FAQs

WHAT ARE THE DATES AND LOCATION?

September 24-26, 2018 at the Loews Chicago O’Hare (5300 N. River Road, Rosemont, Illinois, 60018)

WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE?

Business Casual

WHAT IS THE FEE TO ATTEND? WHAT IS INCLUDED?

Below are the types of passes available and list of what is included.

Attendees are responsible for booking their own transportation and lodging (if needed); these accommodations are not included in the event pass fee. Smart Industry 2018 has a discounted rate at the Loews Chicago O’Hare available through August 27. Please visit our Venue/Travel page for details.

Industry Attendee – Individual
1,295.00 USD

Includes access to:

All sessions

All receptions, continental breakfasts, lunches

PDFs of presentations

Facility tour

Networking events

*Pass available to industrial end-users, OEMs, system integrators
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Industry Attendee – Group of 2
995.00 USD

Includes access to:

All sessions

All receptions, continental breakfasts, lunches

PDFs of presentations

Facility tour

Networking events

*Pass available to industrial end-users, OEMs, system integrators
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Industry Attendee – Group of 3 +
895.00 USD

Includes access to:

All sessions

All receptions, continental breakfasts, lunches

PDFs of presentations

Facility tour

Networking events

*Pass available to industrial end-users, OEMs, system integrators
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Solution Provider or Consultant
1,795.00 USD

Includes access to:

All sessions

All receptions, continental breakfasts, lunches

PDFs of presentations

Facility tour

Networking events

*Pass available to solution providers; those selling products/services
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IF I REGISTERED FOR A TOUR, HOW DO I GET THERE?

You will be notified to meet the other participants in a meeting room at the Loews Chicago O’Hare and everyone will go as a group on provided transportation.

WHAT IF THE TOUR I WANT IS FULL?

You can be put on a waiting list by contacting Lauren Carroll at lcarroll@putman.net.

WHEN DO I GET MY REGISTRATION MATERIALS & BADGE?

Registration materials will be distributed on site upon checking in at the event registration counters located at the Loews Chicago O’Hare. Please bring your registration confirmation (either digital or printed) to receive your registration materials.

WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY?

If circumstances or policies in your organization change and you can no longer attend, you may cancel your registration by providing written notice to lcarroll@putman.net. Our refund policy is as follows (all amounts are in US Dollars): Cancellations made before August 31, 2018 will receive a full refund less a $125 administration fee; Cancellations made after August 31, 2018 will not receive a refund. Refunds will be processed to the same credit card that was used for registration payment.

Substitutions may be made through the event.

I'M BRINGING MY SIGNIFICANT OTHER/FAMILY MEMBER. IS THERE A GUEST PASS FOR MEALS OR RECEPTIONS?

We do not offer a guest pass.

WHAT ARE SOME FUN THINGS TO DO IN THE CHICAGO-AREA WHEN NOT AT THE EVENT?

There are many things to do within 5 minutes of the Loews Chicago O’Hare. Please visit our Venue & Travel page for details.

If you are looking to head into downtown Chicago for additional attractions, museums, theaters and restaurants, it is a 30-minute + drive (depending on time of day & traffic) from the Loews Chicago O’Hare. Please visit www.choosechicago.com for attractions information.

IS THERE AN EVENT APP?

The event app, which will include access to the PDF presentations and networking between attendees, will be available to registered attendees in the Apple Store and Google Play in mid-August.

I'M INTERESTED IN A MEDIA PASS, WHO DO I CONTACT?

Please contact Chris McNamara, Content Director, cmcnamara@putman.net.

I'M INTERESTED IN SPEAKING, WHO CAN I CONTACT?

Please contact Keith Larson, VP Content, klarson@putman.net

I'M INTERESTED IN EXHIBITING? WHO CAN I CONTACT?

Please contact Tony D’Avino, VP/Publisher, tdavino@putman.net.