMT -6 hours.



The month of September is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 80°F to 68°F over the course of the month, exceeding 89°F or dropping below 57°F only one day in ten.

Chicago Skyline



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Chicago is America’s third largest city, with an established position as a major airline hub. The city has played a pivotal role in air travel from the very beginning, serving as a key location for mail transport for the U.S. Post Office in the 1920’s.  Today, O’Hare International Airport is once again the busiest airport in the world by number of takeoffs and landings (reclaiming the title from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport).

The city’s waterfront location, eminent architecture, vibrant nightlife and international cuisine make it a top destination for travelers from all over the world.

For information on things to do in Chicago, click here.