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Onsite information

Wi-Fi access

Wi-Fi is provided in all McCormick West meeting rooms and public spaces, excluding the expo hall floor. It’s also available in designated session rooms at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.

Onsite Wi-Fi network: iste2018

Share the grid

ISTE invests tremendously in the onsite internet and power services, and our goal is to provide a positive experience for everyone at ISTE 2018. You can help by being mindful of your bandwidth usage and avoiding large downloads or streaming while onsite.

Contact info

Important phone numbers

Headquarters: 312.949.8800
Press office: 312.949.8801
Housing desk: 312.949.8802
Information: 312.949.8803
Transportation desk: 312.949.8804
Attendees with special needs: 800.728.1025 ext. 400

Hours of operation

Registration and information booth
Level 3, Central Concourse
Saturday, 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday, 7 a.m.–7 p.m.
Monday, 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday, 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

ISTE Central
Level 3, Central Concourse
Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Monday–Tuesday, 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Expo hall
Level 3
Monday, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Presenters’ World
Room W471a
Sunday, noon–6 p.m.
Monday–Tuesday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wednesday, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

Press room
Room W475
Saturday, 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday, 7 a.m.–7 p.m.
Monday–Tuesday, 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Coat and bag check
Level 1 by shuttle drop off
Saturday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday, 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
Monday–Tuesday, 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
$3 per item checked

Take a tour of ISTE 2018
Meet outside of Starbucks on Level 3
Saturday: 7:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Monday: 7:30 a.m.

Morning refreshments

Join us in the expo hall Monday and Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. for a continental breakfast, and Wednesday at 11 a.m. for a light snack.

Thank you, ISTE 2018 silver sponsors BrainPOP and Unity for your support of Monday’s breakfast!

Thanks to ISTE media partners for Tuesday’s breakfast:
Converge, Edweek, EdSurge, eSchoolNews, Mindshare, School Library Journal, SmartBrief and Tech & Learning

Local info

Chicago Concierge service and guide
Chicago Concierge is a professional reservation service and visitors guide provided by local hospitality experts in partnership with McCormick Place and the convention and tourism bureau, Choose Chicago. All services are offered complimentary to attendees and exhibitors of ISTE 2018. Representatives will be available to assist you on Level 1 during these times:
Saturday, noon - 5 p.m.
Sunday - Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Laugh with The Second City
Experience Chicago's world famous sketch comedy at "How to Succeed in Education...Despite the Testing" at The Second City's Judy's Beat Lounge on June 24, 25, and 27 at 8:30 p.m. Bringing 25+ years of experience performing comedy for educators, Wavelength debuts it's hilarious new sketch revue to help lighten the daily pressures and distractions that leave teachers exhausted and in need of a good laugh. Educators and teachers will leave this performance with a renewed sense of appreciation, inspiration and motivation to charge into the new school year with gusto! 20% off tickets for ISTE 2018 attendees with the online discount code: ISTE.

First aid stations/emergencies

In the event of an emergency (security issue, medical problem, anything that seems unsafe), please report immediately to McCormick in-house Security Division at "6060" 312.791.6060. Courtesy phones are located throughout the convention center. Instructions with phone numbers are provided near each phone.

First aid locations

Level 1, Main Information Lobby by coat and bag check*
* ISTE supports its littlest learners! This first aid location is available to nursing mothers.
Level 3, near Registration

To ensure greater safety at our event and for the ISTE community, you may notice increased security around the conference, as well as the addition of random attendee check and bag search. If you are chosen for a random check, we ask for your compliance to ensure the safety and integrity of this event. ISTE appreciates your cooperation with this new process and thanks you in advance.