May 178-21, 2010
The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center Hotel
Chicago, Illinois, USA

CTS 2010 SOCIAL EVENTS


Monday, May 17, 2010 Yorktown Center: Dinner, Local Entertainment options
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 CTS 2010 Reception
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
CTS 2010 Banquet Dinner
Thursday, May 20, 2010 CTS 2010 Luncheon
Thursday, May 20, 2010 Fermi Lab National Accelerator Laboratory Tour
Friday, May 21, 2010 Chicago City Tour with Optional Lake Michigan and Chicago River Cruise


Excursion One: Yorktown Center: Dinner, Local Entertainment options
    Monday, May 17, 2010 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

No need to go far on our first night, as there are plenty of options just outside the hotel.  Yorktown Center is the premiere destination in DuPage County for retail, dining and entertainment.

DINNER :  Join us at Rock Bottom Brewery , which is just on the other side of the Yorktown Center from the conference hotel. A fun and lively gathering place.
After dinner we have several options within walking distance from the hotel:

SHOPPING :  The Shops on Butterfield at Yorktown Center introduces a sophisticated, outdoor shopping atmosphere to this already fantastic retail destination.  Some of the finest shopping and dining is available in an upscale, open-air environment.

ENTERTAINMENT :  If shopping is not your thing, how about choosing from one of the following Yorktown Center activities
MAGIQUEST- This location of this fast-growing attraction is opening in early 2010, so pricing is not yet available, so we will update you as they post the pricing-and group rates are available.  It is the world's largest live action game, fun for kids and adults.  It's an experience you can begin in a live interactive world and then continue your adventure in an online virtual world.  More information is available here: http://www.magiquest.com
AMC MOVIE THEATRES: http://www.amcentertainment.com/Yorktown/
LUCKY STRIKE LANES AND LOUNGE: http://www.bowlluckystrike.com/locations/info/?id=25

Pricing and Transportation : Transportation is not needed as all locations are adjacent or a short walk from the conference hotel. This event will be pay as you go based on your chosen options.  Depending on interest, we may be able to secure group rates for the attractions, so be sure to indicate your level of interest when you register online for the conference and then sign up for this event when you arrive at the conference. We will check out the websites for up to date pricing and information based on interest.


Excursion Two: FermiLab National Accelerator Laboratory Tour
    Thursday, May 20, 2010 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Join us on a guided tour of Fermi Lab National Laboratory.  The tour includes an introduction to Fermilab, a guided walk-through of the Linear Accelerator building and the 15th floor of Wilson Hall.  Photo ID is required.  International travelers should bring their passports.  A quick look fact sheet is below.  For more details visit: http://www.fnal.gov/

FermiLab info

Pricing and Transportation :  This tour has a strict limit of 40 people.  Tour Guide service is complimentary.  Round trip transportation will be provided at a cost of $20.00 per person.  Sign up for this trip on the conference registration page.


Excursion Three:  Chicago City Tour with Optional Lake Michigan and Chicago River Cruise
Friday, May 21, 2010 8:15 AM - TBD (varies)

Sign up for one or both tours on the conference website...

Join us as we experience a wonderful full-day hop on hop-off trolley tour of Chicago's major attractions!  Voted Chicago's Best Tour, this HOP ON HOP OFF Tour has been the gold standard for an entertaining & informative tour as well as low-cost transportation to shopping, dining & attractions.  You can't possibly do everything on this tour in one day, so you will have the option to upgrade to a multi-day ticket during the day.  However, we will develop an itinerary for those who prefer to stay with the group.  The trolley tour stops run from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (List of stops below).

Please note that some attractions are not free, so you may want to consider purchasing a Chicago City Pass if you will be staying for the weekend and have time to visit multiple attractions.  See what that pass includes here (note that the trolley does not stop at Museum of Science and Industry & OMNIMAX, but you can get there by car, taxi, bus or rail on a different day.  The Chicago pass is good for nine days and is a great deal for those extending their stays.  You do not have to decide this in advance, as you can purchase it at any of the included attractions (Shedd Aquarium VIP, The Field Museum & Underground Adventure, Adler Planetarium, Museum of Science and Industry & OMNIMAX AND either John Hancock Observatory FastPass OR Skydeck Chicago Fast Pass)

After the trolley tour, you have several options (Option Cruise listed here):
Trolley stops include (tour map PDF):

Stop 1:  MILLENNIUM PARK
(Trolley stop at S side of Randolph opposite Stetson at Chase Promenade)
Stop 2:  MICHIGAN AVE BRIDGE
(Trolley stop at NW corner of Wacker and Michigan Ave)
Stop 3:  GARRETT POPCORN / THEATRE DISTRICT
(Trolley stop at On Randolph in front of the Oriental Theatre)
Stop 4:  PALMER HOUSE
(Trolley stop at SE corner of Monroe and Wabash)
Stop 5:  ART INSTITUTE
(Trolley stop at Across from Museum at Michigan and Adams)
Stop 6:  HILTON CHICAGO
(Trolley stop at NW corner of Michigan and 8th near bus stop)
Stop 7:  SHEDD AQUARIUM
(Trolley stop at South entrance)
Stop 8:  FIELD MUSEUM
(Trolley stop at the south main entrance)
Stop 9:  SHERATON HOTEL
(Trolley stop at N of corner of Columbus & N. Water, across from NBC Tower)
Stop 10:  NAVY PIER
(Trolley stop at White tents on south side of horseshoe driveway)
Stop 11:  MAGNIFICENT MILE
(Trolley stop at NE end of Michigan Ave bridge)
Stop 12:  WATER TOWER
(Trolley stop at SE corner of Pearson and Michigan)
Stop 13:  JOHN HANCOCK OBSERVATORY
(Trolley stop at SE corner of Delaware and Michigan)
Stop 14:  HARD ROCK / RIVER NORTH
(Trolley stop at W side of Clark between Ontario and Ohio)

Stop 15:  UNION STATION (Seasonal May - Sept. 27th)
(Trolley stop at NE corner of Adams/Canal)
Stop 16:  OGILVIE STATION (Seasonal May - Sept. 27th)
(Trolley stop at NE corner of Madison/Canal)
Stop 17:  SKYDECK CHICAGO
(Trolley stop at On Jackson across from the SkyDeck entrance)
Stop 18:  CHICAGO THEATRE / MACY'S ON STATE STREET
(Trolley stop at State Street in front of theatre)

Pricing and Transportation :
 
DAY HOP ON HOP OFF TROLLEY TOUR
LAKE AND RIVER BOAT EARLY EVENING TOUR

For any questions concerning Social Events, please contact Social Events Chair, Felicia Harlow, at Felicia.Harlow@wpafb.af.mil

 

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