• NEXT 2019 will be held will be held in Chicago, Illinois at the Hilton Chicago, June 8-16.

    APTA's official housing bureau for NEXT is MCI.

    Notice: All room reservations will require an advance deposit equal to one (1) night's room and tax.

    Book your reservation by May 10, 2019, to take advantage of the special rate offered to all NEXT 2019 attendees. Hotel rates and availability may be viewed online or by contacting the MCI APTA's exclusive and official housing bureau for NEXT. APTA is committed to providing a high quality housing experience for its exhibitors and attendees and contracts for a room block to secure those housing needs. Should you have any questions on housing or solicitations, please contact APTA's Housing Center at 800/809-9565 local and 972/349-5841 internationally.

    Make Your Reservation

    Online: Secure your guest room reservation online 24 hours a day. House of Delegates Members: Learn more about how to make your reservation online.  

    By Phone: Call in your reservations to the APTA Housing Center at 800/809-9565,
    Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am–5:30 pm, ET. If outside the USA/Canada: 972/349-5841.

    Suite Request: To request a hospitality suite contact a Suite Specialist, at 972/349-5841 or at suites@mcievents.com. Note: All suite requests must receive APTA's approval before the reservation is confirmed.

    Exhibitor Housing: Visit the Exhibitor Information page.

    Modify Your Reservation: Access the MCI website to modify existing reservations.

    Beware of Housing Pirates & Poachers

    APTA does not endorse booking hotel reservations via sources other than MCI.

    When APTA secures sleeping rooms at hotels for our conferences (commonly referred to as room blocks), the properties are researched to ensure that attendees and exhibitors are adequately accommodated. These room blocks are established to ensure that rooms meet our standards and are offered at a discounted price.

    Room poaching is a practice carried out by third-party companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers, or destination management companies to solicit registrants and exhibitors for room reservations for society or other organizations meetings. Often room poachers may misrepresent themselves as APTA’s official housing provider and registrants and exhibitors may be contacted by fax, email, or phone with offers for cut rate housing. The poacher might inform registrants and exhibitors that the hotel room block is "sold out," and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room.


    Air Travel

    Discounted rates will be available for NEXT participants in the coming month. Utilize either the Chicago O'Hare or Midway airport for quickest access to the Hilton Chicago located at 720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605.

    United Airlines
    800/426-1122; Agreement Code: 947098 and Z Code: ZH3Z
    Online Reservations.(Discount Code  ZH3Z947098)
    There is no service fee when booking online.
    Travel Dates: 6/7/2019–6/16/2019

    Ground Transportation

    Shuttle Van from O'Hare and Midway Airports

    Upon arrival at either Airport, locate the Go Airport Express desk located in the domestic baggage claim area. You can purchase your ticket there. They will then direct you to the central shuttle departure area where shuttle vans depart every 15 minutes from O’Hare and every 30 minutes from Midway. Reservations can be made by calling 888/284-3826 or going to www.airportexpress.com.
    Always allow 1-hour travel time. During rush hour traffic, allow 1-½ hours.


    • Taxis from Midway Airport should cost about $30-$45 dollars, depending on traffic.
    • Taxis from O’Hare should cost about $45-55 dollars, depending on traffic. Please note that traffic from O’Hare can be quite heavy especially during rush hour.

    Reserved Limousine / Sedan Service

    Limousine/Sedan service can be arranged through the hotel Concierge. Rates typically run $85.00 for sedan service and $114.00 for a stretch limousine, plus gratuity (15%-20%). Contact the concierge at the Hilton Chicago at 312/786-6210.

    Train Information

    From O’Hare Airport: The Blue Line CTA train is easily accessible at the airport. Locate the signs within the airport directing you to the CTA Rapid Transit Blue Line Train. Trains leave every few minutes. The cost is $2.25.

    • To travel to/from Hilton Chicago: Take Blue Line to Jackson. At Jackson use the underground tunnel to connect to Red Line. Take the Ride Red Line one stop south in direction 95th St/Dan Ryan to Harrison. Exit the train on Harrison onto State Street. Walk south (keep parking lots on your left side) on State Street to Balbo and take a left. Hotel entrance is one block east on the corner of Balbo and Wabash.

    From Midway Airport: The Orange Line train is easily accessible at the airport. Locate the signs within the airport directing you to the CTA Rapid Transit Orange Line Train. Trains leave every few minutes. The cost is $2.25.

    • To travel to/from Hilton Chicago: Take Orange Line from Midway Airport. Exit the train at Roosevelt Road. This will place you at Roosevelt Road and Wabash Ave. Walk north (keeping train tracks on your left side) on Wabash Ave. Walk approximately 5 blocks to 8th St. There is an entrance to the hotel facing 8th St.

    Ride Sharing

    All Transportation Network Companies (ride sharing providers such as Uber, Lyft and Wingz) can be found in the following locations:

    • Terminal 1 & Terminal 2 - waiting area Upper Level Door 2A
    • Terminal 3 - waiting area Upper Level Door 2E
    • Terminal 5 - waiting area Lower Level Door 5C

    Car Rental

    Car rental discounts are now available for NEXT attendees. Please reference the codes below when making your reservations.

    Discount Code (AWD Number): T031299
    Reservations: Online | Phone: 800/331-1600

    BCD Number: X570999
    Reservations: Online | Phone: 800/842-5628

    Having Fun in Chicago

    Getting Around Chicago

    There are many ways to get around Chicago, from public transportation and walking to taxi and ride or bike share.

    Connect to Chicago Attractions

    Visit the "Windy City" during one of the best times of the year!

    If you have free time before, during, or after NEXT 2019 enjoy the many parks, beaches, art galleries, theaters, and museums Chicago has to offer. There's also world-class shopping, legendary architecture tours, and endless outdoor festivals and concerts. Explore Chicago's 77 neighborhoods, which provide a host of different vibes and entertainment options!
    And while you'll want to be sure to try the infamous deep-dish pizza, Chicago is also home to some of the top cuisine in the United States with 22 Michelin star award-winning restaurants, ranked third only to New York and San Francisco! No matter if you're a first-timer or a regular visitor to Chicago, there's something for everyone. Below are a few links to help you plan your visit.

  • Last Updated: 4/24/2019
    Contact: conferences@apta.org
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