Day 1 – Thursday July 13
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Registration, Meet & Greet
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Complimentary Evening Reception
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Welcome Ceremony, Complimentary Dinner with FRIENDS
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Tween Hospitality Room
Teen Hospitality Room
Adult Hospitality Room
Day 2 – Friday July 14
6:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Complimentary Made-to-Order Breakfast
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Morning Welcome, Open Mic
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Complimentary Lunch with FRIENDS
1:15 PM - 5:00 PM
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Complimentary Evening Reception
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Dinner in Chicago! Enjoy exploring Chicago and hang out with your new friends!
Friday Night Activities!
Ready for some Friday night fun? The hotel is located just two blocks from the Rosemont Blue Line CTA station, taking you to downtown Chicago, Illinois, for numerous sightseeing, dining and shopping options. Though you’ll be with us most evenings of the convention, Friday night is an opportunity for you to explore on your own! You are welcome to visit Rosemont.com for an extensive list of events and activities in the area.
Or, if you’d rather continue hanging out with your FRIENDS, join us at a Friday night baseball game! We are going to see the independent minor league team Rosemont Dogs at 6:30pm! Learn more.
Dining in Rosemont - all within walking distance
Hofbrauhaus | 5500 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
The first and only German micro brewery, beer hall, restaurant and beer garden to call Chicago home.
Five Roses Pub | 5509 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
Large Irish bar offering Gaelic pub fare & entrees, beer & live music in a dark, old- world interior.
Park Tavern | 5433 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
Offers a contemporary spin on the gastropub experience, serving over 40 craft beers and authentic food in a casual, urban lodge setting.
Fogo de Chao | 5460 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
Upscale Brazilian chain for all-you-can-eat meat carved tableside plus an extensive salad bar.
Chicago Fire Oven | 5440 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018
Steaks, burgers, pizza & more come from the stone-fired oven at this American fine-dining spot.
Activities in Rosemont
Indoor skydiving by iFLY | 5520 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
Experience the thrill of skydiving without having to jump from a perfectly good airplane – no falling, no parachutes, just you floating on a smooth cushion of air with a professional instructor right next to you. No special skills are needed, just a sense of adventure. iFLY is safe for kids 3 and up and fun for the entire family.
Kings Dining & Entertainment | 5505 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
This colorful, contemporary bowling venue offers 20 lanes, 2 bars, billiard tables & an eatery.
Fashion Outlets of Chicago | 5220 Fashion Outlets Way, Rosemont, IL 60018
Bi-level enclosed outlet mall with designer goods, custom interactive visual arts & restaurants. It is the area’s only two-level indoor outlet shopping experience featuring over 130 designer outlets offering great savings.
AMC Rosemont 18 (“Muvico”) | 9701 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Rosemont, IL 60018
Cinema with an American restaurant
Rosemont Theatre | 5400 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018
The Rosemont Theatre is a concert hall with seats for 4,400 people, opened in 1995 and hosts many different musical artists and shows. It is your ticket to lavish Broadway musicals, full-scale productions and world-class entertainers. See scheduled shows at www.rosemont.com/theatre
Allstate Arena | 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018
With a wide variety of events each year, the Allstate Arena is a place where everyone can enjoy quality family shows, riveting sports, and mesmerizing musical performances. View upcoming shows at www.rosemont.com/allstate
For more ideas on Friday night activities, visit www.rosemont.com/nightlife