Events & Education

ISANTA 2022 Annual Meeting

September 20-21, 2022

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Join us for the 2022 ISANTA Annual Meeting as ISANTA meets to discuss current and emerging issues impacting the pneumatic tool and fastener industry.


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2022 ISANTA Annual Meeting Schedule

Tuesday September 20th

7:00 – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00 –11:30 am

Fastener Committee Meeting

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch on your own

1:00 – 4:30 pm

Tool Committee Meeting

5:00 – 6:30 pm

Hosted Reception

6:30 pm

Dinner on your own

Wednesday September 21st

7:00 – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Annual Meeting

ISANTA 2022 Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker

Melissa Furman


Professor, James M. Hull College of Business, Augusta University

Founder/Consultant, Career Potential, LLC

Dr. Melissa Furman’s passion for guiding individuals with career, professional, and leadership development inspired her to launch Career Potential to help individuals achieve and organizations succeed.

Leading for Today and Tomorrow

Organizational leaders have been navigating uncertain times for over a year and many changes have occurred at an accelerated pace. As a result, leaders need to evaluate their leadership abilities to continue to successfully lead their organizations through this new era of uncertainty and constant flux. This engaging and interactive session will provide recommendations and strategies for navigating ongoing challenges such as generational preferences, innovation, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and workforce development to name a few.

ISANTA 2022 Annual Meeting General Information

Meeting Location:  Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel

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Address: 505 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60611
Phone number:
$219 plus applicable taxes
Check-in time:
3:00 PM
Check-out time:
11:00 AM
Cut off:
The cut-off date is Monday, August 29, 2022. This special rate will apply until the cut-off date, or when the room block is filled; at that point, higher rates may apply. ISANTA has secured a limited number of sleeping rooms at the special discounted rate. Please be sure to make your reservations early and to indicate that you are attending the ISANTA conference.

Phone Reservations: 877.666.3243 and reference “ISANTA 2022 Annual Meeting”
Online Reservations: ISANTA Group

Travel Information:

Airport:Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
Address: 10000 W. O’Hare Ave. Chicago, IL 60666
Distance from hotel to airport: 17.7 miles
Estimated Drive Time: 25-minutes (without traffic)

Airport: Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
Address: 5700 S. Cicero Ave. Chicago, IL 60638
Phone: 773-838-0600
Distance from hotel to airport: 12.5 miles
Estimated Drive Time: 15-20 minutes (without traffic)

Transportation from ORD:

Taxi: Approximately $50-$70
Uber: Approximately $40-$60
Blue Line Train: Approximately $5
Car Rental:
Where it is near the airport: Construction Alert: The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) advises of ongoing construction of the Lower Level Utility and Pavement Replacement (LLUPR) Project on the Lower Level Roadway at O’Hare International Airport, which will impact traffic in the arrivals lanes near Terminals 1, 2 and 3.

The Airport Transit System (ATS) has resumed phased service.  See the current operating schedule and more information here. The ATS transports passengers between O’Hare Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 5, as well as the Multi-Modal Facility (MMF) for rental cars, Economy Parking Lot F, Kiss ‘n’ Fly, Pace buses and Metra.

Travelers should board a consolidated, free, 24 hour shuttle from the Upper Level (beginning April 1, 2021). The digital display on the bus will read: "Rental Cars / Parking Lot F". Each terminal has designated areas for drop-off and pick-up. The shuttles will take passengers to O'Hare's Multi-Modal Facility to the car rental desk to pick-up a vehicle. The MMF’s address is: 10255 W. Zemke Blvd., Chicago, IL 60666.

Transportation from Midway Airport:

Taxi: Approximately $30-$50
Uber: Approximately $50-$70

Car Rental

Midway International Airport offers a variety of options for vehicle rentals. Midway’s Rental Car Facility hosts all of its rental companies in one convenient location. It is located at 5150 W. 55th Street.
Rental Car pick-up is located at Lower Level Door #2. Shuttles operate 24/7 and are scheduled to run every 15 minutes. 

Parking Information

Hotel: Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
Valet Parking: $75 daily rate
** Call 312-944-4100 for parking options

*Client does not validate for parking and rates are subject to change.  Please contact your hotel for more information.

Weather/Conference Attire

The average high for Chicago in September is 74°F and the average low is 62°F.  Meeting room temperatures tend to vary.  Please bring a light sweater or jacket to all meetings.

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Chicago Information

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Health and Safety at the ISANTA 2022 Annual Meeting

The health and safety of attendees, speakers, and staff is the priority of the International Staple, Nail, and Tool Association.
The city of Chicago is currently not under a mask mandate, however, ISANTA staff will continue to monitor the city’s policies and protocols to ensure a safe in-person experience for everyone. Read about the measures that will be in place.