Event Detail

CFA Society Chicago 27th Annual Dinner (Limited Space) - Registration Closed Oct. 18 at 5pm CT (Ended)

Date, Time, and Location:
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
5:00 pm
Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, 200 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL  60601   (Driving Directions)

The 2013 Annual Dinner is our premier networking event of the year, bringing together nearly 800 investment professionals and key decision-makers. The Officers and Directors of CFA Society Chicago invite you to attend this year's event where you will have the opportunity to socialize with individual members and show support for the new class of CFA Charterholders, the CFA designation and for the society.

The 27th Annual Dinner will take place on Wed., Nov. 6 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park.

Nate Silver Keynote Speaker: Nate Silver
Big Data - Powerful Predictions Through Data Analytics

  • Founder of the award winning political website FiveThirtyEight.com, published in the NY Times and now - ESPN
  • NY Times Best-Selling Author, The Signal and The Noise
  • One of the World's 100 Most Influential People, TIME
  • Rolling Stone 100: Agents of Change, by Rolling Stone

Nate Silver has been called a "spreadsheet psychic" and "number-crunching prodigy" by New York Magazine. Nate comes out of the world of baseball statistics, but during the 2008 presidential election primaries, he turned his sights and his amazing predictive abilities and forecasting models to the game of politics and current events - with incredible results.

The Hortense Friedman, CFA, Award for Excellence Recipients:
- James Stirling, CFA
- Brierly Anderson, CFA (posthumous)

Date, Time, and Location: Wed., Nov. 6, 2013
5:00 - 8:00 pm
Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park

New Charterholders - FREE

Registration: Online Below

Registration Deadline: Oct. 18, 2013 at 5pm CT

Attire: Business Attire

5:00 pm - Cocktail Reception
6:00 pm - Dinner
6:45 pm - Program
8:00 pm - Post Reception (cash bar)

Hotel Accommodations:
The Fairmont will offer a special discounted rate of 10% off of the selling rate for the event date. Please visit the website listed below if you would like to reserve a room. Please note that these rates will fluctuate and will only be available based on hotel availability. All arrangements will have to be made, modified or cancelled by each individual on-line via the website. http://www.fairmont.com/reservations/check-availability/?hc=CHI&pc=PCAT (Promo code PCAT)

Success in 2012
In 2012, 45 prominent Chicago firms supported their Society member-employees and honored their newly inducted Charterholders by sponsoring the event and purchasing corporate tables. View Photos from the 2012 Annual Dinner.

Sponsorship - Showcase Your Firm
Limited sponsorship opportunities available - For more information, access the 2013 Annual Dinner Sponsorship Brochure or contact Kim Augustyn at kaugustyn@cfachicago.org.

Thank You to Our Annual Dinner Sponsors, as of Sept. 13:

PREMIER: (Sold Out)
UBS Global Asset Management
William Blair & Company

PLATINUM: (1 spot remaining)
ConvergEx Group
Harbor Capital Advisors
Northern Trust

GOLD: (3 spots remaining)
Bernardi Securities, Inc.
Calamos Investments
Credit Suisse
Legal & General Investment Management America
Morningstar, Inc.
PowerShares QQQ
Segall Bryant & Hamill

SILVER: (Sold Out)
Chicago Board Options Exchange
D3 Financial Counselors LLC
Keeley Asset Management
OakBrook Investments, LLC
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company

Our appreciation is also extended to the Bronze Level Sponsors for their support of the Annual Dinner.

Attention New Charterholders:
You are invited to attend the Annual Dinner at no charge courtesy of CFA Chicago. In order to take advantage of this special offer, you must be approved as a new Charterholder member and join CFA Institute and CFA Chicago. Contact CFA Institute with any questions about your status: 800-247-8132.

*Special Notes Regarding Fees:
Credit card required to guarantee ALL reservations. No day-of-event registrations accepted. No walk-ins. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club are accepted. Cancellations accepted until 5:00 pm, Oct. 18. New Charterholders: If you do not cancel before the deadline and/or you do not attend, your credit card will be charged a $100 no-show fee.

Content shared during CFA Society Chicago programs is not, and nothing in it should be construed as, an offer, invitation or recommendation of any specific financial services company or professional, or an offer, invitation or recommendation to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities in any jurisdiction. By registering for and attending this event, you acknowledge that any photographs that may be taken are the property of CFA Society Chicago and give your consent to their use in CFA Society Chicago's online and print business communications and marketing.