Events & Activities

Chicago Architecture Tours - SOLD OUT

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Friday, July 7, 2017
2:00 pm* - SOLD OUT
5:30 pm - SOLD OUT
7:30 pm - SOLD OUT

Experience the “top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the U.S.” according to TripAdvisor users. The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAF-certified volunteer tour guides interpret more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River. You’ll find out how Chicago grew from a small settlement into one of the world’s largest cities in less than 100 years. In 90 minutes, get the real story on Chicago architecture and its history.

The cost is $25 per person. Please sign up for your tour when registering for the Congress.

*Please note the 2:00 pm tour overlaps with Congress programming and was planned with guests and families in mind.

Closing Dinner

Saturday, July 8, 2017
The Art Institute of Chicago

Join fellow Congress attendees for food and fellowship at one of Chicago's premiere venues. Browse the Contemporary and European Modern Galleries while enjoying beautiful city views. Be sure to purchase a ticket for this event when you register for the Congress. Tickets are $75 for adults, $40 for residents/fellows, and $50 for children through June 1.