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Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

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Address: 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone Number: 847-692-2220
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This convention center is gigantic! I've attended several conventions there, from anime to antiques and it always runs smoothly. I love the fountain in the front!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This convention center is gigantic! I've attended several conventions there, from anime to antiques and it always runs smoothly. I love the fountain in the front!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for a two day conference. Not having been here before, I was impressed with the size, layout and friendliness of staff. Great location.

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

American Telugu Association (ATA) organized its 25 year silver jubilee event on July 1-3 at Donald B Convention Centre, Rosemont, IL. GREAT LOCATION Organizers should be complemented for organizing a grand event on a July 4 long weekend. Rosemont convention center is a top tier location with good connectivity, good catering & event staff, close to parking and hotels. WELL... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was there for a weekend convention, and stayed at the nearby Hyatt. The facility was clean and huge enough to accommodate very large groups. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes; I allowed 15 minutes to walk to the place I needed to be inside the convention center from my hotel. There is a Starbucks near the main entrance and... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Staff at the center were extremely nice and helpful, there is a short cut on the walkway from the Hilton...ask someone :)

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

The staff is super helpful and friendly, and the facility is very clean. We are here for the National History Bee and we're happy the convention center is attached to our hotel (and several others) by a skywalk. There are several very good restaurants close by, and it's super close to the O'Hare airport. All in all, a good experience.... More 

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San Antonio TX, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I was there for a two day conference... our event space was clean, comfortable for the event... temperature was comfy, not too hot, not too cold.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Nice venue concession not too outrageous plenty of bathrooms. However would like to see more water fountains. Only one in main lobby area. Not everyone want to buy bottled water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Parking is easy and access to the convention center is convenient (especially if you are staying at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare - there is a sky bridge that allows you to avoid going outside).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I've attended several conventions here for the past 5 years, and it's easily one of the better convention centers I've been to. I'm an annual attendee of Anime Central, and the facilities there really do a lot to accomodate for the sheer amount of people that flock there every year. They've also got a BEAUTIFUL section of banquet halls for... More 

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