Where will DREAM 2023 take place?
DREAM 2023 conference sessions and workshops will be held in the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL.

How do I register for DREAM 2023?
Register by going to the Registration Information and Fees page; click the "Register Today" button on the left.

How much is the registration fee?
There are different registration fees, depending on your institution (Active ATD Network College, Non-Network College, Sponsor, Exhibitor), and whether you register before or after December 31, 2022. The Registration Information and Fees page offers details.

What does the registration fee for DREAM 2023 cover?
Registration for DREAM 2023 will include all meetings and handouts, a welcome reception on Tuesday, February 14, continental breakfast on Wednesday, February 15 and continental breakfast and lunch on Thursday, February 16, and continental breakfast on Friday, February 17. Dinner on Tuesday, February 14 through Friday, February 17 will be on your own.

How do I reserve a hotel room for DREAM 2023?
See the Travel and Accommodations page for direct links to the official DREAM 2023 hotel, the McCormick Place Convention Center or call the hotel directly to make your room reservations—let them know that you are attending DREAM 2023 to receive your discount rate. The deadline for the official meeting rate is January 17, 2023. Please note that Achieving the Dream has no affiliation with any third-party hotel brokers and ATD is not responsible for hotel room reservations booked outside of our DREAM 2023 site. 

Which airport serves Chicago?
See travel information here.

How do I prepare for the weather in Chicago?
Pack your overcoats! Daytime temperatures average 47°F / 8.33°C in February. Conference hotels are connected via sky bridge to the McCormick Place Convention Center.

How do I cancel my attendee registration?
Send notification to events@achievingthedream.org. There is a cancellation fee of $250 per registration if notification is received by Friday, February 3, 2023. Any cancellation received after February 3 will be subject to a 100% cancellation fee and thus is not eligible for a refund (including no-shows).

Will there be photography and video production during DREAM?
Photographers and videographers will be taking pictures and video at the conference, which may be used for promotional and educational purposes. Registration or participation in the meeting and other activities constitutes an agreement to allow ATD to use your name, likeness, image, voice, narrative, and/or appearance as such may be embodied in any photos, video recordings, audiotapes, print publications, website, social media, and the like, taken or made on behalf of ATD both now and in the future.


To promote safety and well-being, ATD encourages all attendees and staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to participating in-person in any ATD conference or meeting in accordance with applicable law. 

All attendees will also be encouraged to wear facemasks indoors except when presenting, when eating or drinking in designated areas, and/or as otherwise required by applicable law and guidance for the duration of the Meeting. 

All attendees will be expected to follow relevant guidance provided by the CDC; adhere to government-issued travel restrictions; evaluate their own health and that of people they are in close contact with; not to attend the Meeting if they are feeling sick or exhibiting any flu-like symptoms; and contact ATD staff if they have concerns. 

All attendees and exhibitors will be asked to agree to the following COVID-19 policies and guidelines at point of registration: 

By registering for this conference, I agree that I will carefully review and, during the event and all event-related activities, comply with all applicable COVID-19-related federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidance, including but not limited to, the https://dph.illinois.gov/covid19.html, and any other protocols that may be implemented by ATD or the conference venue. 

I acknowledge that ATD cannot guarantee that attendees will not be exposed to or contract COVID-19 while attending the conference, and that by attending they may be exposing or increasing their risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. 

I understand that ATD will continue to closely monitor conditions related to COVID-19 between now and the start of the conference and that ATD reserves the right to modify its COVID-19 related procedures and health screening protocols in its sole discretion at any time. Registrants will be informed of any such changes on an ongoing basis. As a condition of attendance and participation, I agree to follow the protocols as required by ATD and/or the conference venue. Refusal to abide by ATD’s COVID-19 related procedures may result in ejection from the conference and cancellation of registration. 

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