IAPD 58th Annual Convention & Plastics Expo

 

It's official! The 58th Annual IAPD Convention & Plastics Expo
is headed to Chicago, IL in 2014.
Join us Monday, October 27 to Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the Hyatt Hotel.




Announcing the 2014 IAPD Plastics Application Design Competition

The inaugural IAPD Plastics Application Design Competition was so popular in 2013 that we are bringing it back in 2014. Thanks to feedback we received last year, we’ve made some exciting changes:

  • Two divisions, Corporate and Collegiate
  • More valuable prizes

Multiple entries from companies and/or schools are universities are permitted. Applications submitted in 2013 that did not win are eligible to enter again this year. Designs selected as finalists in 2013 are not eligible for re-entry, although the companies or academic teams that submitted those designs may submit other projects for consideration this year.

Three finalists from each division, Corporate and Collegiate, will be selected by an independent panel of experts to give a 10-minute presentation on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, IL, USA.

See a selection of videos sent with the 2013 applications here.

Get all the details and the application to submit your design to the 2014 IAPD Plastics Application Design Competition here.


The Official Convention Hotel is the Hyatt Regency Chicago

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601, US

The Hyatt Regency Chicago is now taking reservations for IAPD convention delegates at a special convention room rate of US$229/night. After Friday October 3, 2014 the room block will close and the room rate will increase to the going rate.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE A ROOM


IAPD Convention attendees staying at the Hyatt Regency Chicago will receive:
• Free internet access in guest rooms
• Access to 24 hour fitness center

Directions

FROM O’HARE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: (18 miles)
Go Airport Express: You can find this shuttle service at the lower level baggage claim area. Transportation service runs daily. Visit www.airportexpress.com for more information, costs and reservations.
Private Limo Services can be arranged through the hotel Concierge at 312-565-1234 x4511.
Taxi: Cost is approximately US$30-40.
Elevated Train (the “L”): US$5 per person to and from O’Hare International Airport. Pick-up below baggage claim area (follow signs to C.T.A.). Take "L-Train" to Clark/Lake stop (approx. seven blocks from hotel). Walk East on Lake to Stetson Street, turn left Stetson Street and walk one block to the hotel. Note: This method is not recommended if you have more than one bag, as there are numerous escalators and turn-styles. You can take a cab or walk from the Clark/Lake stop.

FROM MIDWAY AIRPORT: (12 miles)
Go Airport Express: You can find this shuttle service at the lower baggage claim area. Transportation service runs daily. Visit www.airportexpress.com for more information, costs and reservations.
Taxi: Cost is approximately US$30-40.
Elevated Train (the “L”): US$2.25 per person to and from Midway Airport. From the airport take the Orange Line to the State and Lake Street stop. Walk one block north to Wacker. Turn right on Wacker and the hotel is approximately three blocks away.
Amtrak (Union Station): The station is approximately 1 1/2 miles from the hotel, or an approximately US$8 taxi ride.
Greyhound Terminal: The terminal is approximately 2 1/2 miles from the hotel, or an approximately US$10 taxi ride.
C & NW RAILROAD: A taxi ride from the station is approximately US$5.

Parking

Hyatt Regency Chicago offers a variety of parking options for your convenience during your stay. Registered guests can enjoy indoor valet parking at their downtown Chicago parking garage. Their parking facilities accommodate vehicles 6 feet 8 inches.

Valet parking is available 24 hours a day and can be charged to your guestroom at the rate of $59 per night. Your vehicle can be retrieved from the motor lobby, which is on the Gold Level of the East Tower (main garage) or the Purple Level of the West Tower. To retrieve your vehicle, call the valet booth at ext. 53 and give your ticket number found on your valet ticket. Cars will be delivered when the guest presents their valet ticket in the appropriate area. Please plan accordingly upon departure, as vehicles cannot be staged in advance. Please contact the Valet Department with any questions.

OVERNIGHT RATE
• Valet………..…$59.00/Valet

HOURLY VALET
• 0-3 Hours………..…$35.00
• 3-6 Hours…………..$45.00
• 6- Overnight…….....$59.00

* No motorcycle parking is allowed at the hotel. Guests driving motorcycles can park at the nearby Park Millennium Garage, phone: +(312) 946-0452, which offers 24-hour parking with no in/out privileges.

BE WARY OF TRAVEL AGENCY SCAMS

If anyone claiming to be associated with a travel agency and/or “convention housing” contacts you with an offer for a hotel room, do not provide them contact or payment information. This is a scam. For hotel reservations, visit our hotel page or contact the Hyatt Regency Chicago, our official convention hotel.

 

 

*Booth selection for the 2014 IAPD Plastics Expo is now available to IAPD member and non-members. Reserve your booth today! Prices increase on May 1, 2014.