Press Frequently Asked Questions

ISSA Show North America 2020 will be held in Chicago, IL, USA, October 26 - 29, 2020. Education sessions only day is October 26. Exhibit days are October 27 - 29. The event will be held at McCormick Place, located at 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616. Registration will be located in the Grand Lobby outside of the South Hall and the trade show is located in the North Hall.

No you do not have to be a member of ISSA to attend. We welcome all press to attend and walk the show. To learn more about ISSA membership, visit or call 800-451-1196.

There is no fee for confirmed members of the press. Each publication may register up to two individuals and one photographer for free.

Members of the press register for the ISSA Show North America using a different link than a typical attendee.

Anyone with the title of publisher, senior editor, editor, managing editor, reporter, or feature or news editor may register along with one staff photographer.

You can pick up your badge at McCormick Place, in the Grand Lobby outside of South Hall. For quick and easy badge pickup, bring a copy of your confirmation letter with you (printed or on your mobile device) to the registration counter, scan the bar code, and your badge will be printed instantly! Please note: Badge reprint fee is $50.

Yes, a camera pass is available, following approval by Show Management. These are available for members of the press registered as a photographer. Camera passes may be picked up on site at the ISSA Show North America Show Office.

No, there will not be a press room this year.

Sunday, October 25: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday, October 26: 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 27: 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 28: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 29: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Yes. As a member of the press you have free access to all educational sessions and spotlight speakers.

Hotel arrangements can be made at here using the ISSA Show North America official housing vendor, onPeak. Please be aware that ISSA Show North America’s only official housing partner is onPeak. You may be contacted by outside vendors claiming to the be the official housing partner for ISSA Show North America 2020.

Questions? Contact an sales representative at [email protected] or 800-451-1196.