Top Reasons to Meet in Chicago...
- Lots of Meeting Space – Named U.S. City of the Year in 2008 by Fast Company and GQ Magazine, Chicago is home to North America’s largest Convention Center, McCormick Place and offers one-of-a-kind meeting spaces, world-class attractions, and first-rate group accommodations.
- Location – Chicago's location can't be stressed enough. We're a hub for travel, easily reachable by trains planes and automobiles. Our central location and two international airports provide easy access for attendees with 2900 domestic and international flights daily. Once you are here, getting around is just as easy. One of the country's most extensive public transportation systems takes you almost anywhere you want to go
- Rooms, Rooms, Rooms – Chicago's hotels serve millions of visitors each year and offer the very best in comfort, service, and value. Nearly 700 hotels encompass the Chicago area with shopping, dining, and more at your doorstep. Plus, you'll find thousands of rooms within five miles of McCormick Place
Science Storms Exhibit at the Museum of Science & Industry
Why does a tornado spin? Why does lightning strike? Get the answers to all of your questions about nature with this dynamic new exhibit! Science Storms reveals the science behind seven natural phenomena-lightning, fires, tornados, avalanches, tsunamis, sunlight and atoms in motion. Investigate the basic scientific principles behind nature's power as you try more than 50 amazing experiments that take two floors and 26,000 square feet to contain. It's a perfect storm of physics, chemistry and curiosity. This new permanent exhibit is included in Museum general admission, and does not require a separate timed-entry ticket. Join us on an adventure to discover science inspired by the spectacle of nature!
Reference: The Museum of Science and Industry website
Skating in the sky
Imagine a romantic skate in the sky with the city lights behind you and a sky high cocktail to look forward to after. On January 1, 2011 the world's first synthetic ice skating rink at more than 1,000 feet, which will be the world's first at this height, will open at the John Hancock Building.
Reference: John Hancock Observatory website
The Art Institute of Chicago: The Modern Wing
Opened in May 2009, the Modern Wing of Chicago's Art Institute is 264,000 square feet and is the United States' second largest art museum. This building is designed by Renzo Piano and took 10 years of planning and construction. This new addition gives the previous museum a breathe of fresh air with its views of the sky and the city. The Modern Wing holds the museum's collection of 20th- and 21st-century art. These collections include photography, modern European paintings and sculptures, architecture, design and contemporary art.
Reference: The Art Institute of Chicago Website
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