FAQ

Registration

When does conference registration open for Going PRo? Tickets are available now CLICK HERE to sign-up!

Can I register for more than one person when registering for myself? No, you must register one ticket at a time. They must be separate transactions. You will be required to choose your site visits, and you will not have the opportunity to choose more than the two you will be going on.

How much are tickets? Tickets are $70.00

What does the ticket include? Two full days of programming:

  1. Two (2) site visits a stadium, practice facility, corporate company or PR agency.
  2. Private show and networking reception at The Second City
  3. Three (3) breakout sessions
  4. Closing reception
  5. Light refreshments
  6. Bus transportation to visits (if applicable)

*Conference registration does not include public transit tickets; there will be staff to help you purchase one at the event at check-in.

Can I register for just one day of the conference? Do I have to register for the full two-days of programming? At this time, the only ticket available is to register for the full two-day conference.

Lodging/Transportation

When should I plan to arrive? Conference check-in will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. with Welcome Remarks at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 2nd. Please allow yourself enough time to check in and get a public transit pass.

If you are flying into Chicago, we highly recommend arriving on Thursday, March 1st.

If you are driving to Chicago, we recommend planning your route accordingly to arrive with enough time to leave your bags at your hotel. Although your room may not be ready, most hotels offer to hold luggage.

Where should I stay? We recommend checking out the following places to stay:

The Congress Hotel: This hotel is a 6-minute walk from the Going PRo headquarters with reasonable rates around $120 per night.

Club Quarters Hotel/Central Loop Hotel: This hotel is a 6-minute walk from the Going PRo headquarters with reasonable rates around $90 per night.

HI Chicago: This hostel is a 5-minute walk from the Going PRo headquarters. Don’t let the word ‘hostel’ scare you away. HI is an incredibly smart choice if you are traveling with a group, and is a clean, safe and trendy place to stay. You can have your whole group stay together in a “dorm style” room with 10 bunk beds. They have budget-friendly rates around $35 per person, per night.

 

How can I get around the city? Public Transit (train and bus): Upon arrival Friday morning, we will escort groups to the train station to help attendees purchase transit cards. They will be needed for most site visits.

Your registration materials will contain a map of the surrounding area.

Google Maps/Apple Maps have an option to pick your transit type: walking, driving, but also public transit. When you choose that option you can see bus routes and train routes that will work best for you.

We recommend, downloading ridesharing apps, like Uber or Lyft to be as prepared as possible.