Just a quick reminder that this weekend is the 10th Annual Chicago Seminars. I arrive on Friday afternoon and hope to see you there. It will be a great weekend with so many awesome presenters and great people in the audience! Tickets are still available, so get yours now.
What is the Chicago Seminars?
The Chicago Seminars is an annual travel conference that is held each October. This year, it is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Attendees will enjoy a full schedule of sessions that starts Friday afternoon and runs until Sunday afternoon. Valuable tips and strategies are shared by the speakers and there are plenty of opportunities to network with other members of the travel rewards community.
For more information, read my full review for more information about the 2019 Chicago Seminars.
The conference is near the Chicago O’Hare airport and there is a shuttle from the airport to the conference hotel. Click here for a full conference schedule.
Who is speaking at the 2019 Chicago Seminars?
There are so many great names in the travel rewards community who are attending to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Chicago Seminars.
The speakers include:
- Howie Rappaport – Chicago Seminars organizer
- Rick – Chicago Seminars organizer
- Lee Huffman – BaldThoughts.com (that’s me!)
- Dave H – Bikeguy on FlyerTalk
- Bethany Walsh – Bougie Miles
- Henning Mente – First Class & More
- Nick Reyes – Frequent Miler
- Greg Davis-Kean – Frequent Miler
- Shawn Coomer – Miles to Memories & Disney Hacks
- Tiffany Funk – One Mile at a Time
- Stefan Krakowski – Rapid Travel Chai
- Dia Adams – The Deal Mommy
- Spencer Howard – Straight to the Points
- Richard Kerr – The Points Guy loyalty and engagement editor
- Zach F
How do I buy tickets?
Tickets are still available when you buy them from Eventbrite. Tickets are $125 each and the profits benefit charity.
Your ticket includes:
- Admittance to all sessions.
- Lunch Saturday and Sunday.
- Coffee and snack breaks.
- A complimentary drink at Happy Hour Saturday night.
Your registration fees also cover event expenses. These include travel costs for presenters, fees for online registration and PayPal, and miscellaneous costs, such as name badges, supplies, etc.
Where should I stay?
At this late stage, the Holiday Inn Elk Grove Village is sold out.
However, there are local hotels close by that are good options. There is no shuttle from these hotels to the conference, so you’ll need to Uber or Lyft to the Holiday Inn.
- Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Elk Grove Village/Itasca
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago Wood Dale – Elk Grove
- Four Points by Sheraton Mount Prospect O’Hare
- Hyatt Place Chicago/Itasca
There are no conference rates at these properties, so I suggest using hotel points or the Dosh cash back app to save money on your room. Dosh offers the same rates at other OTAs, but you can earn up to 40% cash back on your reservation.
The Bald Thoughts
Attending travel conferences is a great way to learn from the speakers and fellow attendees. I make a point of attending several conferences each year to meet new people and learn the latest strategies from speakers and attendees. It is always best to plan in advance, but it is nice to know that you can buy your Chicago Seminars tickets at the last minute in case you suddenly become available.
I hope to see you in Chicago. And if you can’t make it this year, be sure to plan ahead for next year!