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Designing Cities 2017: Registration

Registration Levels

Level  Super Early 
by 7/15
Early Bird 
by 8/15
Until sold out
Standard   $795   $845   $895
NACTO Member Cities*   ——   $495   $545
Non-member government    ——   $645   $695
Nonprofit   ——   $545   $595
Optional Workshops $150-$200
Details below

*NACTO Member tickets are limited to employees of NACTO member city transportation, public works, or transit departments or agencies. If you have questions about eligibility, please email [email protected].

Please note that some workshops have additional fees. These are the trainings & workshops that take place in the morning on Monday, October 30. See the full schedule for more details on these optional trainings.

Conference hotel

Designing Cities 2017 will take place at the Swissôtel Chicago, at the confluence of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, and adjacent to Millennium Park and the Chicago Loop.

Conference room rates are $219 + tax, until sold out.

Book your room »


NACTO has limited funds available for discounted registrations or travel scholarships. Invited speakers and employees of NACTO member cities and transit agencies are prioritized. Please submit your request by August 1, 2017.

Scholarship request form (PDF) »


Meals included in the registration fee are Monday night’s opening reception, with complimentary refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, a full breakfast on Tuesday and Wednesday, and a full lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday. We will have coffee available throughout the conference.

Refund Policy

Registration fees will be refunded if a request is received in writing no later than Friday, October 6, 2017. NACTO reserves the right to charge a 20% cancellation fee. There will be no refunds after the October 6 deadline. Direct refund requests by email to [email protected]. Be sure to provide your confirmation number.


Email [email protected].