Connecting Link and Guests Agenda


A very special experience is being created for the Connecting Links who attend the 47th Central Area Conference in Chicago.  The following opportunities are offered:


Harborside International Golf Center and Lunch

Enjoy an international golf experience at the renowned Harborside Golf Center. This golf package includes 18 holes of golf, lunch, and a special gift item for the occasion. This will be a memorable outing on the greens for the golf enthusiast.

Cost:  $199 per person; transportation provided

The Chicago Cigar Experience

Enjoy the exclusivity of one of Chicago’s premium cigar lounges while gathering with new friends for great conversation, premium cigars and fine drinks.

Cost: : $TBD per person; transportation provided

Chicago River Architecture Cruise

Enjoy cruising along the Chicago River while learning about Chicago’s notable buildings and distinctive skyline. This 90-minute architectural tour provides a front row to some of the most iconic buildings ever built. Upon your return from the tour, you can enjoy a grab-and-go lunch.

Included with registration. Transportation provided

DuSable Museum Tour and Lunch

Spend the afternoon going on a journey through time with a guided tour of the DuSable Museum of African American History and the reverential Emmitt Till exhibit. The afternoon culminates with a catered soul food lunch replete with the pride of one of Chicago’s best restaurants.

Included with registration


Wednesday JULY 5


12:00pm - 8:00pm CST


12:00pm - 3:00pm CST

Community Service Project

3:00pm - 4:00pm CST

Connecting Links Meet and Greet

4:00pm - 4:30pm CST

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony/Vendor Marketplace

6:00pm - 9:00pm CST

Opening Night Reception

8:00pm - 10:00pm CST

Club Links

Thursday, JULY 6


7:00AM - 2:00PM CST


8:00am - 6:00pm CST


10:00am - 12:30pm CST

Mahagony Tours:  Historic Bronzeville Tour and Lunch

10:00am - 7:00pm CST

Vendor Marketplace & Exhibits

12:00pm - 5:00pm CST

Hospitality Suite

6:00pm - 10:00pm CST

Host Cluster Event

Friday, JULY 7


8:00am - 12:00pm CST


10:00am - 4:00pm CST

Vendor Marketplace and Exhibits

10:00am - 1:00pm CST

Chicago River Architecture Cruise

12:00pm - 5:00pm CST

Hospitality Suite

4:00pm - 5:30pm CST

Club Links:  Happy Hour Edition

6:00pm - 9:00pm CST

OPTIONAL EXCURSION:  Chicago Cigar Experience

7:00pm - 9:30pm CST

Game Night

Saturday, JULY 8


8:00pm - 12:00pm CST


10:00am - 4:00pm CST

Vendor Marketplace and Exhibits

10:30am - 2:00pm CST

DuSable Museum Tour and Lunch

12:00pm - 5:00pm CST

Hospitality Suite

7:30pm - 11:00pm CST