The 2019 Middle School and Elementary School US National Championships of the US Geography Olympiad will be held at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois (next to Chicago) on the weekend of June 7-10, 2019.

Registration & Hotel Information
Registration for the US Geography Olympiad and all other Nationals events is available at this link but please read the following before proceeding further! Registering implies acceptance of the following policies:

OFFICIAL HOTEL POLICY: Staying at an official hotel is required for all students and families coming from outside a 3 hour driving radius per Google Maps. We currently have room blocks at 3 official hotels, though the block where the competition is taking place, the Hyatt Regency, O’Hare, is basically sold out (you can try reserving rooms, but they are likely to only be available if someone cancels at this point).

Official Hotels (updated on May 6)
You must use the links below to book rooms per our policy; other methods of booking are not valid and may lead to your child not being able to compete!

UPDATE MAY 6: We have secured a block of 200+ rooms on the peak nights of June 6-8 (with sufficient shoulder night capacity as well) at the Crowne Plaza Chicago Northbrook the booking link and further details are available below.

1. Crowne Plaza Chicago Northbrook – rooms are $129 a night (either a king bed with a pullout sofa or two queen beds) including breakfast for all guests. This hotel is approximately 25 minutes from O’Hare and the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. Complimentary shuttle service to and from O’Hare on June 5-11, and to the Hyatt Regency O’Hare on June 7-10 will be provided. Rooms must be booked through this link (be sure that IAC is listed in the Group Code box).

2. Currently full or nearly full – Hyatt Regency O’Hare – rooms are $145 (king) or $155 (double / double) – Rooms must be booked through this link (note that this block is likely to be sold out)

3. Currently full or nearly full – Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport – rooms are $154 (both king and double/double – please reserve a king room if you can, as we have a limited number of rooms with 2 double beds, and we are trying to keep those for families planning on having 3 or 4 people stay in a room) – Rooms must be booked through this link (note that this website may say National History BN Bowl or something like that, but rest assured it is the valid link for all competitions, including geography ones). Free shuttles will be available to bring students and families from this hotel to the Hyatt Regency O’Hare where the National Championships are taking place.

If these blocks fill up, we will continue to secure additional blocks at nearby hotels.

OFFICIAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS REFUND POLICY:

1. Refund requested on or before May 20 (registration deadline) – refunded in full minus $25 processing fee.
2. Refund requested between May 21 and May 28 – 50% refund
3. Refund requested after May 31 – no refund

Nationals will be held together with the National Championships of the US Academic Bee and Bowl, the National Science Bee, the National Humanities Bee, and the Middle School and Elementary School National Championships of the National History Bee and Bowl and the International Geography Bee.

The cost to compete at the 2019 US Geography Olympiad US Middle School and Elementary School National Championships is $80 per student.

A confirmed schedule of events and their start times of all events at International Academic Competitions’ 2019 Middle School and Elementary School National Championships, including the US Geography Olympiad and the International Geography Bee and is now available for download here.

For further questions, please contact info@geographyolympiad.com.