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2022 Chicago Convention Registration

2022 ACC-GTM Chicago Convention

June 7-8, 2022
We're Better B'Yachad
The Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel and Chicago Sinai Congregation

As we plan this convention during a pandemic, we thank you in advance for your understanding and flexibility should some events not be possible. As of the registration release, your registration will include the following programming and meals:
  • Tuesday's Scholar in residence program at Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel
  • Tuesday evening welcome reception
  • Wednesday's programming and meals at Chicago Sinai Congregation, including a casual onsite lunch and the installation, closing dinner and celebration of the new ACC Officer Team
Tuesday's morning tours and "late night" programming at the Redhead Piano Bar are not included in the registration fee. Selections for certain pre-paid tours and free tours are available below.

Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the information to book your hotel rooms at the Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel. Individuals are responsible for your own bookings and cancellations. It is recommended that you sign up for the Marriott Bonvoy Frequent Stay program before making your reservation. Basic internet service will be included in the room rate for all Marriott Bonvoy members. 

To comply with the City of Chicago Vaccine Requirement effective January 3, 2022 any individual age 5 and older will be required to upload proof of vaccination during the registration process.

Registration ends Monday, May 9, 2022. 

Registration Information

   ACC-GTM Member Registration ($375)
   ACC-GTM Retired Member Registration ($150)
   DFSSM or GTM Student Member Registration ($150)
   Spouse/Partner/Child over 12 Registration ($150)
   Child(ren) under 11 ($50)
Guest credentials and proof of vaccination will be required to attend any ACC-GTM event. 

If you are arriving in Chicago on Monday evening or early Tuesday morning, we are arranging for the following tours. All guided tours require reservations and pre payments. We encourage everyone planning a self-guided tour to meet in the hotel lobby to leave together. Convention programming will begin at 12 p.m. We will NOT be providing lunch, so please be sure to leave enough time to eat!

   9:30 a.m. Wendella Chicago River Architecture Tour (90 minutes)
   10 a.m. Chicago Architecture: A Walk Through Time (leaves from Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.)
   10 a.m. Architecture of the Magnificent Mile (leaves from Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.)
   9:30 a.m. DIY Donut Tour of Chicago
   Navy Pier Self-Guided Walking Tour and Ferris Wheel (there is a charge for the Ferris Wheel)
   Millennium Park Self Guided Walking Tour
   Magnificent Mile Self-Guided Walking Tour
   Number of Adults 21 and over attending ($25 each)The Redhead Piano Bar is a favorite with locals, tourists and anyone from the ages of 21 – 81.  More and more, fans of a cocktail and group sing-a-long’s are discovering this local landmark. The ACC-GTM Convention will have a reserved area. Your $25 fee per adult goes towards our "pre-paid tab" the evening of the event. 

Donation Opportunities

To see the various donation and underwriting levels, click here.
The 2022 journal slide show, formatted for a PowerPoint "widescreen 16:9" resolution slides. For half or quarter page slides, we reserve the right to adjust your dimensions to fit correctly in our layout. For single line congratulatory messages, please email the recipient's name and your name. Please email your slide(s) and congratulatory messages to no later than May 1, 2022. 


Registration does not include Tuesday breakfast, Tuesday lunch, Tuesday dinner, or Wednesday breakfast.  Chicago is a "foodie city" and there are hundreds of restaurant options within walking distance or a short ride from the hotel. A guide to the best restaurants in Chicago, as well as nearby places for a quick meal will be included in the Convention materials.

The meals included in registration are:
  • Tuesday evening welcome reception
  • Wednesday casual lunch
  • Wednesday Closing dinner
Please indicate below the meals and menu selections for you and any registered guests.
   Regular, Vegetarian and Vegan options
   Glatt Kosher (boxed)
   Not Attending
   Glatt Kosher (boxed)
   Not attending
   Glatt Kosher (boxed)
   Not attending
   Tuesday Welcome Reception (100.00)
   Wednesday Closing Dinner (75.00)Non registered guests are required to be fully vaccinated per the City of Chicago Vaccine Mandate.

The Fine Print

All attendees and guest over the age of 5 must be fully vaccinated per the City of Chicago indoor venue guidelines and the CDC definition. Please upload your proof of vaccine (CDC vaccine card, state QR code, Clear QR code). Proof of vaccination documents for guests may be emailed to 
Convention fees are fully refundable until May 15, 2022. Should the pandemic or City of Chicago meeting restrictions make coming together impossible, all registration fees will be refunded. See below for hotel cancellation information. 

Cancellations for any other reason: After May 16, 2022, and before June 1, 2022, registration fees are refundable less a $65 processing fee. Registrations canceled after June 2, 2022 are not refundable. ALL DATES ARE DATES OF RECEIPT BY THE ACC OFFICE. Email for cancellation assistance.

Hotel cancellations received by or the Westin Michigan Avenue 72 hours or less prior to scheduled arrival are subject to one night’s stay penalty. All hotel arrangements are made directly with the hotel. Upon registration, you will receive the instructions to make your own hotel reservations. 

Post convention refund requests must be made by July 31, 2022.
By checking the box "yes," I authorize the ACC/GTM Convention committee and their vendor of choice to record, duplicate, and sell my presentation(s) given at the 2022 ACC/GTM Convention. CDs and/or MP3s may be made available on site and by mail order after the Convention to Convention attendees and ACC and GTM members. Further information will be available closer to the Convention.
In addition to your 2022 Convention Registration, you are invited to deposit funds into your account for future conventions. Please indicate which conventions for which you anticipate using the funds. 
Thank you for your payment. 
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