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Chicago

Conference Location: Navy Pier Convention Center




Originally completed in 1916 as part of Daniel Burnham's plan for Chicago, Navy Pier is an iconic city landmark inspiring discovery and wonder. Since its reopening in 1995, more than 180 million visitors have come to enjoy the Pier's 50 acres of unparalleled attractions and experiences. As Navy Pier enters its second century, the venue is evolving into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for Chicago’s diverse arts and cultural treasures.

 
Conference Hotels

Arts Reach has made arrangements with these hotels for our conference delegates to receive special rates. Each hotel is a short walk from the conference location.

Make your hotel reservation as early as possible; space is limited and there are deadlines by which you must make your hotel reservation to qualify for the special rate. After the deadline, availability of the special rate will be at the discretion of the hotel.
 
Aloft Chicago Mag Mile
 
243 E. Ontario Street
Chicago, IL  60611

Our special group rate of $149.00 is good July 27 - August 1

Reservations: call 312-429-6600 or
 
Deadline: July 6, 2019

 

Embassy Suites Downtown Chicago Magnificent Mile

511 N. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL  60611


Our special group rate of $239.00 is good July 28 – July 31


Reservations: call 877-865-5321 or
https://book.passkey.com/event/49834585/owner/4811/home
 

Group Code: ARC.IC
 
Deadline: June 28, 2019


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    Vendini makes the business of live events simple. Offering a full suite of solutions built for the performing arts and live event spaces, Vendini is helping thousands of venues increase revenue, collect valuable data and make running an event simple. In a world of endless single-use vendors, Vendini is the first company to offer one comprehensive solution for multiple aspects of live events including ticketing, marketing, fundraising, logistics and more.

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Conference Schedule

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
 
July 30, 2019: 
Morning Intensive (Program starts at 9:00 a.m.)
Lunch on Your Own
Plenary
Panel
Opening Reception with one-on-ones
 
July 31, 2019:
Breakouts
Networking Reception with one-on-ones
Lunch with the Experts
Afternoon Intensive
Breakouts (Conference ends at 5:00 p.m.)

Program and speakers subject to change.

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