2023 Conference + Product Showcase

Click through event menu below to learn details about our 22nd annual show.

Thursday, October 12, 2023
to Sunday, October 15, 2023
* Registration open until 10/2/23 at 8:00 PM (EST)
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* Registration open until 10/2/23 at 8:00 PM (EST)
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Category: Annual Conference


Registration Fees and Costs

Member registration includes the educational programs offered by DPHA, breakfast, lunch, and reception on Friday, as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday.  Partial payments may be made using the QuickBook invoicing at time of payment.

Food Tour
Early Bird
$1175 $895 $675 $225
Starting August 1
$1375 $895 $675 $225

*Newbie is any member company that has not attended our conference within the last 5 years. Email DPHA staff to secure the promo code.

Accommodations and Costs

Old meets new at the Marriott Marquis Downtown Chicago. Located near the lakefront, museum campus and two blocks from the Green Line ‘L' stop, the recently opened Marriott Marquis is the perfect headquarters for DPHA's visit to the Windy City. The hotel is located in the trendy Bronzeville neighborhood and offers floor-to-ceiling views from each accommodation showcasing the beautiful lakefront, Soldier Field and all Chicago has to offer!

DPHA has secured a room block for DPHA conference pass holders from Tuesday, October 10 through Sunday, October 15. Single and double rooms within the block are priced at $259 per night plus tax and tourism fees.

RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY SEPTEMBER 8 to be eligible for DPHA’s discounted rates.  Book through the Book Hotel button above.

Book ASAP!  Once our block sells out/expires, we will not be able to add rooms.  There is a city-wide event, and hotel rooms are scarce and expensive.  Block rooms are for event pass holders only.
Events that Compete with DPHA Functions are Prohibited

DPHA Conference registration policy prohibits manufacturers, representatives and dealers from hosting events on property or outside of the property that are held at the same time or near the same time as DPHA conference programs and events (within 2 hours). DPHA programming begins each day at 7:00am on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. It concludes on Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm, on Saturday at 10:00pm, and on Sunday at Noon. 

Similarly, DPHA meeting policy prohibits the use of hotel rooms or other venues other than the display space in the exhibit hall in the Product Showcase to display products. DPHA requests that any members who may be invited to view products or attend events that conflict with DPHA programming respectfully decline those invitations. Members that elect to ignore this policy may not be permitted to attend DPHA conferences in the future.

Cancellation Policy
Date of Cancellation
Refund Amount
90+ Days Prior to Event 100% Refund of Transferred Forward
89-31 Days Prior to Event 70% Refund or Transferred Forward
Within 30 Days of Event No Refund

The below agenda is tentative and subject to change



October 12
7:30 AM DPHA 5K Fun Run and Walk
Join your fellow DPHA runners and walkers for some morning exercise.
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Registration
Great Lakes Foyer
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Professional Development Committee Meeting
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Exhibitor Move-In
Great Lakes A-D
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Awards Committee Meeting
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Engagement Committee Meeting
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Council of Fellows Food Tour
Explore Chicago eats with your fellow DPHA members. ***This requires an additional ticket purchase to attend, and ticket fees are matched with a donation to DPHA's Council of Fellows' Scholarship Fund.
October 13
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM Breakfast in Showcase
Great Lakes A-D
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM Registration
Great Lakes Foyer
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM President's Welcome
Great Lakes E-G
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM Keynote Session
Great Lakes E-G
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Product Showcase
Great Lakes A-D
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Awards Luncheon
Great Lakes E-G. We will announce our Product of the Year Award winners and our Council of Fellows Inductees.
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Member Roundtables - Mixed Segment
These roundtables will be inclusive of all member segments: manufacturers, dealers, representatives, and professionals.
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Product Showcase
Great Lakes A-D. (Open to Trade)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Cocktails in the Showcase
Great Lakes A-D. (Open to trade)
October 14
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast in Showcase
Great Lakes A-D
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Product Showcase
Great Lakes A-D
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Designer Panel
Great Lakes E-G. We will host a group of designers to answer questions provided during registration.
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Scattered Buffet Lunch
Feel free to bring your lunch into your roundtable!
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Exhibitor Teardown
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Member Roundtables - Single Segment
These roundtables will be separated by segment: Dealer, Manufacturer, Representative, and Professional. Exhibiting Manufacturers will be breaking down their booths during this time.
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Network with the Board & Committees
Level 33. Refreshments while networking with the Board of Directors and Committee Chairs.
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Awards Dinner + Gatsby Night
Great Lakes E-G. Professional award winners and Fellows Raffle will be announced during this evening of dancing and fun.
October 15
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Program & Showcase Committee Meeting
Water Tower
* Registration open until 10/2/23 at 8:00 PM (EST)
Register Now
* Registration open until 10/2/23 at 8:00 PM (EST)
Reserve Booth Book Hotel Agenda
Need a little help registering?  Check out this tutorial DPHA staff put together

Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors!

Bloody Mary

Ice Luge






Ice Luge

5K Run


Friday Feast


Break Zone


Music Sponsor

For More Information:

Rebekah Covay

Rebekah Covay

Executive Director, DPHA