STC Summit: Chicago Tours and Events

Local Dinners

Monday, May 16 at 6:00 pm

Looking for some company at dinner?

Join fellow Summit attendees as they gather for food and drink after a full day of educational sessions. Plenty of dining venues await within walking distance of the conference hotel. Meet up in the hotel lobby with our Restaurant Guides who will coordinate group outings to local restaurants, including Murray Bros. Caddyshack, Adobe Gila’s, Five Roses Pub, Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse, and Crust Brewing.

Attendees will pay for their own food and drinks, but the camaraderie is priceless! When paying for dinner, separate checks will be requested, so no advance payment is necessary. However, please RSVP to let us know you are joining the group. We will make reservations based on the number of responses we receive.

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Chicago Dogs Baseball

Tuesday, May 17
Game Begins at 7:00 pm
Departures from Hotel at 6:15 or 6:45 pm (see below)

Join Summit attendees for an evening of baseball, networking, and fun!

Meet up with fellow STC members and friends to watch the local Chicago Dogs in a lively night game at Impact Field, the minor league baseball stadium just steps away from the Summit hotel in Rosemont. Take a complimentary shuttle to the field or stroll (.8 mile or 17 minutes) to the stadium along with your guide, STC Chicago President Pete Wagner.

Tickets are $16 each. Food and drinks—including Chicago-style hot dogs—are available for purchase at Impact Field. The stadium is also home to fan-accessible batting cages and the largest high-definition scoreboard in independent baseball. So, grab your complimentary Chicago Dogs baseball cap and make your way to the ballpark with us!

Be sure to join the group and enjoy a Chicago Dogs night out.

Where to Join the Group: The official starting time for the game is 7:00 pm. Groups will depart from the Hyatt Regency O’Hare ground-floor lobby (just inside the main entrance) at 6:15 pm (for those who want to arrive at the ballpark before the first pitch) and 6:45 pm (after the STC Honors Event) on Tuesday night. The Rosemont Circular Shuttle stops around the corner from the hotel on N. River Road and drops off at Impact Field. The stadium is within walking distance of the Summit hotel, so you can also choose to walk and arrive at the game at a pace that suits you.

Architecture Boat Tour

Wednesday, May 18 at 12:30 pm

Learn about Chicago’s world-renown skyline while cruising down the Chicago River with fellow STC members! Travel via Chicago’s famous “El” into the heart of the city. From there, you’ll stroll along Michigan Avenue with our group to the boat dock, where you will board “Chicago’s First Lady” to start your 90-minute tour.

The river boat tour is lead by a knowledgeable and entertaining guide who will and share information about Chicago’s architectural gems. You’ll learn about the work of Mies van der Rohe, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Helmut Jahn, and Jeanne Gang.

Two Iconic Chicago Adventures in One Afternoon

Travel into the city will be provided by elevated train (also known in Chicago as the “El”). You’ll be transported directly into the center of Chicago’s Loop. From there, you’ll stroll along Michigan Avenue with our group to the Chicago River, where you’ll begin your river cruise. Tickets are $60 each, including transportation. Don’t miss the opportunity to network with Summit attendees and experience the best of what Chicago has to offer!

Where to Join the Group: Meet in the Hyatt Regency O’Hare ground-floor lobby (just inside the main entrance) at 12:30 pm on Wednesday afternoon. Our tour guides will provide you with a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) day pass to use when boarding the train into the city. The train station itself is a short walk (.5 miles or 13 minutes) from the Summit hotel. The trip into the city typically takes 40 minutes. Once there, the group will stroll along Michigan Avenue (.5 miles or 13 minutes) toward the boat dock, where it will board “Chicago’s First Lady” and begin the river tour. Expect to be back at the hotel around 5:30 pm.

We look forward to seeing you in Rosemont! 

Please contact if you have any questions about the tours and events shown here.

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