More on Chicago (June 13-17); still time to register

More on Chicago (June 13-17); still time to register

“NATO has left the building and Chicago is still intact.” So says Jonathan Abarbanel, chair of ATCA’s Chicago conference, June 13-17. Recent schedule additions include a Soul Food dinner courtesy of brand-new $19 million Black Ensemble Cultural Center, followed by the Ensemble’s latest musical biography, “The Marvin Gaye Story.” Cultural Commissioner Michelle T. Boone hosts an opening reception in the roof garden of the Harris Theater at Millennium Park, catered by Phil Stefani & Associates, one of Chicago’s celebrated restaurateurs. And at the Water Tower Pumping Station, we’ll see Lookingglass Theatre Company in the premiere of “Eastland,” about the worst maritime disaster in Great Lakes history.

For those not yet registered, there’s still time: info here. Registered or not, read on …

For those already registered: A PRE-CONFERENCE MAILING will be sent out shortly. It will include your CTA TRANSIT CARD, transportation instructions on how to reach your hotel by CTA from O’Hare International Airport and several choices of late-night shows for Friday and Saturday. PLEASE WATCH FOR THIS MAILING and make sure you have your CTA Transit Card with you when you travel. For those staying at Club Quarters, your HOTEL RESERVATION NUMBER also will be sent.

If you are arriving at Chicago Midway Airport, please email Jonathan Abarbanel for directions to your hotel.

FYI: It’s not too late to register for the Conference, but you’ll need to secure your own place to stay as our official hotel room blocs are closed. The registration for ATCA members is $145 and guests $165. If you already have sent in a check and registration form, PLEASE DO NOT PANIC AND SEND JONATHAN AN EMAIL; everything is fine, really.

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