General Information


Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk

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You can find the venue website here.

Kenes Group will obtain special accommodation rates for the RehabWeek 2025 participants. Please visit the accommodation page.

In May, Chicago experiences a transition from spring to summer, with generally mild to warm temperatures and increasing daylight hours. Average daytime temperatures range from the low to mid-60s Fahrenheit (around 15-20 degrees Celsius), gradually rising as the month progresses. May also sees an increase in precipitation, with occasional rain showers and thunderstorms contributing to the lush greenery and blooming flowers throughout the city. Overall, May in Chicago offers pleasant weather conditions, ideal for outdoor activities and exploring the vibrant cityscape.

The dress code for RehabWeek 2025 is business casual for all occasions unless stated otherwise.

The official language of the RehabWeek is English.

Time Zone
During May, Chicago is typically in the Central Daylight Time (CDT) zone, which is UTC-5 hours. This means that Chicago is 5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) during this period. However, please note that this offset may change during the year due to daylight saving time adjustments. Therefore, it’s advisable to verify the current time difference closer to your intended travel dates.

Letter of Invitation
The Congress Organizer will send you a letter of invitation upon request. The Organizing Committee would like to clearly state that the letter is to help the participant to raise travel funds and visa purposes. It has no further financial obligations from the Conference towards the participant. The Congress Secretariat is only able to send you the letter of invitation after receipt of your registration and payment.

In Chicago, as in most of the United States, the standard voltage is 120 volts, and the frequency is 60 Hz. The plugs and sockets used are Type A and Type B. Type A plugs have two flat parallel pins, while Type B plugs have two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin. If you’re traveling to Chicago from a country that uses a different type of plug, you may need a plug adapter to fit your devices into the electrical outlets.

Currency & Exchange
In Chicago, as in the rest of the United States, the currency used is the United States Dollar (USD). It is abbreviated as “$” or “USD” and is further divided into cents, with 100 cents equaling 1 dollar.

In Chicago, tourists encounter taxes on dining out, hotel stays, and purchases of goods like souvenirs. Sales tax rates vary, with a combined state and local sales tax rate of approximately 10.25% for most purchases. Hotel occupancy taxes range from 17.4% to 24.4% of the room rate, depending on the location. These taxes contribute to the city’s revenue and support essential services.

In restaurants, it is typical to leave a gratuity of around 15% to 20% of the total bill, depending on the level of service received. Tipping is also expected for services such as taxi rides, hotel porters, and hairstyling. While tipping is not mandatory, it is considered standard practice and is appreciated by service industry workers who rely on tips as part of their income.

Liability & Insurance
The Congress Secretariat and Organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants. Upon registration, participants agree that neither the Organizing Committee nor the Congress Secretariat assumes any liability.
Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

Safety & Security
Please do not leave bags or suitcases unattended at any time, whether inside or outside the session halls. Hotels strongly recommend that you use their safety deposit boxes for your valuables.

In Chicago, the emergency contact number for immediate assistance in situations such as accidents, crimes, or medical emergencies is 911.

Congress Organizer

Kenes Group
Office : Kenes M+Phone : +90 212 299 99 84
Contact: Mr. Veysel Güzelvguzel@kenes.com