2011 EventCamp National Conference: What to Know Before You Go?

I can’t believe the time is finally here for the 2011 EventCamp National Conference.  In exactly two days our tribe will be gathering in Chicago for an exciting weekend of networking, friendships, fun and education.

As the final arrangements are winding down here are some additional points of information to assist you in preparing for your trip to Chicago and participation in EventCamp 2011:

Chicago Weather Forecast

For those of you that have been to Chicago before you know the weather can be unpredictable.  The below weather forecast is as of this morning (Wed, Feb 9, 2011)

Conference Dress Code

EventCamp is by design, intended to be informal, friendly and collaborative.  As such, there are no specific expectations as to attire.  We want you to feel comfortable and collaborative, so wear whatever gets you into that mode.

As it will be cold in Chicago, you certainly ought to bring warm clothes with you.  You may want to bring a sweater with you to Catalyst Ranch.  Evenings are definitely casual, unless you plan to engage in an activity more formal, on your own.

The Hotel Allegro Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel

The official hotel headquarters for the ECNC 2011, The Hotel Allegro is located just five blocks away from Catalyst Ranch.  Here is contact information for the hotel:

Hotel Allegro Chicago
171 W. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601
Hotel Phone: (312) 236-0123
Hotel Fax: (312) 236-0917

Catalyst Ranch

The entire ECNC 2011 program (except for evening events) will take place at this wonderful facility.  Catalyst Ranch contact info is:

656 W. Randolph
Suite 3W
Chicago, IL 60661
Phone: (312) 207-1710
Fax (312) 207-1712

Parking & Driving Directions

If you are driving in for the event there are several parking options available near Catalyst Ranch.  For a map denoting parking locations and also driving directions please click here.  A validation will be available at Catalyst Ranch to provide discounted parking.  ($10 per day per car)

Special Note: An intercom is to the left of the building door. Please punch in #300 and a facility representative will buzz you in. Take the elevator in the lobby to 3W. The elevator opens directly into the Catalyst Ranch space.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago on Friday!


  1. Christine Melendes says:

    Looking forward to my first F2F EventCamp!!!!


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