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For more than half a century, McCormick Place has built a reputation as the country's premier facility for meetings and conventions. Register for DDW 2017 and experience what makes Chicago a must-see city.

Discover Your Chicago

A 110-ton metallic “Bean” and a shimmering lakefront that stretches 26 miles are just the start. Chicago's incredible architecture, historic sights and famous icons will undoubtedly pack your itinerary for time after your day of DDW sessions ends. Visit the Choose Chicago website for more information about Chicago, including maps, restaurant information, a shopping guide and more.

Follow the lead of thousands who flock to this city from all parts of the globe. See for yourself why Chicago is the city ranked number 1 in #1 rankings. We have the best of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and GI surgery.

Choose Chicago, Official Travel Bureau

Travel Arrangements

Chicago's central location makes it easy to get to fast. It's within a one-day drive of more than half the country and with over 2,900 daily flights flying here is a breeze.

  • International Airports: two international airports — O'Hare and Midway — with approximately 1,450 daily direct flights to more than 245 directions make Chicago accessible to the world. 
  • Ground Transportation: taxis are plentiful and easy-to-hail downtown and at the airports, and offer a convenient way to get around the city. Sample taxi fare between downtown and O'Hare Airport is $40-50, and between Midway Airport is $30-35.
  • Shuttle Bus Service: Complimentary shuttle service is provided between McCormick Place and most DDW hotels. Check back soon for the full shuttle schedule.

For U.S. residents: please review the Real ID Act regarding boarding federally regulated commercial aircrafts. Depending on your state of residence, you may need to provide a second form of identification at the airport.

Additional Details

Why Attend DDW?

Learn why DDW is the must-attend GI event of 2017 and what's included in registration this year.

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Chicago Trip Planner

Here you'll find all the tools you need to plan your trip to Chicago — no matter where you're coming from.

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Weather in Chicago

Temperatures really start to warm up with April typically in the 50's °F (10-15°C) and May up to around 70°F (21°C).

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