Investment Symposium

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The Renaissance Chicago Downtown
1 Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Toll Free Reservations: +1-800-468-3571

Guest room rates (taxes not included):

$199.00 single or double occupancy


Reservations can be made online at Renaissance Online Booking or by calling the hotel reservation line directly at 1-800-468-3571. Make your reservations by 5:00 p.m. Central Time on Friday, February 17, 2017. Reservations made after this deadline are subject to space and rate availability. Please make sure you mention that you are attending the SOA 2017 Investment Symposium.

A major credit card is required in order to make a reservation.

Early Departures

During check-in all guests will be asked to verify their departure date. At that time you may change your departure date without penalty. Any guest who departs before the confirmed departure date may be charged an early departure fee.

Why Stay at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown?

We realize there are many hotel options available and by staying at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown we offer you the chance to save through the SOA group rate. Staying at the Renaissance Chicago also provides the best opportunity to network with your peers and maximizes the quality of your meeting experience.


Confirmation of your hotel reservation is provided by the hotel. If you have not received a confirmation number prior to your departure for Chicago, please call the hotel to make sure your reservation is in order. Remember to mention your affiliation with the Society of Actuaries in all hotel communications to ensure the correct handling of your reservation.

Hotel Check-In and Checkout

Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and checkout time is noon. Those arriving early may check their bags with the bell desk in the hotel lobby.


This downtown Chicago hotel is located 18 miles from O’Hare International Airport and 12 miles from Chicago Midway International Airport.

Taxi fare from Chicago O’Hare International Airport is approximately $50 and taxi fare from Chicago Midway International Airport is approximately $30.

Travel Agency

AmTrav Corporate Travel is the Society of Actuaries' official travel agency. AmTrav Corporate Travel is focused on savings, control and consistent service.

Call AmTrav Corporate Travel at +1-866-284-5774. Reservation lines are open 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday. You may also email them at




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