Attendee Information

Attendee Information

Monday - Friday, March 27 – 31, 2017

  • 7:00 AM-8:00 AM (Registration Monday only) & Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00 AM-12:00 PM Classroom instruction
  • 12:00 PM-1:30 PM Lunch - On Your Own
  • 1:30 PM-5:00 PM Classroom instruction (Course is complete by Noon on Friday).
  • 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Reception (Monday and Thursday only)


This intense 4-1/2 day seminar presents current government acquisition programs and requirements and, through guided student interaction and team exercises, applies them to the realities of industry operations. In order for you to gain maximum benefit from this course and for others to gain from various perspectives and experience, all students are expected to fully participate in all scheduled course activities.  Therefore all travel arrangements should be made so that students are present until the course ends at 12:00 noon on Friday. Absences up to 2 hours may be granted with prior approval from the NDIA POC/DAU Instructors. Upon course completion certificates will not be provided to students missing more than 2 hours of the course.

There is a possibility that registration may be closed early due to course capacity limitations and that late and/or on-site registration may not be offered.

Please bookmark the course meeting page:  for any future updates.

Dates to Remember:

  • Hotel room reservation cut-off date: Sunday, February 28, 2017
  • All cancellations received on/before: Friday, March 17, 2017


Midway Airport (MDW)

Travel Distance: Approximately 14.48 km/9.0 miles

Options for getting to and from the hotel include:

  • Go Airport Express
  • Fee: 30 USD
  • Hours: 24 hours
  • Travel Time:1 hour

The Go Airport Express runs a shuttle from the airport to all of the hotels in the downtown area. It costs 30 USD per person, and takes about an hour depending on the number of drop-offs it makes.

  • CTA Rail
  • Fee: 3 USD; one way
  • Hours: 24 hours
  • Travel Time:45 minutes

The hotel is about 45 minutes by subway from Chicago Midway International Airport. Take the Orange Line, Direction Loop, to the Roosevelt Station. Transfer to the Red Line, Direction Howard, and exit at the Grand-Red Station. Walk two blocks east on Grand Street to reach the hotel.

O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

Travel Distance: Approximately 24.14 km/15.0 miles

Options for getting to and from the hotel include:

  • Taxi
  • Fee: 45 USD; Fees vary between 45-60 USD
  • Hours: 24 hours
  • Travel Time:45 minutes
  • CTA Rail
  • Fee: 5 USD; one way
  • Hours: 24 hours
  • Travel Time:1 hour

Take the subway Blue Line, Direction Forest Park. Exit the Blue Line at Jackson. Transfer over to the Red Line and go north to Grand. Exit to street level and walk two blocks east on Grand Street to reach the hotel.


  • Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
  • Travel Distance: Approximately 2.62 km/1.63 miles

Options for getting to and from the hotel include:

  • CTA Rail
  • Travel Time:6 minutes
  • Contact:(1)(312) 836-7000

Hours vary depending on departure location. To view schedules please visit Chicago Rail at

Getting Around

  • By Taxi
  • Fee: Fares vary depending on destination and distance
  • Hours: 24 hours
  • Travel Time:20 minutes


Parking Information

  • Self- and Valet Parking Facilities 49-69 USD per day

Additional Information

If you require transportation assistance, or if you have any additional requests, please feel free to contact us at (1)(314) 621-2000.