ICER 2023 will take place in Chicago, in the “heartland” of the USA, on the shore of Lake Michigan. Chicago has been named the Best Big City in the U.S. for the sixth straight year by Condé Nast Traveler through their 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards. In 1893, it hosted the World’s Fair.
Come discover Chicago’s famed restaurants, renowned museums, stunning waterfront, groundbreaking music, award-winning theatres, over 300 parks and green spaces, iconic architecture designed by legendary architects — all within 77 vibrant, ethnically diverse neighborhoods that are the heart and soul of Chicago.
Chicago is a city with world-class culture — we’re home to comedy star-maker The Second City; electrified blues; championship sports teams; one of the most inclusive LGBTQ+ communities in the country; one of the largest collection of Impressionist and Post-impressionist art outside the Louvre, housed within the Art Institute of Chicago, one of the top five museums on the planet (TripAdvisor); the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in the world; the largest science and industry museum in the Western Hemisphere — and that’s just the beginning.
Our city is home to Tony Award-winning theatres. Plus, with 25 Michelin-starred restaurants and dozens of Bib Gourmand recipients, you’re sure to find a spot for every budget and taste. Go kayaking along the award-winning Riverwalk or venture to the Chicago Architecture Center and board the top architecture cruise in Chicago. Cycle the 18-mile Lakefront Trail, dotted with harbors, beaches, restaurants and bars. Or spend the day at Navy Pier, one of the city’s top attractions, and board a cruise ship to set sail on Lake Michigan.
Lollapalooza is a famous music festival occurring August 3rd-6th, immediately prior to the conference. It may be difficult to get hotel rooms the weekend prior to the conference.
Hyde Park has several attractions, listed below: * Lakefront Trail, accessible by crossing under Lake Shore Drive at 55th St. Popular for running or biking. * Promontory Point - an offshoot into Lake Michigan at 55th at which you can sit on the grass or on the shoreline. It features spectacular views of downtown Chicago. * Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) - Extensive museum that was built for the World’s Fair in 1893. * The DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center - Just a hop skip and a jump from campus, this museum shows black history, especially within Chicago. * Obama Kissing Rock The site of Michelle and Barack Obama’s first kiss, following a romantic first date at … Baskin-Robbins.
Nearby is Museum Campus, easily accessed with the Route 2 museum campus express bus between Hyde Park and Museum Campus or the Metra train line. Museum Campus features The Field Museum (Natural History), Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, and McCormick Place Bird Sanctuary.