Email the NAED conference team for any event communication, cancellation or questions.
Early Bird: Friday, April 6
Use the web link provided in your hotel confirmation to make changes online.
Booth space will be available during the entire conference. Since there will be no 30-minute timed appointments, you can set appointments for any length of time. Manufacturers and Affiliate members may purchase booth space as usual and set appointments with distributors. Distributors may also contact manufacturers and affiliates to set up appointments. NAED encourages all manufacturer and affiliate companies to take a booth in the designated NAED booth space. To maximize the benefits, the individual requesting the appointment should advise the other participants of the meeting's purpose and come prepared. Suppliers will be assigned a booth only if the booth purchase form is submitted to NAED by April 13, 2018.
Former Chief Innovation Officer for IoT & Cloud at IBM, author of "The Inversion Factor"
With a passion for innovation and leadership, Bernardi possesses a unique vision and a fierce commitment to promoting innovative, disruptive ideas and technologies. In her book, "The Inversion Factor," she discusses the new paradigm of a needs-first versus product-first mindset and the introduction of new offerings to the market based on and defined by customer needs.
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
The Hyatt Regency Chicago is located approximately 18 miles from O'Hare International Airport (ORD), 12 miles from Midway Airport (MDW).
Go Airport Express shared-ride shuttle service is available from each airport. The cost is approximately $34 from O'Hare and $30 from Midway. For more information, schedules or reservations go their website.
Taxi service from either airport will run approximately $36 to $50.
Valet parking is $69/day maximum with unlimited in and out privileges.
Temperatures in Chicago during May range from 70° for a high and 50° for a low.
Recommended attire for all NAED events is business casual.
NAED conferences are the perfect way to network with your colleagues and connect with your suppliers. The information and downloads on this page are provided so you can make the most of your conference experience.
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