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2021 Convention FAQs

What safety measures are in place?

The 2021 PEI Convention at the NACS Show returns to Chicago. At this time, we plan to execute the live, in-person PEI at the NACS Show that everyone expects, October 5-8. The 2021 Show will embrace our standard, historical schedule with dedicated education session times and focused exhibit hall hours. 

Numerous safety practices will be in place. The exhibit hall will feature wider aisles to minimize traffic congestion and allow for social distancing. Meeting rooms, general sessions, education sessions, workshops and public spaces will be reconfigured to accommodate social distancing guidelines. 

The McCormick Place is an accredited GBAC STARTM Facility, the gold standard of safe facilities. Learn more about its cleaning regimen here

Watch this video to learn about the safety measures Chicago put in place including the airport experience, transportation and McCormick Square including the convention center, exposition halls and the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, PEI's headquarters hotel. 

Read more about Chicago’s Healthy Meetings Chicago initiatives.

As we look to the fall, policies and procedures for this year’s Show may change. Please continue to visit this page for real-time updates.

What are the exhibit hours?

Wednesday, October 6, 11:30 am – 5:30 pm

Thursday, October 7, 11:30 am – 5:30 pm

Friday, October 8, 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Will there be shuttle service from hotels to McCormick Place?

Yes, shuttle service will be provided to and from McCormick Place to most hotels in the NACS Show housing block, except for hotels near McCormick Place that are considered “walk hotels”. A schedule of shuttle dates and times will be available soon.

Additional questions?

Please contact for assistance.