Health is influenced not only by where you live, but also by where you work and play. Just 20 miles west of Chicago, DuPage County and their 38 communities, take pride in continually being recognized as the healthiest county in Illinois. With each community offering unique and eclectic Midwestern experiences, DuPage touts over 100 hotels offering 16,000 rooms to accommodate guests, and over 2 million square feet of combined meeting space. When guests step outside their meeting or event, they can carve their own path along DuPage’s 500 miles of trails, or actively explore 60 forest preserves and 30 lakes and ponds never more than 10 minutes away. That’s why Connect chose DuPage to host its 2019 Connect Chicago conference February 23-26, at Eaglewood Resort & Spa.
Connect Chicago caters to planners and suppliers representing the association, corporate and international meetings and events considering the Chicago region. The event will kick off on Saturday, February 23, with an optional complimentary pre-conference “DuMore Connecting” familiarization tour exploring local bites and sights, as well as visits to various hotels with meeting and event space. The core conference programing will begin Monday afternoon through Tuesday with prescheduled one-on-one meetings, industry-specific continuing education sessions, keynote general sessions and quality networking with industry colleagues.
“2019 will mark the fourth year for Connect Chicago, one of our fastest-growing events,” said Chris Collinson, president of Connect. “Hosting the event in DuPage County will give our attendees a chance to see what we’ve known for years—that DuPage has everything a planner needs and more.”
“DuMore DuPage” says it all. “DuMore DuPage isn’t just our brand—it’s a reflection of the people and places that make DuPage County a special place to live, work, meet and play. DuPage County embodies the ideal destination for all visitors,” said Beth Marchetti, executive director of DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau.
“At Eaglewood Resort & Spa, guests can expect spectacular accommodations and amenities immediately upon arrival with awe-inspiring Frank Lloyd Wright design, floor-to-ceiling windows and wood detailing,” said Eaglewood General Manager Eric Bates. “We offer three distinct dining options, including the new Prairie River restaurant which overlooks our expansive 106-acre property, a six-lane, retro-style bowling alley, an 18-hole championship golf course and a full-service luxury spa for those looking to restore balance, harmony and peace in their lives.”
With global connectivity through both O’Hare and Midway International Airports, DuPage lies at the crossroads of the nation – where 4 major interstates meet and an extensive rail system provides access to and from Chicago and regional cities. However you choose to arrive in DuPage for Connect Chicago, guests will be pleased by the accessibility matched by affordability, modern amenities and local experiences.
“We could not have chosen a more convenient location,” said Angie Ahrens, CMP, senior director of Meetings and Events for Connect. “We are looking forward to taking Connect Chicago to DuPage. With many of our attendees used to traveling into the city, this will accommodate a change of scenery with complimentary parking, spacious accommodations and a new outlook on meetings in the healthiest destination in Illinois.”
We invite you to “DuMore in DuPage,” and register for Connect Chicago to experience what the healthiest destination in Illinois can do for you. For more information, contact Justin at 630-575-8070, or by emailing at Justin@DiscoverDuPage.com.