Click for the 2012 SLA Annual Conference FAQ

Here is a quick rundown of some frequently asked questions to hold you over while we build our Hospitality Wiki further!


Q: When was the last time SLA Annual Conference was held in Chicago?

A: 1975


Q: Where will the conference be held?

A: McCormick Place
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60616
Phone:312-791-7000
Fax:312-791-6543
TTY: 312-791-6505
Click for a PDF map of McCormick Place


Q: What are the conference hotels?

A: SLA HQ has posted the list of conference hotels on the Travel/Hotel section of the conference website. Hurry! Spaces are being filled quickly.


Q: How can I get back and forth from the hotel to McCormick Place?

A: Please check out our Transportation section for information on that! Also, SLA will be providing shuttle buses between the McCormick Place and SLA hotels. More information related directly to that can be found on the conference website.


Q: How can I get to the Loop from O’Hare Airport?

A: Public transportation:  Blue Line “L”, cabs and Limos


Q: How can I get to the Loop from Midway Airport?

A: Public transportation:  Orange Line “L”, cabs and Limos


Q: How can I get to outlying suburbs?

A: Metra is our regional transit. You can get to scores of suburbs via Metra. Click for the Metra website for more information.


Q: Where can we eat (fill in the blank) cuisine?

A: We are currently building a restaurant guide, you can check it out here! We will also have a printed guide available at the Illinois Chapter Hospitality Booth during the conference. You also may want to check out Trip Advisor’s reviews of local eateries, ChicagoMag’s Best New Restaurants of 2011, and of course, there’s always Yelp! Chicago and UrbanSpoon.


Q: Where can I find out about theatre, museums and restaurants?

A: Please take a peek at our Shopping section and our Sightseeing and Attractions sections! You can also check out  Chicago Metromix, ChooseChicago,


Q: What will the weather be like in July?

A: Historically, weather for July 15 – July 22 has been:

  • Average High Temperature  85°F/29°C
  • Average Low Temperature    66°F/19°C
  • Average Precipitation         4.16 in / 106 mm
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