Registration is now closed for RSD8: Relating Systems Thinking and Design Symposium

Tickets are available at ‘Standard Registration’, SDA Member Ticket’, and ‘Student Ticket’ prices for all three days, October 17-19.

If your time is limited join us for Day 2 (October 18) where you can take in Keynote Speakers, celebrate the Charles Owens Tribute and reception, and visit the systems maps and prototypes in the Community Gallery.


  • Standard Registration- $200

  • Student Ticket- $100

  • SDA Member Ticket- $150

  • One Day Registration (October 18)- $100

We are looking forward to see you in Chicago starting October 17!



Hiltons at McCormick Place is a Preferred Hotel Partner for Illinois Tech.  Located in the vibrant Near South Side neighborhood, Hiltons at McCormick Place is one of the closest hotels to Illinois Tech Mies Campus.  It is also steps away from the McCormick Convention Center, China Town, the Museum Campus, Soldier Field, the Red and Green line stops, and an easy train ride to Downtown Chicago / The Loop.  

Illinois Tech has also negotiated discount rates with all three of the Hilton hotel brands at McCormick Place. 

Click the name of the hotel to start your reservation today.Please note the university rates are already loaded and there is no need to add additional codes. 

Hilton Garden Inn                                        Hampton Inn                                          Home2 Suites 123 East Cermak, Suite 300                            123 East Cermak, Suite 100                    123 East Cermak, Suite 200
Chicago, Illinois, 60616                                    Chicago, Illinois, 60616                           Chicago, Illinois, 60616 312-791-1121                                                  312-791-1121 312-791-1121

If you are calling to make your room reservation by phone, please mention that you are booking under the Illinois Institute of Technolgy contract rate.

Another option is Ambassador Chicago, a Preferred Hotel Partner for Illinois Tech.  Located in the Gold Coast neighborhood, and steps away from the lakefront, restaurants, shops, museums, and the CTA Red Line Clark/Division stop, Ambassador Chicago is a chic and cost-effective property perfect for visiting guests, scholars, and parents who wants to experience a different neighborhood in Chicago. 

Illinois Tech has university contract rates of $199 / night for April - October 2019.   Please note that these rates are ceiling rates which means that Illinois Tech guests will never pay higher than the contract rates except on blackout dates, and will receive the Best Available Rate if it is lower than our contract nightly rates. 

Please click the link below to book at the Illinois Tech University Contract Rate.  Please note the university rates are already loaded and there is no need to add additional codes. 

Ambassador Chicago

1031 N. State Pkwy

Chicago, IL 60610


If you are calling the hotel to make a reservation, please mention the discount code ILIT to receive the university contract rates.