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2016 Midwest ACE Trends in Recruiting Conference | Nov. 17-18

Tips for Your Trip to Chicago!


The DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago - Magnificent Mile
300 East Ohio Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Phone: 312-787-6100

Check-in is at 3:00 p.m. and check-out is at 12:00 p.m.



Midwest ACE conference attendees will receive discounted parking at the hotel. Registered hotel guests will pay $40 for 24 hours with in and out privileges or $16 daily rate for non-registered hotel guests. Stop by the registration table during the conference to pick up your parking voucher.


Visit the Midwest ACE registration table in the State Foyer, located just outside the State Room where the main activities will take place, to pick up your name badge, program booklet and other conference materials. Registration hours are:

  • Thursday, Nov. 19: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 20: 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Note: It is important that you wear your name badge to all Midwest ACE functions as it serves as your ticket of admission and is the best way to get to know other members and conference attendees.


Check Out Who's Registered

Click here to view the conference attendee list.


Maximize Your Conference Experience

Are you a new member or a first time conference attendee? Check out this PowerPoint presentation on how to maximize your conference experience.

Expand the conference beyond Chicago by using #MWACETrends2015 on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, and/or LinkedIn... “Hey colleagues; I’m networking and learning at the 2015 Midwest ACE Trends Conference, see you there! #MWACETrends2015”


Schedule of Events

Click here for a detailed conference schedule.

Welcome Reception

Networking doesn't just happen during the daytime at Midwest ACE! On Thursday, Nov. 19, join us from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm for our Welcome Reception. Come enjoy an evening of fun and networking to get to know other conference attendees.

Keynote Speaker

Mary Scott, President of Scott Resource Group
Presents: Midwest ACE Trends in Recruiting Research with Q&A

Midwest ACE is proud to announce the findings of a new research project in partnership with Mary Scott, president of Scott Resource Group and a nationally recognized content expert. Ms. Scott's clients typically commission employer-based research, but this new collaboration provides unique data as colleges and employers work together to paint a more robust picture of the entire recruiting process.

The session will highlight ways in which employers and colleges can improve their relationship around the recruitment of top talent. The results includes insights from new hires in their respective organizations as well as qualified employment candidates currently recruiting on campuses in an effort to gauge the expectations vs. realities of new hires in the corporate world. The research further parses that data based on variables such as what school the candidate attended and if their expectations and experiences differ by major.

Employer collaborators include AbbVie, Enterprise, GE and Rolls Royce. Career Services collaborators include Ball State University, Eureka College, Purdue University, University of Illinois, and the University of Michigan.


After the Welcome Reception on Thursday night, enjoy a night out with your new connections! Check out some of the places around Chicago

  • Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602
    Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Drawn by its beauty and the fabulous free public events, hundreds of thousands of visitors come to the Chicago Cultural Center every year, making it one of the most visited attractions in Chicago. The stunning landmark building is home to two magnificent stained-glass domes, as well as free music, dance and theater events, films, lectures, art exhibitions and family events.

  • Eataly, 43 E Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60611
    Market opens at 10:00 am
    "We cook what we sell, and we sell what we cook.” Eataly is an original “marketplace” model inviting consumers to be active participants in an innovative food and beverage experience where they shop, taste and savor high-quality, traditional, Italian food products and beverages along with local produce and artisanal products. This multi-functional marketplace includes a premier retail center for Italian delicacies and wine, a culinary educational center and a diverse slate of boutique eateries. Eataly ambassadors are here to provide a high-quality experience to all of our guests, whether you are here to shop or enjoy a meal. Retail purchases may be made at our main checkout area located at the 43 East Ohio Street exit. If you are visiting us to enjoy lunch or dinner, each restaurant offers authentic Italian dishes with an emphasis on a particular type of food.


Friday Luncheon Awards Presentation

On Friday, Nov. 20, join your fellow conference attendees at the luncheon to honor our winners for the John D. Shingleton Award, John Steele Grant, and the Professional Development Scholarship.

John D. Shingleton Award
Established in 1988, this award honors the singular contributions of John Shingleton to the association. It recognizes the outstanding application of research that strengthens or enhances career services and recruitment practices.


John Steele Grant
The John Steele Grant was established to recognize the contributions of John Steele, one of the founders of the association now known as Midwest ACE. It seeks to support and encourage new research in career planning and college recruiting.


Professional Development Scholarship
The Professional Development Committee will award up to $750 in scholarship opportunities to a Midwest ACE member to be applied towards professional development activities. 

Thank You to the Midwest ACE 2016-2017 Partners!

Director's Club:


Patron's Club:


Survey Evaluation

All conference evaluations will be sent electronically. Please check your inbox following the Midwest ACE Trends in Recruiting Conference to complete the evaluation. Your comments and suggestions are valuable to Midwest ACE in planning future conferences and professional development opportunities.


Weather Forecast

Click here for a detailed 10-day forecast for the Chicago, Illinois area.


Conference Attire

Business casual is suitable for all conference activities. Please bring a light sweater or jacket, as the conference rooms get cold.


If you have any questions or need more information, please call Midwest ACE headquarters at (410) 931-8100 or email


We hope you're excited for all the fun, networking, and professional development that will take place during the conference. See you next week in Chicago!



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