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Hilton Chicago  

720 South Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL 60605

    Hilton chicago downtown 

The hotel is located in downtown Chicago, with many restaurants and bars nearby. All attendees who register for the “Hotel Package” will stay at the Hilton Chicago. ASDA will book a room on your behalf and assign you a roommate. When registering online, you can request a roommate (who must also be registered for the hotel package). If you did not fill out this field and have a roommate request, log in to and select “My Event Registrations”. Click on “2015 National Leadership Conference” and “Update Registration Details”. Here you can edit your dietary restrictions and emergency contact information. Next to “Hotel Registration Package,” click “Update Details” to edit your roommate preference.

Hotel amenities include: 

  • Complimentary guest room internet
  • Complimentary fitness center access (fitness room, track, pool)

Travel to Chicago

Attendees must book their own travel. Please arrive at the hotel any time on Thursday, Oct. 29. The opening session begins at 8 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 30. Attendees can depart anytime after 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1.

By Airplane

O’Hare International Airport is 19 miles from the Hilton Chicago. Airlines servicing this airport include United, American, Delta, Jet Blue, Spirit, U.S. Airways and Virgin America. 

Midway Airport is 11 miles from the Hilton Chicago. Airlines servicing this airport include Southwest, Delta, AirTran and Frontier.

Shuttlefare offers shuttle service from O’Hare and Midway to the Hilton Chicago. Use discount code “ASDA5” for $5 off.


The CTA (L train and buses) is the cheapest way, to get downtown, though it is not recommended late at night. Go to for more information.

From O'Hare: Take the Blue Line toward Forest Park and exit at LaSalle. Walk east on W. Congress Pkwy toward S. Clark St. Turn right onto S. Michigan Ave. and the Hilton Chicago will be on your right.

From Midway: Take the Orange Line toward the Loop and exit at Roosevelt. Walk east on E. Roosevelt Rd. toward S. Wabash Ave. Turn left onto S. Michigan Ave. and the Hilton Chicago will be on your left.

By Car

Several dental schools are within a day’s drive from Chicago.

  • Milwaukee, Wis.: 2 hours
  • Indianapolis, Ind.:  3.25 hours
  • Iowa City, Iowa: 4 hours
  • Ann Arbor, Mich.: 4.5 hours
  • Alton, Ill.: 5 hours
  • Detroit, Mich.: 5 hours
  • Louisville, Ky.: 5.25 hours
  • Cleveland, Ohio: 6 hours
  • Columbus, Ohio: 6.25 hours
  • Lexington, Ky.: 6.75 hours
  • Minneapolis, Minn.: 7.5 hours
  • Omaha, Neb.: 8 hours
  • Lincoln, Neb.: 8.5 hours
  • Kansas City, Mo.: 8.5 hours
  • Nashville, Tenn.: 8.25 hours
Valet parking is available at the hotel as follows:
  • Garage parking: $55
  • Valet parking: $69

Local Attractions

If you extend your stay in Chicago, check out the Convention and Visitors Bureau for restaurants and local attractions.


For a 10-day Chicago forecast from, click here.


E-mail Kelsey Hays, meetings coordinator, at or 312-440-2845.

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