26th Annual National Conference

Conference Location and Accommodations

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 N. Michigan Ave.
(Driveway Entrance on 541 N. Rush St.)
Chicago, IL 60611

Meeting Room Directory:
General Sessions: Grand Ballroom Salon III, 7th Floor
Exhibits: Grand Ballroom Salons I-II, 7th Floor
Registration: 7th Floor

Chicago Marriott Downtown

The 26th Annual National Conference will be held at the Marriott Downtown Chicago, situated on Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile among world-famous shops, restaurants and entertainment. The hotel is within walking distance of some of the Windy City's top attractions, including the beautiful lakefront, Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, Millennium Park, and theater and music districts. Rejuvenated luxury hotel guest rooms feature HD flat-screen TVs, plush Revive® bedding and accessories, and ergonomic furnishings.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago for what promises to be an outstanding educational and networking opportunity in a city renowned for jazz, blues, and breathtaking views!

Chicago Marriott Facts: Click here for a printable Marriott Hotel Fact Sheet.

Maps and Transportation: The Marriott Downtown is approximately 12 miles from Chicago Midway International Airport and 15 miles from O'Hare International Airport and is easily accessible via taxi, subway, or airport shuttle. Click here for maps, ground transportation information, and driving directions.

Parking: A parking discount is available to conference registrants. Overnight and short-term self-parking at the Marriott is $27. Vouchers to receive the discount for short-term parking will be available at the conference registration desk. For Marriott overnight guests, the discounted rate will be on your room bill, so you do not need a voucher.

Hotel Reservations • Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

You are strongly encouraged to make your hotel reservation early. Once our group's block of rooms is sold out, it may be difficult to secure a downtown hotel reservation.

Hotel Discounted Room Rate: There are a limited number of rooms available for Saturday, Sept. 30 through Wednesday, Oct. 4 at a special conference rate of $259.00. Discounted guest room Internet is available for $1.00 (Rates are per room per night and subject to prevailing state and local taxes.) All reservations must be accompanied by a first-night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Refer to your Marriott confirmation email for the cancellation policy.

Hotel Reservation Deadline: Extended to Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, or when rooms sell out, whichever comes first. You are strongly encouraged to make your reservation before the group block is released on Sept. 15. Reservations received after Sept. 15, or after the room block is sold out, will be accepted on a space-available basis at the prevailing room rate.

Hotel Reservation Process: The preferred reservation method is online. A dedicated reservation website is available for this conference to allow you to make, modify or cancel your hotel reservation online, as well as to take advantage of other services offered by the hotel.

Online Reservations:  Chicago Marriott Downtown Group Reservations 

Toll-Free Reservations: 877-303-0104
Important Note: You must use this dedicated reservation phone number and mention “26th Annual National Conference” to ensure access to our special group rate!

* UnitedHealth Group Employees: Please follow the reservation instructions listed above to receive the group discounted rate. Do not use Concur or BCD Travel for Chicago Marriott reservations.

OptumHealth Education appreciates your support in booking your hotel reservation at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. The number of hotel rooms used for this conference directly impacts hotel rates, conference costs and registration fees.

Housing Contact: Attendees are responsible for their travel and lodging arrangements. If you experience problems making your reservation at the Chicago Marriott Downtown, email moreinfo@optumhealtheducation.com, or call 612-395-8486.

Conference Attire

Attire for the conference is business. Although every effort is made to maintain a comfortable learning environment, meeting room temperatures can fluctuate greatly and may be difficult to control. Since it is difficult to adjust meeting room temperatures to suit individual preferences, please bring a sweater or jacket, and/or wear layered clothing to ensure your comfort.

Chicago Marriott Downtown