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Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

42nd Annual Convention: Hotel and Travel Information

Friday, May 27–Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Hyatt Regency Chicago and Swissôtel Chicago; Downtown Chicago, IL




Room Rate

$134 single/double occupancy

Room rates are subject to state and local taxes. Room rates may be available before and after convention dates. A portion of the room rate is used to defray the association’s convention expenses.



When reserving a room, guests will be charged a deposit in the amount of one night’s room and tax. For the InterContinental, the charge will be made April 14; for other hotels, the charge will be made upon reservation.


Sheraton Grand Chicago (Overflow Hotel)

301 East North Water Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA 60601

(312) 464-1000; Sheraton Reservations


InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile (Overflow Hotel)

505 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA 60611

(800) 628-2112; InterContinental Reservations (code KM1)—Please make reservations by April 14, 2016 for the group rate.

8-minute walk to convention venues


Fairmont Chicago (Overflow Hotel)

200 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, Illinois, USA 60601

(312) 565-8000; Fairmont Reservations


Hyatt Regency (Headquarters Hotel)

151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois, USA 60601

(888) 421-1442; Hyatt Regency Reservations


Swissôtel (Headquarters Hotel)

323 East Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois, USA 60601

(312) 565-0565; Swissôtel Reservations


Note: The Hyatt Regency and the Swissôtel are fully booked; we recommend continuing to check back in case of cancellations. For the Hyatt Regency, Swissôtel, and Fairmont, please make reservations by April 29, 2016, to take advantage of our special group rate.




From O'Hare International Airport:

By Car—Take Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) east to the Ohio St. exit. Proceed on Ohio St. to State St. and turn right. Turn left at Wacker Drive. The hotels are approximately two blocks down on the right.

By Train—Pick up below the baggage claim area (follow signs to CTA). Take the “L” train to Clark/Lake stop (approximately seven blocks from the headquarters hotels). Walk east on Lake to Stetson St., turn left on Stetson St., and walk one block to the hotels. Note: This method is not recommended if you have more than one bag, as there are numerous escalators and turnstiles. You may also take a cab from the Clark/Lake stop.


From Midway International Airport:

By Car—Take Cicero Ave. north to Stevenson Expressway (I-55) north. Exit at Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) west. Exit at Washington St. and proceed east to Michigan Ave. Turn left. Proceed north to Wacker Drive. Turn right. The hotels are approximately one block down on the right.

By Train—From the airport take the Orange Line to the State and Lake Street stop. Walk one block north to Wacker. Take a right on Wacker and the hotels are approximately three blocks down on the right. 

For additional driving directions to the Hyatt Regency, click HERE.



Parking Panda Discount Code: ABAI10


Hyatt Regency Parking

Valet parking is available 24 hours a day and can be charged to your room for $63 per night. Your vehicle can be retrieved from the motor lobby, which is on the Gold Level of the East Tower (main garage) or the Purple Level of the West Tower. To retrieve your vehicle, call the valet booth at ext. 53 and give the number found on your valet ticket. Your car will be delivered when you present your ticket in the appropriate area. Please plan accordingly upon departure, as vehicles cannot be staged in advance.


Valet Rates: 0–3 Hours: $37; 3–6 Hours: $47; 6 Hours–Overnight: $63 (with in/out privileges).


No motorcycle parking is available. Guests driving motorcycles can park at the nearby Park Millennium Garage (312-946-0452), which offers 24-hour parking with no in/out privileges.


Swissôtel Parking

Overnight valet rate (with in/out privileges): $70


Additional Parking Garages in the Area

Illinois Center Garage (indoor/underground) is located at 111 East Wacker Drive and does not allow in/out privileges. 0–1 Hour: $19; 1–2 Hours: $23; 2–12 Hours: $28; 12–18 Hours: $33; 18–24 Hours: $41.


Park Millennium Garage (indoor/underground) is located at 221 N. Stetson Street and does not allow in/out privileges. 1 Hour or Less: $15; 1–2 Hours: $21; 2–4 Hours: $25; 4–12 Hours: $29; 12–24 Hours: $34.


Millennium Park—Located at 5 S. Columbus Drive. 0–3 Hours: $23; 3–8 Hours: $26; 8–12 Hours: $28; 12–24 Hours: $30.


Millennium Lakeside—Located at 5 S. Columbus Drive. 0–12 Hours: $18; 12–16 Hours: $21; 16–24 Hours: $25.


Please be aware that parking rates are subject to change without notice.



The Hyatt Regency and Swissôtel are both Four Diamond hotels with on-site restaurants, as well as coffee shops, business centers, dry cleaning, and laundry services. All rooms include Wi-Fi, coffee, a refrigerator, a hair dryer, and a flat screen television.



The Hyatt Regency and Swissôtel are in the epicenter of the Windy City, and both are within steps of the Magnificent Mile. Enjoy the view of Navy Pier, shop on Michigan Avenue, or enjoy a day in Maggie Daley Park or Millennium Park or on Lake Michigan.


Travel Discounts




Code: NMN4E



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Airport Shuttle

Go Airport Express

Reservations made using this portal will include a special discounted rate of $21 for ORD and $17 for MDW.

T: 773-843-2316

Code: ABAI



Parking Panda

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Rental Cars


Code: CV#05190001


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