Mid-America Competitiveness Conference


2021 Mid-America EDC Competitiveness Conference

December 1-3, 2021

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611


CLICK HERE to view the Competitiveness Conference schedule, registration, and hotel information.



The Mid-America EDC Leadership is pleased to announce that we are proceeding with planning for the in-person conference in Chicago!  Be assured that we proceed in our planning with a focus on health and safety for all and will continue to communicate all important health and safety related information that is related to this event. 

Registration for the conference, including the release of the full schedule of events, will open by October 11th, so be sure to look for more information in your inbox and at www.midamericaedc.org! For your calendar/schedule/flight planning, please note that the Conference will begin at the approximately 1:00 p.m. CT on December 1st and end at approximately Noon on December 3rd

Hotel Reservations & Parking:

A limited number of rooms are blocked for the nights of November 29 & 30, and December 1, 2, & 3 at the rate of $226 per night.  You may BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM before November 11th

Onsite valet parking is available at the rate of $71 per day.  Offsite parking is available at the rate of $51 per day.  Please contact the hotel with questions/to request more information. 

COVID-19 Protocol & Hotel Safety Information:

Mid-America EDC will follow CDC, state, and local guidelines, as well as facility-specific COVID-19 policies, for any in-person events to ensure the safety of all participants. The association will continue to monitor and assess the COVID-19 situation and make adjustments to our protocols. Final guidance related to COVID-19 and attending the 2021 Competitiveness Conference & Site Selector Forum will be issued later this Fall.

Marriott Chicago Downtown Commitment to Clean Process/Procedures:  https://book.passkey.com/e/50158770