Special Evening Events

Networking doesn't stop at night at ASTA Global Convention 2021. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and build on those all-important relationships during special evening events taking place throughout the Convention. After all, our industry is about connecting people to places and experiences. Note: All times are Central Time (CDT)

Sunday, August 22nd    |     Monday, August 23rd     |     Tuesday, August 24th    |     Wednesday, August 25th   

Sunday, August 22nd

Sun, August 22 – SBN Reception

ASTA Small Business Network Reception –
For Independent Advisors (ICs)

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM l The Living Room in the Hyatt Regency Chicago

The perfect place for independent travel advisors and ASTA Small Business Network members to connect before the Convention over cocktails. Please note: This is a cash bar.

Monday, August 23rd

Mon, August 23 – Weclome Reception Mon, August 23 - ASTA Premium Reception Mon, August 23 - YPS Reception

Welcome Reception
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM l
Hyatt Regency Chicago

This is the official kick- off reception to ASTA Global Convention 2021! Enjoy great food, beverages, and networking opportunities while catching up with your peers you haven't seen in a while.

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Premium Members Reception 
(Premium Members only)
5:45 PM - 10:30 PM l
Wrigley Rooftops

Enjoy this VIP reception at Wrigley Rooftops while watching the Chicago Cubs take on the Colorado Rockies.

The panoramic view of Wrigley Field boasts the best view of the ballpark's video board, and its unique rooftop patio bar means you won't miss a moment of game action while getting beverages and food.
Registration is require,  and transportation will be provided to the venue.

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ASTA Young Professional Society (YPS) Reception
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM l
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

ASTA Young Professional Society (YPS) members are invited to gather to mix and mingle at this year's reception. Also, don't forget to say Hi to our Chief Fun Officer (CFO), Alle Pierce, who will be joining along!

Not an ASTA YPS member, but interested in joining? Come see what we’re all about.

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Tuesday, August 24th

Tuesday, August 25 - ASTA Advocacy Dinner

Annual ASTA Advocacy Dinner (Ticketed/Invited Attendees Only)
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM l The Palmer House Hilton

The ASTA Advocacy Dinner is an annual black-tie event that brings together exclusive industry leaders and travel professionals for an inspiring evening in an elegant setting. Join us for a memorable evening during ASTA Global Convention 2021 to celebrate ASTA's influence in shaping the policies affecting the retail travel business today.

Featuring special entertainment from Paul Zerdin, British Comedian and Ventriloquist. Paul was a winner of America’s Got Talent Season 10 and has been performing on Royal Caribbean for 23 years. (Sponsored by Royal Caribbean)

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Wednesday, August 25th

Wed, August 25 - Closing Cruise Wed, August 25 - CP Dinner

Closing Cruise Reception on Lake Michigan
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM l The Odyssey Lake Michigan - Navy Pier

Let's celebrate our industry and the incredible work you do by wrapping up ASTA Global Convention 2021 cruising along Lake Michigan. See the best of Chicago by boat while you network over cocktails and enjoy a buffet dinner on the Odyssey Lake Michigan. And there's nothing better than just letting loose on the dance floor. We're bringing the music and entertainment to complete your Convention experience spectacularly.

After the cruise, feel free to explore Navy Pier on your own or with your peers. Don't miss the dazzling fireworks show at 9:30 PM.

Registration is required, and transportation will be provided to the venue.

ASTA Chapter Presidents Dinner
(Invite Only)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM l Location TBA

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