Why Chicago???

Top Ten Reasons to visit Chicago

Come Early - Stay Late there is lots to see and do in Chicago!

  1. Chicago architecture is magnificent - take a tour
  2. Get the blues at Buddy Guy’s Legends (one block from the Hilton)
  3. Millennium Park has planted 80,000 flower bulbs from the International Flower Bulb CenterExperience summer concerts in Grant Park
  4. Millenium Park
  5. Field Museum
  6. Shedd Aquarium
  7. Adler Planetarium
  8. Art Institute of Chicago
  9. Experience a Whitesox game (tentative schedule has home games July 2-8, 2007!
  10. Incredible diversity of restaurants in all price brackets as well as the world famous Taste of Chicago will take place June 29-July 8, 2007.

Chicago Continues To Lead The Way In Making The City Green

New initiatives put forth by the city are making Chicago a frontier in cities going green.
Under the direction of Mayor Richard M. Daley, Chicago has pledged to make Chicago the “greenest city in the US.”

City Hall boasts the largest rooftop garden, one of the most visible and recognizable structures in the city. The rooftop garden, named the City Hall Green Roof Pilot Project is designed to provide education and research of weather patterns in the Midwest.

Mayor Daley has also spent many of his years in office overseeing the preservation of Chicago’s 29 miles of shoreline, 15 miles of beaches and 500 parks. He is also responsible for the planting of more than 400,000 trees throughout Chicago’s neighborhoods.

Other initiatives driving Chicago’s forefront include the placement of solar panels on a number of the city’s buildings including the Field Museum, the Mexican Fine Arts Museum and the Art Institute; and free, natural gas powered “trolley” fleets that transport tourists and conventioneers around town.

Source - Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau

To Attend the Conference:

» Online Conference Registration Form
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Student Research Symposium

Plant Biology and Conservation

Chicago Botanic Garden
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Deadline June 1, 2007
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