Optional Events / Venue Tours

Please select your optional events during registration.

Sunday, July 21st
 

Chicago Cubs Baseball Game
1:20pm Wrigley Field
$60 per person

Cheer on the Chicago Cubs as they play the San Diego Padres! Enjoy an afternoon of baseball at historic Wrigley Field with your IAVM friends new and old. Tickets are for seats in the 409L section.

Transportation will not be provided. Please plan to pick up your ticket from the registration desk at McCormick Place. 

Goose Island Brewery Tour
2pm Goose Island Beer Company, West Fulton Street
$12 per person

Gain in-depth knowledge of how the Goose Island brewery operates. During the tour you will be guided through all aspects of the brewing process while sampling beers along the way. At the end of your tour you will receive a custom glass! All tour participants must be over 21 and wear closed toe shoes – no exceptions!

Transportation will not be provided. Attendees to pickup Brewery wristband at on-site registration desk. 

Chicago Architecture River Cruise
2:30pm Riverside Gardens on Chicago’s Riverwalk at Michigan Ave
$40 per person

Led by a Chicago Architecture Center representative, the river cruise tells the stories behind more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River. This 90 minute tour will give you a great overview of Chicago’s architecture and its history!

Transportation will not be provided. Attendees to pickup Brewery wristband at on-site registration desk. 

Venue Tour : James M Nederlander Theatre & The Auditorium Theatre
9:30am-12:30pm
$20

This tour will begin with a historical tour of the James M Nederlander Theatre where you’ll learn the history of this iconic theater which opened in 1926 as the Oriental Theatre. Participants will then get to tour the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. You’ll experience two unique venues on one tour!

Transportation will be provided from McCormick Place. Buses will depart from Gate 2 promptly at 9:30am.

Venue Tour : McCormick Place & Wintrust Arena
10:00am-12:00pm
$20

Participants on this tour will get an inside look at both a convention center and arena in McCormick Square! You’ll start at McCormick Place, home of VenueConnect 2019, and then tour Wintrust Arena, home of the WNBA Basketball team Chicago Sky.

Transportation is not needed for this tour, both venues are walkable. Attendees to meet at on-site registration at McCormick Place CC - North Building - Hall B.

Venue Tour : United Center & The Advocate Center
2:00pm – 5:00pm
$20

Begin your tour at the United Center, home of the Chicago Blawkhawks and Chicago Bulls, followed by a tour of the Advocate Center, Chicago Bulls Training Facility.

Transportation will be provided from McCormick Place. Buses will depart from Gate 2 promptly at 2:00pm.

Venue Tour : Huntington Bank Pavilion
TOUR HAS BEEN CANCELLED.