MommyCon & DaddyCon Chicago 2020 will take place on March 13-14, 2020 in the North and South Ballrooms of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. This is our hometown event, which means it is the biggest event of the year!
We bridge education and learning with an interactive exhibitor hall, countless sessions and a hands-on approach to testing new products. You will meet leading experts who focus on subjects specific to parenting. Meet with one of our resident educators to try on baby carriers in-person. Learn about picky eating solutions with our feeding therapist, and help your family get more sleep with our sleep guru.
Our mission is to create a community of support, acceptance, and non-judgment for parents journeying through parenthood. We look forward to meeting you soon.
Join our MommyCon Chicago discussion group on Facebook to connect and learn more!
Schedule & Event Hours
Friday, March 13, 2020:
Registration opens: 1:00pm
Session hours: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Exhibitor hall hours: 4:30pm-6:30pm
Saturday, March 14, 2020:
Registration opens: 8:30am
Exhibitor hall hours: 9:00am-4:00pm
Session hours: 10:00am-4:00pm
Who needs a ticket?
All adults need to buy a ticket. Children 16 and under are always free with adult admission but require a Child Admission Add-On ticket. As an adult, select from one of the following options.
Ultimate VIP: Do you want to feel like a celebrity? Then the exclusive Ultimate VIP package is the match for you! This ticket provides the ultimate MommyCon & DaddyCon experience and weekend getaway! This ticket package includes accommodations at the MommyCon & DaddyCon hotel on Friday, March 13th along with a room drop. It includes two-day admission (Friday and Saturday) and will give you access to all sessions (including VIP only sessions on Friday), event elements, and the exhibitor hall. Ultimate VIP attendees will receive an upgraded VIP gift bag with valuable items from our sponsors and an invitation to an exclusive gathering. Price: $1000.00.
Platinum VIP: This ticket includes two-day admission (Friday and Saturday) and will give you access to all sessions (including any VIP sessions on Friday), event elements, and the exhibitor hall. Platinum VIP attendees will receive an upgraded Platinum VIP gift bag and an invitation to an exclusive gathering. Price: $350.00. SOLD OUT!
Gold VIP: This ticket includes two-day admission (Friday and Saturday) and will give you access to all sessions (including any VIP sessions on Friday), event elements, and the exhibitor hall. Gold VIP attendees will receive an upgraded Gold VIP gift bag. Price: $250.00.
Silver VIP: This ticket includes two-day admission (Friday and Saturday) and will give you access to all sessions (including any VIP sessions on Friday), event elements, and the exhibitor hall. Silver VIP attendees will receive an upgraded Silver VIP gift bag. Price: $150.00.
Premium Admission – Two Day: Premium admission includes two-day admission (Friday and Saturday) and will give you access to non-VIP sessions, event elements, and the exhibitor hall. Premium admission attendees will receive a Premium Admission gift bag with samples perfect for those who are expecting or with children up to 18 months of age. Price: $50.00.
Family Admission – Saturday: The Family Admission ticket includes admission for two (2) adults which includes Saturday admission only and will give you access to Saturday sessions, our event elements, and the exhibitor hall. This ticket includes one (1) Premium Admission gift bag per Family Admission (not per adult) with samples perfect for those who are expecting or with children up to 18 months of age. Both Family Admission ticket holders must check-in at registration together. Price: $60.00 ($30 per person).
General Admission – Saturday: General admission include Saturday admission only, and will give you access to Saturday sessions, event elements, and the exhibitor hall. This ticket does not include a gift bag. Price: $25.00.
Child Admission Add-On: This ticket is for children under 16 and helps us identify how many children will be attending the event. You must purchase at least one (1) adult ticket type to register for a Child Admission Add-On. Price: FREE with adult admission.
Are you or a family member in the military? Check out our Military Ticket Program.
Would you like to attend but need a discounted ticket? Please learn about our Scholarship Ticket Program.
Location and Directions
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
North and South Ballrooms – 2nd Floor
5555 N River Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018
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We have a discounted room block available at the Embassy Suites starting at $128 per night for a room with one King bed and $138 per night for a room with two Queen beds.. Parking is $29 for self-parking in the hotel garage. Our room blocks always sell out, so book your room early!
Parking is available at the William Street Parking Garage for $15.00 per day. This parking garage is connected to the convention center via the Skybridge. The convention center is also easily accessible by train and complimentary shuttle bus from the Rosemont Blue Line Station.
Rental Car Discount
MommyCon is proud to team up with Advantage Rental Car! Renters will receive 10% off and no charge for additional drivers. Renters are also eligible to use our counter-bypass service which means no more standing in line! This is such a great perk, especially when traveling with kids. Use discount code MOMMYCON to start saving today.
Our schedule will be here soon, but topics to expect at MommyCon & DaddyCon include birth, babywearing, feeding (infants and toddlers), nurturing the parent, greener living, and more.
Our exhibitor list isn’t ready yet, but you can expect a selection of both national and local brands with products perfect for new and expectant parents, babies, mom, and dad!
Show us your ticket on your phone, or as a printout, and we will get you your badge at registration. You can come and go as you please once you have your attendee badge. These badges have space on the front to write in your name and a little bit of info about yourself. We’ve found this is a great way to break the ice and meet other attendees.
If you have a ticket type that includes a gift bag, you will be given a wristband that you will then trade in when you pick up your bag.
So many chances to win! At MommyCon & DaddyCon Chicago 2020 you will have the chance to win a minimum of three different ways:
- Check the back of your badge! Attendee badges are randomly selected to be instant winners.
- Connect with exhibitors in our exhibitor halls. Many exhibitors offer giveaways directly at their booths.
- Attend sessions! Speakers love to do giveaways!
Who Should Attend
New and expectant parents. Our sessions focus on the first years of a child’s life and advice for parents of every stage. You can read more about our event here.
The convention center will have a variety of food options available for sale. Items include sandwiches, salads and hot food. Attendees are also welcome to bring their own food and snacks.
Strollers are welcome at the event. However, we will ask for strollers to be folded if crowding becomes an issue.
ASL Interpretation Services
If you are in need of ASL interpretation services or any other accessibility accommodations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your ticket information 60 days prior to the event so we can discuss details with you.
Ticket Refund Policy
Tickets are non-refundable but can be transferred at any time by emailing your e-ticket to the new attendee.
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