There are 4 hotels listed on the Axpona site under Travel, in addition to the hosting hotel, not sure if that qualifies as partnering lodging, they are all close to the show. Rates look reasonable for Schaumburg. From what I have seen the Axpona team is 1st rate and put on an excellent accommodating show.
I’m going all 3 days, it won’t be returning until October 2020. I heard they tried to push it back this year to October but too many complaints. Fortunately I am only 20 minutes away. Check out Qintessence Audio rooms and Holm Audio both local dealers with great equipment. Each one will have 3 rooms. Also nice people from both dealers.
I was headed from Indy to Chicago NW suburbs anyway for my Mom's 90th B-Day on Saturday April 13th. So, I bought 2 1-day tickets and booked a room at the AXPONA hotel,Shaumburg Renaissance.
This will be my first AXPONA show but it looks like I'll only be attending for a few hours on Sunday 4/14 starting at 10 am. I convinced my wife to be my wheelchair driver but I'm not sure how long she'll last. I made a list of rooms to hit and I'll hopefully get to all these before she poops out. I would've liked to attend the seminar on 'What's New with Audio Streaming?' but doubt I'll be able to.
Pops: " Congrats Noble100 on your mom’s 90th!"
Thanks, Pops! She's still in good health but it's kinda sad not knowing how many b-days she's got left. I just try to go to see her as often as I can.
Where did you find a list of the rooms?"
Yes, there's a 10 page list that details all exhibitors in alphabetical order that lists room numbers.
Listening Rooms: Room Numbers run from 304 to 1534, and also include names (ie Schaumburg, Utopia)
Ear Gear Expo: Locations start with the number 8 (ie. 8401, 8321)
The Expo Hall: Locations start with with number 9 (ie. 9307, 9316)
More Audio Brands are being added every day!
Just go to www.axpona.com and click on the following:Downloadable Exhibitor List by Company Name
I just went through this list and made my own list of rooms I want to visit. Only took me about 5 minutes.
They also have a schedule listed on this site that details all 3 days, including all seminars/times and after hours free concerts.
Hopefully, we can meet. Look for a white haired older guy being pushed around in a wheelchair by a very attractive older woman. I think I'll only be able to attend on Sunday from 10 am to about 1 pm.
Hope to see you there,
I look forward to being there throughout the show and will be doing some cartridge setups on Thursday for exhibitors. Mat and Harry Weisfeld of VPI will be doing presentations and demos in room 733 (Holm Audio) on Friday and Saturday afternoons from 1 to 3. I'll be there on the sidelines. Stop by, say hi, and take a listen.
Here is the link to the floor layout:http://www.axpona.com/maps.aspClick on the floors to see the maps.Vinh VuGingko AudioWe will be in Room 1520, showing the new Clarissa LE speakers driven by three different amps - tube, solid state, and Class D.
Here is my room hit list for Friday morning:
354: Fern & Roby
362: ATC/Lone Mountain Audio
442-444: Glenn Poor/Technics
478: CPT A/V; Emerald Physics
552: Xact Audio
546: Linear Tube Audio
606: Linear Tube Audio
670: Benchmark Media Systems
696: Linear Tube Audio
1429: Sanders Sound Systems
1440: Durand Tonearms & Evolution Acoustics
1480: AGD Productions
8415: Linear Tube Audio
8470: Etymotic Research
9424: Mag-Lev Audio