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| ARRIVAL DAY | WEDNESDAY | OCTOBER 10, 2018
Due to the 6 to 7 hour time difference, most can arrive at a reasonable time on the same day of departure
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Chicago Architecture Foundation Boat Tour
The CAF Boat Tour is one of the best ways to see Chicago. Learn how the Great Chicago Fire paved the way for some of the world’s first skyscrapers, and how new buildings such as Aqua at Lakeshore East and Vista Tower are creating new styles in architecture. Cost for CAF Boat Tour: $46
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
OISTAT Architectural Commission (Optional Meeting)
This meeting will take place at the offices of Holabird & Root, located in the center of downtown Chicago and in close proximity to the public transportation that serves the two major airports and hotels.
• Meet at Holabird & Root for drinks and casual introductions.
• If we get adequate participation we will conduct the OISTAT Business Meeting on this night.
Tim Foster will handle the agenda (Having this meeting at Holabird & Root with refreshments will keep it from impacting the overall agenda for the remaining two days). We will hold this session on Friday evening if individuals cannot accommodate Wednesday.
8:00 PM – 8:30 PM
| ASTC, OISTAT, USITT MEETING DAY 1 | THURSDAY | OCTOBER 11, 2018
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Presentation of the evolution of Chicago’s downtown cultural theater district and the subsequent transition to residential in the downtown area
10:30 AM – 11:30 PM
Presentations by Design Teams 1 Goodman Theater
11:30 PM – 12:30 PM
Walk to Lakeshore East New Urban Community
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Lunch at Giordanos
2:00 PM –3:00 PM
Harris Theater and Pritzker Pavilion Tour
3:30 PM –4:30 PM
Evening Theater Tour Options
OPTION 1. Steppenwolf Theater Tour Dinner + Show OPTION 2. Lookingglass Theater Tour Dinner + Show OPTION 3: Bus back to hotel at 7:30 PM
if no performances are available
| ASTC, OISTAT, USITT MEETING DAY 2 | FRIDAY | OCTOBER 12, 2018
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Chicago Educators on the synergy between the Schools and the Performance Arts Communities
10:30 PM – 12:15 PM
Travel to and tour of University of Chicago Reva and David Logan Center for Creative and Performing Arts
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Shakespeare Theatre at Navy Pier
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
DePaul University School of Theatre
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Travel back to Hotel. Attendees can attend a performance or have dinner on their own.
*If we did not conduct the OISTAT business meeting Wednesday evening, this is the time to have it
| OPEN HOUSE CHICAGO (OPTIONAL) | SAT + SUN | OCTOBER 13-14, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Each Day)
Open House Chicago 2018
Free architectural festival with over 200 buildings across Chicago open for behind the scenes tours.
For more info www.openhouseChicago.org
USITT has negotiated a rate of $158.00/night at:
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites – Chicago Downtown
506 West Harrison Street Chicago, IL 60607
A block of 24 rooms on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 and Thursday, October 11, 2018 has been reserved for the International Delegates,
representing the OISTAT Architectural Countries.
Those rooms will be available after the first of the year through the USITT website.
Further information and details can be seen at this link (http://www.usitt.org/arcsym18/).