• Chicago Abilities Expo
    June 23 - 25, 2017
    Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center
    Fri. 11am-5pm | Sat. 11am-5pm | Sun 11am-4pm

NEW for Attendees: The Abilities Meet Up Zone

Here's what we did in 2016. Stay tuned for 2017.

Meetup ZoneAbilities Expo is thrilled to provide Chicago expo-goers with a fun place to relax and interact with their peers. In the tradition of a town square and designed to foster community engagement, the Abilities Meet Up Zone will be a dedicated area right on the show floor where you can:

MEET other attendees in similar situations and share experiences. This is the perfect place to get answers to all of those nagging questions!

GREET friends for fun face-to-face reunions.

TWEET about your Zone experience. Remember, sharing is caring so head over to your favorite social media channel and post a few shots of you and your new friends. Tag #AbilitiesExpo for a chance to win daily prizes. (Must be present to win and the more you tag, the better your chances are!)


Community experts, Expo presenters and exhibitors will also be stopping by to answer questions and connect with visitors.

“The Abilities Meet Up Zone is the next step in enhancing the over Expo experience for our attendees,” said Abilities Expo Co-owner Lew Shomer.


Lisa Wells, founder of Wheel:Life, and her team will act as facilitators of the Abilities Meet Up Zone, making introductions, sparking conversations between attendees and experts and getting like-minded people to share experiences.

“The Wheel:Life team is thrilled to be a part of this exciting new Abilities Expo feature,” she said. “The Zone will be a casual, fun place where people can go for a relaxing break from the Expo hubbub. While “in the Zone” they can forge new relationships, gain different perspectives about current issues and generally enjoy themselves.”


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