Registration opens this summer. Sign up to be notified HERE.

Starting October 23, 2023

Chicago, IL



Welcome to ‘the NIC’!

Many useful and convenient resources have been made available for your use during the conference. Be sure to check them out below.

Additional information, including the times and locations of these resources, will be made available in the 2023 NIC Fall Conference Final Program and in the NIC Conference Mobile App.

  • Attendee Listing

    Located exclusively via the NIC Conference Mobile App, the Attendee Listing includes attendees who registered and chose to be listed. You can export the Attendee Listing to Excel to sort and/or print using the desktop version of the mobile app.

  • Coat & Item Check

    Need a place to stash your coat or briefcase? Coat & Item Check can lighten your load.

  • Conference Concierges

    Our Conference Concierges are located throughout the conference space and will be delighted to assist you with any needs you might have—from mobile device chargers to hand lotion and other personal comforts.

  • NIC Mobile App

    The NIC Conference Mobile App is your one-stop portal for all conference information including:

    • Conference Schedule
    • Attendee Meeting Scheduler
    • Attendee Listing
    • Speaker Presentations
    • Attendee Profiles, Maps, and Much More
  • Evening Car Service

    Complimentary car service is available from the Sheraton Grand Chicago on Monday and Tuesday nights to transport you to your night out in Chicago.

  • Evening Dessert Cart

    Be greeted with delicious treats when you return from dinner on Monday and Tuesday nights. The dessert cart will be available in the lobby for you, so grab a delightful delicacy and take it back to your room or wherever your night takes you!

  • First-time Attendee Gathering

    Attend live or view the first-time attendee webinar to hear valuable tips on how you can make your time at the conference productive, efficient, and successful. Our co-hosts will share their knowledge and insights, gained from years of attending the event, to help you reach your business goals!

    • Hear who’s attending and how to make connections ahead of the conference.
    • Find out why you should schedule meetings before you arrive onsite
    • Hear how to access wayfinding resources to make your onsite navigation easier.
    • Learn why you should add educational sessions to your calendar ahead of time.
    • Hear helpful tips to keep up the momentum after the conference closes.
  • First-time Attendee Seating

    An exclusive seating area will be made available for first-time attendees in the main stage session room so that you can easily find other new NIC conference attendees and continue networking!

  • Headshot Lounge

    Our headshot lounge is convenient and modern with two background choices. Makeup artists will help you put your best face forward. Photos will be sent to you instantly.

  • Individual Private Workspaces

    Need a quiet workspace during the conference? Take a break, make a call, check e-mail, or take a few minutes to wind down in one of the private workspaces provided.

  • LinkedIn® Corner

    LinkedIn allows professionals to share their brand, skills, and experience with colleagues, customers, peers, and potential employers. Skilled coaches will help you stand out, capture attention, and enhance networking.

    Stop by to learn about:

    • Storytelling to define your personal brand
    • How to complete your profile so that LinkedIn rewards you
    • What to feature in your intro
    • How to define your audience and the keywords to attract their attention
    • The best way to use your summary section
  • Meet-up Points

    Meet-Up Points make meeting up easier! Save time locating colleagues by using this resource to identify meeting locations throughout the NIC conference space.

  • Networking Spaces

    Networking spaces are available for use throughout the conference and provide comfortable places for attendees to conduct meetings. Read more about NIC’s Networking Opportunities.

  • NIC Café

    Enjoy fresh fare during conference hours when it’s convenient for you! The NIC Café will be a stationary market serving breakfast, lunch, and morning and afternoon breaks. Healthy choices gluten-free options, and a Kosher section will be available.  Most menu items are designed to be portable, so eat around the NIC Café or take your food back to the networking lounge to continue your meetings. Enjoy this efficient way to stay nourished throughout your busy day!

  • Shoe Shine

    Stop by the complimentary shoe shine to polish your look and find some first aid for your tired feet here!

  • Snack Cart

    Fresh fruits and grab-and-go snacks will be available at the snack cart during conference hours.

  • Specialty Coffee Bar

    Grab a complimentary cup of coffee between business meetings and sessions. Hot and cold options are available!