What to Know Before You Go to the OLC

Everything you need to know about your upcoming visit

We are so excited to have you joining us! If you have any additional questions, please contact us at 847.384.4210 or OLCinfo@OLCevents.com.

General Information

  • The OLC/9400 building is secured 24/7.
  • All meeting and event space conveniently located on the first floor for easy accessibility
  • Dynamic display monitors throughout our facility provide event schedules, airline flight information and other pertinent meeting content.
  • We offer on-site locker rooms for participants to change and secure their personal belongings.

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  • Check-in upon arrival to the OLC Facebook page.
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Location Information

Getting to and from the OLC is a breeze.

Get turn-by-turn driving directions:

9400 W. Higgins Road, Suite 100
Rosemont, IL 60018

From O’Hare International Airport:

By Taxi or Rideshare

  • Follow airport signage to Taxis (located in the Arrivals lower-level) or Rideshare Pickup Zone (upstairs on the Departures level).

If renting a car from the O’Hare Car Rental Facility: 

  • At the airport, board the free, 24-hour shuttle from the Lower Level (Baggage Claim) curb front.
  • Once you’ve picked up your car, head toward US-12 W/US-45 N, and turn right.
  • Turn right onto IL-72 E/E Higgins Rd.
  • Proceed on IL-72 E/E Higgins Rd for approximately 1.2 miles, staying in the left lane.
  • Turn left into the OLC parking lot, which is located just west of the corner of W. Higgins Rd and Des Plaines River Rd./N River Rd.

Walking from the CTA Blue Line/Rosemont Stop:

  • The CTA Blue Line ‘L’ (train) provides 24-hour rapid transit service between Chicago O’Hare and downtown Chicago. The Blue Line/Rosemont stop is approximately 0.7 miles from the OLC.
  • Upon arrival at O’Hare Terminals 1, 2 or 3, follow signs in the airport to “CTA Trains” or “Trains to City.” If you’re coming from an international flight that lands in Terminal 5, follow the signs to the Airport Transit System (ATS). Ride the train to Terminal 2 and exit the train at the station. Then, follow signs to “CTA Trains” or “Trains to City.”
  • At the Rosemont stop (the first stop out of O’Hare), exit the train and follow the signs to exit the platform.
  • From the station, head north/turn right on Des Plaines River Rd/N River Rd.
  • Proceed North and continue past McDonald’s to W Higgins Rd and turn left.
  • The OLC/9400 building is located immediately on your right, just west of the corner of W. Higgins Rd and Des Plaines River Rd./N River Rd.


The OLC offers free on-site parking. Follow the signs to the parking garage and to receive a parking ticket. Before you return to your vehicle, have your parking ticket validated at the security desk located in the OLC lobby.

What to Wear

Please check your course/event materials for details about what to wear. If you tend to find conference spaces chilly, we recommend packing an extra layer.

Chicago’s temperatures, humidity and weather can vary, so confirm the forecast before your trip. Seasonal mean temperatures for Chicago throughout the year:

  • Spring: 48°F
  • Summer: 72°F
  • Fall: 52°F
  • Winter: 26°F

NOTE: if you are attending a medical meeting or lab, protective wear will be provided. Protective wear, including shoe covers, is required at all times in the lab. The OLC also offers shower/changing facilities for your convenience


Wireless internet service is available and complimentary throughout the OLC. Signage is posted throughout the facility with WiFi credentials to access our network.

Charging stations are also located throughout meeting areas.

Local Amenities

There is an amazing range of restaurants and entertainment options located near the OLC. View the list and area map.

Outbound Travel

We hate to see you go, but we make returning home easy:

  • On the day of your departure, store your luggage at the OLC.
  • Keep up-to-date about flight changes or cancellations through on-site airline flight status departure boards.
  • Schedule ride-share pick-ups from the “OLC Education & Conference Center.”

Shipping & Handling Information

Small packages can be hand-carried in and out of the OLC.

Large packages and/or shipments must load in through the loading dock. We do not allow anything to be rolled in through the front entrance, and this is strictly enforced on-site.

Inside Delivery must be on the Instructions for deliveries to the OLC.

If you need assistance shipping a package, please speak to an OLC representative for options available (additional costs may apply).