JDRF Illinois TypeOneNation Summit

February 23, 2019, Chicago, IL
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

This event is complimentary, but pre-registration is mandatory. Registration opens Thursday, November 15 and all guests must register by Wednesday, February 20, 2019.

Enjoy a full day of inspirational and educational activities lead by national and local experts to help you and your loved ones better manage life with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Network with others and visit our Wellness Area, featuring diabetes devices, resources, and other summit supporters.


8:00 AM - Guest Registration and Vendor Fair

9:00 AM - Keynote presentation

  • Sean Busby, professional backcountry snowboarder living with T1D and founder of Riding On Insulin.

10:00 AM - Breakout Session #1 (Subject to Change)

  • Psychosocial Aspects of T1D for parents/caregivers
  • Psychosocial Aspects of T1D for adults with T1D
  • Teen Session (for teens only)

11:00 AM - Breakout Session #2 (Subject to Change)

  • PEAK: Exercise and T1D
  • T1D Plus: Autoimmune Issues and Dual Diagnoses
  • Teen Conversations (for teens only)

12:00 PM - Lunch and Vendor Fair

1:00 PM - Breakout Session #3 (Subject to Change)

  • Taking T1D to School
  • Take Action: T1D and Advocacy
  • Off to College (for teens and their parents)

2:00 PM – Research Update/Closing Session



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McCormick Place Convention Center South Building

The event will be held on Level 1 of the South Building.

2301 S Martin Luther King Drive
Chicago, IL 60616

More Info/FAQ

Presentations from the 2019 TypeOneNation Summit are now available!

TypeOneNation is open to anyone impacted by T1D. Children ages 5-12 are invited to enjoy a fun-filled day in our Kids Zone, which features arts and crafts, special guest performers, and diabetes education activities.

Sponsorship opportunities can be found here.

Click here to see nutritional information.

Any questions, please contact Christine Bissler, Director of Community Engagement, at cbissler@jdrf.org or (312) 423-7198.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where should I park for the event?

For detailed directions, click here.

Closest Option: Lot A

Parking is available in Lot A, and is $23 for up to 16 hours. To find Lot A, please search for the intersection of Cermak and Prairie. The event is in the South Building, Level 1 (S100-106).

Please park on the South end of Lot A. Take the parking lot elevator to Level 4. There will be signs directing you for entrance into McCormick Place. You will enter into the West Building (on Level 3). Walk across the Sky Bridge to the South Building. Take the escalators down to Level 1 and our event.
Second Closest/More Expensive: Hyatt McCormick Hotel Parking

Parking is also available at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place; however it may be more expensive than McCormick Lot A or Lot C.

Farthest/Comparable Price: Lot C – Lakeside Center

Lot C is the farthest away, but is comparable in price to Lot A. This lot is a 15 minute (indoor) walk from the South Building. After parking in Lot C, enter the Lakeside Center. Follow the signs to the escalators up to Level 2 of the Lakeside Center (near the Lakeside Ballroom). Once on Level 2 – make sure you are on the west side of the building (away from the Lake/closest to Lake Shore Drive), and follow the signs to the South Building (across the windowed walkway/to the Grand Concourse). Once on the Grand Concourse, follow the JDRF signs to our event.

What are my other transportation options?
For public transportation options, click here.

Guests arriving via taxi should be dropped off at Gate 4. The event is in the South Building, Level 1 (S100-S106).

What should I bring to the event?
Bring your diabetes supplies, and wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Attire is casual.

Will tickets be sent to me?
No. You will check in at registration by your last name.

Is there a room rate?
Yes, there are two negotiated room rates on the McCormick Campus:

Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago McCormick Place: $149/night; includes breakfast; available until 10 AM January 31, 2019 or until rooms are no longer available. Use code: JDR

If the group rate is no longer available, prevailing rates may be offered for some or all of your dates.

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place: $200/night; available until January 24, 2019 or until rooms are no longer available.

If you need additional assistance, please contact Hyatt at 877-803-7534 or click here to find contact information by Region. If the group rate is no longer available, prevailing rates may be offered for some or all of your dates.

Please contact Monica Garvey with any further questions.

Can I update my registration information or make changes to my schedule?
Yes, you may update your registration information. Please contact Christine Bissler to make changes. We will do our best to accommodate changes if space allows.

Event Contact

Christine Bissler | Director of Community Engagement
312-423-7198 | cBissler@jdrf.org

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