Registration continues for an exciting lineup for APSE's 39th annual conference, APSE's first joint conference with the Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM).
You can register and pay online. Just go to the link below and fill out the form. Once you submit it, a payment page will pop up. The registration fee is $225 per news organization through June 1, $275 thereafter.
Hotel registration information is on the payment page when you register online. It's also below. The rate is $199 for the downtown Chicago Marriott. Reservation deadline is May 25.
To make Chicago Marriott Downtown reservations go to:
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APSE rate is $199. Reservation deadline is May 25 at 5 p.m.
Here is a list of things to see and do in Chicago, courtesy of the Chicago Tribune:
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe; 847-835-5440, chicagobotanic.org
Chicago Children's Museum
Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand Ave.; 312-527-1000, chicagochildrensmuseum.org
Ongoing: “Skyline”: Learn about the science of construction and architecture, and the connection between buildings and basic science, technology, engineering and math principles in this collaborative learning exhibit. Families can work together to build large-scale buildings such as skyscrapers, houses and bridges using real-world materials, including wooden struts, bolts and nuts. The Skyscraper Challenge allows visitors to record themselves building a skyscraper as part of a customized take-home package that also includes a construction video.
Clarke House Museum
1827 S. Indiana Ave.; 312-326-1480, clarkehousemuseum.org The historic Clarke House, considered the oldest surviving building in Chicago's original city limits, was built for Henry Brown Clarke and his wife, Caroline Palmer Clarke, and is an example of Greek revival style architecture.
Ongoing: Tours: Explore the Clarke House and see what life was like in Chicago before the Civil War, when the city received its charter and was still mostly undeveloped prairie. Noon and 2 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday (includes tour of Glessner House Museum).
DuSable Museum of African American History
740 E. 56th Place; 773-947-0600, dusablemuseum.org
Ongoing: “A Slow Walk to Greatness: The Harold Washington Story”: The multimedia exhibition takes a look at the life and legacy of the former mayor.
Glessner House Museum
1800 S. Prairie Ave.; 312-326-1480, glessnerhouse.org This National Historic Landmark was designed by noted American architect Henry Hobson Richardson and completed in 1887. It remains an internationally known architectural treasure in Chicago, built for John J. Glessner, a director of International Harvester. It is one of Richardson's last designs, considered one of his most mature. Glessner House is the culmination of his ideas of planning from the inside out. The L-shaped structure inspired Frank Lloyd Wright.
Ongoing: Guided tours: Learn about the themes of art, architecture and social history through the museum's collections, and hear stories of its residents and neighbors. 1 and 3 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday (includes tour of Clarke House Museum).
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive, Skokie; 847-967-4800, ilholocaustmuseum.org
Ongoing: “Zev and Shifra Karkomi Permanent Exhibition”: Artifacts, photographs, testimonials and more tell a story of the Holocaust, from life in Germany before the war, to ghettos and concentrations camps, and then post-war resettlement, with a focus on life in Skokie.
John Hancock Center
875 N. Michigan Ave.; 888-875-8439,
Ongoing: Skywalk: The patiolike enclosure with industrial-strength screens is Chicago's highest open-air viewing deck 1,000 feet above the Magnificent Mile.
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark St.; 312-742-2000, lpzoo.org
Ongoing: Regenstein African Journey: The sights and sounds of Africa are brought to visitors in four habitats that house giraffes, rhinoceroses, colorful fish, the Regenstein Center for African Apes and more.
4100 Illinois Highway 53, Lisle; 630-968-0074, mortonarb.org Through Sept. 2: “Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat”: Learn about trees on the Endangered Tree List including the ”Cadillac of Christmas trees,” the Fraser fir. The exhibit also has information about how trees everywhere are struggling to survive.
Museum of Contemporary Photography
Columbia College, 600 S. Michigan Ave.; 312-663-5554, mocp.org The only museum in the Midwest dedicated solely to photography, MOCP presents exhibitions and projects in a wide range of contemporary aesthetics and technologies that communicate the value and significance of photographic images as expressions of human thought, imagination and creativity.
Opens Friday through July 1: “Survival Techniques: Narratives of Resistance”: A group exhibit by 14 international artists looks at how individuals and groups endure long-term hardships. Subject matters include exile, displacement and the struggle to exist in a state of flux.
Museum of Science and Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive; 773-684-1414, msichicago.org The museum is home to the WWII U-505 German submarine (a National Historic Landmark). THE U-505 IS THE LANDMARK, NOT THE MUSEUMThe exhibit includes veterans' testimonials, interactive replicas and re-enactments. Also at MSI is the exhibit “Take Flight,” which details modern aeronautics in a real Boeing 727. And, with more than 1,400 feet of track and 34 operating trains, “The Great Train Story” exhibit depicts a rail journey between Chicago and Seattle, and includes a miniature Willis Tower and Chicago River drawbridges. The Omnimax Theater, with its domed, five-story screen and booming sound system, is also a popular attraction.
Ongoing: “Science Storms”: Learn about the science of storms in this interactive exhibit where you can manipulate the strength of a tornado, launch a tsunami, explore air currents and more.
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Drive; 773-755-5100, naturemuseum.org The museum offers information about local ecology and the many plants, animals and insects found in the Midwest through its collections and archives, and provides documentation on how humans have changed local ecosystems. The collections include natural history specimens, historic artifacts, manuscripts, photographs, art work and institutional records.
Ongoing: Judy Istock Butterfly Haven: Get up close to more than 75 species of exotic butterflies and stunning bird species from the Southern Hemisphere in a 2,700-square-foot greenhouse filled with pools of water, flowers, tropical trees and 1,000 butterflies, including some never before seen in our region.
1200 S. Lake Shore Drive; 312-939-2438, 312-559-0200, sheddaquarium.org The Shedd, one of the nation's largest indoor aquariums, includes permanent exhibits such as “Seahorses and Seadragons,” featured in the “Waters of the World” exhibit; and “Amazon Rising,” which brings to life one of the world's most diverse environments, where anacondas, piranhas and arowanas make their home. Additional exhibits include the “Wild Reef” display, one of the most diverse shark exhibits in North America featuring more than 25 sharks, 500 species of reef fish and the largest display of live coral in the Midwest; and “Grand Cayman Iguana,” featuring one of the critically endangered giant lizards. Learn about threats to the Great Lakes ecosystem at the “Invasive Species” exhibit, which includes Asian carp, zebra mussels and more. The Oceanarium, with dolphins, California sea lions, sea otters, penguins and beluga whales, features a re-creation of a Pacific Northwest coast marine environment as well as kid-friendly exhibits, including a Polar Play Zone and the Grainger Beluga Encounter Habitat which brings spectators up close to whales.
Ongoing: Aquatic show: Dolphins spring out of the water and belugas dance during this marine mammal presentation in the aquarium's Oceanarium amphitheater.
Swedish American Museum
5211 N. Clark St.; 773-728-8111, swedishamericanmuseum.org A nonprofit museum and cultural center for the education, celebration and interpretation of Swedish American history and culture in Chicago, the museum hosts annual exhibits featuring the works of Scandinavian artists, folk dancing, genealogy and Swedish language classes, concerts, films and lectures.
Ongoing: “A Dream of America — Swedish Immigration to Chicago”: Learn about the struggles and triumphs of Swedish immigrants as they journeyed to the New World to build a life and community in Chicago.
Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave.; 312-443-3600, artinstituteofchicago.org The Art Institute is one of the world's most famous art museums. The Modern Wing, designed by Renzo Piano, features 20th- and 21st-century works, including European painting and sculpture, contemporary art, architecture and design, photography and electronic media.
Beverly Arts Center
2407 W. 111th St.; 773-445-3838, beverlyartcenter.org The multidisciplinary, multicultural center offers fine-arts education, programming and entertainment.
DePaul Art Museum
935 W. Fullerton Ave.; 773-325-7506, museums.depaul.edu The newly opened three-story museum more than doubles the space it previously occupied at DePaul's Richardson Library.
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.; 312-280-2660, mcachicago.org One of the nation's largest modern art museums offers thought-provoking art created since 1945.
Museum of Science and Industry