American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) Explore Chicago

Make the most of your trip to Chicago by joining other AACPDM members and meeting attendees in a variety of unique and local Chicago activities. All Saturday activities require advance sign-up. Click the link to reserve your spot today!

Saturday Activities

Saturday, September 9, 2023 (tour @ 9:30 AM)

Wrigley Field Game Day Tour

Spend the morning touring legendary Wrigley Field! You can even stay to watch the Chicago Cubs take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at 1:20 pm (additional charge). 

Tour Details:

Tour Cost: $30.00 per person.
Tour Time: 9:30 am (guided tour lasts 75-90 minutes)
Game tickets included in the price of the tour.
Additional Tour Information: Tours include outdoor stops and are conducted in rain or shine. Please dress accordingly. All ages are welcome. 
Wrigley Field Tours are wheelchair accessible; however, certain areas may have limited or no access to tour guests in wheelchairs, including the Cubs dugout. Reservations are required.

Please note, AACPDM is organizing the meet-up. You are responsible for transportation and purchasing your ticket. Further instructions will be sent mid-August. Space is limited. Sign-up closes August 14, 2023.

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Looking for another way to watch the game? Check out the Wrigley Rooftop.

Architecture River Cruise/ Chicago Riverwalk

Looking for the ultimate Chicago architecture experience? Sign up for the Chicago Architecture Center River cruise. Listen as trained docent volunteers share fascinating stories behind more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River. Hear how Chicago grew from a small settlement into one of the world's largest cities in less than 100 years.

Cruise Details:

Cruise Length: 90 minutes
Cruise Cost: tickets start at $53.85 per person (daytime cruise)
Cruise Location: Tour starts from dock at Michigan and Wacker (about halfway down the length of the Chicago Riverwalk)
Additional Information: The boat is wheelchair accessible and there is a drop off area at the dock level for wheelchair accessibility. Tours happen rain or shine and tickets are not refundable. 

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The 1.25-mile long path has been constructed in phases over time and includes four distinct districts; The Confluence, The Arcade, The Civic, and the Esplanade. The Chicago River is a treasured natural amenity in the urban canyon of world famous architecture and the Chicago RiverwaIk allows a close proximity to the waterway. The continuous path from Lake Street to the lake front also allows a vertical connection from Upper Wacker Drive down to the waterway. The Chicago Riverwalk is free and open to the public. 

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Free Greeter Tours 

Explore the streets of Chicago like a local with Chicago Greeter. Choose from in-depth neighborhood visits to short informative walks of top downtown spots.

Immersive Neighborhood Visits: Discover a unique Chicago neighborhood with interesting facts, insider tips, and authentic perspective on life in Chicago

Tour Details:

Cost: FREE
Tour Length: 2-4 hours
Additional Information: Tours are offered in over a dozen languages and can be customized based on small group interest. 

Instagreeter Short Guided Walks

Tour Details:

Cost: FREE
Tour Length: 1 hour
Tour Location: Downtown Loop neighborhood starting at the Chicago Cultural Center
Tour Times: 11:30 am and 1:30 pm

Pre-registration not required. 

Art Institute of Chicago

Home to a collection of art that spans centuries and the globe, the Art Institute of Chicago is located in the heart of the city—and is one of TripAdvisor’s Top US Attractions of 2022.

Ticket Cost: $22 per person (Adults); Children under 14 are free
Open from 11:00 - 5:00 pm

Tour Options:

“Start Here Tour” 11:30am on Saturday- free one-stop tour with peek at collection, learn about day’s events, tips for navigating museum- no registration required

“Gallery Tour” 1:00pm or 3:00pm on Saturday- free 45-minute tour of museum icons and lesser-known treasures

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Discover an urban icon of beauty and culture. Millennium Park is a free public space with many of the top Chicago attractions. Explore Cloud Gate (aka “the Bean”), Crown Fountains, Lurie Garden, Pritzker Pavilion, Maggie Daley Park, self-guided public art tour. There are multiple cafes and restaurants, a wine garden and much more along the walking path. Please note, this would be a self-guided tour with the other attendees.

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Important Dates

November 2022
Abstract Submissions Open

January 31, 2023
Abstract Submissions Deadline

March 27 & 28, 2023
Morning Seminar, Mini Symposia, Free Paper Acceptances Sent Out

April 5, 2023
Poster Acceptances Sent Out

May 8, 2023
Morning Seminar, Mini Symposia, Free Paper Information Sent Out

May 12, 2023
Poster Information Sent Out

May 15, 2023
Registration Opens and Preliminary Program Available

September 10-13, 2023
77th Annual Meeting

September 15, 2023 and October 9, 2023
CME Instructions Sent Out

September 29, 2023 - December 31, 2023
On-Demand Content Available