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2017-18 Professional Development

Workshop for Administrative Assistants

Monday, July 30, 2018 9:30 am - Tuesday, July 31, 2018 12:00 pm

ISACS Classroom
Chicago, IL


Workshop for Administrative Assistants

Dates: Monday, July 30 - Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Registration will open in the spring 2018.
Check back periodically for more details or call ISACS at 312-750-1190 for more information.

Location of Workshop
The workshop will take place at the ISACS classroom at 55 West Wacker Drive, Suite 702, Chicago, IL. 

Directions, Parking & Public Transportation for the ISACS Classroom
The location is located in the heart of Chicago, with easy access to public transportation.

Click here for directions to the ISACS classroom including driving, parking and public transportation directions. Parking is available at several area garages. To secure discounted rates prior to your arrival in Chicago, visit If possible, we suggest taking public transportation.

Air Travel
Both Midway and O'Hare airports are easily accessible to the ISACS classroom. Fly into Midway (on Southwest Airlines) or into O'Hare and take the "L" (Chicago's public transportation) and be at the ISACS classroom in less than an hour.  

‚ÄčGO Airport Express (Share-a-Ride) Shuttle Service
ISACS has negotiated a special rate with GO Airport Express for ISACS members – 15% off the standard rates. Reservations MUST be made in advance and online to receive the discounted rate.  The standard rate per person to/from O’Hare is approximately $28 one-way; $49 round-trip. The standard rate per person to/from Midway is approximately $24 one-way; $40 round-trip. To receive the 15% discount off the standard rates, please click here for the Go Airport Express website to make a reservation in advance. A credit card is required and charged at the time of reservation. Airport walk-ups are not eligible for the discounted rate. Parties of two more reserving at the same time receive a discount. Please visit their website for more information.  

Hotel Accommodations
Attendees must make their own hotel reservations. ISACS has secured special discounted room rates at the Hotel Palomar, 505 North State Street, Chicago at a rate of $179/night plus tax (single or double occupancy) for the nights of July 28, July 29 and July 30. To make a reservation call 877-731-0505 and use Group Code: "ISACS Admin Assistants." The discounted rate is available until Monday, July 9. If availability allows, the hotel will honor extended reservations three days before and three days after the meeting.

If you need to cancel your reservation, you must cancel by 6 pm, 48 hours prior to your arrival to avoid cancellation charges.

Located in the River North area of Chicago, the Hotel Palomar is located near the Chicago River and North Michigan Avenue. Complimentary highlights of the Hotel Palomar include: a 24-hour fitness center, indoor pool, pet friendly policies, and complimentary coffee and tea and evening wine reception in the living room. Guests must join the Kimpton InTouch program (which is free of charge) to receive wireless internet access in guest rooms and common areas. For more details on the Hotel Palomar, visit

If you need any assistance making your hotel reservations, please call the ISACS office at 312-750-1190. 

Hotel Parking
Hotel Palomar: Current valet overnight parking is $62/night for hotel guests with full in-and-out privileges, rates are subject to change. Typically, overnight parking guests must leave by 2:00 pm to avoid additional fees at the garage. Parking fees are subject to change. We recommend that you consider overnight parking at a nearby garage or use a parking app.

Note: Hybrid vehicles receive a 25% discount. There are other parking garages in the area that may offer less expensive rates.

Directions and parking information for the Hotel Palomar will be posted shortly.

Please contact the ISACS office at 312-750-1190 if you have any quetsions.

Registration Fee

  • This information will be posted shortly.

Registration Confirmation Communications from ISACS
Once registration for the workshop has been completed the following communications will be sent from ISACS:

  • Once registration is complete, an email will automatically be sent to the contact person on the registration confirming that registration has been completed.
  • Approximately three weeks prior to the workshop, ISACS will send a confirmation email to the registrant with details for the workshop.
  • Approximately one week prior to the workshop, ISACS will send a final confirmation email to the registrant with details for the workshop.

If you do not receive these emails prior to arriving at a workshop, please call the ISACS office at 312-750-1190. It is possible your email address was entered incorrectly OR your registration was not completed.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations for workshops held at the ISACS classroom must be received in writing to ISACS by emailing 10 business days prior to the event to receive a refund. ISACS will determine the refund amount, if any, on a per workshop basis and may be unable to determine the refund amount until the workshop’s conclusion. At any time, registration may be transferred to another member from the same school. If a workshop has a waitlist and ISACS can identify a replacement, a full refund will be provided. ISACS reserves the right to cancel the workshop for insufficient enrollment. In this case, participants will be notified and given a full refund. 



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