Chicago Hotel
Chicago, ILApril 11 - 14, 2011

CPSWeek 2011

Chicago


Venue

Hotel JW Marriott Chicago

The CPSWeek 2011 will be held at the JW Marriott Hotel in Chicago, IL, USA, during April 11-14, 2011.

JW Marriott Chicago just opened inside a historic Burnham building in the heart of the Windy City’s financial district. Chicago has a famous skyline which is home to many of the tallest buildings in the world as well as the Chicago Landmark Historic Michigan Boulevard District. Chicago's skyline is spaced out throughout the downtown area, giving it a graceful bridgelike appearance. The Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower (tallest building in the United States) stands at the west end of the Loop in the heart of the city's financial district and is two blocks away from the CPSWeek hotel. The blue, red, and orange lines of the Chicago subway (called the 'L' train) are also within a couple of blocks of the CPSWeek hotel allowing you to experience downtown Chicago from an exceptional location

For more information, please see www.jwmarriottchicago.com.

CPSWeek'11 has reserved a block of rooms in the conference hotel at a reduced rate ($189/night + tax). The reduced prices are available during April 8-17, 2011 and the rooms have complimentary Internet access.

The cut-off date for the reduced rate is March 11th, 2011.

To make a reservation please follow this link: JW Marriott Chicago >>
or use the following group code: acmacma

Why stay at a conference hotel?

Why stay at the conference hotel? It’s the center of conference activity, that’s why! You’ll be able to network easily with other conference attendees. It’s a quick trip to get to the program and functions, and just as quick to nip back to your room for a break. You’ll have a better conference experience.

That’s obvious. But there are other things that you need to consider before you look at another hotel.

The conference leaders have taken their role of finding a conference site very seriously. They looked at a number of locations. The needs of attendees as individuals in addition to the conference meeting space were considered.

Everyone enjoys meeting in a comfortable conference venue, offering quality service and support for workshops, tutorials, plenary sessions, etc. As the quid-pro-quo for that service and support, the conference guarantees that a percentage of attendees will stay in the hotel. The hotel generally discounts the rate for conference attendees from their normal charges.

The hotel rates are negotiated based on the number of expected attendees and the meeting space required to comfortably accommodate them. The basis for negotiation with the hotel is statistics from that conference in prior years. The contract with the hotel then guarantees specific numbers of sleeping rooms will be used each night during the conference. A complex negotiation of meeting room space, functions and events (with food), and sleeping room provides the most value per dollar for the conference and those attending it.

If the conference does not meet the contracted sleeping room commitment, the hotel gets paid anyway. Unfilled rooms can cost the conference thousands of dollars. (The conference does not get credit for the re-sale of sleeping rooms unless the hotel is completely filled.) The next conference in the series cannot negotiate as beneficial a hotel contract, and the registration fee is then under pressure to increase unreasonably.

On occasion, one of the many internet providers or sometimes the hotel itself will offer a few rooms in their inventory at a lower price than the conference is offering. There are often restrictions and penalties associated with these rates. If you somehow obtain a better rate than the one offered by the conference, your stay will still be counted toward our required room block.

What if we don’t contract for sleeping rooms? Attendees will pay more to stay at the conference hotel. The conference will incur additional expenses for meeting room rental fees, which can be quite costly. The hotel will not hold a block of rooms for attendees, which may leave some people quite a distance from the conference venue. In short, the conference ends up with higher expenses, many of those attending will pay a higher price for their hotel rooms, and future conference registration fees will be pushed higher.

Please support the conference by staying at the conference hotel.

Directions

Hotel JW Marriott
151 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60603

From O'Hare Airport

Take the blue line subway, get off at Monroe station.
Walk two blocks south on Dearborn St, then make a right and walk two blocks west on Adams St.

From Midway Airport

Take the orange line subway, get off at Quincy/Wells station.
Walk north on Wells St and take a right in Adams St.

From Union Station

Walk 4 blocks west on W Adams St.

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