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When You Arrive for the QUEST Tutorials and Conference

Location and Directions

Westin Chicago North Shore
601 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Wheeling, Il 60090
Phone: 847-777-6500

Directions from the O'Hare Airport

  • Take I-294 north
  • Take the Lake Cook Road Exit; Turn west on Lake Cook Road
  • Take Lake Cook Road to Milwaukee Ave
  • Turn left onto Milwaukee Ave / US-45 N / IL-21 N
  • The entrance to the Westin will be on the left side of Milwaukee Avenue


Self-parking at the Westin Chicago North Shore is free. There is ample parking space available.

Arrival and Check-In

The QUEST registration desk is open each day beginning at 7:00 AM in Ravinia Foyer. You will receive your complete registration packet when you check-in.

For the Monday and Tuesday tutorials, please plan to arrive by no later than 8:00 AM to check-in and locate your tutorial room. Tutorials start at 8:30 AM. Refreshments will be available in the morning.

For the Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday conference, the Exhibitor EXPO opens at 7:30 AM and general session announcements begin at 8:15 AM. Continental breakfast is available at 7:30 AM which is provided daily.

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Dress Code

The dress attire at QUEST is business casual. Unattended coat check will be provided.

Schedule of Events

As part of your on-site registration packet, you will receive a copy of QUEST Magazine, your complete guide to all QUEST sessions and social events. A PDF version of QUEST Magazine can be downloaded by visiting http://www.qaiquest.org/chicago/magazine.html to help you plan your QUEST experience before your arrival.

Social Events

Tuesday Evening: Welcome Reception and Chapters Networking in Lake Michigan A Ballroom from 5:45 PM to 7:00 PM. Hors d'oeuvres, drinks, raffle prizes and speed networking.

Wednesday Evening (prior registration required): Lake Michigan Dinner Cruise Appreciation Night onboard the Mystic Blue at Chicago Navy Pier from 4:30 PM to 10:15 PM. A ticket will be with your nametag for those who confirmed their attendance for the event. Boarding occurs at 6:00 PM and the Mystic Blue sets sail at 6:30 PM. An early return bus is currently being negotiated. More information will be available on the day of the cruise.

Thursday Evening: Exhibitor Wine and Cheese Reception and Raffles in Ravinia C and D from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM. All the great exhibitor raffle prizes will be given away at this event, so don't miss your chance to win! Enter by visiting the Exhibitor EXPO on Wednesday and Thursday of the conference!

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