The hotel (Country Inn and Suites) and the conference center (Belvedere Banquets and Events) are located in the same building in Elk Grove Village, IL, just a short shuttle ride from O’Hare Airport. If you need to use the shuttle from the O'Hare to Country Inn, they require you to call in advance directly to the hotel at 847-985-0101 with your flight number and times. The hours that the shuttle is available is from 9 am to 9 pm. But you do have to make a reservation. Try to fly in to O’Hare if you can. Midway and Milwaukee are quite a distance away and the shuttle will not pick up from any locations other than O'Hare.
We have a block of rooms reserved from October 17 – October 21 at a discounted rate. Our room block ends October 2 and the discounted rate will no longer be available. The discounted rate for Queen suites will be $96.00 and King suites will be $106.00. Before or after October 17- October 21, the rates will be at the regular rate. Click Here to book your room. You can also call the hotel’s local phone number (847) 985-0101 and mention eCom Chicago to get your discounted rate. Please do not call the toll free number. They are not privy to the rates we negotiated. In the past we have filled up the hotel, so please don't wait to make your reservation.
Everything you need is in the same parking lot. Once you’re at the facilities you won’t need a car.
Pre-show Vendor Day
The Pre-Show Vendor Day is at the Belvedere in Suite IV on Thursday, October 18 from 9 a.m. To 5 p.m. Vendors will have a time block of 1 hour to give live-focused demos of their product or service. Pre-Show Vendor Day is included in your conference registration. Continental breakfast and Pizza lunch will be available. An Eventbrite invitation for the Pre-Show Vendor Day will be sent within a few days once you register to ecomChicago. You will need to fill the information out to receive your ticket.
The actual conference takes place from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday, Oct 19 and 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, Oct 20.
Badge pickup is from 8:00 am to 9:00 am on both Friday and Saturday.
Our conference room is large enough to accommodate all presentations, sponsors and attendees. This allows great opportunitities for guests to network with speakers, sponsors and each other during break times and lunch. There will not be any break-out sessions.
Meet and Greet
Thursday night October 18th, we will have our informal Meet and Greet at the Real Time Sports Bar, next door to the Belvedere. We have a room set aside starting at 6pm, but come by any time you can. (Food & beverages are on your own). Ask for the room for the ecomChicago Meet & Greet.
Breakfast & Lunches
Free Continental breakfasts will be served Friday morning and Saturday morning in the conference room.
Freshly made deli sandwiches, homemade chips and cookies will be served on both Friday and Saturday for lunch . There will be different sandwiches each day including a vegetarian choice. There is no charge for breakfast and lunch.
The Avenue on 53, formerly Jimmy's Charhouse, is located next door to the Belvedere for a good meal at dinner time. Dinner is not included in the registration fee. There are also several other great restaurants within walking distance.
Karaoke Party Friday Night
eCom Chicago will be hosting the always popular Karaoke Party Friday night, October 19th from 6 to 9pm at the Belvedere, Suite IV. Appetizers will be provided. Cash bar. (If you buy Rich Siok enough beers you might be able to get him to perform his now famous rendition of “Just a Gigolo”.
What to do in the area?
The Belvedere Conference Center is located in Elk Grove Village, about 35 minutes away without traffic from Chicago. There are also plenty of fun bars, restaurants, and things to do in the area. For ideas, check out the following website: http://chicagonorthwest.com/.