Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

The 2025 Board Professionals Conference will be held at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile is located in Chicago’s famous “Mag Mile” neighborhood, steps from the Chicago River, with more than 170 restaurants and 138 bars within an eight-block radius of the property.

The Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile is located at 540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL.

AGB has secured a room block for Board Professionals Conference attendees at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile at the group rate of $229 per night, exclusive of 17.4% taxes. Once you have registered for the conference, you will receive a hotel reservation link in your meeting registration confirmation. To receive the group rate, reservations must be made online through the reservation link received. Reservations should be made in the name of the person registered for the 2025 Board Professionals Conference. Multiple reservations under the same name will not be accepted.

The deadline for reserving a room at the group rate is February 28, 2025, at 5:00 PM CT.

For any rooming questions, please reach out to AGB’s event planner, Christy Andrews. She can be reached via phone at 800-878-4018 or via email at, Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET.

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Warning! Beware of unauthorized housing companies (hotel “poachers”) that contact individuals and offer cheaper rates. This practice, also known as “room pirating,” is a scam that all convention attendees should be aware of in order to avoid passing along personal and financial information. Please only go through the link provided by AGB in your confirmation receipt to make your reservation in the AGB room block. Note: No one from our organization will call you to make your reservation. Hotel poachers will claim to be an AGB partner or the “official housing company” and will sometimes ask that your room be paid in full, up front.

Getting there.

Hotel information

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 North Michigan Avenue (Driveway Entrance on 541 North Rush Street), Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60611

Tel: +1 312-836-0100

Chicago O'Hare International Airport

Distance From Property: 15.0 Miles

Tel: +1 773-686-2200

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Alternate Airport Transportation:
GO Airport Express

Chicago Midway International Airport

Distance From Property: 12.1 Miles

Tel: +1 773-838-0600

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Alternate Airport Transportation:
GO Airport Express

Other Transportation

Bus Station:
Greyhound Bus
CTA Grand and State
CTA Michigan and Grand

Subway Station:
Grand Avenue and State Street (Red Line)

Train Station:
Union Station (Amtrak and Metra)

Register now to reserve your spot in Chicago.

Early Bird Rate*


Regular Member Rate*


Special Dual Registration Offer for Foundation Board Professionals
Foundation Leadership Forum and Board Professionals Conference*

Foundation board professionals who register for the 2025 Foundation Leadership Forum will receive a $300 discount when registering for the 2025 Board Professionals Conference. To take advantage of this bundled rate, members should register for the Foundation Leadership Forum first; or contact the AGB registrar for assistance.

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Dual Registration Offer
National Conference on Trusteeship and Board Professionals Conference*
Nonmember Rate


*Member exclusive pricing.

Key Dates

  • Early bird deadline: December 2, 2024
  • Deadline for cancellation: February 17, 2025
  • Deadline to receive discounted hotel rate: February 28, 2025 (provided space is available)

Registration and Cancellation Policy

This program is available only to registrants who are serving a higher ed institution or foundation. Please contact with any questions.

All cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to and will be processed after the meeting. Requests for refunds must be received by close of business on February 17, 2025, to receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued for registrants who cancel after February 17, 2025. If you are unable to attend, a substitute is welcome in your place at no additional charge. AGB is not responsible for cancellations due to airline disruption, inclement weather, COVID-19, or schedule changes.

Group Discounts: If a cancellation causes the group to fall below the required three registrations, the refund will be issued minus the discount benefit received by the original group.

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AGB is committed to excellence in member service. Should you have questions about registering for the Board Professionals Conference, contact the AGB registrar.

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