Saturday, September 30, 2023
11am – 3pm (CT)

McCormick Place
Lakeside Center, Hall D1
2301 S. Jean Baptiste Point DuSable Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60616

Directions and Parking*:

Find Directions to McCormick Place located here ( , parking information here ( and public transportation information located here ( Exhibitors bringing their own vehicles should plan on parking in Lot C. This is the lot closest to the Lakeside Center. Parking must be paid at the prevailing rates.


Fair Set-up Hours:

Friday, September 29, 2023
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, September 30, 2023
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Estimated Attendance: 6,000


Exhibitors that have more materials than can be self-carried or brought in by small hand cart should use the loading dock. The McCormick Place has an Automobile and Small Utility Vehicle (ASUV) program in place to allow exhibitors easier access to the show floor. If you are planning on using the loading dock, please visit their website ( to familiarize yourself with this program.

Exposition Services

Our exposition service provider is Smith Expo LLC.

1173 Airport Parkway, Suite C
Greenwood, IN 46143

Authorized Shipping Address:

Your Institution Name, Booth Number
Chicago NCF
c/o Smith Expo
1173 Airport Parkway, Suite C
Greenwood, IN 46143

Shipping Deadline: All materials must be received by Friday, September 22, 2023.

Material Handling Charge:*

Please refer to the Smith Expo Exhibitor Kit for Material Handling Rates.

*Rates are subject to change without notice. Please contact Smith Expo directly for current rates.

Electrical Services:

Electrical services will be provided by Edlen Electric. If you wish to order electric for your booth, please use this form.

Internet and Telecom Services:

McCormick Place is the exclusive provider of Internet and Telecommunication services. Order Internet and Telecom services online.

Please contact or call 312/791-6113 with questions.

Host Hotel:

Marriott Marquis Chicago McCormick Place
2121 S Prairie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

Room rate: $288+taxes and fees. Room type is at the discretion of the hotel.

Please use this link to book your stay:

The block rate will expire on August 29, 2023. Please note that space in the block is limited and the block may sell out prior to that date. We recommend booking early if you wish to secure a room at the discounted rate.

Contact Information:

For more information regarding this National College Fair, contact Laura Fagan ( or call at 703-299-6813.