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Cutting edge technology at McCormick Square

Chicago is a premier technology hub that has always pushed the boundaries of innovation and engineering. With a wide range of advanced technologies available in various meeting spaces across Chicago, your meeting can be sophisticated and progressive as the city itself.

McCormick Place

At McCormick Place, your meeting attendees will always stay connected. With 900 of the latest Cisco access points, licensed for 64,000 concurrent users, as well as 100 additional access points for augmentation or rapid deployment, information sharing is swift.

Internet delivery at McCormick Place is geographically redundant, using five different ISPs that travel along one of two geographically separate routes in active configuration. Every building in McCormick Place’s facilities is connected via both single mode and multi-mode fibers.

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Complimentary WiFi is available on exhibit floors during move in and move out as well as in the public/function spaces and meeting rooms at all times. During actual show days, it is available in permanent hotspot and pod areas, determined by the Show Manager.

If attendees wish to upgrade their WiFi, they may choose from two options that can be purchased directly from their devices. For multi-device and user discounts or show buyouts, please contact the McCormick Place technology department at (312) 791-6113 or


We also provide rentals for hubs, firewalls, and switches.

MARTY by McCormick Square

MARTY by McCormick Square is the official smart phone app for McCormick Square, the McCormick Place Convention Center campus, and the surrounding neighborhoods.

MARTY contains information for nearly 250 establishments on campus and in the surrounding neighborhoods. The content is “living” so it can be easily updated at any time with new offering, photos, etc. The app is broken down into five categories, including:

  • Attractions
  • Mind & Body
  • Food & Drink
  • Services
  • Events

In addition to serving as a database of on and off campus establishments, MARTY features:

  • GPS guided directions
  • Estimated travel time
  • Price ranges for establishments
  • Information on each establishment
  • Links to more information on McCormick Square

MARTY can be used by MPEA employees, locals, and visitors, and aims to be a useful guide to the McCormick Square campus and its surrounding neighborhoods.


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