SI Regional Event - Chicago 2018

When:  Sep 5, 2018 from 12:00 to 21:00 (CT)
Attendees to the annual CSIA Executive Conference extract an important component of the value delivered by CSIA. Through the concept of Regional Events we would like to extend the spirit of the conference at a different time of the year and in somewhat different format. We seek to preserve the collaborative environment for members to network and share experiences. We would also like to replicate a “roundtable” discussion format commonly used at peer group meetings.

This concept of Regional Event is relatively new to CSIA and we view this as a “concept refinement” opportunity. We thank DMC for hosting this event at their offices and Siemens for sponsoring the visit to the DMDII.

Meeting Format
We will include a tour of the DMDII (Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute – part of UI Labs).

We would also like to replicate part of the experience from peer group meetings. We ask the participants to submit questions related to the management of SI businesses. Please send in advance to me (Jose Rivera).  During the session we’ll go around the table and ask the attendees to provide their input. I will moderate the discussion.

For the conclusion we’ll have a networking event on the rooftop of the DMC office, In case of bad weather, at the nearby WhirlyBall Chicago (1825 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614).

Anticipated Attendance
All CSIA SI members are invited. Realistically we expect a group of 12-20 SIs, mostly those with offices and/or clients in the vicinity. We are making this event available to SI CSIA membership prospects as well.

12:00 - 1:00 pm  > Lunch served at DMC to the attendees as they arrive.
1:00 pm > Self-drive to the DMDII (1415 N Cherry Ave, Chicago, IL 60642). We encourage attendees to share rides.
1:30-3:30 pm > Tour of DMDII - kindly sponsored by Siemens.
3:30 pm > Return drive to DMC 
4:00– 6:00 pm > SI Discussion Roundtable
6:00-9:00 pm > Social networking event at DMC rooftop (weather permitting) or nearby WhirlyBall.

We ask those interested in attending to register as soon as possible as we have limited capacity. If you register, please honor your commitment.

Registration Fee

For those planning to stay overnight, we recommend the following hotel located near the DMC offices:
The Hotel at Midtown Athletic Club
2444 N. Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
Tel: 773-687-7600

We are holding rooms until 8/23/2018 at the group rate of $209 per night ($25 per night resort fee waived).  Please reference “CSIA-SI Regional Event Chicago 2018" when making your reservations.

Contact Stephanie Balavitch at DMC.


DMC Chicago offices
2222 N Elston Ave #200
Chicago, IL 60614