Convention Center & Trade Shows


The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center offers a total 840,000 square feet of flexible exhibition space. Configure it any way you like. You may need a 500-booth to 800-booth area, or 100 to 200 booths. If you’re planning a larger show, you’ll appreciate our continuous 250,000 square-foot space for 1,225 booths. Or you can create a multiple hall layout for up to 3,566 booths. Customized floor plans are our specialty.

When you hold your show in Rosemont, you'll be assigned a dedicated account manager to ensure everything–from planning to execution– goes smoothly. We'll also make sure all your exhibitors', and attendees' needs are satisfied. After all, we want everyone to have a great show experience.

A tradeshow isn't successful unless the exhibitors have a profitable experience and the convention facilities meet and exceed their expectations. To ensure this happens, the experienced staff at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center works to make the most of your event in Rosemont. Whether you need an extension cord, a catered luncheon, or last minute tech support, the dedicated event team will make it happen by providing unexpected superior service.

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center has 840,000 square feet of exhibition space that is perfect for most small- to mid-size shows and can be configured any way you'd like. We'll work with you to create the specific show space you need – from 100 booths up to 3,566 booths.

General Information

  • 6 halls
  • Ceiling heights from 16 to 26 feet
  • Unlimited floor loads (except Hall G)
  • Freight access: 7 drive-in freight doors; 16 depressed docks
  • Flexible traffic patterns; lobby entrance
  • 30,000 square-foot lobby with ample area for registration
  • Camera surveillance security system
  • Permanent concession stands
  • Parking Garage Rate $15 for a 24hr. period

Engineering Capabilities

  • Electrical - 110 volt, 208 volt (single or three phase), 480 volt (three phase)
  • Compressed air
  • Water and drain
  • Telephone
  • Gas
  • Engineering floorplans and suggested booth layouts are available


  • High-speed, DS3 fiber optic Internet access

SHow Your Badge

Show Your Badge is a discount dining program for vistors to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Whether you are an exhibitor,or an attendee we want to thank you for visiting and hope that you can enjoy one of the many wonderful restaurants we have right here in Rosemont. If you click the button below a list of participating restaurants are included in this PDF file.This exceptional dining program is updated yearly and you must show your badge to your server to validate your discounts. Other print outs of these dining specials are also available in the lobby of the convention center at the concierge desk.