McCormick Place Convention Center

2301 S Indiana Ave
Chicago, IL  60616
Phone Number: +1 (312) 791-7000

The 28th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2021) will be held at the McCormick Place Convention Center. McCormick Place is the largest convention center in North America. It consists of four interconnected buildings and one indoor arena sited on and near the shore of Lake Michigan, about 2 mi south of downtown Chicago, Illinois, United States.

McCormick Place is named in honor of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, a controversial and charismatic visionary who served as editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. It was Colonel McCormick who spearheaded the drive to build a world-class convention center in the city of Chicago.

McCormick Place is committed to initiatives designed to conserve energy, protect vital resources and promote ecologically-efficient policies and procedures. To achieve this goal:

  • McCormick Place works with service partners, customers and vendors to encourage sustainable efforts through education, defined expectations and example.
  • McCormick Place develops and incorporates into its operation procedures environmentally-friendly products, processes and practices that are cost-effective and consistent with the core services we provide.


The nearest major airport is Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW / KMDW). This airport has international and domestic flights from Chicago, Illinois and is 11 miles from the center of McCormick Place, IL.

Another major airport is Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD / KORD), which has international and domestic flights from Chicago, Illinois and is 23 miles from McCormick Place, IL.


There are three main parking lots on the McCormick Place campus. All are in close proximity and walking distance to our convention complex and are ADA accessible.

  • Events in the North, South and West Buildings designate Lot A as the primary parking location.

For driving directions and information on local transportation, please click here.

Getting Around Chicago

Many of the conference hotels are within 2 miles of the McCormick Place Convention Center, where most conference sessions and events will take place.

Public transportation information can be found here.