Networking Events

Develop strong relationships with perioperative leaders from around the nation. Who will you meet at the OR Manager Conference, ASC Leader Summit and PACU Manager Summit?

Offsite Networking Events
Tuesday, October 19
2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Shopping the Magnificent Mile Tour

Join your colleagues for some retail therapy! From popular brands to boutique shops to luxury labels, there is nothing quite like shopping The Magnificent Mile.  Transportation to/from the Magnificent Mile is included.  

Tastes of Chicago Foodie Tour

Nosh your way through Chicago and make the most of your time in this culinary capital!  Join this tour so you can bond with old colleagues and new friends while exploring tasty dishes that are special to Chicago.  

Windy City Sites & Sounds Walking Tour

Get your steps in while learning about the Windy City and seeing all the sites!   You’ll experience outstanding architecture, a beautiful lake-front, and great cultural institutions with your fellow attendees


First-Time Attendee Reception
Tuesday, October 19
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Learn from veteran attendees of the OR Manager Conference on how to navigate the event, tips for dealing with exhibitors and the best ways to network and maximize your time out of the office. This event includes cocktails and snacks, and is a great way to start of the week.


Birds of a Feather’ Luncheon Presentations
Wednesday, October 20
12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Join one of three luncheons to meet others working in the same facility type as you. Enjoy lunch and dessert with a presentation tailored specifically to the needs of the ASC, PACU or OR. Share lessons learned and best practices and swap notes from your favorite sessions at this half-way point in the conference.


Exhibit Hall Kick-Off Party
Wednesday, October 20
4:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Start off the opening of the show floor the right way – with a party! Join exhibitors, attendees, and speakers as we unveil the show floor and enjoy a few snacks and drinks while mingling with others. Get to know the floor plan and others who are attending the conference.


Wine Down on the Show Floor
Thursday, October 21

Exhibit Hall
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Come to the exhibit hall and enjoy one last happy hour before the final day of the conference. Meet up with friends, old and new, and share insights you have learned at the conference so far. Don’t forget to stop by a few exhibit booths as well.