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Chicago Chapter Meetings

Chapter Meetings may vary due to speaker or venue availability, but are normally held the fourth Tuesday of selected months. Please check the home page for current events and calendar for the monthly dates.
There are no regularly scheduled chapter meetings in December, June, July and August.  In December there is a holiday party to benefit a charity.  There is a golf outing every other year, occurring even years.

Special events, speakers and events coordinated with other professional organizations may necessitate a change of date, time and location. For current monthly events, check the home page.

Chicago Chapter dues include the dinner/lunch fee for at least 5 regular meetings. Special Meetings may incur a nominal fee. Reservations for all special programs and events are required at least one week in advance. Guests are an event fee. Contact the Chapter  at 773-466-4147 or

Meeting Policy: If you cannot honor your reservation for a Chapter Meeting, please let the Chapter office know by the Friday prior to a Tuesday meeting. Even though meetings are free to members, the Chapter must pay for the meal count given to the restaurant. Therefore no-shows or reservations cancelled after Friday will be billed $45 for the dinner cost.

Chicago Chapter Roundtables
Roundtables are opportunities for Chicago Chapter members to gather with a small group, discuss timely topics and earn learning units toward state requirements and professional accreditation. The format is bring-your-own lunch in a conference room setting, with rsvp’s required. Due to space restrictions, attendance is limited and on a first-come basis. Email notifications are sent when there is not sufficient time to announce topics in the Change Order. These are free to members, with guests accepted as space permits, and put on a waiting list until members are accommodated

Industry roundtables feature topics the develop skills and offer industry knowledge that is not product specific.  It is  beneficial all manufacturer representatives and design professional.   (Normally 3rd Friday of the month)

Technical roundtables are offered on topics geared toward architects, engineers, specifiers, and manufacturer representatives who are involved in the product category. (Normally 2nd Wednesday of the month)

Specifier roundtables are a forum for specifiers and architects to discuss specification topics, exchange Ideas and share lessons learned  Experienced, as well as new specifiers, are encouraged to attend these small group sessions that require participation and input by attendees.
(Normally 1st Friday of the month)

If you cannot honor your reservation, please notify the Chicago Chapter office, since there is often a waiting list.

 Chicago Chapter Special Events
Throughout the year, CSI hosts or co-sponsors special programs and events of interest to its members and the industry. Varying by year, these events include all-day seminars, special speakers, tours or jointly sponsored programs with other professional associations. These are publicized through the website, monthly publication, and email notifications to members.

Chicago Chapter Social Events
Events vary and have included in past year's a golf outing, new member wine tasting, boat cruise, baseball game and Holiday Party/Benefit.

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