IEEE AUTOTESTCON 2017 will take place at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel and accommodations can be made at the Hotel as well. 

The Renaissance hotel is conveniently located to both Chicago O'Hare International Airport (13 miles away) and Chicago Midway International Airport (32 miles away). Driving directions

 Schaumburg is located just under 30 miles (48 km) northwest of downtown Chicago. See what Schaumburg has in store and visit the Village of Schaumburg site.

Directions from O'Hare to Renaissance Hotel

Car Rental

  • Hertz, Budget, Avis, Alamo, Budget, Enterprise, Thrifty, etc.
  • Lower Level/Baggage Claim Level – Exit to the outer pickup lane (image below) for a courtesy bus to take you to the Rental car pickup location


  • Taxi Stand - Lower Level/Baggage Claim Level. Proceed to the Taxi dispatcher (Door A) in the inner pickup lane (image below) to be assigned a Taxi. NOTE: The meter will be turned on the entire trip, and there are tolls; the driver will multiply the final meter value by 1 ½ - Fare estimated at $75-90.
  • Prearranged Taxi - Lower Level/Baggage Claim Level. There are kiosks to call taxi companies. The company will assign you a taxi number. You will wait for your assigned taxi in the center pickup lane (figure 1) outside Door G. These are flat rate fares. Fare estimated at $40-45. American Taxi, 303 Taxi and some others have phone apps if you prefer.
  • Transportation Tip: for those taking a taxi from O'Hare Airport to the Renaissance Hotel & Conference Center, the normal taxi service charges a 50%  surcharge plus a $4.00 airport fee to go from the airport to the hotel, with a total cost of about $65 to $70. To avoid that 50% surcharge, you can reserve a cab with All-Star Cab Dispatch in advance, for a cost of about $29 (without tip). Call 847-658-1555 OR 630-787-9200 to reserve. You can also reserve on-line at Or you can use American Taxi, at, or call 847-673-1000, or 800-244-1177. American Taxi rates from O'Hare to Schaumburg are showing at $32.00 per their website

Prearranged Limo

  • Lower Level/Baggage Claim Level. You go to wait for your
  • Limo in the center pickup lane (image below). They typically tell you what Door to exit. These are flat rate fares. Fare estimated at $75-85. There are several Limo companies out of O’Hare available to book online.

Uber and Lyft

  • Both Uber and Lyft are available through their phone apps.
  • Pickup is on the Upper Level/Check-In Level. Exit the A door and walk to your left – there are signs indicating the pickup location. (There is only one pickup lane) Fares vary, typically $30-40. Both now pick up at Terminal 5 (International Terminal).

Hotel Accommodations

AUTOTESTCON 2017 has a block of rooms reserved for conference attendees. The discounted room rate is $212 USD per night. 

The last day to receive the discounted room rate is August 18


Floor Plan

O'Hare Lower Level

O'Hare consists of Terminal 1, 2, 3, and 5

United Airlines is primarily in Terminal 1. Delta Airlines is primarily

Terminal 2. American Airlines is primarily Terminal 3.

Terminal 5 is the International Terminal.

Doors to/from the Terminals are alphabetized A through H (Terminal 3 Door A is labeled 3A for example)