Hotel Reservations and Cut-Off Date
The NASM group rate is only available online via the website linked above. Please do not use the main Hilton hotels website to make room reservations.
You may also reserve a room by contacting the hotel directly at (312) 922-4400. Ask for the “National Association of Schools of Music” block to receive the group rate, and request written confirmation of your reservation.
It is imperative that you have written confirmation of your reservation from the hotel before leaving for Chicago. Please contact the hotel directly if confirmation is not received within a short time of making a reservation.
The Hilton Chicago Hotel is holding preferred reservations for NASM Annual Meeting participants through Friday, October 25. After that date, room assignments will be made on a space-available basis only, and the NASM group rate may not be offered. It is likely that the hotel will reach full capacity during the Annual Meeting. Prospective attendees are encouraged to make reservations as soon as possible, and cancel later if necessary. (Please review hotel policies regarding the time frame for cancellation without penalty.) Once the hotel reaches capacity, or the NASM room block is filled, other accommodations will need to be secured. Unfortunately, NASM is not able to assist participants in finding alternate lodging.
Room Rate and Amenities
NASM has secured a room rate for Annual Meeting attendees of $189 per night, single or double occupancy, plus applicable state and local taxes.
As a policy of Hilton hotels, the amount of one night’s room and tax will be charged to individual credit cards at the time reservations are made.
NASM attendees will receive complimentary standard Internet access in their guest rooms and lobby areas.
NASM attendees may utilize the facilities of the Hilton Chicago Athletic Club at the reduced rate of $5.00 per day. Facilities include a full range of equipment, an indoor running track, heated indoor lap pool, and whirlpool spas.
For attendees wishing to extend their stay and enjoy the Hilton Chicago Hotel following the Annual Meeting, the group rate will be available to NASM attendees through Thursday, November 28.
Spouses and Guests
Spouses and other guests of NASM meeting attendees are cordially invited to attend the two General Sessions of the Annual Meeting, as well as any receptions and breakfasts hosted for the Association.
The Reception for Spouses and Guests will be held on Sunday, November 24, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. If your spouse or guest will attend, please check the appropriate box and provide his or her full name on the NASM Annual Meeting Registration form.
Note: Spouses and guests who plan to attend regular meeting sessions other than those indicated above should complete a separate registration form and pay the full registration fee.
Annual Meeting Attire
Business professional attire is appropriate for meeting sessions and is acceptable at all restaurants.
Should a registrant desire special assistance or accommodations due to a disability, the registrant may wish to contact the National Office to ascertain whether the desired assistance can be provided by NASM. Individuals are asked to contact the NASM office in advance. If registering on site, individuals should speak with a member of the NASM staff at the registration desk.
Hotel Contact Information
All inquiries regarding reservations or other hotel issues should be directed to the Hilton Chicago Hotel as noted above.
For information regarding the Chicago area and transportation, please see Location.