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Frequently Asked Questions



Q: Who can I contact to help me with registration?
A: Contact Membership Services, +1.703.435.5335.

Q: Our accounting department will pay for my registration by check. Can I download a printable registration form?
A: Yes! Once registration opens in March, a printable registration form will be available on the Register Now webpage.

Q: Can I change/add sessions after I register?
A: Yes! Simply return to online registration and login. Click on MY EVENTS, then next to the Core Conference – Chicago, click ADD SESSION(S). Add the sessions you plan to attend and click REGISTER NOW.

Q: Do you offer group discounts?
A: Yes! ACRM offers customized group rates and Institutional Membership to help your organization provide access to ACRM programming to your whole team. Contact Membership Services, +1.703.435.5335.

Q: Do you offer discounted rates for students and early career professionals?
A: Yes! Students, residents, fellows, and professionals who completed their training within the past five years are eligible for substantial savings. See the Register Now webpage for conference pricing.

Q: Where can I find pricing prior to registering?
A: Visit the Register Now webpage. Early birds enjoy handsome savings.

Q: How do I register as media/press and obtain press credentials?
A: Contact Membership Services, +1.703.435.5335.

Q: Can I register on site?
A: Yes! But the earlier you register, the MORE you SAVE! Register here.

Q: Where and when can I check-in/ register on site?
A: Between Salons B and C on the Lower Level.


  • SUN 30 OCT:  7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • MON 31 OCT:  7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • TUE 1 NOV:  7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • WED 2 NOV:  6:30 AM – 6:30 PM
  • THU 3 NOV:  6:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • FRI 4 NOV:  6:30 AM – 1:30 PM



Q: Will the Marathon  on Sunday impact access to the Hilton Chicago?
A:  On Sunday, 30 October, the HOT CHOCOLATE 15K will pass in front of the headquarters hotel and S. Michigan Avenue will be closed to motor vehicle traffic. To avoid congestion, please enter the hotel at the Balbo St or 8th St entrances. Want to come early and join the race?  LEARN MORE >>

Q: How far is the Hilton Chicago from the airport?
A: 10.4 miles to the Midway International Airport (MDW)
A: 18.7 miles to O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

Q: I’m planning to drive to the conference. Does the Hilton Chicago offer onsite parking?
A: Yes, but it’s expensive: $55/day (garage) or $72/day (valet). We recommend using to find the best parking options available.

Q: Can I extend my stay in Chicago at the ACRM Conference Rate?
A: Yes! The ACRM Conference Rate at the Hilton Chicago is available from 27 OCT through 7 NOV. Book your reservation here.

Q: What restaurants are available inside the Hilton Chicago and in the surrounding area?

A: Inside the Hilton:

  • Kitty O’Sheas – Authentic Irish pub
  • 720 South Bar and Grill – A classic American grill featuring a seasonally inspired menu with a focus on local ingredients
  • Herb ‘n Kitchen – Grab and go meals and snacks

A: Outside the Hilton:

  • Park Grill    11 N. Michigan Ave.  //  (312) 521-7275
  • tesori    65 E. Adams St. // (312) 786-9911
  • Tavern at the Park    130 E. Randolph St. // (312) 552-0070
  • The Gage    24 S. Michigan Ave. //  (312) 372-4243
  • Lockwood Restaurant & Bar    17 E. Monroe St.  //  (312) 917-3404
  • Acanto    18 S. Michigan Ave. // (312) 578-0763
  • Terzo Piano    159 E. Monroe St.  //  (312) 443-8650
  • Remington’s    20 N. Michigan Ave. // (312) 782-6000
  • Seven Lions    130 S. Michigan Ave.  //  (312) 880-0130
  • Kurah    1355 S Michigan Ave.  //  (312) 624-8611
  • Opart Thai    1906 S State St.  // (312) 567-9898
  • Cafe Bionda    1924 S State St.  //  (312) 326-9800
  • Giordano’s    1340 S Michigan Ave.  // (312) 842-1100



Q: Will I be able to ask questions?
Unlike some of the huge, impersonal conferences out there, Progress in Rehabilitation Research is designed for personal interaction — between you and the world-class speakers, and between you and other experts in your field. We encourage you to bring your questions!

Q: I don’t have time to attend a 3-day conference. Can I attend ONLY pre-conference courses?
A: Yes! Choose from dozens of half- and full-day, in-depth instructional courses or:

Q: Will there be an exhibit hall?
A: Yes! Expand your educational experience by visiting the ACRM EXPO, featuring the latest rehabilitation technology, products and services.

Q: What meals are included?
A: Meals are not included with CORE conference registration. Tickets to informative Luncheons with Guest Speakers are available for purchase, and dinner is included in the ticket to the Henry B. Betts Awards Gala (included in the WORLD PASS registration option and available for purchase separately).

Q: Will Wi-Fi Internet be available?
A: Yes! In Chicago, attendees staying at the headquarters hotel will have standard wi-fi access in their rooms. Wi-fi will also be available in the lobby, onsite restaurants, and all meeting rooms.

Q: What is the conference attire?
A: Attire is business casual.

Q: Was is the attire at the Henry B. Betts Awards Dinner & Gala?
A: Business / Cocktail



Q: Who can I contact about advertising in the conference program?
A: Contact Membership Services, +1.703.435.5335.

Q: Where can I get information about sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities?
A: Information for sponsors and exhibitors may be found here or you may contact Membership Services, +1.703.435.5335.



Q: I have a question not listed here. Who can I ask?
A: Registration questions: email Membership Services, +1.703.435.5335.

Speaker questions: or call +1.703.435.5335
Submission / call for proposals questions: or call +1.703.435.5335



Q: ADVANCE registration pricing ends before acceptance notifications are scheduled to go out to paper/poster presenters. Will ADVANCE rate pricing be extended?
A: We recommend you register early to secure the lowest pricing. If you are unable to commit to payment prior to acceptance of your paper or poster, you may register for the conference and select ‘bill me’ from the payment method drop-down menu. This will lock you in at the current registration rate and you will have 30 days to remit payment.

Q: Is there a speaker/presenter registration rate?
A: Yes! The presenter rate is $100 off the CORE Conference registration. The earlier you register, the more you save! If you qualify as a student/resident/fellow or early career attendee, you are already qualified for the lowest possible rate. No additional presenter discount applies. The presenter discount does not apply to single-day registration.

Q: How can I participate next year as a presenter?
A:  Visit the 2017 Conference website for proposal submission deadlines and conference updates.

Q:  Where and when will the 2017 Conference be held?
A:  23 – 28 OCT 2017 at the Hilton Atlanta in Georgia, USA.