Plan Your Visit

Start planning now for the Annual Meeting! Here you will find everything you need to help make your trip a success including information on accessibility & inclusion, hotel, travel, venue, and onsite services.

Accessibility and Inclusion


NCTM supports a safe and respectful environment focused on building a better community during your conference experience. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully.

NCTM includes the following in the conference planning process:

  • The Opening, Closing, and Iris Carl Equity Session will have live ASL interpretation with reserved seating in the front of the session room. 
  • NCTM contracts with ASL agencies to secure Interpreters for onsite services. NCTM actively seeks to meet the needs of all accommodations during presentations.
  • Speakers will use microphones for all sessions. 
  • NCTM works with onsite AV technicians to ensure speakers enable captioning for all presentations.
  • NCTM provides a quiet room for attendees during the conference. A quiet room is a space where you can experience complete tranquility. By blocking out all external noise and distractions, a quiet room allows you to relax and recharge while onsite.
  • For the visually impaired, a printed copy of the program book is available upon request.
  • All visual information presented during the keynote and sessions is verbally communicated. Speakers will verbally communicate what they present on their slides.
    • If you are attending with a colleague who will be providing sighted assistance navigating the conference spaces, please contact [email protected].
  • NCTM works with local businesses to provide scooter rental information to ensure your onsite mobility needs can be accommodated.
  • NCTM partners with a transportation service to provide ADA shuttles to and from the hotel and convention center throughout the conference.
  • Attendees have access to a lactation room.
  • There are gender-neutral restrooms located throughout the event space.
  • NCTM’s Event Code of Conduct outlines expectations for all attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, service providers, and volunteers (collectively, “participants”) at NCTM virtual and in-person events.

Accessibility at the Convention Center

Visitors with disabilities will have wheelchairs, scooters, information booths, designated parking, TDD telephones, and other services available. 

Manual and Mobilized Scooters are available for a per-day fee through Scootaround Personal Transportation Solutions. To find out more about how the Scootaround locations can help you with their wheelchair or mobility scooter rental services. Call directly at 1-888-441-7575 or email for more information. Please coordinate directly with the agency.  

Lactation Room
The Mamava is a freestanding lactation suite designed to provide attendees with a private space to attend to their lactation needs. The pod comes complete with two spacious benches, a fold-down table, and power outlets. Mamava pods can be unlocked with the proprietary Bluetooth-enabled SmartLock. Mamava Lactation Suites are available in the Lakeside Center Level 2 by the Gift Shop, South Level 2.5 across from Starbucks and West Level 1 near the Main Information Desk on Indiana Avenue. Please download the Mamava Mobile App to unlock the suites. Our First Aid Offices are available as well and can assist in storage.

All-Gender Restrooms
All-gender restrooms are located throughout the McCormick Place Convention Center. Please look for the specific signage upon entering.  

Service Animals 
Trained service animals are permitted in the McCormick Place Convention Center with proper supervision. 

If you need to request accommodation for the Annual Conference, please contact NCTM Conference Services at [email protected] by August 16, 2024.  

For more Convention Center Accessibility information, please visit the McCormick Place Convention Center website.  

Conference Resources

Mobile App
In our effort to keep our conferences “paper-light,” the NCTM event app keeps you connected with every aspect of the meeting. This free app allows you to search sessions, speakers, and exhibits, view the Exhibit Hall floor plan, highlight your favorite presentations, rate presentations, and interact with your colleagues! More information on how to download the app is coming soon.

Program Book 
The program book is fully digital. There is very limited availability for printed handouts onsite. Materials for education sessions and programming, including a daily schedule, will be available on the NCTM website for download in advance of the event. A fully searchable program is also available online and on the mobile app. 

Online Planner 
When available, you can use the online planner to build your conference itinerary and keep track of your personal activities. Stay updated on workshops, bursts, and cancellations for your scheduled sessions.  

Session Search 
Search sessions by using criteria such as keyword, session name, speaker's first or last name, date, category (including grade band and topics), session types, and locations. 



Hyatt Regency McCormick Place 
2233 S MLK Drive 
Chicago, IL 60616 
Room Rate: $335 
Must book by 8/31/24  

Make plans to stay at NCTM's headquarters hotel, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, or one of the many NCTM official hotels near the McCormick Place Convention Center to secure your preferred room at the best possible rate. Unlike online discounters, NCTM will never charge you a booking or service fee.                                  

Attendee Housing

Exhibitor Housing

Benefits of Reserving with NCTM

  • Save money with low, negotiated rates at NCTM conference hotels. Official hotels have guaranteed that NCTM's rates are the lowest during the conference dates.
  • Experience the best networking opportunities and meet leaders in education.
  • Stay where the action is at our headquarters hotel– Hyatt Regency McCormick Place or the many NCTM hotels near the McCormick Place Convention Center.
  • Book with confidence knowing that all hotels have been inspected and approved by NCTM, and our official housing provider, MCI USA (formerly Wyndham Jade), who will assist you with any hotel challenges from booking to on-site.

Beware of False and Fraudulent Housing Claims

NCTM has designated MCI USA (formerly Wyndham Jade) as the only housing provider for the NCTM 2024 Annual Meeting & Exposition. Some fraudulent companies and organizations will try to present themselves as official partners of NCTM and offer you a potential room that might not be guaranteed or available. Should you be contacted by someone other than MCI USA (formerly Wyndham Jade) or NCTM, please let us know by calling 972-349-7476 or emailing us at [email protected].

Onsite Services

Information Booth
The Information Booth will be located in the North Building of McCormick Place, level one entrance. Please see an associate for details regarding parking, lost and found, dining recommendations, and much more. In addition, McCormick Place information desks are the checkpoints for information about events in the facility and are available in McCormick Place services. The closest one for NCTM attendees is level three Lakeside center

Lost and Found
Lost and Found items will be turned in each day to the associate at the Information Booth.

Shuttle Transportation
Shuttle service is provided between the McCormick Place Convention Center North Hall and the hotels in our block. Please refer to the sign in your hotel lobby for additional information and changes.

Shuttle Bus Schedule

Baggage and Coat Check 
Bag and coat check will be available at the McCormick Place Convention Center on Thursday and Friday between 7:30 AM–5:00 PM and Saturday between 7:30 AM–2:00 PM in Hall B1. Please note that the average forecasted weather in Chicago in late September is around 65 F/18 C degrees during the day. Business casual attire is suggested for the event, keeping in mind the McCormick Place Convention Center meeting room temperatures will fluctuate depending on the room size and attendance.  

First Aid 
First Aid will be staffed throughout the North Building. Additionally, there is a first aid office on Level 2.5 of the Grand Concourse near the FedEx Office. EMTs are available via radio. Hours of operation:  

Wednesday   6:00 AM–7:00 PM   
7:00 AM–5:30 PM 
Friday  7:00 AM–8:00 PM 
7:00 AM–7:00 PM 



NCTM has partnered with Delta and United Airlines to provide the best possible price for your upcoming flight.  

Booking with Delta

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for NCTM. You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 8:00 AM–6:30 PM (ET) and refer to Meeting Event Code NM3S7.
*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.

Book with Delta 

Booking with United

Call your professional travel agency or book online via and please click on discount code ZP5X298679

MileagePlus members earn valuable miles for their travel when using the Meetings discount code. If you need assistance booking via United, please call United Meetings Reservation Desk Monday – Friday at (800) 426-1122.  Booking fees are waived for Meeting reservations.

Book with United

Parking at the Convention Center

McCormick Place North Building – Lot A 
2301 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
The parking rate is $25 for up to 16 hours and $38 from 16 to 24 hours. There are no in-and-out privileges. All are in close proximity and walking distance to our convention complex and are ADA accessible. For detailed parking and driving directions please visit the McCormick Place website.



McCormick Place Convention Center

Located just minutes from downtown Chicago, McCormick Place is the premier convention facility in North America and home to some of the largest and most attended conventions, meetings, and tradeshows in the world. Visit the McCormick Place Convention Center website for more information.

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