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Date Change for
50th Anniversary Summit

Friday, April 8 - Sunday, April 10
Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel | Chicago, IL

To ensure we can provide a safe and celebratory experience for our 50th anniversary, we are moving this in-person event to April.


Activity  Time Location

Regular Ticket Price

FRIDAY, April 8

Cocktail Reception & Dinner Cruise  6:30-9:30 p.m. Chicago River $100


Conference: A day full of educational sessions and opportunities to reconnect

8:30-3:30 p.m.

Sheraton Grand Hotel $100
Gala: An evening of celebration and inspiration  6:30-9:30 p.m. Museum of Science & Industry $200 Single Ticket
$1,000 Table of 10 

SUNDAY, April 10

Worship Service (optional) 9:00-10:00 a.m. Sheraton Grand Hotel Free
Mindfulness Session (optional) 10:00-11:00 a.m.  Sheraton Grand Hotel  Free 
Free time for sightseeing and meeting with friends   Chicago   

If you registered for the gala, please complete this form to submit Gala meal selections for yourself and/or your guest(s).


  • Tickets include access to all event programming, meals, and transportation to and from all event excursions.
  • Must be 21+ to attend the Friday Night and Saturday Night events. Please drink and travel responsibly.
  • Select sessions will be recorded. Photos will be taken throughout the weekend and be shared with guests and in promotional materials.



Featuring a virtual appearance by

Professor Muhammad Yunus
Nobel Laureate and father of microfinance



Our Gala Table Hosts:

Ashley Luse
Carol S. Pelino
Donald & Ruth Whittaker
LeAnn Pope & Clyde McGregor
Dawn & Ted Helwig
Barbara Lupient
Linda & Ken Vander Weele
Julie Wade
Sara Pfaff
Linda Martens
Mary M. Rodino


The conference will be hosted at the:
Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, IL 60611


Opportunity International Summit guests receive a room rate of $179 per night (plus tax). If you wish to extend your stay, rates are valid 3 days before and 3 days after the event.


Flying to Chicago

Guests can fly into either O'Hare International Airport (ORD) or Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), which are similarly distanced from the hotel. 

Getting to the Hotel

The hotel does not offer a shuttle, but both airports offer taxis, ride sharing (e.g. Uber, Lyft), and public transportation. For guests who are driving, directions to the hotel are available on Google Maps. Parking for guests is available at the hotel for a discounted rate of $39 per night. 

Getting Around

Opportunity International will provide a complimentary shuttle from the hotel to/from the Friday Night and Saturday Night events. If you choose to drive to the Museum of Science & Industry, parking there is complimentary.

This event is tentatively scheduled to be in-person, but will be contingent upon COVID-19 state and federal policies for in-person events. We will ensure that our guests have a safe experience and will issue full refunds for tickets should a guest need to cancel due to COVID-19.

If you require any special accommodations or have questions, please contact Erin Doherty at 312.487.5030 or [email protected]


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