Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about AXPONA! 

What are the hours for AXPONA?

Friday, April 22, 2022 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, April 23, 2022 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, April 24, 2022 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where does AXPONA take place?

The Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center, 1551 N Thoreau Dr, Schaumburg, IL, 60173

When is registration open?

Friday, April 22, 2022 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, April 23, 2022 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, April 24, 2022 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

What is included with my ticket?

Your ticket includes access to the exhibits including listening rooms, the Exhibit Hall including the Record Fair, Ear Gear Experience as well as educational seminars, live music, special events. 

What is a Gold Pass?

The Gold Pass is the ultimate AXPONA experience. Your Gold Pass includes: Collector’s Badge, official AXPONA T-shirt, 2022 Collectors Pin, a reusable AXPONA Water Bottle,  access to the AXPONA Gold Lounge, VIP check-in, Coat Check for coats and event purchases, refreshments, WiFi, and Happy Hour with wine and beer on Friday, April 22 and Saturday April 23 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.  Plus access to the Gold Hospitality Suite in the Hotel Tower (Room 734), with seating, water, snacks and a restroom. Plus, Gold Pass Holders have a VIP line for the evening concerts so you can be the first to find your seat for the show! 

How do I get to AXPONA?

Whether you are arriving by train, plane or automobile, a full set of directions is available at

Is there parking available?

We will have complimentary self-parking at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center. Valet parking is available for a fee of $25 per day.

Are there any Health & Safety Guidelines I need to follow?

Click here to review our health & safety guidelines. As of February 28, 2022 masks are recommended but not required.

I have arrived at the Convention Center, what do I do now?

The first thing you need to do is go to REGISTRATION and get your badge which will give you access to all that AXPONA has to offer!

Then, pick up a copy of the EVENT GUIDE which will help you plan your time at the show.

Where can I find the exhibitors Hi-Fi listening rooms?

There are exhibitor listening rooms in the Convention Center on Levels 1 and 2 and in the Hotel Tower on Levels 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, and 16.

Do I need an appointment to go into the listening rooms?

No, during show hours you can visit with any of the exhibitors in the listening rooms.

What if a door is closed to a listening room?

As long as you are visiting during show hours and you knock, the exhibitor will let you in.

Will there be live music performances?

Yes! Our musical guests this year are Toronzo Cannon and Lori Lieberman, learn more here.

How much does it cost to attend?

Tickets vary in price. Check out our Buy Tickets page for a complete list.

How do I know which dealers, manufacturers and brands will be at the show?

Prior to the show you can view the exhibitor list on our website.

While you are at the show the event guide that has an exhibitor index as well as exhibitor profiles. Event guides can be picked up at registration. 

You can also download our mobile app to plan ahead and access the information while you're at the show.

How will I know where each dealer, manufacturer and brand is located at the show?

The exhibitor list on our website shows the locations, and the event guide will have the locations on the index page and in the exhibitor profiles.

Do you have a Mobile App?

Elevate your experience! Search for sessions, build your schedule, Find exhibitors and products, and check the event schedule.  Get the App: iOS and Android Devices - search your app store for JD Events and download the JD Events Show App. Then select AXPONA 2022. There’s also a web version found at

Are there places to eat at AXPONA?

There will be multiple dining options available throughout the show:

  • Food Court in the Expo Hall
    • Beverages: Starting daily at 10:00 AM:  
      Coffee, Assorted Drinks, Beer
    • Café: Starting daily at 10:30 AM
      Featuring sandwiches, wraps, salads.
    • Carving Stations: Starting daily at 10:30 AM
      Friday: Turkey and Roast Beef
      Saturday:  Barbeque


  • Hotel Lobby Level 2:
    • Continental Breakfast/Coffee Stand: Daily from 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    • Burritos & Bowls: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
    • Grab & Go Beer and Wine Bar: Friday and Saturday from 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
    • RENdevous Café: Open for breakfast and lunch. Grab and go snacks, salads, sandwiches. 
      Friday: 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
      Saturday: 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
      Sunday:  6:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    • Schaumburg Public House:  SPH is an approachable urban brasserie featuring local beverage and food from northern mid-America. SPH’s inspiration comes from the cider mills and orchards of Michigan, creameries of Wisconsin, and the Illinois craft-beer brewers along route 66.
      Friday: 6:30 AM – 11:00 PM – Breakfast buffet 6:30am to 10:30am
      Saturday: 7:00 AM-11:00 PM – Breakfast buffet 7:00am to 11:00am
      Sunday: 7:00 AM-10:00 PM – Breakfast buffet 7:00am to 11:00am

Where can I find a restroom in the Convention Center and Hotel? 
There are restrooms available throughout the Hotel and Convention Center on Levels 1 and 2.  Additional restrooms will be located in the hotel tower on floors 4, 6 and 16.



If we missed something that you would like to know, give us a call at 203-307-2693.

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