67th Annual SVC Technical Conference • May 6 - 9, 2024

Education Program • May 4 - 9 | Technology Exhibit • May 7 - 8

TechCon Venue

Hilton Chicago Hotel
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60605, USA

In 2024 we will meet in-person at the Hilton Chicago Hotel, the “grand dame” of Chicago’s hotels and located in the heart of downtown on Michigan Ave. Boasting ultra-modern meeting space and amenities, it is hard to conceive of a better location to host our flagship event. We have secured an extremely attractive conference lodging rate of $249.00 + tax/night (double occupancy).

In order for us to secure meeting and exhibition space of this quality, we must commit to a sizable room block and if we come up “short”, we are contractually obligated to pay for every unused room night at the full price! As you can imagine, that is an incredible financial commitment, one that we are happy to do in order to provide the experience that everyone expects from an SVC TechCon. This year, we have adopted a proactive protocol, first implemented in 2023, that averted the threat of attrition for the first time in over 10 years. Understanding the rationale behind the “process” will help you understand the sequence of events as you secure hotel accommodations and your conference registration.

During conference registration, you’ll be asked for a hotel confirmation code. You’ll need this confirmation code to secure the lower conference rate (a $210 savings). If you did not book your hotel room yet, you’ll have an opportunity to go to the Chicago Hilton site to reserve your room. If you book your hotel room else where, or can not provide the Chicago Hilton confirmation code, you will be directed to a pricing structure that is $210 higher. This policy does not apply to those who register as “exhibit visitors” or “tutorial only” participants. This $210 allows us to establish a reserve that is used to offset any attrition costs we experience and allows all of our conference participants the flexibility to stay at a location of their choosing.

If you register for the conference at the higher rate and subsequently make your hotel reservations at the Chicago Hilton, then we will be delighted to refund the difference directly to you! Just let Jacque Matanis know by email, provide her with your Hilton registration details and the refund will be promptly issued. The easiest thing to do is to plan your schedule for the TechCon before you start the registration process so you can make your hotel registration and conference registration in a streamlined manner.

TechCon Accommodations

The hotel room rate of $249.00 + tax/night (double occupancy, inclusive of resort fee) is guaranteed until April 12, 2024. Be sure to book your room prior to this date to get the best rate.   Inclusive in the SVC TechCon special rate is high speed guest room internet access along with access to the Athletic Club.

Early Bird Incentive!

Full conference attendees who pay their registration fee and book their hotel stay at the Hilton Chicago by March 1, 2024 will automatically be entered into a drawing to receive a complimentary registration for the 2025 TechCon in Nashville, Tennessee.

PLEASE NOTE: The SVC has negotiated directly with the Hilton Chicago special conference room rates and space.  In order to secure these rooms at the conference rate you will need to book your room directly through the link that is posted only on the SVC TechCon website and our SVC registration portal..  The SVC has not authorized any third party to sell rooms on our behalf.  If you are contacted by anyone representing themselves as an agent of the SVC to assist you in securing hotel rooms please be advised that you are the likely target of a scam.