SIOR members are encouraged to bring spouses and significant others to all conferences .There are always activities for family and guests to enjoy. In addition, spouses and significant others may receive additional discounts. Sign up as a guest attendee and join us in Chicago!
Please note: Spouses and significant others who are also industry professionals must register as a member or non-member attendee and are not entitled to the spouse/significant other reduced registration rate.
If you register as a spouse/significant other attendee, all official events are included in your registration fee. Below are a few of the events included in the registration fee that you won’t want to miss.
Spouse/Significant Other Tour & Lunch: Tiffany Treasures
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Kick off the conference with other SIOR spouses and significant others for a tour and luncheon on Thursday, October 26. See magnificent art-glass and mosaics designed and crafted by the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company in four 19th century buildings. Following the tour, attendees will enjoy lunch at Remington's, a class American Grill just across the street from Millennium Park. Tour includes admission into the Art Institute of Chicago.
The Panattoni Opening Cocktail Party
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 5:45 - 7:15 p.m.
Interested in things to do in the Chicago area? Palmer House, near Millennium Park is located in the heart of the theater, financial and shopping districts of downtown Chicago. This historic Chicago hotel is within walking distance to the Windy City's most famous museums, shopping, government and corporate buildings. Or, enjoy the relaxation of the on-site Balance Spa & Fitness with 12 treatment rooms and 10,000 square foot fitness center.
Discover a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provide the backdrop for hundreds of free cultural programs including concerts, exhibitions, tours and family activities. In Millennium Park, you'll find a new kind of town square - a lively, spectacular gathering spot located in the heart of the city.
Michigan Avenue & The Magnificent Mile
Stroll the exclusive northern half of Michigan Avenue – home to some of the most elegant boutiques, department stores and shops found around the world. Indulge in some of the little luxuries you can’t find anywhere outside of Milan, or Paris in the comfort of vertical shopping malls that allow you to shop to your hearts content without a care about the weather.
The Blues Scene
Listen to the soundtrack of the Windy City. The music flowed through the waters of the Mississippi and landed on the shores of Lake Michigan where legendary talent like Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, and Koko Taylor bent it and reshaped it to the sound that became unmistakably Chicago. Today, you can still hear the blues in the South Side clubs where it all began, or check out the current scene on the North Side.
Once you've visited the obligatory tourist spots, it's time to act like a local. Visit an ethnic neighborhood and experience Chicago with all five senses. Each neighborhood has its own flavor, reflected in its architecture, public art, restaurants, businesses and festivals.