Wireless Internet

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available at 768 Kbps in meeting rooms and public spaces only. See below for specifics, there are exceptions if the Show Organizer chooses a WI-FI Buyout. Contact your Show Organizer for more details. 

This service is for checking emails or basic websites with minimal graphic content. Access to the Wi-Fi network may be sporadic and cannot be guaranteed as access is based on the volume of users.

• Exhibit Halls: available on the exhibit floor in permanent Food Pod Areas in Halls A and F, and in one  Hotspot area per exhibit hall (A-F). The location of this hotspot will be determined on site by the Show Organizer.

• Meeting Rooms and Public Space: available at all times.

For your convenience, we offer Concierge Wireless Service that can be purchased directly from your device for our Meeting Rooms and Public Space. (Rates subject to change without notice)

• Speed up to 1.0 Mbps
• $9.95 per day
• $35.95 per show (up to 5 days)

For the exhibit halls, we offer multiple Wireless Services. This services listed below must be purchased online or directly from the Technology Services Desk. The service will enable wireless connectivity anywhere, through all four buildings. Devices must be 5 GHz dual-band to utilize service. Please contact us for pricing at technology@mccormickplace.com or call 312-791-6113.

• VIP Wireless (speed up to 1.5 Mbps)
• VIP Plus (speed up to 10 Mbps)
• VIP Ultimate (unthrottled speed)

McCormick Place Technology Services is committed to delivering the highest quality internet and networking services in the industry. Experience has shown that wireless service is inherently vulnerable to interference from other devices that utilize the same radio frequency spectrum (such as microwave ovens). It is for this reason that we highly recommend that if you plan to use the Internet to demonstrate or present products that are mission critical to your exhibit – a hard-wired service is the best way to go.

If you need help with selecting the proper Internet Service for your exhibit, please contact the McCormick Place Technology Services Department at technology@mccormickplace.com or call 312-791-6113 and our experienced Service Managers will be happy to assist you.

REQUIREMENTS for accessing WiFi service:

Your device/computer must have at least an 802.11b/g Wireless Network Interface Card (Integrated, PCMCIA, or USB).

Per the terms and conditions listed below, misuse of any wireless service may result in service interruption and can lead to disconnection of equipment. No refunds will be given.


By purchasing Wi-Fi, you accept and understand the limitations and vulnerabilities of the wireless internet service provided by McCormick Place. If you choose to use this service for any reason including, but not limited to, showcasing, product presentation, application demonstration or other mission critical applications, McCormick Place will not be responsible for any interference or disruption of service that may occur.