2018 Conference Program

    Sunday July 22, 2018

    Meet & Greet early arrivals: 5:00 - 6:30pm Happy Hour

     

    Monday July 23, 2018

    8:00 - 9:00 Registration Breakfast & Networking with Sponsors
    9:00 - 10:15   Restaurant Executive Panel Presentation
    10:15 - 10:45   Networking & Refreshment Break
     

    Break Out Sessions Begin

    BENEFITS

    COMPENSATION

    10:45 - 11:45 BO1    
    11:45 - 1:15   Networking Lunch
    1:15 - 2:00 BO2    
    2:15 - 3:00 BO3    
    3:00 - 3:30   Networking & Refreshment Break
    3:30 - 4:15 BO4    
    4:15 - 4:45   General Session
    6:00 - 9:00 Off-Site Event Cubs Game

     

    Tuesday July 24, 2018

    7:30 - 8:00   Breakfast & Networking with Sponsors
    8:00 - 10:00   Giveback Event (Community Service)
    10:00 - 11:00   General Session
     

    Break Out Sessions Begin

    BENEFITS

    COMPENSATION

    11:15 - 12:00 BO5    
    12:00 - 1:30   Business Meeting & Networking Lunch
    1:30 - 2:15 BO6    
    2:30 - 3:15 BO7    
    3:15 - 3:45   Networking & Refreshment Break
    3:45 - 4:30 BO8    
    4:30 - 5:30 BO9    
    6:00 - 8:00 Off-Site Event Architectural Boat Tour

     

    Wednesday July 25, 2018

    7:30 - 8:15   Breakfast & Networking with Sponsors
    8:15 - 9:15   General Session
     

    Break Out Sessions Begin

    BENEFITS

    COMPENSATION

    9:30 - 10:15 BO10    
    10:30 - 11:15 BO11    
    11:30 - 12:00   Closing Remarks & Board Election Results
    12:00 - 12:45   New Board Member Orientation
    12:45 - 2:00   Board Meeting

     

    Off-Site Events
    Wrigley Rooftops: https://www.wrigleyrooftopsllc.com/
    Chicago’s First Lady: https://www.cruisechicago.com/

    Cubs Game
    3643 Sheffield
    Monday, July 23, 2018
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Take in a ball game in style and gain a new perspective on historic Wrigley Field with the best views in Wrigleyville. CRTRA conference attendees will enjoy watching the Chicago Cubs take on the Arizona Diamondbacks with a birds eye view from the Wrigley Rooftop Deck at 3643 Sheffield. The Rooftop Deck offers the best of both worlds – you can sit and watch the game or you can socialize with fellow members while enjoying a traditional ballpark menu that includes burgers, bratwurst, grilled chicken, steak, beer, wine and more! The game starts at 7:05 and the deck opens one hour prior.

    Architectural Boat Tour
    Tuesday, July 24, 2018
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join CRTRA for a 2-hour guided tour aboard Chicago's First Lady to discover the stories behind world renowned Chicago buildings. Chicago has long been a laboratory for architectural innovation and experimentations and this custom-designed luxury cruise vessel delivers amazing skyline views with a detailed narrative of Chicago’s various architectural styles and the stories of the people who designed and built the city. Attendees will enjoy wine and beer while dining on world-famous Gino's East Chicago-style deep dish pizza along the Chicago River.