September 14–18, 2014 Chicago, Illinois

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  • Lake Michigan
  • Buckingham Fountain
  • Millennium Park
  • Art Institute of Chicago (Banquet)
  • The Field Museum, Museum Campus
  • Grant Park
  • Navy Pier
  • Palmer House Lobby
  • Skyline Reflected by Cloud Gate (the Bean)
  • Chicago Skyline at Twilight

Explore Chicago Social Events

On the evening of Monday September 15, attendees will have the opportunity to socialize with old and new colleagues and friends at one of a variety of unique Chicago events. You get to choose your event according to your interests. Have fun exploring Chicago! Please check each event below to see its availability.

Bicycling the Lakefront Trail — SOLD OUT
This is the best way to see the Chicago skyline and lakefront, and to get a little exercise at the same time. The IROS group will be led by several tourguides on a bicycling tour of the city's lakefront.  Meet at 5:00 PM in the lobby.

Bicycling the Lakefront Path

Blues Show at Buddy Guy's Legends — SOLD OUT
Chicago is famous for the blues, the precursor of rock and roll. Buddy Guy, a Chicago blues legend and winner of the National Medal of Arts and the Kennedy Center Honors, runs Buddy Guy's Legends, just down the road from the Palmer House. You will have dinner and enjoy a show at this iconic Chicago club.  Meet at 7:00 PM at the registration desks.

Blues show at Buddy Guy's Legends

Chicago Cubs Baseball Game at Wrigley Field — SOLD OUT
Wrigley Field is the 100-year-old home of the Chicago Cubs. You will experience the excitement and party atmosphere of Wrigleyville and a game against the Cincinnati Reds. This is recommended for people who like rowdy fun crowds, big outdoor parties, or just want to learn a bit about baseball.  Meet at 5:50 PM in the lobby.

Baseball Game at Wrigley Field

Chicago River and Lake Michigan Cruise — Currently available
Have a drink, relax, and enjoy the architecture of Chicago at sunset on this cruise of the Chicago River, through the lock, and out to Lake Michigan.  Meet at 5:30 PM in the lobby.

Chicago River and Lake Michigan Cruise

Chocolate Tasting Tour of Chicago — Currently available
Take a fun and informative guided walking and tasting tour of Chicago chocolate shops, from secret treasures to famous favorites. The sweetest tour in town!  Meet at 5:10 PM in the lobby.

Chocolate Tour

Goose Island Brew Pub and Brewery Tour — SOLD OUT
Chicago's original microbrewery. Enjoy some pub fare, a tasting of several of Goose Island's beers, and a tour of the brewery.  Meet at 6:20 PM in the lobby.

Goose Island

Observation Deck at the Willis Tower — SOLD OUT
The Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) is the tallest building in the US (not counting spires) with the highest observation deck, and from the Ledge on the Skydeck you will get great views of Chicago and learn a bit about Chicago's history.  Meet at 5:30 PM at the registration desks.

Willis Tower

Second City Comedy Show — Currently available
The Second City Comedy Club is the legendary birthplace of comedians such as Bill Murray, John Belushi, Tina Fey, and Stephen Colbert. You will see a revue of the Best of Second City at a show reserved for IROS attendees.  Meet at 6:45 PM in the lobby.

The Comedy Show at Second City