Evanston and Chicago

Chicago Skyline

AAMG Academic Museum Leadership Seminar

In partnership with the Kellogg School of Management
Center for Nonprofit Management at Northwestern University

Evanston, the first in a line of North Shore Chicago communities, stretches four miles along the banks of Lake Michigan. A truly “urban suburb,” Evanston includes residential neighborhoods, parks, business districts, beaches and recreational facilities, all within walking distance of Northwestern. Evanston’s downtown maintains thriving shops, restaurants, movie theaters, and galleries. The city is minutes by public transit from downtown Chicago. Chicago’s public transit system is extensive and far-reaching, with many bus and train stops throughout Evanston.

A mecca for lovers of jazz, blues, delicious food, and diverse cultures, the Windy City is only a 30-minute ride from the Allen Center. For cultural activities, head for the Museum Campus where you will find the Field Museum, the Shedd Aquarium, and the Adler Planetarium, or you can visit the Art Institute, MCA or the city’s nearby burgeoning theater district. Visit the city’s several academic museums at Northwestern. Loyola, DePaul, Columbia College, Elmhurst, Oakton, Spertus, and the University of Chicago. Spend an afternoon on the Chicago River taking an architectural boat tour, or stop by Navy Pier for an IMAX movie and a ride on the Ferris Wheel. Sports fans can take in a professional basketball, baseball, hockey, or soccer game, and jazz lovers shouldn’t miss The Green Mill. Hundreds of restaurants abound to satisfy every palate, from Charlie Trotter’s in Old Town the Rock Bottom Brewery on State Street. We encourage you to come early or stay over the weekend after the Seminar and take advantage of the many entertainment opportunities offered by this vibrant, cosmopolitan city.