Events

Thursday, October 7, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Business Casual Attire

Welcome Reception
LondonHouse Chicago
Please join us for the official Welcome Reception of the 2021 ISHC Annual Conference at the stunning LondonHouse Chicago! Enjoy making new contacts and catching up with old friends over drinks and hors d' oeuvres. 

The LondonHouse is approximately a 10 minute walk from The Gwen. Shuttles will be available for those who would prefer to ride.

Friday, October 8, 2021
Optional Tour for Spouses/Guests of Conference Registrants*

10:30 AM - 1:15 PM
Spouses and guests will meet in the hotel lobby at 10:30 for a short walk to the boat
Additional cost of $40/person
Casual Attire - the tour will proceed in rain, shine or snow; plan accordingly.

Chicago River Architectural Boat Tour for Spouses & Guests

Guests will enjoy experiencing the city’s legendary architecture from the best seat in the house—the river. Experienced tour guides will navigate through the heart of the city on all three branches of the Chicago river detailing the 130 year long history behind the skyline. 

Following the tour, guests/spouses are invited to a "dutch" lunch together. A lunch reservation will be made for those who want to join. Lunch is not included in the fee and each individual will cover the cost of his/her lunch.

*Please note: This tour is for spouses/guests of conference registrants and takes place during the General Session program. 

Friday, October 8, 2021
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Cocktail Attire

Celebration Event & Dinner - Sponsored by Hyatt
Park Hyatt Chicago

Join us for a special evening of dinner, drinks, awards and celebrating at the elegant Park Hyatt Chicago, the founding Park Hyatt hotel. Experience Chicago's finest while we celebrate with ISHC members and friends.

The Park Hyatt is approximately a 10 minute walk from The Gwen. Shuttles will be available for those who would prefer to ride.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

4:00 - 7:45 PM
Additional cost of $125/person
Casual Attire - the tour will proceed in rain, shine or snow; plan accordingly.

Chicago Gateway to the West Loop Food Tour

This unique excursion will provide an introduction to the West Loop's incredible food and restaurant scene. What was once a meat-packing and warehouse district is now home to a distinctive mix of James Beard Award-winning chefs, old school diners, local breweries and eclectic dives bars. Our local guide will share stories and insights into the West Loop culture, architecture and landmarks, while we enjoy some of the best bites (and drinks) in the neighborhood. 

Bus transportation will pick the group up from The Gwen Hotel at 4:30 PM and return at 7:45 PM following the tour. The tour is approximately 1.25 miles of walking on flat terrain with multiple stops.