Welcome, Chess Masters, Dentists, Car Fanatics & Neighborhood Developers!

Here are the trade shows coming up at McCormick Place in Chicago.

  • 8th Annual Greater Chicago K-12 Championships (Chess) (February 4) – The Kasparov Chess Foundation and the Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation presents the Greater Chicago K-12 Championship, Chicago’s Official Scholastic Chess Championship. It is the mission of the Renaissance Knights to bring the many educational benefits of chess to children and young people throughout the Chicago area by providing a complete chess curriculum, enrichment programs, tournaments and events. To learn more about the event and to register, please visit http://rknights.org/tournaments/7th-annual-greater-chicago-k-12-championships/.

Why spend extra bucks to stay in the congestion of Downtown Chicago or McCormick Place? Save up to 40% at each of the four hotels in Burr Ridge! Rated Chicago’s #1 suburb! When your feet are tired from standing or walking all day, and your head is full of new information…. and all you crave is a good meal and a comfortable bed, make your way to one of the four hotels in Burr Ridge; Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Crowne Plaza Burr Ridge (opening Spring 2017). Visit BurrRidgeHotels.com for more information.

  • Emerge Chicago 2017 (February 7 – 9) – The Emerge Conference is an opportunity for you to rise above the normal conference experience and chart your own course, education and exploration! As host of the world’s largest faith-based events association conference, RCMA (Religious Conference Management Association) provides a unique experience for planners and suppliers at all levels of engagement. Be a part of the 2-day tradeshow, featuring nearly 300 unique venues, destination and event-based products and services. The 2017 program features 4 engaging keynote sessions, 30 educational sessions and 19 micro-education sessions – all designed to improve you, your professionalism and your organization. For more information and to register please visit http://s4.goeshow.com/rcma/annual/2017/index.cfm.

Why spend extra bucks to stay in the congestion of Downtown Chicago or McCormick Place? Save up to 40% at each of the four hotels in Burr Ridge! Rated Chicago’s #1 suburb! When your feet are tired from standing or walking all day, and your head is full of new information…. and all you crave is a good meal and a comfortable bed, make your way to one of the four hotels in Burr Ridge; Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Crowne Plaza Burr Ridge (opening Spring 2017). Visit BurrRidgeHotels.com for more information.

  • Chicago Auto Show 2017 (February 11 – 20) – Visit the largest auto show in North America at the 108th edition of the Chicago Auto Show! Exhibitions include multiple world and North American introductions, a complete range of domestic and imported passenger cars and trucks, sport utility vehicles, and experimental and concept cars. With over 1,000 vehicles on display and exhibits featuring auto-related accessories, competition vehicles and projects, and antique collector cars, this show is definitely for the car lover in you! For more information, please visit http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/.

Why spend extra bucks to stay in the congestion of Downtown Chicago or McCormick Place? Save up to 40% at each of the four hotels in Burr Ridge! Rated Chicago’s #1 suburb! When your feet are tired from standing or walking all day, and your head is full of new information…. and all you crave is a good meal and a comfortable bed, make your way to one of the four hotels in Burr Ridge; Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Crowne Plaza Burr Ridge (opening Spring 2017). Visit BurrRidgeHotels.com for more information.

  • Chicago Dental Society 152nd Midwinter Meeting (February 23 – 25) – The CDS Midwinter Meeting is the most important industry meeting of the years – and CDS Members attend for free! New this year – the New Dentist Reception and Friday Night Concert! Enjoy complimentary access to the Exhibit hall  featuring the latest in professional products and instruments and get a hands-on introduction to an array of equipment and materials, met reps and learn about state-of-the-art advances. Register soon and guarantee your seat in the courses you want by registering early here http://www.cds.org/meetings-events/midwinter-meeting.

Why spend extra bucks to stay in the congestion of Downtown Chicago or McCormick Place? Save up to 40% at each of the four hotels in Burr Ridge! Rated Chicago’s #1 suburb! When your feet are tired from standing or walking all day, and your head is full of new information…. and all you crave is a good meal and a comfortable bed, make your way to one of the four hotels in Burr Ridge; Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Crowne Plaza Burr Ridge (opening Spring 2017). Visit BurrRidgeHotels.com for more information.

  • 2017 JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Illinois TypeOne Nation Summit (February 24 – 25) – Enjoy two full days of inspirational and education activities led by national and local experts to help you and your loved ones better manage life with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Network with others and visit our Wellness Area, featuring diabetes services, resources, and other summit supporters, All those impacted by T1D are welcome to attend. Check out the website for more information and to register for breakout sessions! http://www.jdrf.org/illinois/events/typeonenation/.

Why spend extra bucks to stay in the congestion of Downtown Chicago or McCormick Place? Save up to 40% at each of the four hotels in Burr Ridge! Rated Chicago’s #1 suburb! When your feet are tired from standing or walking all day, and your head is full of new information…. and all you crave is a good meal and a comfortable bed, make your way to one of the four hotels in Burr Ridge; Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Crowne Plaza Burr Ridge (opening Spring 2017). Visit BurrRidgeHotels.com for more information.

  • 23rd Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards (February 28) – What are the essential components in building strong and healthy Chicago neighborhoods? The panel of community leaders moderated by Natalie Moorse, South Side Reporter at WBEZ Radio and will explore how physical assets, access to economic opportunity, resident engagement and partnerships are being leveraged to catalyze investments in neighborhoods across the city. Enjoy the awards ceremony and reception to follow. Individual tickets and tables are available. Please register online at http://www.lisc-cnda.org/index.html.

Why spend extra bucks to stay in the congestion of Downtown Chicago or McCormick Place? Save up to 40% at each of the four hotels in Burr Ridge! Rated Chicago’s #1 suburb! When your feet are tired from standing or walking all day, and your head is full of new information…. and all you crave is a good meal and a comfortable bed, make your way to one of the four hotels in Burr Ridge; Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge, and the Crowne Plaza Burr Ridge (opening Spring 2017). Visit BurrRidgeHotels.com for more information.

Only 15 miles southwest of Downtown Chicago along I-55 at County Line Road and just a half mile south of I-294, the hotels in Burr Ridge promise to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. We also welcome groups for large or small business meetings. Just contact the hotel of your choice to arrange for your conference space. Burr Ridge….four great hotels, four price points, plenty of great restaurants, free parking and a welcome break from the congestion and high prices of the big city. It’s Better in Burr Ridge!