LES 2017 Annual Meeting

2017 Annual Meeting Accompanying Guest Program
Preliminary Schedule of Events


As a fully registered Accompanying Guest, you are entitled to all food functions and receptions throughout the LES Annual Meeting.  In addition, this year, we have developed an Accompanying Guest Program to enrich your experience as a participate in the Annual Meeting.

Chicago In October

Fall in Chicago is fantastic.  Grab a pumpkin spice latte and head out to explore our amazing city.  While the lure of shopping along the Magnificent Mile is sure to tempt, consider venturing a bit further in any direction off Michigan Avenue to enjoy the full breadth of this very walkable city.  As we get closer to the meeting, we’ll be sharing several opportunities for you to “meet up” with your fellow LES “accompanying persons” to explore our great city. 

We’ll provide those updates here and share via: Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Facebook  YouTube

Much of Chicago can be easily seen via a wide array of available tours.  We have created three custom tours, three special LES experiences for you to enjoy during your time in Chicago.  These are intended to be small group experiences, so space is limited.   

Three Day Custom Tour

Monday, October 23

All-Star Driving Tour of Chicago’s Major Sports Stadiums and A Visit to Chicago’s Sports Museum

Tuesday, October 24

Musical Driving Tour of Chicago’s Blues / Jazz Music Legacy

Wednesday, October 25 – Art

Artful Walking Tour of The Loop, Millennium Park, and Highlights of The Art Institute of Chicago

We have negotiated a special package for the 3-Day Tour of $140 per person.  If you only want to enjoy one of the tours, the cost is $65.  To register, please click on the link before and you will be taken to the registration page for the Custom Tour Packages.

Meet Ups and Individual Tours

Beyond these three tours and the “meet ups” to be announced later, Chicago is very accessible; a great walking city.  But should you wish to explore Chicago from a different perspective, these options present Chicago from unique points of view.  Please clink on the link and make your individual arrangements direct:

So You Know

Chicago has a great collection of amazing sites and museums, all in the city.  If you haven’t before, you may want to take in one of them: the Shedd Aquarium, Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Science and Industry, and the Field Museum of National History. 

There are many lesser known museums with amazing collections just steps away from the hotel, including the Museum of Broadcast Communications. 

The Chicago Cultural Center has a wonderful tour that features the world’s largest Tiffany stained-glass dome as well as other amazing architectural details.  This tour takes place every Wednesday at 1:15. Reserve your spot, by calling 312-744-7917. 

You could spend the entire week touring Chicago’s Architectural Treasures.  The best source for these remarkable tour experiences is the Chicago Architecture Foundation.  Among the most popular and unique of their signature walking tours is: 

Click on this link to book any of these architectural tours:  https://www.architecture.org/experience-caf/tours/