Guests

The SAIA welcomes our attendees’ guests and looks forward to helping them get to know Chicago. Whether it's shopping on the Magnificent Mile or dining at one of the many renowned local eateries, there’s no lack of things to do, see, or explore. What will you choose to do? Both outings are included in the full guest registration or as an individual day pass. See below for more information on  the two guest tours:

Tuesday, July 10 
Behind the Scenes at the Field Museum
10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

SORRY, THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

 * Dig into one of the non-public collections areas with a museum curatorial staff-member leading the way.
 * Go through the Zoology and Entomology departments.
 * Get up close with real live bugs during a special presentation from a Field Museum insect expert.
 * Hold a live trantula, see a scorpion glow-in-the-dar, observe Madagasgar hissing cockroaches and more!
 * Lunch will be provided at the Lou Malnati's Chicago-style pizza restaurant. 

 

Wednesday, July 11
Architecture River Cruise
10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

SORRY, THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

 * Experience the "top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the U.S." according to TripAdvisor users.
 * CAF -certified volunteer tour guides - called docents - interpret more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River.
 * Find out how Chicago grew from a small settlement into one of the world's largest cities in less than 100 years.
 * In 90 minutes, get the real story on Chicago architecture and its history.
 * Lunch will be provided at Smith & Wollensky's steakhouse. 


Here is the preliminary Guest Connection schedule:

*Please note that schedule is subject to change
Tuesday - 7/10/2018
8:30 a.m.
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9:30 a.m.
Guest Connection Breakfast
Red Lacquer Foyer
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10:00 a.m.
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2:30 p.m.
Guest Connection Outing - Behind the Scenes at the Field Museum
Off Site
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Wednesday - 7/11/2018
8:30 a.m.
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9:15 a.m.
Guest Connection Breakfast
Red Lacquer Foyer
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10:00 a.m.
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2:30 p.m.
Guest Connection Outing - Architecture River Cruise
Off Site
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6:00 p.m.
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7:00 p.m.
2018 President's Gala Reception
Red Lacquer Foyer
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7:00 p.m.
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9:30 p.m.
2018 President’s Gala Dinner & Awards
Red Lacquer Ballroom
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9:30 p.m.
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11:30 p.m.
2018 President's Gala After Party - "Paula's Ultimate Extravaganza"
Empire Ballroom
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