Media Information

The 2020 Chicago Auto Show will feature two days of media preview prior to the public opening of the show, with events starting  at 7:30 a.m. the first day and concluding the afternoon of the second day.

After each media preview news conference, we will post releases and photography related to that event. Releases and photography will be posted in the Online Newsroom.

Chicago Auto Show Media Center

The Chicago Auto Show Media Center is located on level 4 of the North Hall of McCormick Place, Room N426 -- the same as in past years. The Chicago Auto Show Media Center opens at 7 a.m. during the media preview and at 8 a.m. during the public show. Closing times vary by day.

Showfloor Access

Media Credentials provide the following access to the showfloor:

  • Media Preview Day 1: 9 am - 5 pm
  • Media Preview Day 2: 9 am - 2 pm
  • Public Show: 9 am - 10 pm

Requests for access outside of the prescribed hours must be made via the Media Center credentials desk.

Official Hotels

The Chicago Auto Show is pleased to announce it partnerships with the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place and the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. For more information or to reserve a room at one of our official hotels, please visit our Official Hotels page.


For more information on parking and directions to McCormick Place, please visit our Parking & Directions page. Parking is NOT complimentary, as the lots are not operated by auto show management.

Coat Check

During the media preview the Chicago Auto Show provides a complimentary coat check at the top of the escalators across from the Media Center. You will need a media credential to use this room for your belongings. Please note clearly posted closing times.

If you are unable to find what you are looking for or need additional information, please don't hesitate to contact the Chicago Auto Show communications team.

Mark Bilek
Sr. Dir. of Comm. & Tech.
P: 630-424-6082
E: mbilek@drivechicago.com

Jennifer Morand
Dir. of PR & Social Media
P: 630-424-6084
E: jmorand@drivechicago.com

Ritzel Velerde
Communications Specialist
P: 630-424-6016
E: rvelarde@drivechicago.com