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Travel Information

The 2020 conference takes place July 17-19 in Bellevue, Washington, to the east of Seattle, across Lake Washington.  As travel details become available, they will be posted on this page. 

The information below pertains to the 2019 conference that took place July 19-21 in Chicago.

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Book Your Room
Getting Around Chicaqo
Parking Information
Medical Device Rentals

Book Your Room

The 2019 host hotel is the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, located at 540 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago.  You may contact the hotel directly regarding room reservations at (877) 303-0104.

PLEASE NOTE there are companies that might contact you and claim to offer lower room prices than the negotiated rate for the Foundation's room block. These companies are not affiliated with the Scleroderma Foundation or with the hotel, and they might not be legitimate. Entering into financial agreements with such companies can cause you to suffer costly consequences.

For any further questions, please contact our office at (800) 722-4673.

Getting Around Chicago

O'Hare International Airport (ORD), Airport Phone: (773) 686-2200
Midway International Airport (MDW), Airport Phone: (773) 838-0600
Hotel direction: 15 miles southeast of O'Hare, 13 miles northeast of Midway
This hotel does not provide shuttle service
Alternate transportation: GO Airport Express; fee: $32 (one way) on request
Estimated taxi fare: $45 (one way)
Subway service, fee: $5 (one way)
Access O’Hare and Midway airport info via the Chicago Department of Aviation website

Driving directions

  • Cicero Avenue North to I-55 North, to Lakeshore Drive. 
  • Go Left (North) On Lakeshore Drive to Illinois/Grand Exit. 
  • Go Left on Grand Avenue to Rush Street. Turn Right. The hotel is on your right.

Other Transportation


401 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: (312) 372-7600

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
10 East Grand Floor 2, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 670-7270

214 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 263-0086


Two miles southwest from hotel


Grand Avenue and State Street (Red Line)
0.2 miles west from hotel


Union Station (Amtrak & Metra)
1.9 miles southwest from hotel

Parking Information

The hotel offers parking for $27 per day. This is a discounted rate for people going to the conference.

Medical Device Rentals

There are many options in Chicago for rentals. Here are some options: