Chicago 89th Annual Meeting of the ATA

Visa, Passports and Local Transportation

Visas and Passports

Every person entering the United States should be in possession of a valid passport and/or identification card. Please contact the nearest United States Embassy or Consulate to your home for further information. The process of obtaining a visa to attend meetings in the U.S. may take some time. You are strongly urged to apply for a visa as early as possible, preferably at least 60 days before the start of the 89th Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association. For detailed information regarding obtaining a visa, please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas.html

You may request a letter of invitation from the ATA to assist you for travel purposes when registering for the 89th Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association. Please email meetings@thyroid.org with your full contact information (full name, degree, company, mailing address, email address, telephone number) to submit your request.

 

Airport Information

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) is located 12 miles Southwest of the Sheraton Grand Chicago. The ATA nor the Sheraton Grand Chicago provides shuttle service from the airport to the hotel. Please Visit MDW airport website for transportation options from MDW.

Driving directions from MDW: From Chicago Midway International Airport, 5700 S Cicero Ave, Chicago, IL 60638, USA: Get on I-55 N/Stevenson Expy for 8 min (2.6 mi). Continue to US-41 N/S Lake Shore Drive. Take the U.S. 41 N/Lake Shore Drive N exit from I-55 N/Stevenson Expy for 8 min (7.2 mi). Follow US-41 N/S Lake Shore Drive and S Columbus Drive to E North Water Street for 9 min (2.8 mi). Sheraton Grand Chicago301 E North Water St, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.

Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is located 18 miles Northwest of the Sheraton Grand Chicago. The ATA nor the Sheraton Grand Chicago provides shuttle service from the airport to the hotel. Please Visit ORD airport website for transportation options from ORD.

Driving directions from ORD: From O’Hare International Airport, 10000 W O’Hare Ave, Chicago, IL 60666, USA: Get on I-190 E for 2 min (0.8 mi). Drive along I-90 E. Take exit 50B from I-90 E for 23 min (15.7 mi). Continue on W Ohio Street. Take W Illinois St to E North Water Street for 7 min (1.1 mi). Sheraton Grand Chicago301 E North Water St, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.

Hotel Parking

On-site parking fee: 59 USD daily

Valet parking fee: 69 USD daily

Other Local Transportation Options

Car Rental Facilities near the Sheraton Grand Chicago:

Hertz, 151 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601; Phone: +1 312-819-3738

For additional rental car options, visit the airport websites above for options.

Bus Station:  Union Station – 1.2 miles SW from hotel

Subway Station: Chicago Transit Authority Red Line – 0.7 miles NW from hotel

Train Stations:

  • Clark/Lake CTA Station: 1.2 miles from hotel
  • Grand/State CTA Station: 0.6 miles from hotel
  • Ogilvie Transportation Center: 1.5 miles SW from hotel
  • Union Railway Station: 2 miles SW from hotel
  • Union Station: 1 mile from hotel