Registration open for 2023 AAPL Annual Leadership Conference in Chicago, Illinois. | June 9 - 11
American Association for Physician Leadership
American Association for Physician Leadership

JW Marriott Chicago

151 West Adams Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60603
(312) 660-8200

The Venue

Welcome to Chicago

The JW Marriott Chicago is a landmark hotel brimming with history in the heart of downtown Chicago. The hotel's excellent location in Chicago's famed Loop, offers attendees easy access to the West Loop, Columbia College, the Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park and Skydeck Chicago. After a busy day of conference activities, treat yourself to an array of luxury hotel amenities, including an onsite spa, an indoor swimming pool, an in-room large soaking tub, a modern fitness center, and a delicious restaurant and lounge that serves authentic Italian cuisine and specialty cocktails.

AAPL attendees receive:
  • Complimentary access to the hotel fitness center
  • Complimentary wi-fi in your guestroom
JW Marriott Chicago
JW Marriott Chicago
JW Marriott Chicago


AAPL has secured a discounted room block for attendees. To take advantage of the special rate, please book your room through the link below by May 10, 2023.

Registration is not required prior to reserving a room, however, AAPL will be cross checking housing lists against registered attendees.

The hotel will sell out quickly and we recommend booking your hotel reservation as soon as the room block becomes available. Early registrants will be notified of this availability first.


Getting There

By Air

There are two major airports convenient to the JW Marriott Chicago:

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
Distance to hotel: 11.1 miles

Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

Distance to hotel: 18 miles


All Americans traveling by air will need a REAL ID or another accepted form of identification to board a flight within the U.S. on and after October 1, 2021. A traditional driver’s license will no longer be accepted through airport security. Domestic travelers may use:

  • REAL ID (generally marked with a star in the upper portion of the card)

  • U.S. passport or passport card

  • U.S. military ID

  • DHS trusted traveler cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)

  • Enhanced driver’s licenses (offered in MI, MN, NY, VT and WA. Generally marked with U.S. flag)

Learn more about REAL ID and how to get one.

By Car

Chicago’s central location and its position as a hub for the nation’s major interstates make it a convenient drive from anywhere in the country. Chicago is accessible via several major interstates and highways: I-90 (Kennedy Expressway), I-94 (Dan Ryan Expressway), I-55 (Stevenson Expressway), I-290 (Eisenhower Expressway), and I-294 (Tri-State Tollway).


Valet: $75/daily

Off-site: Tower Garage (211 W Adams St.)-Recommended but not HOTEL affiliated .1 Miles

Other Transportation

Bus Station

Subway Station

Train Station

Map of Downtown Chicago

Weather and Dress Code

Temperatures average around 78°F – 92°F (26°C – 33°C), while rainfall averages from 3.7 – 4.3 inches (94 – 109mm). It’s cooler near the lake, and June is typically the wettest month of the year.

The dress code for the conference is business casual. It is recommended to bring a light jacket or sweater as meeting rooms tend to be cooler.


Things To Do

While visiting Chicago, we encourage you to take in all the city has to offer. Visit “Choose Chicago ” to learn more about Chicago’s one-of-a-kind attractions and experiences.

For over 45 years.

The American Association for Physician Leadership has helped physicians develop their leadership skills through education, career development, thought leadership and community building.

The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) changed its name from the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) in 2014. We may have changed our name, but we are the same organization that has been serving physician leaders since 1975.


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