$50 – $230

83rd Annual Convention: Dabke Down in the Windy City

Event Information

Location

Location

Swissôtel Chicago

323 East Upper Wacker Drive

Chicago, IL 60601

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Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

Event description

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Book your travel plans now to spend the Fourth of July weekend in Chicago for our 83rd Annual Convention!

Start off the weekend on Thursday the 4th at the top of the Swissôtel with direct eye view of the Chicago fireworks and enjoy Lebanese mezza. Party with David Hakim and his band who will be performing Friday and Saturday night until the morning hours. Convention book of tickets also includes transportation and entry to Shedd Aquarium, Chicago Architecture Cruise, lunch at Navy Pier's famous Billy Goat Tavern and so much more. St Jude's 5k walk/run and luncheon will be on Friday this year so plan to arrive Thursday for a fun filled weekend!

Chicago offers many environmental treasures including 552 parks and 33 beaches. Two of the most popular parks in the city, Millennium Park and Grant Park, are just steps away from Swissôtel Chicago. While visiting Chicago, take a run or bike ride along the 23-mile lakefront path. Swissôtel Chicago directly overlooks many of the city's most famous landmarks. Nearby attractions include: The Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park, Grant Park, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, State Street Shopping, Willis Tower (aka Sears Tower), The Field Museum, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum.


ROOM RESERVATION INFORMATION

Hotel: Swissôtel Chicago
Rate: $149/night for up to 2 adults and 2 children (under 18)
Telephone: 312-565-0565
Website: http://www.swissotel.com/hotels/chicago/


11th ANNUAL 5K FOR ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL

It's our 11th year supporting St. Jude's, and this year there will be a special t-shirt design for those wishing to contribute and/or participate in the 5K! Shirts will be $25 each, and all proceeds will go directly to St. Jude's.
A link will be available soon so that you can do your part and help continue the amazing work of St. Jude's. All donations of support are greatly appreciated!


MAPS

Downtown Chicago Map

Launch the Chicago Interactive Map


SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES*

*Times and locations subject to change.

Thursday, July 4

3:00pm - 8:30pm: Registration and Check-in open

7:00pm - 11:00pm: “The Big Bang” Lebanese Mezza and Fireworks
Come dressed in red, white, and/or blue

11:00pm: Rooftop Reunion (Age 21+)


Friday, July 5

9:00am - 3:00pm: Registration and Check-in open

9:30am - 11:00am: 11th Annual St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 5K (Navy Pier)
Must pre-order event t-shirt

11:00am - 1:00pm: Lunch (Billy Goat Tavern, Navy Pier)
Meet & greet the 2019 MFASLC Scholarship Recipients

1:00pm - 2:30pm: Arabic Translation Scavenger Hunt (Navy Pier)
Bring your phones and get your detective skills ready

1:30pm - 2:30pm: B.I.N.G.O.

3:00pm - 4:00pm: Dabke Lessons

4:00pm - 9:00pm: Explore and Experience the Windy City!
Dinner on your own

6:00pm - 10:00pm: Registration and Check-in open

9:00pm - 3:00am: Hafli, featuring live Arabic band & cash bar
Cocktail attire

10:00pm - 11:00pm: Young Adult Network (YAN) Meeting


Saturday, July 6

8:30am - 11:00am: Midwest Federation General Assembly Meeting

9:00am - 11:00am: Registration and Check-in open

11:00am - 2:00pm: Architecture of Chicago Boat Tour *pre-registration required*

11:00am - 3:00pm: Shedd Aquarium Outing *pre-registration required*

11:00am - 3:30pm: The Magnificent Mile: Shop 'til You Drop *pre-registration required*

5:00pm - 6:00pm: Melkite Catholic Liturgy

5:30pm - 7:30pm: Registration and Check-in open

6:30pm - 7:30pm: Cocktail Hour, cash bar

7:30pm - 9:00pm: Scholarship Awards Grand Banquet Dinner
Formal attire

7:30pm - 9:00pm: Registration and Check-in open

9:00pm - 3:00am: Hafli, featuring live Arabic band & cash bar


Sunday, July 7

Farewell and safe travels home!

REFUND POLICY

No refunds for online orders after June 4, 2019
No refunds for no-shows

FAQs

How do I register for the 11th Annual 5K for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to end childhood cancer?

Registration for the St. Jude's 5K Run/Walk is done separately, via a link that will be shared as soon as it is available. If you have any questions, please contact Yasmine Al Abdul Raheem at yasmine.abdulraheem@gmail.com.

How do I order an 11th Annual 5K for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital t-shirt?

After you select your tickets for this event, it will ask you to fill in your information. It will also ask you if you'd like to purchase a t-shirt. Once you select yes, you can then select your t-shirt size. T-shirt sizes are: YL, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL. Payment must be made to Yasmine Al Abdul Raheem on site at the convention in Chicago. Shirts will be $25 each, and all proceeds will go directly to St. Jude's.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you can update by signing in under your Eventbrite account.

Do I have to bring my registration confirmation to the event?

Yes! You will need to either print your registration confirmation or present the electronic registration confirmation on your mobile device (EventBrite app download required).

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

No. The name must match. Registration and tickets are non-transferrable.

Who can I contact with additional questions?

Please email Rima Antoon at rima330@hotmail.com.



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Swissôtel Chicago

323 East Upper Wacker Drive

Chicago, IL 60601

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

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