7th Annual oSTEM Conference - Registration, Hotel, and Travel

Registration for the 2017 oSTEM Annual Conference is now live!

Registration has been extended until November 8th, 11:30pm Central!
Conference badges can be picked up during check-in at the conference venue.
If you have any questions please email conference-logistics@ostem.org.


Individual Funding Requests - Closed

As a non-profit organization, oSTEM has a limited budget to provide supplemental funding for individual conference participants with a demonstrated need and desire to fully participate in conference activities. Please note this particular request process is not open to oSTEM Chapter Leaders or Members - including students who attend institutions with an active oSTEM Chapter. Please contact finance@ostem.org for any questions

oSTEM Chapter Leaders and Members Funding Requests

Chapter Leader's will receive instructions on how to apply for chapter funding no later than Sept. 1 from the oSTEM Membership Team. For any questions related to oSTEM Chapter funding please contact membership@ostem.org. Members should follow up with their chapter leaders to ensure they are responsive to the instructions from the oSTEM Membership Team.

Hotel Information

The Hyatt Regency O'Hare (9300 Bryn Mawr Ave, Rosemont Illinois, USA, 60018) is our preferred conference hotel and the site for the main conference programming and activities this year. To make a hotel reservation in the oSTEM discounted block, please click the below button.

Below are the hotel room prices per night. Please note the prices do not include state and local taxes (~14%) and any additional fees.

  • Single Occupancy: ~$179
  • Double Occupancy: ~$179
  • Triple Occupancy: ~$209
  • Quadruple Occupancy: ~$229

Reserve a Hotel Room

Please note that this discounted rate can only be guaranteed until 11/8/2017, 12pm Central Time (Extended from original 10/16/2017 date). Please book as early as possible to lock in your rate.

Air Travel

If flying, there are multiple airports to fly into this for this year's conference. We recommend flying into the O'Hare International Airport if possible.

  • O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • Midway International Airport (MDW)

Below are several airlines that provide discounts to the oSTEM 2017 Annual Conference participants:

Airline Discount Code Additional Information
Air Canada

Our Official Canadian Airline for the Conference

TNXQHEM1 Must be used on Air Canada for flights made to ORD. Valid for a travel perioud of 11/8 - 11/26.
Delta Meeting Event Code: NMQJ5 Must be used on Delta. Valid for a travel period of 11/11 - 11/22. Percentage discounts varies from 2% to 10% based on ticket type.
United Offer Code: ZYH9377767 Must be used on United. Valid for a travel period of 11/11 - 11/23. Percentage discounts varies from 2% to 10% based on ticket type.

Ground Transporation

From O'Hare International Airport

The Hyatt Regency O'Hare has a 24 hour, complimentary shuttle service, which runs every 15 minutes from the hotel near the ORD airport.

Follow the red shuttle sign at the airport to the designated pick-up area: O'Hare Bus/Shuttle Center Door One. Shuttle buses will have signage that reads "Hyatt Regency O'Hare."

From Midway International Airport

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
A new Ventra Card is $5 and a single ride is $3. The total transit time will be 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Basic Directions

  1. Orange Line toward the Loop, 12 stops
  2. Transfer to Blue Line at Clark/Lake station
  3. Blue Line, 15 stops
  4. Get off at Rosemont Station
  5. Walk 1/2 mile to the hotel

Rideshare Options (~50 min)

  • Lyft Line: $13-$39
  • Uber Pool: $13-$37
  • UberX: $29-$39
We also have the following discount codes available for first time users of Lyft or Uber:
  • LYFToSTEM2017
  • uberoSTEM2017

Main Tourist Attractions

Millenium Park - Home of "The Bean"

201 E Randolph St, Chicago IL 60602
Train: Washington Station CTA stop, 45 min w/2 min walk
Uber/Lift: 45 minute, ~$25

Deep Dish Pizza: Giordano's vs Lou Malnati's

Giordano's: 9413 W Higgins Rd, Rosemont, IL 600018 (5 min, $6 Uber/Lyft)
Lou Malnati's: 650 N Northwest Hwy, Park Ridge, IL 60068 (15 min, $10 Uber/Lyft)
Multiple locations nearby the Hyatt and around Chicago

Lincoln Park Zoo

2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
Train: Sedgwick CTA stop, 55 min w/12 minute walk
Uber/Lyft: 50 minute, ~$28

Navy Pier

600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Train: Grand CTA stop, 45 min w/15 min walk
Uber/Lyft: 45 min, ~$21

Willis Tower Skydeck

233 S. Wacker Dr. Chicago, IL 60606 (Enter Jackson Blvd)
Train: Jackson CTA stop, 40 min w/2 min walk
Uber/Lyft: 40 min, ~$25

Museum of Science and Industry Chicago

5700 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637
Train: Metra Electric Line CTA stop, 60 min w/5 min walk
Uber/Lyft: 50 min, ~$26

Queer Attractions and Resources


Casual restaurants and exciting nightlife
Train: Belmont CTA stop, 50 min w/5 min walk
Uber/Lyft: 45 min, ~$25


A small north side neighborhood known for its Swedish heritage, welcoming attitude, and diverse array of locally-owned businesses
Don't miss out on George's Ice Cream
Train: Berwyn/Bryn Mawr CTA stop, 60 min w/5 min walk
Uber/Lyft: 45 min, ~$20

Queer Chicago Resources

If you have any questions about Travel or Hotels, please contact the Conference Logistics Team or reach out to us on Twitter at @OUTinSTEM.

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