City of Chicago

The Symposium will take place in Chicago, a city that is world-renowned for landmark architecture, jazz & blues, cultural heritage, fine dining and deep dish pizza! Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, the city boasts scenic waterfront parks, art galleries, museums and theatre events. The local organising committee invites you to the symposium and to experience why Chicago is lovingly called 'The Windy City'.

Conference venue

The conference venue, Chicago Swissotel is located along the Chicago river near the downtown district amidst countless restaurants and cafes. Maps and directions are available here. Please note: it is important attendees support the meeting by staying at the Chicago Swissotel. Discounted rates negotiated by the Organizers and information about making reservations can be found on the Accommodation page of this website.

Stay at the Swissotel and enjoy two complimentary lunches!

Conference venue:
Chicago's Swissotel
Swissotel Chicago, designed by renowned Chicago architect Harry Weese, is an award winning, four-diamond, all-glass triangular luxury hotel. Ideally situated in the confluence of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan and just steps away from exclusive shopping on The Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago, with fabulous wrap-around views from Navy Pier to Millennium Park, Swissotel Chicago offers an exclusive setting with one of the city's most prestigious addresses.
Welcome Reception (July 6):
Chicago's Swissotel
We hope to see you at the Welcome Reception. The reception will be held on Thursday between 6 and 8 pm in the Zurich Foyer outside the Zurich Ballroom on the first floor of the Swissotel (the conference hotel). The Zurich Foyer also hosts the Registration Desk for the symposium. Early registration will be available on Thursday between 1 and 5 pm.
Dinner Cruise (July 7):
Lake Michigan
Escape on the lake aboard the Spirit of Chicago. Sit back or roam the decks as Chicago’s famous skyscrapers drift past your window. Music fills the air, and a variety of food is served at food stations throughout the boat.
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Explore Chicago (July 8)

This evening will allow you to have Saturday night to explore Chicago on your own. We will provide a variety of ideas about Chicago at night so you can choose something that you and your group will enjoy.

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