SIOR Fall World Conference Attendee Information

The attire for all conference activities is business casual:
Men: slacks, knit shirt or sports shirt, sweater
Women: pants, sweater, dress or skirt. 

Conference educational and networking activities are open to all registered individuals. Your badge is proof of registration.  Please wear your badge to all conference functions, receptions, and meals.  

Chapter Table:
Visit our hosts from the Chicago Chapter. They will be available to help orient attendees and make local restaurant and entertainment recommendations.

In October, the Chicago area averages low 60s during the day and mid 40s during the night.

Exhibitor Raffle
All registered attendees will receive an exhibitor passport in their registration packet.  To be entered into the raffle, visit all participating exhibitors' booths to have your passport initialed.  Winners will be drawn at the Bull n' Beer raffle, sponsored by DCT Industrial Trust on Friday, October 25 at 3 p.m. onsite at the conference.

Time Zone: Central

SIOR Registration Hours:
Wednesday, October 23: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday, October 24: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday, October 25: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

New Members SIOR New Members receive one complimentary registration within the first two years of membership. To check membership dates and apply your complimentary registration, please contact SIOR Events at 202.449.8218 or e-mail to apply your discount. Registrations received by fax (202.517.9151) will be processed accordingly. At this time, New Members must register via fax or mail only.

Not sure if you're eligible? Contact Sumner Crosby, Manager of Admissions, at 202.449.8234 or for details. 

New members are honored during the opening general session at meetings. New members are also are invited to several networking events and receptions. Please make a special effort to welcome new members and encourage them to participate in all conference activities. New members can be easily identified by their green new member ribbons.


Thursday, October 24
11:30 a.m.-1:10 p.m..:  New Member Luncheon -
An orientation luncheon and welcome to the conference

1:15-3 p.m..: Opening General Session - New Member attendees will be recognized.
Sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Friday, October 25
5:45 - 6:45 p.m.: The Rockefeller Group Young Professionals & New Members Reception - Join fellow New Members and SIOR Young Professionals for cocktails
Sponsored by The Rockefeller Group

International Members

SIOR welcomes our members and potential members from around the globe. Special conference registration rates are available for International attendees (members and non-members residing outside of North America).

• Free registration for those attending their first SIOR World Conference!
• 50% off the standard registration rate for those who have attended in the past.

International attendees, plan to attend the following:
• International Advisory Council: Thursday, October 24 from 9-9:50 a.m.
• International Attendees Afternoon Tea: Friday, October 25 from 4 - 5:00 p.m.

For information, please contact Michael Topp, Director of Membership at 202.449.8216 or
Young Professionals (YPs)

The Young Professionals are hosting several events during the Fall World Conference.  Do not miss out on theses exciting networking opportunities!

Thursday, October 24
5:15-5:45 p.m.: Young Professionals Meet 'n' Greet

Friday, October 25
5:45 - 6:45 p.m.: The Rockefeller Group Young Professionals and New Members Reception*
Sponsored by The Rockefeller Group


7 p.m:  Young Professionals Evening Out

Questions? Please contact the Young Professionals staff liaison: Kourtney Frawley at 202.449.8218 or

Legacy Circle & Anniversary Members

Legacy Circle Members are individuals who have attained more than 30 years of membership. SIOR Anniversary Members are those that have held the designation for over 10 years and who are celebrating 10, 20, 30, etc. years of membership with SIOR. Attendees can recognize Legacy Circle and Anniversary members by the special pins they receive at the beginning of the conference (in the welcome packets).

SIOR Legacy Circle & Anniversary members receive additional benefits during SIOR World Conferences, such as reserved seating during general sessions, special private networking events, dinners, etc. 

Friday, October 25
7-8:20 a.m.: Legacy Circle Breakfast

7 p.m.: Legacy/Anniversary Dinner

Please contact SIOR Events at 202.449.8218 or e-mail to apply your discount. At this time, Anniversary and/or Legacy Members must register via fax or mail only.

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