Travel Planning

Getting to NLC

Airline Discounts

United Airlines is the official airline partner for the 2022 National Leadership Conference.  Take advantage of discounts by clicking the link below or calling the United Meeting Reservations Desk at (800) 426-1122 and reference discount code ZKE5881732.

Flights must be booked into Chicago O’Hare Airport. Be sure that your destination airport is listed as Chicago, IL, US (ORD) when reserving online to use the discount code.

United Meeting Reservation Desk Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. CST 

Click here to access the United Discount Code

Ground Transportation

Getting to McCormick Place

All hotels are within walking distance of the conference venue and no shuttle service will be provided. 

Transportation to and from the Airport

GO Airport Express Discount

GO Airport Express offers fixed rate non-stop transportation to/from the airports. No meters, no surge pricing! Attendees will receive a limited time offer 10% discount! (24 hour advanced reservations are highly encouraged.) If your party is larger that six people call 773-247-1200 to inquire sprinter/van availability.

Use discount code: FBLA

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Please reach out to your hotel directly for current parking options and rates.

McCormick Place

  • Bus & Van Parking – Bus/Large Van and RV Parking is available at McCormick Place in surface Lot B, which is an outdoor parking lot located at 31st Street near Jean Baptiste Point DuSable Lake Shore Drive South and Moe Drive. The overnight parking rate is a flat fee of $38 per day with in-and-out privileges. Bus and RV overnight parking is permitted but subject to availability and restrictions. More information can be found here.
  • Car Parking – Any participants driving to McCormick Place should park in Lot C. Parking is a flat rate fee of $25 per day with no in/out charges. Click here to reserve parking ahead of time.


McCormick Place Dining Options

Food outlets will be available in McCormick Place including Starbucks, McDonald’s, and Connie’s Pizza.

Payment Options

McCormick Place only accepts debit and credit cards including Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American ExpressThey also accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express gift cards. Cash and mobile pay options are not accepted.