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#596 In-person and Online: Navigating the Tangled Web of City Agencies - Producing Large Scale Events in the City of Chicago


In-person and Online: Navigating the Tangled Web of City Agencies - Producing Large Scale Events in the City of Chicago

Presenter

Ann Hickey, Deputy Commissioner of Operations, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events


Chicago is showcased through some of the largest and well known events in the country. From the Chicago Air & Water Show and Taste of Chicago, to Lollapalooza and NASCAR, to the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, millions of people participate in thousands of events year-round.

DCASE, OEMC, CDOT, DSS, CDPH, CTA, BACP? These City agencies (and more) are part of the process that starts with the special event permit application, year-long planning meetings with organizers, and then culminates with on-site execution and contingency plans to ensure a successful event.

Ann Hickey has 24 years event operations and logistics experience with the City of Chicago and oversees the permitting of special events. She joins us for a lively discussion of how the City gets things done for large scale events and how to navigate through the many acronyms to do so.


This event will be in person, but you can also tune in via our usual livestream. Doors open at 6pm. The livestream and announcements will start around 6:30pm CDT.

In-person: TeamWorking, 20 N Upper Wacker Drive, 12th Floor, Chicago IL. Enter the Civic Opera Building using the entrance in the middle of the block between Washington and Madison streets. Take the elevators to the 12th floor.

For more information on our in-person events, please see our COVID Policy.

RSVP In-person attendees should RSVP beforehand. As occupancy limits permit, walk-ins will be allowed to enter.

There will be food! We will be serving Costa Rican empanadas, chicken casado and rice from Irazu!


Agenda and meeting notes
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