44th Annual Conference
“Fertility and Men’s Health”
April 6 – 9, 2019
The Ritz-Carlton Chicago
The XXV North American Testis Workshop
“Lifelong Cell-Cell Interactions in the Testis: A Driver for Male Fertility”
April 3 – 6, 2019
The city that feels like home, which is a city of neighborhoods, Chicago is wholly unique and no matter where you go, each part has its own draw: the buzzing Loop downtown and upscale River North, artsy Wicker Park, and scholarly Hyde Park. You can visit world-class museums, dine at one of our many Michelin-star restaurants or catch a show in one of over 200 theaters. No matter what you love to do, you’ll feel right at home doing it in Chicago.
One of Chicago’s most top attractions is Navy Pier, only a 10 minute drive from the Ritz-Carlton! First opening in 1916, Navy Pier has been a famous destination for over 100 years. Offering visitors a 360-degree view of Chicago, you can take a ride on the iconic Centennial Wheel, which soars nearly 200 feet in the air. Another breathtaking experience is the Crystal Gardens, an indoor, one-acre botanical garden housed within a six story glass atrium. The garden holds over 80 live palm trees, foliage, and dancing leapfrog fountains. There is also a vast array of restaurants and live entertainment lined up across Navy Pier. To plan your trip to Navy Pier and see all it has to offer, visit www.navypier.org.
There are plenty of other things to do in Chicago, including tours, spectator sports, shopping and other attractions. Our nightlife doesn't stop either with plenty of bars and nightclubs, live music and comedy clubs. During the 19th century, Chicago was a major hub for the shipping industry; present day Chicago is better known for its vibrant music scene—the city played a seminal role in the emergence of jazz and blues, and its symphony orchestra is a standout—but its history as a major port city is still reflected in Chicago’s vibrant waterfront district. Design and architecture buffs should plan a trip for some of the country’s most cutting-edge buildings and monuments such as Cloud Gate, the giant reflective bean sculpture found in Millennium Park along with Crown Fountain, which contains two digital, 50-foot towers projecting facial images of Chicago citizens that spout water into a shallow reflecting pool that visitors can walk through. Millennium Park also features state-of-the-art collections of architecture, landscape design, and art. Take a walk through the Lurie Garden, a 3.5-acre urban sanctuary with 15-foot-high hedges and hardwood footbridges over shallow water. You can learn more about Millennium Park at www.choosechicago.com.