On-Site Locations & Information

Welcome to DDW

For more than half a century, McCormick Place has built a reputation as the country's premier facility for meetings and conventions. Below is general information on where to find key DDW locations within the convention center. For the most current information and to locate maps, please download the DDW Mobile App.

Registration and Materials

Registration is open in North Hall B of McCormick Place (MCP). The hours are noon through 8 p.m. today, 7 a.m–6 p.m. Saturday through Monday, and 7 a.m–4 p.m. Tuesday. If you’ve already received your badge in the mail before the meeting (it was in a yellow envelope) — you don’t need to go to the main registration area. Take the entire envelope containing your badge and all of your tickets to one of the materials pick-up areas, located in North Hall B and in select DDW hotels (Hyatt Regency Chicago, Hilton Chicago or Palmer House Hilton).

If you didn’t receive your badge in the mail prior to the meeting, or if you need to have a change or correction made, please go to Registration in North Hall B.

South Hall A

Clustered together this year, attendees will find several key locations in South Hall A of MCP.

  • DDW 2018 Booth 
  • DDW Career and Recruitment Center 
  • DDW On Demand
  • DDW TechConnect and Mobile App Kiosks
  • DDW Trainee and Young GI Lounge
  • DDW TV
  • AGA Store
  • ASGE Store

Exhibit and Poster Halls

Also in South Hall A of MCP, you will find these halls. They also include the following within them:

  • DDW ePosters Theater
  • DDW Exhibit Headquarters
  • DDW Exhibitor Business Suites, Lounge, Floor Manager
  • DDW Poster Presenter Pick-Up Information Desk and Pick Up
  • DDW P.U.R.E. Café
  • DDW Theater (Product Theater and Satellite Symposia)
  • AASLD Booth (#1916)
  • AGA Booth (#1516)
  • ASGE Booth (#2221)
  • ASGE Learning Center and Hands-On Courses

Other Locations

  • Baggage and Coat Check: North Hall B 
  • Business Center (FedEx Office): Grand Concourse, Level 2.5
  • Continuing Medical Education (CME)/Certificate of Attendance: North Hall B 
  • DDW Letters: Grand Concourse Lobby
  • First Aid/Medical Offices: Grand Concourse, Level 2.5
  • Speaker Headquarters: N426
  • Shuttle Bus Desk: South Building, Level 1
  • Symposium Central: S406 Lobby

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