Travel and Lodging

The conference will be held at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile The discounted room rate is available until Monday, February 12, 2018, or until our room block is full (whichever comes first).

Our room block has sold out prior to the deadline the past few years, so make your reservation early.


Hotel Details (Conference Hotel)

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

The room rate is $199 (single/double) plus tax.  Rooms are available until Monday, February 12, 2018 or until the block is full. If you need to cancel your reservation, you must do so by 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid any cancellation fees.

Make a reservation online


Airport Transportation

We have negotiated a discount with GO Airport Express for discounted airport transportation for attendees.  Attendees can make a reservation online here.  If you prefer to call the reservation department, 1-773-247-1200 and mention code “CAR2018” to receive the discount.


Parking Information

Download this PDF for parking prices at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile.

Attendees and speakers are responsible for all parking costs.


Need a roommate?

Use our public spreadsheet to find and request a roommate. Enter your details and they’ll be automatically added to the list below. It can take 15-20 minutes to see your changes reflected in the spreadsheet below. Please remove your information once you’ve found a roommate.

IRE provides this forum as a service to conference attendees. The organization is not responsible for or involved in any roommate matches.

If you have trouble accessing the spreadsheet, please contact Sarah Hutchins,



If you have any lodging, transportation or general CAR conference questions, please contact Stephanie Klimstra, director of events, at or at 407-246-9097.