Hotel and Travel Information


Conference Hotel - Hyatt Regency Chicago

All meetings for the NCDA Global Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel, specifically the East Tower.


Overflow Hotel Information:

Aloft Chicago City Center
515 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (866) 716-8143

Book your group rate for the National Career Development Association 

Group Rate: $170 plus 16.4% tax (tax rate subject to change without notice)
To receive the  group rate, reservations will be accepted until NCDA room block is full OR until June 2, 2016, whichever comes first. 

Fairfield Inn and Suites Chicago Downtown/River North - FULL
60 West Illinois Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 836-1700

Book your group rate for National Career Development Association

Group Rate: $170 plus 16.4% tax (tax rate subject to change without notice)
To receive the  group rate, reservations will be accepted until NCDA room block is full OR until June 2, 2016, whichever comes first. 


Conference Headquarters

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (888) 421-1442

Make Online Hotel Reservations Here!

Group Rate: $170 plus 16.4% tax (tax rate subject to change without notice)

To receive the group rate, reservations will be accepted until NCDA room block is full OR until May 27, 2016, whichever comes first.  Please refer to National Career Development Association when making reservations to receive the group rate. All reservations placed after this cut-off date will be accepted at the hotel's prevailing rate, based on availability.

 *The group rate will be extended to those individuals wishing to stay and celebrate the 4th of July in Chicago.

Chicago, Illinois:

The world's best food. The world's best museums. Architecture that awes. And enough shopping for days. Find it all in Chicago. With festivals every weekend, live music every night, and beautiful parks and beaches beckoning every day — summertime in Chicago buzzes with energy and excitement all season.


This is a city built on the shores of greatness. Start your adventures with us. As the official visitor site for Chicago, we have the tools for you to discover new neighborhoods, customized itineraries, top events and more. Plan your dream trip, whatever that means. Right here, right now.
4th of July in Chicago
Chicago 4th of July is a thrilling time to visit the Windy City. Many locals will advise that the best time to visit Chicago is the summer, when parks are in bloom and the sun is shining. The Navy Pier fireworks are one of the summer’s highlights, and festivities continue well into the evening. Chicago is a great place for families looking for a fun way to spend the patriotic holiday, or even better for couples and groups of friends looking to combine nightlife and the 4th of July. No matter what brings you to the city, don’t miss out on the chance to see the sparkling Chicago fireworks.



Traveling here via plane, automobile, or train.

Situated squarely in the center of the country, Chicago is easy to travel to from virtually everywhere. Thanks to thousands of flights options at two international airports, six class-one railroads, a vast network of major highways and a wide variety of airlines, it is one of the most cost-competitive and convenient cities for domestic and international travel.


O'Hare International Airport, located 17 miles from downtown, is one of the largest airports in the world. It is North America's major international gateway airport, servicing over 67 million passengers to and from over 200 destinations around the globe.

Midway International Airport is located 10 miles from downtown Chicago and offers another convenient travel option for visitors.  It is the nation's premier point-to-point airport, offering value-oriented leisure and business travel to over 60 destinations.

Visit for details on parking, amenities, flight status, terminal maps and more for both O'Hare and Midway airports.

Both airports offer plentiful taxi service to downtown and the suburbs. Rates range from $40-50 from O'Hare, and $30-40 from Midway. Rates vary based on travel time and are subject to change.

The Chicago Transit Authority serves both airports for easy and economical travel between downtown and Chicago neighborhoods using the 'L' train. The 24-hour CTA Blue Line connects directly to O'Hare and the CTA Orange Line connects directely to Midway. Read more on getting around Chicago with public transportation or visit for full fare information and maps.

GO Airport Express provides shared ride services to all downtown/suburban hotels and many businesses. Pair fares and group discounts are available along with customized reservation portals for your groups.

Many major car rental companies have facilities at the O'Hare and Midway Airports, including Avis, Alamo, Budget and Hertz. Please visit specific rental company websites for details.  

Limousine and chauffer agencies prefer that all customers reserve cars at least 48 hours in advance although cars can occasionally be ordered with a two-hour notice. Click here for a list of available transportation services.


With it's central geopgraphic location and status as a hub for major interstates, Chicago is convenient to drive to from every region in the country. In fact, more than 20 million people live within a three-hour drive of the city.

Chicago is accessible via several major interstates and highways: I-90 (Kennedy Expressway), I-94 (Dan Ryan Expressway), I-55 (Stevenson Expressway), I-290 (Eisenhower Expressway), I-294 (Tri-State Tollway).  

Use this fully-interactive parking map to search for parking options in downtown Chicago, in addition to hotel parking options.


Greyhound Lines, Inc. is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,800 destinations with 13,000 daily departures across North America. Greyhound has five metro-Chicago locations, including two 24-hour stations and 20 express routes to major US cities. is the first, low-cost, express bus service to offer city-to-city travel for as low as $1 via the Internet. Since launching in April 2006, has served more than 22 million customers throughout more than 120 cities across North America.


Amtrak serves Chicago with about 50 trains arriving and departing daily. With 21,000 route miles in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, the national rail operator Amtrak offers more than 300 trains each day—at high speeds up to 150 mph—to more than 500 destinations.

The South Shore Line services Chicago through Northern Indiana to the South Bend Airport. If you are planning a trip involving a large group like a school function please call for groups rates 219-874-4221 ext. 245 at least one month prior to your date of travel.


Click here to access parking information, resources and drive times for visiting Chicago by motorcoach.


Mark your calendar for future Conferences:


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2017 NCDA Conference

June 28 - 30, 2017
Pre-Conference Sessions:
June 28, 2017
Post-Conference Sessions:
June 30, 2017
Marriott Orlando World Center
Orlando, Florida


2018 NCDA Conference

June 21 - 23, 2018
Pre-Conference Sessions:
June 20, 2018
Phoenix Convention Center & Hyatt Regency
Phoenix, Arizona