Why You'll Love Chicago

The Second City

What’s not to love about Chicago? From the food to the music to the architecture to the people, this is a city built on hard work and beauty. Here are just a few of the reasons you’ll love being in the Windy City for Digital Workplace Experience.

A Great Conference Location

Digital Workplace Experience is located in the heart of Chicago’s bustling downtown, by Solider Field and Museum Campus by the lake. There’s no end to the amount of sights near the conference.


The Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1879 and located in Chicago’s Grant Park, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States.


The Chicago Lakefront Trail is a 18-mile-long shared use path for walking jogging and cycling, located along the western shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago. With amazing views of the city’s world famous skyline and beautifully bright blue lake, you’ll love exploring this section of the city.
Navy Pier Chicago Illinois
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World Class Architecture

No one can deny that Chicago has beautiful architecture from timeless to modern buildings. In fact, the venue for Digital Workplace Experience is at the Marriott Marquis, which is a a brand new, modern take on the ever-changing city. Whether you’re just walking around and looking up or taking the famous architectural boat tours that stop right down the street from the conference, it’s an environment made to inspire.


The Chicago Water Tower serves as a Chicago Office of Tourism art gallery known as the City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower. It features the work of local photographers and artists, and filmmakers. It was one of the only buildings to survive the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, the Water Tower became a rallying point for the city. It stood as a symbol for a city determined to rise from its own ashes.


The Centennial Wheel is open year-round, Navy Pier’s Centennial Wheel is an iconic part of the Chicago skyline. Soaring to heights of nearly 200 feet, the Wheel offers visitors unparalleled, 360-degree views of Chicago and Lake Michigan.
Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago Hotel
Chicago Theater
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Food for Every Plate

We’re proud to feature local food and treats at Digital Workplace Experience from our cheesy-caramel popcorn break (it’s great, promise!) to World’s Fair-inspired cupcakes. But the amount of amazing restaurants and bars around the conference might leave you stymied for choice when dinner time rolls around.


Food Trucks! You’ll encounter them all over downtown Chicago, so grab some shawarma or a Chicago Style hot dog to refuel while exploring the city!


The Chicago Riverwalk is an open, pedestrian waterfront located on the south bank of the Chicago River. While taking a stroll down the walk way, you’ll encounter a variety of cafe’s and restaurants to stop in for a cold beverage or nice meal by the water.
Chicago Hot Dogs
Chicago Deep Dish Pizza
Chicago Italian Pasta
Chicago Food Truck Street Food

The Classic Chicago Vibe

Chicagoans are what make Chicago one of the greatest cities in the United States of America: hard-working, willing to take chances, creative and fun. There’s a reason why the MidWest features leaders in industries like healthcare, manufacturing, retail and finance. We’re excited to bring both the local community and out-of-towners together at Digital Workplace Experience in Chicago.


Millennium Park is a public park located in the Loop, take a walk through the park and enjoy free live music events throughout the summer!


Rooftop bars and cocktail lounges are the best way to get a bird’s eye view of Chicago while enjoying a night on the town! are the best way to get a bird’s eye view of Chicago while enjoying a night on the town!
Chicago Blues
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