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Conference Venue & Hotel

Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel

933 Skokie Boulevard, Northbrook, Il 60062
Phone: 1-847-498-6500

Visit Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel to book your room and and to learn more about the hotel and amenities.  


Airport Information

O'Hare International Airport

Airport Phone +1 (800) 832-6352
Hotel direction:  18 miles North

 Transportation from Airport to Hotel

There is no hotel shuttle available from the airport. Below are the recommended transportation options for getting from the airport to the hotel.

• Uber

• American Taxi

 Hotel Parking

Complimentary On-Site Parking Long Term Parking

 Hotel Shuttle

The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle anywhere within 5 miles of the hotel. The shuttle runs daily from 7am until 11pm. 

 Transportation from Hotel to Downtown Chicago

The hotel shuttle offers service to the Glencoe Station Metra stop which can be taken all the way south until the end of the line which is Ogilvie Transportation Center (OTC).

• Metra Rail

  Things to do in Chicago

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The Field Museum

Originally founded to house the biological and anthropological collections assembled for the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, this massive natural history museum still packs ’em in with more than 20 permanent exhibitions covering 480,000 square feet. Guests come from all around the world to see towering dinos, marvel at ancient artifacts from a royal Egyptian tomb or relax in a Chinese rock garden hidden inside the Cyrus Tang Hall of China. While a gigantic titanosaur skeleton named Máximo now guards the lobby, you'll find the Field's former greeter, SUE the T. rex, residing in the “Evolving Planet” exhibit. There's something for everyone, and you can easily spend an entire day here. Plan Your Visit - Tickets & Hours | Field Museum

Shedd Aquarium

Anchoring the aquatic offerings at this Chicago institution are enduring favorites such as piranhas, frogs and snakes of the Amazon; rays and turtles of the Caribbean; frightening predator sharks, mesmerizing jellies, adorable penguins (including the famous rockhoppers Wellington, Edward and Annie) and marine mammals like sea lions, otters and the beloved beluga whales. The aquarium boasts seven permanent exhibits, making it easy to spend an entire day wandering through the Shedd. We recommend identifying a handful of must-see exhibits before you go to prioritize your time. Or just make a list and tick off the others on your next visit!

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Art Institute of Chicago

One of the city's most well-known cultural buildings—thanks to the iconic pair of bronze lions that flank grand steps leading up to the entrance—the Art Institute of Chicago is just as impressive once you make your way inside. With almost 300,000 artworks in its permanent collection, you'll find thousands of paintings, sculptures, photos and drawings displayed throughout a sprawling complex of galleries and halls. If you're a first-time guest, make a beeline for Georges Seurat’s A Sunday on La Grande Jatte (as seen in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off—high and low culture is the best combo, after all) and the contemporary collection in the Modern Wing. Returning visitors can explore the Thorne Miniatures Rooms (reportedly a favorite of director Wes Anderson) in the museum's basement, as well as traveling exhibits devoted to the likes of Andy Warhol and Van Gogh. There’s arguably too much art at this institution—at least, too much for one day—but we're not complaining.

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Chicago History Museum

Formerly known as the Chicago Historical Society, this lively museum commemorates the past through the exhibitions that explore historical figures like Abraham Lincoln and local delicacies like the Chicago-style hot dog. Range! Guests can climb aboard a vintage L car in "Chicago: Crossroads of America" or gaze at lithographs of the city that were created in the 1860s. If you're working on a project that draws on the history of Chicago, you can register for access to the museum's Research Library, which houses thousands of photographs, publications and artifacts that document the city's history. It's situated just inside Lincoln Park near Old Town, so it's an ideal spot to kick off a nice long stroll along the lake.

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Museum of Science and Industry

Packed with exhibits that allow you to step inside a simulated tornado or navigate a maze lined with mirrors, the Museum of Science and Industry has no shortage of interactive bells and whistles that will appeal to younger and older visitors alike. Even if you graduated high school decades ago, displays featuring a restored U-505 German submarine, a simulated coal mine and a recreation of a Chicago street circa 1910 might make you feel like you're on a school field trip again—but a good one, and with a better lunch! Keep in mind that you're walking through a building that was originally created for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.

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Willis Tower Skydeck and The Ledge

Treat yourself to an exhilarating view over the whole of Chicago from the top of the Willis Tower. Ride 103 floors to the Skydeck and step out onto The Ledge, a glass-paneled box with vertical views to the ground below.

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Premier Chicago River Dinner Cruise

Cruise down the Chicago River in style during this 3-hour dinner cruise aboard the Odyssey. Watch the beautiful city and its architecture pass by through the ship’s panoramic windows. Then sit down to delicious 3-course meal accompanied by DJ entertainment to set the mood for your journey. A full-service bar complete with microbrews, creative cocktails, and a wine list is also available for purchase.

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The Magnificent Mile

Whether you are sightseeing during the day, seeking family friendly options or enjoying the famous nightlife, the infectious energy of the city will make it a trip to remember. Shops along The Magnificent Mile include more than 450 retailers, including flagship experiences, major department stores, and international designers and boutiques. The Magnificent Mile is in the heart of Chicago's famous culinary scene and offers visitors a delectable spread of places to dine.

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