Conference Fees

(per person)

Early Bird (through February 28): $595
Regular (March 1–April 1): $635
Late Fee (after April 1): $50

College Fair Only Registration (Thursday, May 9):
$325 ($350 after April 1)

Pre-conference Workshop: $95

Conference Hotel Information

To ensure that registered participants have first access to available rooms, hotel information and the reservation link will be provided at the end of the online conference registration process and in your confirmation email. Conference attendees ONLY may book at the listed IECA Conference rate ($229 single/double). Note: A maximum of two rooms may be reserved under a conference registrant’s name. Those not registered for the conference will pay the hotel’s standard rates (usually $359 and up). You must mention IECA to receive the conference discount rate or use the online booking process that is provided with conference registration. Complimentary Internet access is included for all guest rooms reserved inside the IECA group block.

Travel Information

Two major airports service the downtown Chicago area. Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is 18 miles from the conference hotel and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) is 12 miles. Taxis, Uber, and Lyft are readily available and will cost approximately $30-$60 each way. GO Airport Express is a shared ride airport shuttle service offering travel from both Chicago airports. Visit their website at for more information.

$59 self-park
$69 valet

The IECA Conference Cancellation/Refund Policy

Please understand that refunds will be issued according to the following schedule, and that we cannot offer credits for future events.

Conference cancellations received by February 28: 100% refund minus $20 cancellation fee; Cancellations received from March 1 to April 1: approximately 50% refund; Cancellations received after April 1: No refunds. Pre-Conference workshop cancellations: 50% refund by April 1; no refunds after April 1.