Travel Scholarships

A limited number of partial travel scholarships have been made available for veterans, active duty, reservists, and military spouses thanks to the generous support of Exelon Corporation. Applications will be considered on a rolling schedule. Priority will be given to veterans and veteran spouses that have separated from the military within the past five years. Use the button below to learn more and apply today.


Hotel Accommodations

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W Chicago City Center

172 West Adams Street

Chicago, IL 60603



RESERVATIONS: CLICK HERE to reserve a room. Last Day to Book is Monday, July 22, 2019

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La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown

One South Franklin

Chicago IL 60606



RESERVATIONS: CLICK HERE to reserve a room, enter arrival & departure dates using the drop-down menu under Special Rates to enter the Group Code or provide the receptionist with the block name, if reserving over the phone, (312) 558-1020:


  • GROUP NAME: VAES - Veteran Advanced Energy Summit

PARKING: Hotel does not own, operate or manage a parking garage. There is parking available at a public garage adjacent to the hotel



Residence Inn by Marriott in Chicago

11 South LaSalle St

Chicago IL 60603



RESERVATIONS: CLICK HERE Reservations can be made by calling Marriott Reservations directly at 800-331-3131 or through the Reservation Link . Deadline is July 22.

PARKING: Valet Parking is available for $68 per day. Guests may also Self-Park! The WMW Garage is located at 172 W Madison and is available for $48 per day.


Hotels do not typically provide airport transfers. Taxi Cabs cost approximately $55.00. UBER and LYFT are $35.00 to $45.00. You may also use  which is a van service for approximately $25.00 each way based on a round trip purchase. There is also the CTA light rail system (known as the “L”) trains travel 24hrs a day from either airport to downtown and that fare is approximately $5.00 per person.  From Midway airport you exit the train at Washington & Wells Station, from O’Hare airport you would exit the train Monroe and Dearborn station.