Venue / Lodging

The Westin Chicago River North

The Westin Chicago River North is the host venue for the 2023 Extension Risk Management Education National Conference. All conference sessions and hotel accommodations will be at The Westin Chicago River North, which is located in the heart of downtown Chicago in the prestigious River North neighborhood of the city. Nearby attractions include Millennium Park, The Chicago Theatre District and the vibrant Chicago Riverwalk.

Hotel Reservations

A room block has been reserved under the name “Extension Risk Management Education Conference.” Reserve your room by March 6 to be eligible for the group rate of $149 plus tax. After March 6, reservations will be on a space and rate available basis.

To reserve your room, please use this direct booking link.


The hotel is approximately 16 miles from Chicago O’Hare International Airport and 11 miles from Chicago Midway International Airport. Recommended transportation options include Uber, Metra or CTA Blue Line from O’Hare and CTA Orange Line from Midway. Chicago Transit Authority offers a convenient Plan Your Trip tool.

Contact Information

For questions regarding this year’s conference, please contact Katie Carr ( at the Digital Extension Risk Management Center at the University of Minnesota.