The 2024 Chicago Conference will be held in online mode only. If you want to attend an in-person conference, please consider our Orlando 2024 Conference. If you are taking the opportunity of a limited in-person presentation opportunity at the Chicago 2024 Conference, you may consider the below accommodations.

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downton South Loop

Address: 59 E 11th St, Chicago, IL 60605, United States

This is hotel is only 0.7 miles or 14 minutes walk from the conference venue.

The average price is $100-$150 per night for 2-4 people

To visit this hotel website, please click on the Hotel Name above.

Hampton Inn Majestic Chicago Theatre District

Address: 22 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603, United States

This is hotel is only 0.3 miles or 6 minutes walk from the conference venue.

The average price is $100-$150 per night for 2-4 people

To visit this hotel website, please click on the Hotel Name above.

The Congress Plaza Hotel and Convention Centre

Address: 520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, United States

This is hotel is only 0.3 miles or 6 minutes walk from the conference venue.

The average price is $100-$150 per night for 2-4 people

To visit this hotel website, please click on the Hotel Name above.

Further Accommodation Guidance

The accommodation details provided above are guide only. For an actual price and availability, please contact a respective hotel. 

If you are travelling with family, and/or thinking of staying at other locations of Chicago, you can make your choice of Hotel, Airbnb or homestay.

You can search on for a further suitable hotel within your budget.

You can search on for suitable family accommodation. 

You can search on for a homestay accommodation.

If you need any further guidance for an accommodation in Chicago, please feel free to contact us.

Conference Venue

The 2024 Chicago Conference will be held in online mode only. If you want to attend an in-person conference, please consider our Orlando 2024 Conference.

Helpful Information

Travelling Directions

  • If you are travelling from overseas and holding a passport of a country that allows you to enter the United States without a visa, please check with your travel agent if an ESTA form needs to be completed. If you are travelling from overseas, you will be arriving at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. After arriving, please adjust your time to Chicago local time. If your mobile phone is not roaming, you can purchase a local SIM card with data facility. It may cost you approximately US$100 and will be valid for 30 days. However, it may give you unlimited calls and data facility within the USA (please confirm with the seller before you buy).
    Before you travel, please take note that the US electric socket is different from that of any other countries in the world. Please try to purchase an international adaptor/converter from your home country that can be used in the USA. It will be also helpful if you carry a power bank.
    If you are coming from another part of the United States, please check with your local travel agent for your travel arrangement.
  • DePaul University, Loop Campus at DePaul Center is close to Jackson Train Station. The physical address of the university is: Address: DePaul Center, 1E Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604, United States. It is 18 miles away from the Chicago Airport. It is only 0.2 miles (4 minutes’ walk) from Jackson train station.
  • You have few choices to arrive at the conference venue at DePaul Center:
    a. If you are travelling with heavy luggage, you can choose an Uber or a Taxi that will take you directly to your accommodation and/or to  the conference venue in Chicago.
    b. The city of Chicago is connected by rail system (known as CTA System). The rail system network map can be downloaded from the link Transit Chicago. You may print out the network map and be familiar with train stations. The nearest train station is Jackson Station. You can easily transfer from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to DePaul Center within 53 minutes by catching a blue line train (you don’t need to change trains). Please follow the fare and fare condition.
    d. Buses also run all around the city known as CTA System Bus.

Conference/Research Networking Dinner

The Conference Dinner will be held at a nearby restaurant on Tuesday, August 27 at 7:00 PM. The conference secretariat will  provide updates based on the registration to the dinner.

Reporting on Arrival

All delegates must report their arrival to the conference at the ‘Registration Desk’. The support staff(s) at the registration desk will provide you a package which will contain the following:

1. Your name badge

2. Your attendance certificate

3. Any other relevant documents

The registration desk will remain open within the following timetables:

Monday, August 26, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Tuesday, August 27, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Name Badges

All registered delegates will receive a ‘name badge’ upon registration. This ‘name badge’ is the official pass and must be worn to obtain entry to all conference sessions. Please note that a name badge will not be prepared for any virtual presenter.


It is not recommended to bring your car in Downtown, Chicago. Finding a parking in Chicago Downtown may be very competitive and expensive. Public transports are available all over the city. 


There are many restaurants near the conference venue.  You can make your own choice. However, we would like to provide the names of a few restaurants. 

Chipotle Mexican Grill, 10 E Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604, United States (it is just 1 minute walk from the conference venue).

Beatrix Market, 23 E Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604, United States, (it is just 2 minutes walk from the conference venue).

I Dream of Falafel, (Mediterranean Restaurant), 60 E Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604, United States (it is just 3 minutes walk from the conference venue).

The Village, (Italian Restaurant), 71 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603, United States (it is just 8 minutes walk from the conference venue).

Roti Adams, (Casual fast-food Mediterranean chain), 310 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60606, United States (it is 12 minutes walk from the conference venue).

Mobile Phone

Mobile phones must remain silent while you are in a session.

Muslim Praying Facilities​

A Muslim praying facility (Downtown Islamic Center) is located in 231 S State St #4, Chicago, IL 60604. It is only 234 feet walking distance from the Conference Venue.

Pre and Post Conference Tour

Please do not forget to make this beautiful city tour during your leisure time. You can make your trip to Chicago successful by booking a sightseeing tour. The conference venue is located within a very short walking distance from many attractive tourist destinations, such as Cloud Gate, Millennium Park, The Magnificent Mile, The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Buckingham Fountain, Skydeck Chicago – Willis Tower, Chicago Skyline, The Rookery Building, Wrigley Building, Union Station, Michigan Avenue Bridge  and many more. If you catch the train from Jackson Station, you can visit many of these places by train. If you are in Chicago for the first time, please try to carry a train network map. You can also download the Chicago Network Map on your smartphone.

People with Special Needs

If you will require special needs, please contact the registration desk and they will try their best to assist you.

Useful Telephone Numbers

Life Threatening Emergences (Police/Ambulance and Fire Brigade)

Dial 911

Taxis (Chicago Quick Taxi Cab Service)

Dial +1 618-477-8576

Transport Helpline

Dial +1 888-968-7282

Travel Insurance

Hospital facilities in the United States are not free for international travels. It is advised that travellers from other countries take travel insurance before they fly. It is the responsibility of delegate’s to arrange their own travel insurance. The conference secretariat does not solicit or have any arrangements with any companies on this matter. Please discuss with your travel agent in your own country about your travel insurance before you fly.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Answers

Answer: CABRC is an annual global networking event organised by Australian Academy of Business Research (AABR).

Answer: By attending an CABRC, you can get dual publication opportunities; your abstract will be published in the ‘Conference Proceedings’ and you can publish your papers in the journals associated with the conference. Your paper will also be included in the ‘Best Paper Award’ competition. Your paper will be professionally edited and formatted before publishing in a journal.

Answer: CABRC is open to all academics, students and practitioners, business personnel or an independent researcher.

Answer: Yes, you can attend at CABRC as an observer or as a poster presenter if you express an interest by completing the ‘Contact Us’ form. Such expression of interest will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and a letter of invitation will be issued based on applicant’s personal strength or his/her organisational affiliation. However, the decision of the authority will be final.

Answer: To participate at CABRC, you can submit just an abstract before the deadline. This is because you want to present your research idea at an international gathering to get feedback, make collaboration and networking. There is no need to submit a full paper to the conference. You can submit a full paper at the same time or before the full paper submission deadline for any of the reasons below:

  • You want to get feedback on your paper.
  • You want your paper to be included in the ‘Best Paper Award’ competition.
  • You want to publish your paper in an affiliated journal with the conference.

Answer: Yes, you can make a virtual presentation even after arriving in the United States. You can do it from your place of intended stay in the United States.  Please note that, a virtual presenter will not get a ‘name badge’ and a ‘certificate of attendance’. 

Answer: An acceptance letter or a rejection email is given for all submitted abstracts/full papers to CABRC participants. Please check your junk mail folder if you have not heard anything. If you routinely check your junk mail folder and don’t see any communications from us, please send us an inquiry by completing the ‘Contact Us‘ form.

Answer: A single author can submit up to 4 abstracts/full papers. However, the authority reserves the right to make a variation of this matter on a case-by-case basis.

Answer: Please see the ‘Accomodations’ page of the conference for details of the accommodations.

Answer: If any of your co-authors intends to attend as well, s/he must also register. There is a registration category for a ‘co-author’.

Answer: Registration will include arrival tea/coffee, morning and afternoon tea/coffee and packet/buffet lunch during the day of presentations only.

Answer: Attendance for a conference dinner is optional. However, please be aware that the ‘Best Paper Awards’ and Certificates (if any) may be handed over during the conference dinner.

Answer: There are many ways to get discounts:

  • Refer your colleague to the conference and both the attendees get a 10% discount.
  • If 5 authors of the same or different papers register in a group, they can save a huge amount. Please see the ‘Fee Schedule’ page for fee information.

Answer: In general, you can make a request. Approval will be given based on the merit of the case.

Answer: In general, we do not allow this, and special consideration is given on a case-by-case basis.

Answer: No, you will have to carry your PowerPoint presentation in USB/Flash drive.

Answer: Yes, if your full paper is accepted to CABRC, it means that your paper is also accepted in an affiliated journal. However, if you want to have it published, you need to follow the author guidelines before submitting it to a conference and comply with reviewers’ suggestions after review. There may be a separate fee for publication in a journal.

Answer: Yes, this can be done if you inform us in advance. You can find a person by yourself to have it presented or we can do it from our side. 

You can also either choose to make an online presentation or transfer your paper to another conference which will be held within 1 year.

Answer: Only abstract of the papers will be included in the online conference proceedings.

Answer: Yes, you can publish your paper(s) in an affiliated journal without attending a conference. Please visit the respective journal’s submission page on this matter.

Answer: There is no submission fee. However, there is an acceptance fee of US$100.  This fee will cover managing the submission of your paper, setup costs, other “first-copy” costs of your paper; the cost of archiving your paper in the issue of the journal at the journal website; language editing and journal specific formatting of your paper. This fee will be waived only for solicited papers presented at CABRC.

Answer: Yes, we provide a ‘Peer Review Report’ on all registered full papers for re-submission to an affiliated journal.

Answer: Yes, you can. AABR does not hold the copyright on the paper submitted to CABRC.

Answer: AABR does not provide any fund to any participant to attend its conference.

Answer: You generally cannot change your mind, as immediately after receiving your full paper and completed registration, your paper joins the publication queue. If you would like to withdraw that paper for any compliance requirement, there will be an admin processing fee of US$100.

Answer: CABRC does NOT give registration fees refund either in full or in part. Please decide carefully before making your registration. If your visa application is denied, you can either choose to make an online presentation or transfer your paper to another conference which will be held within 1 year.

Visa Letter Request

Before making a ‘Visa Letter Request’, you will need to register for the conference and pay the registration fees. Your ‘Visa Letter Request’, will be sent within 5 business days from the day we receive your request. If you don’t receive it within the 5 business days, please check your spam folder, before contacting us again.