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Registration is now open for IFT FIRST, July 14-17 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Book your travel and hotel accommodations early for the best prices.

Register Now     Book Your IFT FIRST Housing

Please keep the following information in mind as you consider your hotel accommodations for the event.

  • IFT has secured hotel rooms specifically for event attendees. All hotels within IFT’s room block will be available for review by registrants.
  • Once registered for IFT FIRST, registrants will receive a link to book their lodging. You must be registered for IFT FIRST in order to secure hotel accommodations from IFT’s room block.
  • A credit card will be required to hold your hotel room reservation.
  • Registrants will receive an email confirmation from IFT FIRST’s hotel vendor once your hotel reservations have been made.

Access hotel rates and locations

Hotel Rates and Locations

For questions about housing or registration, contact the customer service team:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm Eastern Time
Toll-Free: 1.877.305.5195
International: +1.980.819.4638

Global Travelers

Will you be traveling internationally to IFT FIRST? Now is the time to start the visa application process. Check out this section exclusively for global travelers.


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