Hotel and Local Information

The 49th Annual Meeting Hosted By….

Hilton Chicago

DSI is contracted with the Hilton Chicago Hotel for a rate of $210 per night during the conference dates. The booking deadline is October 26.


Click here to reserve your room for the 2018 DSI Annual Meeting – Rate will be $210/night if you book via this portal…
Reservations can be made by phone.  Call 312-922-4400 and reference Decision Sciences Institute or group code “DSS” for the $210/night rate.

The Hilton Chicago is a Chicago landmark that overlooks Grant Park, Lake Michigan, and the Museum Campus. It is the third-largest hotel in Chicago by number of guest rooms; however, it has the largest total meeting and event space of any Chicago hotel. The hotel has housed every president of the United States since its opening in 1927.

Hilton Chicago is in walking distance of Solider Field’s games and concerts and the Pilsen neighborhood’s bar and restaurant scene. Hop on the ‘L’ to Chinatown or simply absorb the arts featured in Wabash Arts Corridor. Enjoy a soulful evening at Buddy Guy’s Legends. Ours is the closest downtown Chicago hotel to McCormick Place Convention Center.


About Chicago:  Local Attractions
Shedd Aquarium – (1 Mile)

Shedd Aquarium offers you connections to the whole aquatic world.  With 32,000 animals to meet (and dozens to touch!), award-winning exhibits to explore and in-depth, hands-on activities to try, the possibilities are almost endless.

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The Field Museum(1 Mile)

The Field Museum of Natural History, also known as The Field Museum, is a natural history museum in the city of Chicago, and is one of the largest such museums in the world.  The museum maintains its status as a premier natural history museum through the size and quality of its educational and scientific programs, as well as due to its extensive scientific specimen and artifact collections.  It is named in honor of its first major benefactor, Marshall Field.

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Buddy Guy’s Legends – (1 Block)

Buddy Guy’s Legends is one of the few blues clubs left in Chicago, a city renowned for its own particular brand of blues. The club has hosted blues greats such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Buddy himself. Legends has developed an international reputation. It was the site for recordings such as Guy’s Live at Legends, Junior Wells:Live At Buddy Guy’s Legends, and Guy’s live set with Junior Wells entitled Last Time Around – Live at Legends.

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The Art Institute of Chicago  (0.5 Miles)

The Art Institute of Chicago collects, preserves, and interprets works of art of the highest quality, representing the world’s diverse artistic traditions, for the inspiration and education of the public and in accordance with our profession’s highest ethical standards and practices.

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Millennium Park – (0.7 Miles)

Discover a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provide the backdrop for hundreds of free cultural programs including concerts, exhibitions, tours, and family activities. In Millennium Park, you’ll find a new kind of town square – a lively, spectacular gathering spot located in the heart of the city and a destination for Chicagoans and visitors alike.

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Museum of Contemporary Photography – (1 Block)

Founded by Columbia College Chicago in 1976, the museum collaborates with artists, photographers, communities, and institutions locally, nationally, and internationally. As the leading photography museum in the Midwest, presenting projects and exhibitions and acquiring works that embrace a wide range of contemporary aesthetics and technologies, the museum offers students, educators, research specialists, and general audiences an intimate and comprehensive visual study center.

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Chicago River Walk(1.2 Miles)

Eat, drink, play and explore a waterside wine patio, pier fishing, kayaking and more along the Riverwalk’s lush 1.25-mile pedestrian stretch, which runs along the south bank of the Chicago River from Lake Shore Drive to Lake Street. Here’s the lay of the land of the Chicago Riverwalk and things to know before you go.

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For more ideas on things to do in Chicago, the links above are a good starting point for anyone taking their first trip to the city (

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