When it comes to meeting and event spaces, Chicago offers the very best in location, marketing, service, and amenities. One of Chicago's biggest meeting place highlights is McCormick Place, which has built a reputation as the country's premier facility for meetings and conventions for more than half a century.

The entire space is equipped with leading-edge technology and located within a five-mile radius of more than 33,000 downtown Chicago hotel rooms.

Convention Facility Features:

• Free Wi-Fi
• 2.6 million square feet of exhibit halls
• 173 meeting rooms providing nearly 1.2 million square feet of space
• Assembly seating for 15,000 people
• Chicago's largest ballroom, the Skyline Ballroom (103,760 ft.)
• 4,249-seat theater (Arie Crown Theater)
• 3 theaters seating 300 or more each
• Ceiling heights up to 50 feet
• Easy access and over 5,000 parking spaces



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Convention Success: McCormick Place Testimonials

An astonishing 2,600,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space. The largest ballroom in the Western Hemisphere. Cost savings that extend from the 0.0% markup on food and beverage, to an Exhibitor Bill of Rights that allows attendees to set up and dismantle.

Lakeside Center

Lakeside Center ( formerly the East Building) reopened in 1998 in  the original McCormick Place structure. It features more than  583,000 square feet of exhibit space and has been retrofitted to meet the needs of a variety of different groups in the mid-sized and growing event market.

McCormick Place North

The McCormick Place North addition, which was completed in 1986, features more than 700,000 square feet of exhibit space that can be used independently or in conjunction with McCormick Place South and/or Lakeside Center. 
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McCormick Place South

Opened in 1996, the South Building features 840,000 square feet of exhibit space and is linked to the other two buildings by a glass-enclosed Grand Concourse.

McCormick Place West

Whether your group is 200 people or 20,000, McCormick Place West is just the right size. The entire building was specifically designed to adapt to your needs, never feeling too big or too small, while  always promoting social interaction and comfortable surroundings. 

Green Initiatives

Since 2007, McCormick Place has committed itself to conservation and ecologically sustainable initiatives. McCormick Place has prioritized sustainable green policies as a top business strategy, striving to find new ways to adapt to existing practices to be more green. Switching to renewable energy and LEED certified building is proof of McCormick Place's green commitment, and its Green Action Team works to customize green initiatives for every event held at the convention center.
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McCormick Place Reforms

Thanks to a recent agreement between McCormick Place, Navy Pier, MPEA, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 134, and International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 2, Chicago is a more attractive destination for conventions and trade shows. 
Chicago is now the most customer-friendly convention and trade show destination in the country. Download our McCormick Place Reforms brochure to find out more.
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