Special Events

Sunday, August 30 – Opening reception at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 6-8 pm in Regency Ballroom ABC, on the Gold level in the West Tower, next to the conference registration area (included in meeting registration, conference badge or reception guest ticket required for admission)

Relax and socialize with other meeting attendees while enjoying your favorite beverages and a variety of hors d’oeuvres at the NURETH-16 opening reception.

Monday, August 31Chicago Boat Tour and Dinner (optional event – ticket must be purchased separately)

Enjoy a narrated tour of Chicago’s riverfront, while savoring authentic Chicago-style deep-dish pizza from one of the city’s classic pizzerias. Weather permitting, we will also go out into the lake for a spectacular nighttime view of the city. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. The boat boards at Trump Tower, an easy walk from the Hyatt.

Tuesday, September 1Chicago Cubs baseball game (optional event – ticket must be purchased separately)

Watch the Chicago Cubs take on the Cincinnati Reds in a night game at historic Wrigley Field. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Each ticket includes a farecard for the Red Line subway train that will take you right to Wrigley Field.

Wednesday, September 2Reception and dinner at the Art Institute of Chicago (included in full meeting registration) View Program

Enjoy an elegant evening at the Art Institute of Chicago, the second-largest art museum in the United States and housing a collection of over 260,000 works of art. The evening will begin with a reception and gallery viewing, followed by dinner in Griffin Court in the museum’s modern wing.

The museum is only a short walk along Michigan Avenue from the Hyatt Regency, and so transportation is not scheduled for attendees. Transportation requests must be made at the registration desk when registering for the meeting. Please note that using any form of transportation is likely to be slower than walking.

Friday, September 4Tour of Argonne National Laboratory (optional event – ticket must be purchased separately)

This guided tour will take you to several sites within Argonne, including:

  • The Natural Convection Shutdown Heat Removal Test Facility, where users can evaluate performance capabilities of decay heat removal systems,
  • The MAX Fluid Dynamics facility, providing high-resolution data for development of fluid flow/heat transfer computational tools,
  • The Advanced Photon Source, including the Experiment Hall, with a presentation at the beamline where high-energy x-rays are used to conduct in situ examination of polycrystalline materials under thermo-mechanical loading for nuclear energy applications,
  • Argonne’s Nuclear Energy Exhibit, where you will learn about the facilities and experiments at Argonne that were the foundation of the current commercial nuclear industry and of future advanced reactor designs.

Bus transportation from the Hyatt Regency: Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registrants will be contacted by e-mail regarding tour and site access requirements for both US citizens and those who are not US citizens.

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