STR Offsite Events AOM 2018

Join the STR Division in Chicago at two exciting offsite events!

The STR (Strategic Management) Division is glad to announce two exciting off-site events at the 2018 AOM Annual Meeting!

Because last year’s off-site event received such a positive response, this year we are sponsoring two off-site events on Sunday August 12 in Chicago, to give our members the opportunity to enjoy Chicago and interact outside the official conference venues. Both events are a short walk (15 minutes) from the conference hotels, and STR Ambassadors will guide you there!

The events:

  • A Visit to The Art Institute of Chicago (10:30 a.m. Sunday August 12)
  • A Chicago Architectural Boat Tour (3:15 p.m. Sunday August 12)

The STR division is providing tickets at a deeply discounted price. Members who are interested in participating will be charged a special group rate. If you are interested in joining, you need to reserve your slot and pay in advance. Please see the details below regarding how to sign up for each event.

Make sure to book your ticket soon as places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Mary Benner
Division Chair

Evan Rawley
Executive Committee Member

Libby Weber
Executive Committee Member


The Art Institute in Chicago

Meeting point: Sunday August 12th, 10:30 a.m. Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603. Meet at the Monroe Street Admissions Counter (Modern Wing) – Lobby. Look for STR Ambassadors wearing STR t-shirts. The visit starts at 10.45am. (Participants must reserve tickets and pay in advance, see below).

What’s on: Located in the heart of The Loop downtown, The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the preeminent art museums in the world.  Featuring American classics such as Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks, and Grant Wood’s American Gothic; Impressionist gems, including Vincent van Gough’s The Bedroom and Georges Seurat’s pointillist masterpiece A Sunday Afternoon, the museum offers dozens of highlights for every taste.

More at: http://www.artic.edu/ 

Cost: discounted tickets at $15 per person.

Availability: 40 tickets at discounted price – first come first served.

To book your slot for this event, send an email to Evan Rawley erawley@umn.edu and include “Art Institute Visit” in the subject line. Participants will be asked to pay in advance; information on the payment will be provided with the booking confirmation.


Chicago architectural boat tour

Meeting point: Sunday August 12, at 3:15 p.m. at the Ogden Slip at McClurg Court, 465 N. McClurg Court, Chicago, IL 60611.  Look for STR Ambassadors in STR t-shirts.  Boarding will be at 3:30 p.m., and the boat tour begins at 4 p.m.  The boat tour lasts approximately 90 minutes. (Participants must reserve tickets and pay in advance, see below).

What’s on: Chicago is justly famous for its architecture, and there is no better way to experience its glories than from the deck of a boat cruising along the Chicago River.  See the buildings, such as the 1920 terra cotta Wrigley Building towers on Michigan Avenue’s famous Miracle Mile, while absorbing contextual commentary from an architectural expert aboard the boat.

Cost: discounted tickets at $23 per person.

Availability: 55 tickets at the discounted price – first come first served.

To book your slot for this event, send an email to Mary Benner at mbenner@umn.edu and include “Chicago Boat Tour” in the subject line. Participants will be asked to pay in advance; information on the payment will be provided with the booking confirmation.