GOTO is a vendor independent international software development conference with more that 90 top speaker and 1300 attendees. The conference cover topics such as .Net, Java, Open Source, Agile, Architecture and Design, Web, Cloud, New Languages and Processes

Getting to GOTO Chicago

Getting to the Conference Venue

Chicago Westin River North is easily accessible from Chicago airports by taxi or public transportation.  

From Chicago O'Hare

  • Public Transportation: Take the Blue Line train from Chicago O'Hare for about 40 minutes and get off at the LAKE/CLARK exit and the hotel is a short walk or inexpensive cab ride from there. $2.25 per person.
  • By Cab: Driving will take around 30 minutes. 

From Midway 

  • Public Transportation:  Take the Orange Line train from Midway International Airport for about and get off at the LAKE/CLARK exit and the hotel is a short walk or inexpensive cab ride from there. $2.25 per person.
  • By Cab: Driving will take around 30 minutes. 
UBER DISCOUNT: We are thrilled to be able to offer a special Uber discount to our attendees. To receive up to $20 OFF your first ride, download Uber and enter the promo code "UBERONCHI14". 

Things to do in Chicago 

While staying in Chicago, there are plenty of things to see. The iconic Millenium Park or The Navy Pier are only a few of the attractions that Chicago offers it's visitors. Make time to take a culinary tour of the city or eat at one of the many highly rated Chicago restaurants. 
  • Navy Pier: This iconic Chicago attraction is in the heart of the city and provides endless forms of entertainment to visitors year round. Arcade galleries, amusement park rides,  gardens and stunning views of Lake Michigan have attracted visitors to The Navy Pier for decades. Free.
  • Millenium Park: Millenium Park, established in 1997, houses Chicago's Cloud Gate, the iconic bean-shaped reflective sculpture ad many gardens. Take a free walking tour of the park on downtime during the conference. Free.
  • Willis Tower Skydeck: For conference attendees who are not afraid of heights, a visit to the Willis Tower Skydeck is a must. Step outside the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere: at 1,353 feet in the air, the Ledge’s glass boxes extend out 4.3 feet from the Skydeck.


  • Chicago Crime Tour: Some of the world’s most famous criminals, mobsters and gangsters bamboozled their way through Chicago. Sit comfortably on a climate controlled bus and enjoy sightseeing famous Chicago crime scenes from the 19th century through modern times. Unlike Chicago walking tours, this luxury bus tour can't be stopped by Windy City weather. $40 per person.
  • River North Food Tour: This 3-hour walking tour offers a look into the history and culture of the neighborhood in between each of your 5 food tastings. $55 per person.