2024 Chicago Seminars at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare September 20-22, 2024


This fall, there are once again two miles & points conferences happening in Chicago, though this time around they are on separate weekends and at separate locations. We’ll be publishing a post about each conference today so that readers can review both offerings.

The first of those conferences will be happening September 20-22, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. This conference is being hosted by the team that ran last year’s seminars at the Holiday Inn Elk Grove.

The Deal

Event tickets must be purchased and include the following:

  • Access to all speaker and panel sessions at host venue
  • Lunch on both Saturday and Sunday
  • A complimentary drink at the Friday night Reception

There is no virtual option and sessions will not be recorded.

Although registration is nonrefundable, registration is transferable for a $25 fee and must be completed by Monday, September 16, 2024. Email admin@chicagoseminars.org if you would like to transfer a ticket.

Key Terms

  • Tickets are nonrefundable but are transferable for a $25 fee
  • No chargebacks on tickets
  • If you break any of the terms or are asked to leave by the organizers for any reason, you will not be allowed to attend any future events

Quick Thoughts

The two conferences being held in Chicago this year are each offering something a little bit different, including some different speakers, a different price point and some different additional ancillary differences.

Chicago Seminars Hyatt Regency O’Hare organizers share some 2024 highlights:

2024 Event Highlights

  • Venue Upgrade: Moving to the Hyatt Regency O’Hare for better accessibility and value in light of rising costs at the Holiday Inn Chicago Elk Grove Village.
  • Program: Expect a mix of sessions from expert speakers, opportunities for networking, and a diverse range of topics.
  • Community-Driven Event: Chicago Seminars has always been a community-driven and volunteer-run event. This year, we’re taking a step further in introducing an open Call for Presentations, inviting participants to suggest or even present topics.
  • Charity: Chicago Seminars continues its long standing tradition of giving back to the community. Last year, the event raised over $15,000 for our charity partners.

Organizers of this event explain that the move to the Hyatt Regency O’Hare was in response to attendee feedback in order to accommodate a desire for a “more modern and conveniently-located venue”. A Hyatt will appeal to those chasing elite nights for obvious reasons and the Regency O’Hare is certainly closer to the airport for those arriving at O’Hare.

The event page lists 2024 speakers to be announced soon. Speakers and topics from the 2023 iteration of this conference can be found on the website. Unfortunately, the Frequent Miler team won’t be able to make it to this event this year, but I’m sure it’ll be a great event.

If you’re interested in expanding your knowledge in miles and points and honing your skills, I think attending a conference like the Chicago Seminars can be a terrific investment. When I first got started in miles and points, I thought I had learned a lot and then I met a friend who told me about a conference like the Chicago Seminars. My wife and I attended FTU and my mind was blown because there were so many things I had been missing despite having read blogs for a while. In fact, we learned so much at the first one we attended, that we flew across the country to attend another conference just a couple of months later. Obviously how much you’ll learn will vary with the knowledge base with which you start and your comfort level in building connections with a new network, but even for those more advanced in the game I find these conferences useful for the networking. The Chicago Seminars in particular often attract a crowd that is an interesting mix between beginners and people who have been in this game since before you thought the game existed.

We will be publishing posts about both Fall 2024 Chicago conferences today. Along with ZorkFest 2024 in Las Vegas from November 1st to the 3rd, there are quite a few options for miles and points conferences this fall.

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Jeff Marcus

Nick- dates incorrect in headline. Its Sep. 20-22, not 22-24.