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Automation Fair® Event

November 16-17, 2022 | Chicago, IL

The Automation Fair event returns to Chicago this November. Interact with IT/OT professionals and network with innovation experts, company executives, thought leaders and peers in your field. Attend engaging keynote presentations, interactive training, industry-centric discussions and see the latest innovations from Rockwell Automation and their PartnerNetwork™ affiliates.

Hotel Package Rates

Stay with us in Chicago with a one or two night stay at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile. Our hotel package includes a ticket to our hospitality event and transportation to and from McCormick Place and Pinstripes. Travel to Chicago is at your discretion.

ONE NIGHT STAY: $289 + tax

TWO NIGHT STAY: $578 + tax

Booking Process

STEP 1: Register with Us

Let us know you’re coming by registering on our website so we can keep you up to date about Automation Fair and our hotel packages.

Step 2: Book Hotel

After registering on our website, you’ll be redirected to the InterContinental reservation page to book your hotel room.

Step 3: Event Sign Up

Register for the Automation Fair event directly with Rockwell Automation. You must register to sign up for hands-on labs, technical sessions, industry forums and attend the show. Registration is now open!

Hospitality Event

Wednesday, November 16 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Pinstripes Chicago

Our hospitality event will be at Pinstripes, a short walk or shuttle ride from the hotel. Join us for a round of bocce ball, a few frames of bowling, a game of giant Jenga, or a throw on the cornhole boards. More importantly spend time with us relaxing and networking over wonderful food, drink and atmosphere. This fun and relaxing networking event is included with your hotel package and made possible by our generous sponsors.

Automation Fair Event Information

Product & Technology Sessions

The product and technology sessions will focus on a total business solution that help you deliver results. With all new content on the latest technologies, systems, solutions and services, you will learn way to meet the challenging manufacturing of today, tomorrow and the future. Rockwell Automation and Technology Partner subject matter experts will present live sessions twice daily on Wednesday and Thursday.

Industry Forums

Panel discussions led by industry leaders will center around how their companies are defining, transforming and innovating their operations. 

  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Food & Beverage
  • De-carbonized and Emerging Energies
  • Life Sciences
  • Metals, Mining & Cement
  • OEM
  • Oil and Gas
  • Power and Energy
  • Water/Wastewater

Hands-on Labs

Take part in interactive training labs that cover all Allen-Bradley and Rockwell Automation Software, as well as a selection of products from PartnerNetwork™ members. Hands-on training tracks are available for:

  • Controls
  • Digital Engineering
  • Information & Analytics
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Process
  • Safety & Security
  • Power, Motion & Motor Control
  • Services & Solutions
  • Systems
  • Visualization & Collaboration

Professional Development Hour Credits (PDHs)

You can earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and a Certificate of Completion for attending labs or technical sessions while at the Automation Fair event. Please visit the website for additional information.

Process Solutions User Group (PSUG)


PSUG is a great way to kick off the Automation Fair event. You will gain greater insight into the latest process automation technologies by interacting with your peers during this two day event. You will learn how Rockwell Automation is leveraging input from its users to help drive their latest releases of the PlantPAx® DCS, Batch, and supporting process solutions. The event features sessions where you will be able to:

  • Ask the experts
  • Participate in hands-on labs
  • Listen to keynote presentations
  • Experience technical sessions

There is an additional charge for PSUG:

$399 Early Bird if Registered Before Oct. 1 | $599 Registration After Oct. 1

Registration will be opening soon.