Hotel & Travel Information
AWEA has negotiated discounted hotel rates at 24 Chicago hotels for AWEA WINDPOWER 2013 participants.
Orchid Event Solutions (formerly called The Housing Connection) is the ONLY AWEA-designated housing provider for AWEA WINDPOWER 2013. Beware of companies misrepresenting themselves as affiliated with AWEA or WINDPOWER (click here for details).
Please note: The housing deadline for WINDPOWER 2013 has passed.
If you have any changes or cancellations to existing hotel reservations, you will need to contact the conference hotels directly. If you still need a hotel reservation, you can also contact the conference hotels directly to see if they have any additional rooms to sell. With the housing system now closed, any additional rooms the hotels may have to sell will be at whatever prevailing rate they are currently charging.
Click here for a list of the conference hotels.
- Map of the Conference Hotels (PDF)
- Travel Information
Why Stay at a Conference Hotel?
You'll be in the center of conference activity, that's why! You'll be able to network easily with other conference attendees. You'll have access to the complimentary shuttle transportation provided by AWEA. You'll have a better conference experience overall. But there are other reasons that you need to consider before you look at a hotel outside the official AWEA WINDPOWER 2013 housing block.
The conference staff have taken their role of finding a conference site very seriously. They have looked at a number of locations and evaluated the needs of attendees as well as the need for conference meeting space. Based on a guaranteed percentage of attendees staying in official conference hotels, the hotels provide discounted rates from their normal charges.
If the conference does not meet the contracted sleeping room commitment, the hotel in some cases can charge the association for the missing revenue. Unfilled rooms can cost the association thousands of dollars which can apply pressure to increase the conference registration fees to offset these costs. So, please support the conference and the association by staying at the official conference hotels. We think you will find the increased networking opportunities, quality hotel services and amenities, and provided transportation to be worth it!