Chicago National College Fair

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 Location & Hours

Navy Pier
Festival Hall Complex, Hall A
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
312/595-PIER (7437) or 800/595-PIER (7437)

Fair Hours:
Saturday, September 26, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Directions and Parking*:
Find Directions to the Navy Pier located here and Parking information located here

Navy Pier Map

The recommended lot to park in is the East Parking Garage, at 60 East Grand Avenue. Parking is $25/day*, without in/out privileges.  If the East Garage gets full, then everyone will be directed to park in the West Garage.  There will be signs leading from the garage to the Exhibit Hall. 

*Rates and availability are subject to change without notice. Please contact the Navy Pier for current rates.

Flying into Chicago?
Book your Super Shuttle transportation online using the discount code: NACAC and save 10%.

Need more information?
E-mail or or call: 800/822-6285, x2009.


 For Exhibitors

Fair Set-up Hours:
Friday, September 25, 2015
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Estimated Attendance: 10,000

Follow the Navy Pier parking signs to the North dock drive of Navy Pier. There will be a ramp leading up to the loading and unloading area from the North dock for those who need assistance unloading their vehicle. If you plan on loading and unloading materials, please park in the East Garage and access Festival Hall A via the elevators.

Exposition Services Provided by:  J&J Exhibitor Service, Inc., 312/225-3323
Exhibitor Service Kit

Shipping Information:
Authorized Shipping Address:
Your Name/Institution
Booth Number
2015 National College Fair
c/o J&J Exhibitors Service, Inc.
2338 South Indiana Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

Shipping Deadline:
All materials must be received by Friday, September 18, 2015.

Material Handling Charge:*
Please refer to the J&J Exhibitor Service, Inc. Exhibitor Kit for Material Handling Rates.
*Rates are subject to change without notice. 

Electrical Services:
Electrical services are supplied through Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services.  You can order your electricity online. The order forms are also located in the J&J Exhibitor Service, Inc. Exhibitor Kit.

Host Hotel:
Hyatt Chicago- Magnificent Mile
633 N. St Clair Street
Chicago, IL 60611
P: 312/787-1234

Single and Double Room Rate: $199.00
Deadline: Thursday, September 3, 2015

Please call in reservations to receive the NACAC rate or use the NACAC personalized reservation webpage.

NACAC has a long standing relationship with the Chicago Sun-Times, the printer of our onsite guide.  This guide is distributed to their readership community, as well as made available for the attendees at the fair.
If you would like to purchase an ad in this supplement, please contact Kevin Sheeran at The deadline for submission is September 19, 2015.

Contact Information:
For more information regarding this National College Fair, email or call at
800/822-6285, x2009 .


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