Member Associations, Exhibitors, Sponsors, and others are welcome to host meetings, trainings, receptions and other gatherings during WEFTEC.

Rules for Affiliated Functions:

  1. Meeting and/or reception space is not available at McCormick Place convention center.
  2. Affiliated functions cannot/will not be scheduled during WEFTEC's core program hours:
    Saturday, September 30 | No restrictions
    Sunday, October 1 | No restrictions
    Monday, October 2 | Restricted 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Tuesday, October 3 | Restricted 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Wednesday, October 4 | Restricted 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
    Exceptions can be made to accommodate training meetings for exhibiting companies’ personnel or manufacturers’ representatives.
  3. Product displays are prohibited in locations outside of the official exhibit hall at the convention center.

Venue Options:

Official conference hotels will welcome your meeting/reception business, including those listed below:

Reserve a hospitality suite at one of the official conference hotels through WEFTEC Housing. Hospitality suites are parlors attached to guest rooms.

Use the Chicago Concierge tool to explore a curated selection of restaurants, attractions, and special event venues.