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 in advance. 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 had a block of rooms reserved from October 15 – October 18th at a discounted rate. Our room block ended September 15th. However, Country Inn and Suites will honor the discounted rate as long as rooms are available. You will need to call the hotel at (847) 985-0101 direct to set up reservations. When making your reservation, please mention ecomChicago for the 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 Wednesday, October 16 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. You will need to be registered for the conference in order to attend Pre-Show Vendor Day. Registration badges will be available on Wednesday.
Coaches Corner will be in Suite III on Wednesday, October 16 from 9 a.m. to 12:00 pm and then from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Sessions will be 20 minutes with a coach. We will announce closer to the event the schedule for the coaches. You will be able to sign up at that time. Please visit ecomChicago Facebook page for more information as we get closer to the conference date. You will need to be registered for the conference in order to attend Coaches Corner. Registration badges will be available on Wednesday.
The actual conference takes place from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Thursday, Oct 17 and 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday, Oct 18th.
Badge pickup is from 8:00 am to 9:00 am on both Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
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
Wednesday night October 16th, 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 Thursday morning and Friday morning in the conference room.
Freshly made deli sandwiches, homemade chips and cookies will be served on both Thursday and Friday for lunch . There will be different sandwiches each day including a vegetarian choice. There is no charge for breakfast and lunch.
Jimmy's Charhouse,located next door to the Belvedere, is a great place 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 Thursday Night
eCom Chicago will be hosting the always popular Karaoke Party Thursday night, October 17th from 6 to 9pm at the Belvedere, Suite I. Pizzas 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/.