Central/West CX 2019 Schedule

* Education sessions are subject to change

Saturday 7/20/19

Time

Name

Room

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Registration

Swissotel: Zurich Lobby

Sunday 7/21/19

Time

Name

Room

9:00am - 5:00 p.m.

Registration

Swissotel: Zurich Lobby

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch On Your Own

12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

General Session 1: Better P.L.A.Y. Better Work

Swissotel: Zurich D

Organizations need workers who can identify and evaluate situations quickly; communicate with clarity and intentionality; empathize; and collaborate. Beyond being the subject of current training trends like Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence, Resilience, and others, these skills are also the fundamentals that Chicago Improvisers have been learning for over 50 years.

Matt Elwell, CPLP uses improvisation to help people and organizations experience greater imagination, joy, and success. He is the Executive Director of ComedySportz (CSz) Worldwide and performs locally on their improve roster and as their Learning & Development Director. He has been teaching improvisation to actors, improvisers, business people, educators, and students for over 10 years. As a performer, Matt has appeared with ComedySportz, Second City Theatricals, GayCo, WNEP, iO and Dave & Co, and has taught as an Associate Faculty Member of the Second City Training Center in Chicago.

Presenter:
Matt Elwell
Comedy Sportz Chicago

1:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Breaktime

Swissotel: Zurich Lobby

Snacks will be provided.

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Education Session 1A: Do It Once, Do It Right: Aligning Auxiliaries & Academics

Swissotel: Zurich C

Often, we find that academic departments are kept separated from auxiliary operations. Rather than remaining isolated, these entities can effectively cooperate with a shared objective and strong commitment to accomplish improved student-learning outcomes.

Join us as we briefly review a case study from Azusa Pacific University (APU) and then engage in a unique workshop style approach aimed at bridging the gap between academics and auxiliaries.

This session is part of a larger project to enhance collaboration and stems from a research presentation at WSCUC.

Do not pass up your chance to engage a faculty member with constructive criticism, ideas, etc. as well as your ability to influence future research!

Presenter:
Marissa Brash, DrPH, EdDc, MPH, CPH, Chair, Department of Public Health (Azusa Pacific University)

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Education Session 1B: Lessons Learned: North Central's Journey to Evolve the Campus Bookstore

Swissotel: Zurich B

Join North Central College for a 60-minute Q&A style session as VP for Finance, Maryellen Skerik, discusses lessons learned and best practices for evaluating your current campus bookstore service, how to approach alternative solutions, and why she ultimately chose to implement an online course materials platform.

Presenter:
Maryellen Skerik, VP of Finance (North Central College)

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Education Session 1C: Supporting Student Activism: CU Boulder's Student Engagement Response Team

Swissotel: Zurich A

The Division of Student Affairs at CU Boulder knows student activism plays an important role in students’ personal, academic, and leadership development. Activism allows students the opportunity to advocate for their values and beliefs. This session will share how our campus responded to the increase in activism on campus through the creation of the Student Engagement Response Team. This session will encourage others to share their experiences responding to student activism on their respective campuses.

Presenters:
Andrea Zelinko, Director (University Memorial Center/University of Colorado Boulder); Jimmie Baker, Senior Associate Director (University Memorial Center/University of Colorado Boulder)

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Education Session 1D: Taking Control of Textbook Affordability

Swissotel: Geneva

Madison College students raised textbook affordability as a serious concern and set about trying to do something about it. Their recommendation was a textbook rental program. As the college is implementing a textbook rental program, we are asking ourselves, is it too late? Has the publishing world moved to a place where a rental program isn’t feasible? Through the presentation of our experience, as well as engaging activities, attendees will learn about how we are trying to increase student access and retention through affordable textbooks and materials.

Presenters:
Sylvia Ramirez, AVP Budget and Management (Madison College) & Holly Deering, Project and Process Analyst – Textbook Rental Program (Madison College)

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Town Hall General Session

Swissotel: Zurich D

Join NACAS President Carlos Garcia and CEO Kelsey Harmon Finn as they highlight the past year of NACAS and share what is ahead for the organization. The town hall is open to all attendees and promises to inspire your engagement!

Presenters:
Carlos Garcia, President (NACAS); Kelsey Harmon Finn, CEO (NACAS)

5:00 p.m.

Transportation to First Timers Reception

Swissotel: Events Center Entrance/Bus Stop

Meet at Bus Stop outside of Swissotel Events Center Entrance or transportation on own. Attendees are encouraged to enjoy the 15 minute walk if able.

5:15 - 6:00 p.m.

First Timers Reception

Gino's East: 162 E. Superior St.

First time to a NACAS conference? Come to the First Timer’s Reception to meet industry peers, learn about NACAS, and engage in networking opportunities with business partners and NACAS Regional Board members.

5:45 p.m.

Transportation to Opening Reception

Swissotel: Event Center Entrance/Bus Stop

Meet at bus stop outside of Swissotel Events Center Entrance or transportation on own. Attendees are encouraged to enjoy the 15 minute walk if able.

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Opening Reception

Gino's East: 162 E. Superior St.

When you’ve settled into your destination, there’s only one right way to highlight the occasion. It’s time to celebrate! Don’t miss the Opening Reception: The perfect way to recharge and reunite with your favorite industry peers. Enjoy Gino’s East Chicago-style deep dish, which is made the same way it was 50 years ago.

7:30 p.m.

Transportation to Swissotel

Outside of Gino's East

First bus will leave at 7:30pm or transportation on own. Attendees are encouraged to walk and enjoy Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.

9:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Hospitality Hour Sponsored by Aramark

Swissotel: Currents

Come join your colleagues from NACAS Central and West for a nightcap. All are welcome. Complimentary beverages and snacks.

Monday 7/22/19

Time

Name

Room

6:15 - 7:15 a.m.

Wellness Hour

Swissotel: Zurich Lobby

Join us for a walk/run along Lake Michigan.

7:00 a.m.

Business Partner Transportation to University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

Swissotel: Event Center Entrance/Bus Stop

Business Partner shuttle to UIC for early setup.

7:45 - 8:30 a.m.

Transportation to University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

Swissotel: Event Center Entrance/Bus Stop

First bus will be leaving at 7:45am. Shuttle times 7:45am, 8:00am, 8:30am.

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Registration and Campus Tour Sign Up

UIC: Dorin Forum Lobby

8:15 - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

UIC: Dorin Forum ABC

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

General Session 2: Igniting the Future of Campus Auxiliary Services

UIC: Dorin Forum ABC

During this session attendees will be able to engage with a panel of senior level university administrators and a business partner as they discuss trends, challenges, and perspectives in Campus Auxiliary Services and Higher Education.

Presenters:
Janet Parker
University of Illinois at Chicago
Associate Chancellor for Budget and Financial Administration

Lowa Mwilambwe
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Associate Vice Chancellor for Auxiliary, Health & Wellbeing

Sandra Lee
Chartwells Higher Education
Regional Vice President – Central Division

Michael Unebasami
University of Hawai’i Community College
System Associate Vice President for Administrative Affairs

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Education Session 2A: Redefining an Urban Housing Program

UIC: Dorin Forum D

This session is to shine light on the overall strategy to revitalize this housing program and improve its relevance on a highly-urban campus with a large local population. The presentation will highlight how UIC has been able to experience a resurgence not only within campus housing but across the institution as they have found innovative solutions to advance its mission with limited state financial support.

Presenter:
Susan Teggatz, Director of Campus Housing (UIC)

 

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Education Session 2B: The Myth of the Always Profitable Auxiliary Enterprise

UIC: Dorin Forum F

This hybrid lecture and guided group conversation will look at general financial issues impacting higher education including trends related to college affordability and funding. Specifically, the discussion will explore financial data trends associated with auxiliary enterprises reported to the National Center for Education by four-year postsecondary institutions to evaluate their impact on college affordability, and determine if they are profit centers for their institutions. Overall, auxiliary enterprises have had higher expenses than revenues since the fiscal year 2009. This trend if not corrected will need to be offset with other funding. As colleges and universities have limited funding sources, the likelihood that some of these budgetary shortfalls will need to be made-up by funding derived from students, suggests that left unchecked these losses will result in a further decrease in the affordability of college.

Presenter:
Andy Lachman, Manager of University Housing, Food, and Mail Services (University of Hawaii at Manoa) (UH-H)

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Education Session 2C: Are You Maximizing Student Engagement and Potential Revenue Opportunities?

UIC: Dorin Forum G

Learn from two industry veterans the steps you can take to ensure that your campus dining program is not only meeting the needs of your campus but also playing a key supporting role in the campus’s recruiting and retention efforts and in creating dynamic gathering places that will help support the social architecture on your campus. Porter Khouw Consulting’s President & CEO David Porter, FCSI and Ohio Wesleyan University’s Lauri Strimkovsky, Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer, will share with attendees how the dining program at OWU is evolving to create more meaningful gathering places where students can form emotional bonds with each and with the University which can result in higher retention rates, higher customer satisfaction and higher meal plan participation. They will also share with attendees what role competitively rebidding the University’s foodservice contract played in achieving OWU’s programming and revenue goals.

Presenters:
David Porter, President & CEO (Porter Khouw Consulting) and Lauri Strimkovsky, Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer (Ohio Wesleyan University)

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Education Session 2D: Transforming Campus Culture Through Dining

UIC: Dorin Forum I

Eastern Kentucky University’s dinning hall has a room that spills outside to create a beacon for passersby, this building intentionally blurs the line between indoors and out. The result is a thriving hub of activity where students, faculty and staff intersect daily to share a smile in the corridor, join together for a gourmet meal, or bump into each other at the coffee counter. This “Case Study” explores how a project that began as a solution for improving food service has improved overall satisfaction with campus dining from 69 percent before Case Dining to 86 percent after just one year of operation—while simultaneously improving student safety, mobility, connectivity and community in the process. Join this session to explore how one campus crossroads is changing the culture of an entire institution.

Presenters:
Dr. Billy Martin, Associate VPO and Senior Student Affairs Officer (Eastern Kentucky University); Jeff Stivers, President (RossTarrant Architects)

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Business Partner Exhibit Hall with Lunch & Foundation Fundraiser

UIC: Dorin Forum ABC

Meet new Business Partners, get new ideas, and make connections at our Business Partner Exhibit Hall. Meet with staff in book stores, parking/transportation, C-stores, student unions, housing/dining operations, and more. Lunch will be provided.

1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Business Partner Exhibit Hall Continued

UIC: Dorin Forum ABC

Meet new Business Partners, get new ideas, and make connections at our Business Partner Exhibit Hall. Meet with staff in book stores, parking/transportation, C-stores, student unions, housing/dining operations, and more.

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Campus Tour of UIC Group One

Leave from Dorin Forum Lobby

Located in the heart of one of the world’s great cities, the University of Illinois at Chicago is a vital part of the educational, technological and cultural fabric of the region. As Chicago’s only public research university with 30,000 students, 15 colleges, a hospital and a health sciences system, UIC provides you access to excellence and opportunity. Come tour the campus.

3:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Campus Tour of UIC Group Two

Leave from Dorin Forum Lobby

Located in the heart of one of the world’s great cities, the University of Illinois at Chicago is a vital part of the educational, technological and cultural fabric of the region. As Chicago’s only public research university with 30,000 students, 15 colleges, a hospital and a health sciences system, UIC provides you access to excellence and opportunity. Come tour the campus.

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Business Partner Exhibit Hall Happy Hour Sponsored by Tapingo & UPS Store

UIC: Dorin Forum ABC

Please join us and enjoy the company of colleagues, business partners, and friends over snacks, cocktails, beer and wine.

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Transportation to Swissotel

Outside Dorin Forum

First bus will leave at 4:30pm outside the Dorin Forum. Buses will stagger departures with announcements made in Forum Main Hall ABC. Last bus to depart at 5:30pm, if necessary.

6:00 p.m.

Dinner On Your Own

9:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Hospitality Hour

Swissotel: Currents

Come join the your colleagues from the NACAS Central/West for a nightcap. All are welcome. Complimentary beverages and snacks.

Tuesday 7/23/2019

Time

Name

Room

6:15 a.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Wellness Hour

Swissotel: Zurich Lobby

Join us for a walk/run along Lake Michigan.

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Registration

Swissotel: Zurich Lobby

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Central Regional Breakfast/Annual Business Meeting

Swissotel: Zurich D

Attendees from the Central region and Business Partners are welcome to join the NACAS Central leadership for breakfast. Hear highlights from the past year and learn what’s coming up next. The annual business meeting will be held during this session and the slate of nominees for the incoming board will be presented for Central institutional member votes.

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

West Regional Breakfast/Annual Business Meeting

Swissotel: Zurich B

Attendees from the West region and Business Partners are welcome to join the NACAS West leadership for breakfast. Hear highlights from the past year and learn what’s coming up next. The annual business meeting will be held during this session and the slate of nominees for the incoming board will be presented for West institutional member votes.

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Education Session 3A: Selling Your Value to Your Campus Community

Swissotel: Zurich C

This hybrid lecture/collaboration interactive session will cover how you can better network with your campus departments and administration. Be noticed and appreciated on your campus. Show your administration how you bring value to the campus.

Presenter:
Nina Tall, Auxiliary Services Manager (University of Western States)

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Education Session 3B: Elevate Your University Social Media Strategy

Swissotel: Zurich B

Learn how to optimize your social media strategy by understanding your audience and speaking to them in the correct tone and voice. This session will focus on utilizing the right platforms to meet students where they are at, creating engaging content, working with students and creating a strategy for success. Seawolf Living is a lifestyle brand that was created at Sonoma State University to be a hub for all things auxiliary services as well as student life and events. Hear firsthand examples of what we’ve learned along the way and adapted into the Seawolf Living social media strategy including videos, student takeovers and much more.

Presenter:
Casey Kelly, Marketing Manager (Sonoma State University)

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Education Session 3C: Emotional Intelligence A (Session 1 of 2)

Swissotel: Zurich A

Join NACAS CEO Kelsey Finn for an in-depth analysis of the pivotal leadership concept first proposed by Daniel Goleman, and enhanced by a plethora of additional professionals, all seeking to provide guidance into increasing our “Emotional Intelligence” or “EQ.” Learn the foundational components of “EQ” and what makes a leader; explore and discussion why even good leaders make bad decisions; and work towards practical applications concerning raising your own “EQ” and emotional agility. Four fortunate participants will receive a copy of Harvard Business Review’s 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence. Session 1 of 2

Presenter:
Kelsey Finn, CEO (NACAS)

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Education Session 3D: Best Practices in Auxiliary Services

Swissotel: Geneva

Collaborative workshop aimed at producing best practices for a wide range of audience generated best practices which are then published and provided back to participants. This was a highly regarded session from our 2016 Annual Conference and is returning with a few exciting new enhancements.

Presenter:
Steve Holsten

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Education Session 4A: Who Turned Out the Lights: Food Service and Emergencies

Swissotel: Zurich C

Join ASU as they recount interim and permanent solutions for foodservice during planned renovations and unplanned situations and showcase a “proactive” approach to making sure foodservice operations are positioned well to withstand the initial body blow of a disaster and remain in operation during the subsequent disaster response and recovery phase.

Presenter:
Jeff Rensel, Director of Events and Operations (ASU)

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Education Session 4B: Proper Digital Hygiene: How Convenient Technology Puts your Information at Risk

Swissotel: Zurich B

Attend this session to learn how to lock down your personal and professional understanding of data security. This will not be a repeat of the annoying data security training that your employer subjects you to annually. Do you hate how some systems make you change your password periodically, or how web advertisements seem to follow your every thought? If so, this session will be time well spent. Come learn simple life hacks that will protect your job, family, and personal privacy. Plus strategies you can use with your team, business partners, and your organization to minimize risk.

Presenter:
Mike Clear, Director of Business Development (Trim Data)

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Education Session 4C: Emotional Intelligence B (Session 2 of 2)

Swissotel: Zurich A

Join NACAS CEO, Kelsey Finn, for an in-depth analysis of the pivotal leadership concept first proposed by Daniel Goleman, and enhanced by a plethora of additional professionals, all seeking to provide guidance into increasing our “Emotional Intelligence” or “EQ.”

Learn the foundational components of “EQ” and what makes a leader, explore and discussion why even good leaders make bad decision, and work towards practical application concerning raising your own “EG” and emotional agility.

Four fortunate participants will receive a copy of Harvard Business Review’s 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence.

Presenter:
Kelsey Finn, CEO (NACAS)

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Education Session 4D: Strategic Planning Can Work: Michigan State University Shows You How

Swissotel: Geneva

In 2007, Michigan State University’s Division of Residential and Hospitality Services (RHS), one of the largest and most complex in the United States, began a comprehensive reevaluation of its operations and service delivery methodology with the goal of improving student recruitment, retention and academic success and to help the university improve its reputation as a World Class Land Grant institution. During an era of shrinking state support for higher education, RHS embarked on an ambitious process to clarify their mission and vision, make the hard decisions about investments, and totally redefine how student services would be delivered. The plan was so successful it was updated in 2012 to sustain the momentum and a second update has just been completed that helps MSU prepare for the student of 2026.

Gina Keilen is the acting Chief of Staff for Culinary Services at Michigan State University. She began working on campus in 2012 as Culinary Services Dietitian, moving the department forward with the services and foods brought in, as well as with accommodations for those with allergies and dietary restrictions. She works to provide vision and unity among Culinary Services operating units and as a project manager to reach the department’s goals.

Presenters:
Gina Keilen, Acting Chief of Staff – Culinary Services (Michigan State University); Buddy Hall, Principal (Hanbury); Rob White (Envision Strategies)

12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

General Session 3: After Saying I Do: How to Navigate the Details of a Transaction Structure to Assure a Happy and Productive Relationship

Swissotel: Zurich D

Naming a preferred development partner isn’t so dissimilar from getting married. You “date” a few firms throughout the procurement process until you land the ideal match. Now that you’re hitched comes navigating the important financial aspects of the relationship – such as risk-sharing, financial terms, credit ratings, etc. Achieving financial close on any project requires substantial effort, commitment, and coordination from a variety of stakeholders and advisors. A panel of industry experts and university leaders outline the key considerations to tackle in the first 90 days of any new partnership and strategies for a making it a success. We will explore new challenges, partnership modifications, and lessons learned as the relationship advances, as well as identifying opportunities to improve the pre-closing process to maximize partnership for the long term. Both camps agree – get a pre-nup.

Lunch will be provided.

Presenters:

Will Givhan
President and Chief Executive Officer
Collegiate Housing Foundation

Sara Russell
Managing Director, Municipal Finance
RBC Capital Markets

Jason Rex Tolliver
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
University of Illinois at Chicago

Jamie Wilhelm
Executive Vice President/Public-Private Partnerships
American Campus Communities

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Education Session 5A: Using Lockers to Connect Students

Swissotel: Zurich C

Join one of our sister CHEMA organizations and explore a unique solution to the growing challenges across campuses regarding expectations of 24/7 access to a wide range of university services, including: post office, package services, keys & IDs, the library, the campus store, academic departments, etc.

Presenter:
Robert Walton, CEO (National Association of College Stores)

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Education Session 5B: Urban Farming: Employee Engagement and Food System

Swissotel: Zurich B

Join USC as they share a dynamic manner in which to connect food systems, design, urban farming – and their employees – in a symbiotic relationship that leads to lasting sustainability.

Presenter:
Eric Ernest, Executive Chef and Associate Director – Hospitality (USC)

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Education Session 5C: Think Tank: Workshop for Aux Areas (Session 1 of 2)

Swissotel: Zurich A

Every school, no matter the size or prestige, faces the same list of challenges. Developing an effective strategy for utilizing existing facilities, finding new resources, and leveraging assets to generate revenue is high on everyone’s list. This interactive micro-symposium will give attendees an opportunity to share their own experiences and learn how peers in higher education as well as ‘edge thinkers’ are grappling with a variety of challenges – from revitalizing a cherished but outdated centerpiece to discovering new opportunities to an under-utilized service building. Session 1 of 2

Presenter: Jan van den Kieboom, Senior Principal, (Workshop); Angela Van Dyke, Principal (Workshop): Pedro Zevallos, Senior Vice President , (University Partnerships, The Graduate Hotel); E. Mitchell Kilcrease, Assistant Vice President – Office of Business Services (Florida State University)

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Education Session 5D: Building A Hybrid Campus Store from Scratch

Swissotel: Geneva

A honest to goodness step by step of building a store from the ground up. The resources utilized to help with the project including NACAS San Antonio, NACAS Members and students. Hiring the right manager. Really hiring the right manager.. Finding the right Book Company. Overcoming resistance from the CFO/COO. Overcoming resistance from Architect. Keeping the project on track. Marketing the store once it was open.

Presenter:
Jim Herrington, Director of Campus Operations (Kansas City University)

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Education Session 6A: Planning Across Scales: What Does it Mean to be an Inclusive Campus

Swissotel: Zurich C

This interactive workshop will challenge attendees to discuss inclusivity and equity on their campuses, learn about emerging inclusive design trends, understand issues on other campuses across the country and discover implementation strategies for large and small scale planning efforts.

Presenters:
Dean Adams, Interim Director of the Disability Cultural Center (University of Illinois Chicago); Jessica Figenholtz, Higher Education Practice Leader, Associate Principal (Perkins + Will); Lindsey Peckinpaugh, SRE Practice Leader, Principal (Perkins + Will)

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Education Session 6B: Magic Money Machine: Cash Operations in the 21st Century

Swissotel: Zurich B

Attendees will learn an alternate method of managing the daily operations of the campus or auxiliary cash office, a key component of every auxiliary operation. Presentation will include: *review of the historical process, *investigation of alternatives, *procurement of solution, *implementation, *daily operation of the cash recycler, and *integration with PeopleSoft and Point of Sale (POS) systems for reconciling and reporting daily cash sales.

Presenter:
Mary Luce, Cash & Transaction Manager (Uni. Wis. Milwaukee)

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Education Session 6C: Think Tank: Workshop for Aux Areas (Session 2 of 2)

Swissotel: Zurich A

Every school, no matter the size or prestige, faces the same list of challenges. Developing an effective strategy for utilizing existing facilities, finding new resources, and leveraging assets to generate revenue is high on everyone’s list. This interactive micro-symposium will give attendees an opportunity to share their own experiences and learn how peers in higher education as well as ‘edge thinkers’ are grappling with a variety of challenges – from revitalizing a cherished but outdated centerpiece to discovering new opportunities to an under-utilized service building. Session 2 of 2

Presenter: Workshop Architects

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Transportation to Closing Banquet

Swissotel: Event Center Entrance/Bus Stop

First bus to depart at 5:40pm. Second bus to depart at 6:10pm. Last bus will depart at 6:30pm.  Attendees are encouraged to enjoy the 18 minute walk, if able.

6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Mystic Blue Boarding

Navy Pier, Boat Cruise Boarding

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Closing Banquet

Mystic Blue Cruises

Come aboard and watch the sun set against the Chicago skyline while you enjoy panoramic views of the city and network with new friends and industry leaders. Cruise in a casual atmosphere with dining and unbeatable views.

Dinner will be provided.

9:00 p.m.

Transportation to Swissotel

Navy Pier: Turnaround 2

Bus will depart Navy Pier at 9:15pm. A second bus will depart at 9:45pm, if necessary. Attendees are encouraged to enjoy Chicago’s Navy Pier and walk back to Swissotel, if able.