by Janet Dickelman
The home of the 2023 American Council of the Blind conference and convention will be the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Ill. Convention dates are June 30 through July 7. The opening general session will be on Saturday evening, July 1. Our banquet will be held on Thursday night, July 7.
The exhibit hall will be open Saturday through Wednesday. We will have day-long tours both Fridays, June 30th and July 7th, with many other tours throughout convention week. Special-interest affiliates, committees and our business partners will hold sessions throughout the convention.
Traveling to Schaumburg
The Schaumburg Renaissance is served by two airports: O’Hare (airport code ORD) and Midway (airport code MDW). O’Hare is 18 miles from the hotel, Midway is 36 miles away. Taxi costs are $35 from O’Hare and $66 from Midway; please keep in mind that additional charges may be added due to time of day and weather. Closer to the convention we will be able to provide up-to-date taxi information as well as information regarding local paratransit and Metra.
If you’d like to travel to Illinois by train, Chicago’s Union Station is 31 miles from the hotel. Chicago is also served by Greyhound.
Staying in Touch
Once again this year, the conference and convention announce list will be filled with information. To subscribe to the list, send a blank e-mail to
[email protected]. If you received updates for the 2022 convention, you do not need to subscribe to the list.
Room rates at the Renaissance are $98 per night plus tax (currently 15%). Reservation information will be posted when it becomes available.
For any convention-related questions, please contact Janet Dickelman, convention chair, at (651) 428-5059 or via e-mail, [email protected].