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BIG 10 Police Chiefs Annual Conference

Chicago, December 10-12, 2017

Chief of Police Bruce A. Lewis and Deputy Chief Gloria Graham of Northwestern Police Department look forward to hosting the 2017 Big 10 Police Chiefs Conference in December in downtown Chicago.

Registration

Registration for the conference is now open. Please register for the conference by Friday, November 10.

Hotel

We have reserved a block of rooms in the Warwick Allerton Hotel, 701 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago. All conference sessions, breakfasts, and lunches will be held in the Warwick Allerton. The room rate is $100/night. To reserve your room please visit the Warwick Allerton reservation site for this event. Please book your room by 4 pm CST on Friday, November 10 to take advantage of our special discounted rate.

Chicago is beautiful in December! If you would like to add days to your stay, this room rate can be reserved for up to three days prior to and three days after the conference.

Tentative agenda

Sunday, December 10 - Business Attire

2:30 - 5:00 PM                Conference Registration. Warwick Allerton Hotel, 701 N. Michigan, Chicago

5:15 PM                             Group photo in business attire. Warwick Allerton Hotel, Buckingham Room,
                                              3rd floor

6:00 - 9:00 PM                Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner.
                                             Lawry’s The Prime Rib, 100 E. Ontario, Chicago

Monday, December 11 - Business Casual

8:00 - 9:00 AM                  Breakfast. Warwick Allerton Hotel

9:10 - 9:15 AM                  Opening Remarks and Introduction
                                               Bruce A. Lewis, Associate Vice President and Chief of Police,
                                                Northwestern University
             

9:15 - 9:30 AM                  Welcome and Conference Kickoff
                                               Nim Chinniah, Executive Vice President, Northwestern University

9:30 AM - 10:55 AM        Session #1: Strategic Crisis Management
                                               David Austen-Smith, Kellogg School of Management

10:55 - 11:10 AM             Break

11:10 - 12:30 PM             Session #1, continued

12:30 - 1:30 PM                Lunch. Warwick Allerton Hotel

1:30 - 2:45 PM                  Session #2: Active Violence Response
                                               Robert Armstrong, Director, Emergency Management, The Ohio State University

2:45 - 3:00 PM                  Break

 3:00 - 4:00 PM                Session #3: Stadium Security
                                               Gloria Graham, Assistant Vice-President/Deputy Chief
                                                and Tommye Sutton, Deputy Chief, Northwestern University Police

4:00 - 6:15 PM                  Free time

6:30 - 9:30 PM                  Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner.
                                               Harry Caray’s at the Chicago Sports Museum, 835 N. Michigan Ave.
                                               Guest speaker: Sharon Fairley, former Chief Administrator
                                                 City of Chicago's Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA)

 

Tuesday, December 12 - Business Casual

8:00 - 9:00 AM                  Breakfast. Warwick Allerton Hotel

9:00 - 9:05 AM                  Opening Remarks
                                               Chief Bruce A. Lewis

9:05 - 10:20 AM                Facilitated Roundtable, Part 1
                                               Chief Bruce A. Lewis

10:20 - 10:35 AM             Break

10:35 - 11:50 AM             Facilitated Roundtable, Part 2

11:50 - 12:00 PM             Closing remarks
                                               Chief Bruce A. Lewis

12:00 PM                            Lunch. Warwick Allerton Hotel. Box lunches available for early travelers.

Parking

Free parking with In/Out privileges will be available 2 blocks away in the Northwestern University Parking Garage at 222 E. Huron, Chicago. Please pull a ticket upon your first entry. Access cards will be distributed at conference registration on Sunday afternoon.

Transportation

Chicago has two airports: O’Hare and Midway. Both Uber and Lyft are available from the airports. Please check the mobile app for current pricing.

From O’Hare International Airport:

Directions by train from O’Hare airport (Blue Line): Take the Blue Line to Jackson station, switch to Red Line toward Howard, then get off at Chicago Station. Walk 2 blocks east to Michigan Ave. Turn right on Michigan to Huron. The Warwick Allerton Hotel is located on the corner of Michigan and Huron. Or take the Blue Line to the Clark/Lake station, then take a taxi for approximately $8 to the hotel.

 From Midway Airport:

Directions by train from Midway airport (Orange Line): Take the Orange Line to Roosevelt station, switch to Red Line going toward Howard. Get off at Chicago Station. Walk two blocks east on Chicago St. to Michigan Ave. Turn right on Michigan Ave. Walk two blocks south on Michigan Ave. The Warwick Allerton Hotel is located on the corner of Michigan and Huron St.

Driving from the South and East

Take (I-80 & I-94) west to (I-57); north on (I-57) to the Dan Ryan (I-94); north on the Dan Ryan to the Kennedy (I-90 & I-94); Kennedy to Ohio Street exit; Ohio Street east to St Clair. Turn left on St. Clair Street. Go 3 blocks, then turn left on Huron. The Warwick Allerton Hotel is located at 140 Huron Street and the corner of North Michigan Avenue.

Driving from the North

Take (I-94) south to (I-94) and (I-294); south to Kennedy Expressway (I-90 & I-94); Kennedy east to Ohio Street Exit; Ohio Street east to St Clair. Turn left on St Clair St. Go 3 blocks then turn left on Huron St. The Warwick Allerton is located at 140 Huron Street and the corner of North Michigan Avenue.

Driving from the West

Take (I-88) east to Eisenhower Expressway (I-290); Eisenhower to the Kennedy (I-90 & I-94); Kennedy to Ohio Street exit; Ohio Street east to St Clair St. Turn left on St Clair St. Go 3 blocks then turn left on Huron. The Warwick Allerton is located at 140 Huron Street and the corner of North Michigan Avenue.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago in December!

Questions?

You may send questions to Ann Motogawa or call her at 847-467-6495.

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