NCER 2013 5th National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration

Hotel & Meeting Site

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel

1551 N. Thoreau Dr.
Schaumburg, Illinois 60173 USA
Phone: 1-847-303-4100 / Fax: 1-847-303-4199


ExteriorNCER 2013 will be held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center just outside of Chicago. The Renaissance has 148,000 square feet of modern meeting space and will comfortably accommodate NCER’s extensive meeting requirements.    A northwestern suburb of Chicago, Schaumburg is part of the Golden Corridor  just under 30 miles from downtown Chicago and approximately 10 miles northwest of O'Hare International Airport.  Schaumburg features the Woodfield Mall, the 9th largest mall in America, which has over 300 stores.


Most notably, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Chicago Wilderness awarded the Renaissance the 2010 Conservation and Native Landscaping Award. The award recognizes seven and a half acres of ponds, wetlands and prairie plantings that surround the hotel. Native plantings were incorporated in the hotel grounds replacing a majority of the grass and ornamental plants originally found in the area. These new plants help trap pollutants, clean storm water and reduce runoff. After the new plants established themselves in the environment, the use of herbicides was cut in half, maintenance hours were reduced by one third and water use has been reduced to only watering the limited turf grass and annual flowers found throughout the property. NCER attendees  will enjoy the landscape by utilizing walkways, bridges and overlooks that surround the property's natural areas.  


Special Group Rate Information
The Renaissance Schaumburg is pleased to offer the prevailing Federal Per Diem rate, currently at $155 per night plus applicable taxes (currently 14%) for single and double occupancy in standard rooms. The hotel offers complimentary 24-hour health club access to all hotel guests.


Reservations must be made by Friday, June 14, 2013 to guarantee availability. Please be aware the block of rooms may fill before the deadline, so we urge you to make your reservation as soon as possible.


Meeting attendees staying in a hotel other than the Renaissance will be charged a $75.00 facility usage fee.


A dedicated booking website has been created for NCER attendees to make, modify and cancel hotel reservations online, as well as take advantage of any room upgrades, amenities or other services offered by the hotel.


To make your reservation online, please click the following link:


You may also call the hotel directly at (800) 468-3571 OR (847) 303-4100 to make a guest room reservation. Identify yourself as an attendee of the NCER 2013 so your reservation is coded to our group. A first night room deposit or credit card guarantee is required. You must cancel within three (3) days of arrival or forfeit the first night's room and tax deposit. If you are tax exempt in Illinois, you will need to furnish the appropriate exempt form from your organization and payment must be in the form of a government issued check or credit card.




Click on this link to view the hotel’s FACT SHEET with detailed information about guest rooms, parking, internet access, information on the fitness center as well as maps, directions and other property information.




The average rate for a taxi from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport to Schaumburg is $35.00. From Midway it is $60-70. Because of the variation in arrival dates and times, individuals are on their own to arrange transportation to and from the airport. If you need information on taxi or shuttle service, visit the travel section of the NCER web site at:



Midway is smaller than O’Hare so easier to negotiate. Both airports are roughly the same distance to Schaumburg – about 13-15 miles. NOTE: Southwest flies to Midway. USAir only flies to O’Hare, Delta flies to both and the fares are comparable on the major carriers.


Daily self parking is complimentary. Valet parking is $14 daily +tax and includes in/out privileges.


Internet Access
Complimentary wireless internet is available to hotel guests in the public and lounge areas.  For in-room access, a Guest Room Wired for Business Package may be purchased for $14.95 per night.  The package includes high speed internet access, unlimited local phone calls, and unlimited long-distance phone calls within the US.  


Check-in Time: 4:00pm | Check-out Time: 12:00pm

Suggested Customary Gratuities for Hotel Staff

  • Baggage Handling $5.00 per room, each way
  • Housekeeping $3.00 per room, per day
  • - Room Deliveries $3.00 per room

No porterage or maid gratuities will be included or automatically charged to your room; both are at your discretion.


Thank you to our sponsors


CLICK HERE to open PDF of Program Book including
Conference Abstracts

Conference Deadlines

Abstract Submission Deadline:
 - January 7, 2013


Notification of Selected Presenters:
 - March 1, 2013


Deadline for Presenters to Register & Confirm Participation:
 - April 15, 2013


Early Registration Deadline:
 - May 17, 2013


Hotel Registration Deadline:
 - June 14, 2013


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