Special Events

2014 Annual International Conference on ADHD

November 13-15, 2014
Hyatt Regency O'Hare
Rosemont, IL (Near Chicago O'Hare Airport)

Special Events

  • Thursday, November 13th, 9:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. Free A.M. Pre-Conference Session (TA1: ADHD & Its Links to Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice)
  • Thursday, November 13th, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Free P.M. Pre-Conference Session (TB9: Don't Doubt the Dream: ADHD from the Heart)
  • Thursday, November 13th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Volunteer Leadership Training Program
  • Friday, November 14th, 7:00-9:00 p.m. An Evening of Tribute: A Light Roasting of Chris Dendy ($)
  • Saturday, November 15th, 12:00-1:20 p.m. Lunch with Luminaries ($)
  • Saturday, November 15th, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Tour of Chicago ($)

An Evening of Tribute: A Light Roasting of Chris Dendy

  • Friday, November 14
    7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    $125 includes sit down dinner, entertainment and cash bar.

    CHADD will honor Hall of Fame winner Chris A. Zeigler Dendy with a Lifetime Achievement Award, CHADD’s highest honor. Plenty of laughs and appreciation for Chris’ many contributions will follow as those who know her well gently “skewer “ her. We may even let Chris get a word in too! Enjoy the entertainment of singer and songwriter Jerry Mills before and after a fabulous dinner, as we toast and roast the very special Chris Dendy!

  • Non-Member: $125.00

Lunch with Luminaries

  • Saturday, November 15
    12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

    $200 includes 4 course lunch

    Join four ADHD experts for an intimate dining experience at our 4th annual Lunch with Luminaries event! One prestigious Luminary will be at each table of ten people to answer attendees’ questions and chat during a delicious four course lunch. Our Luminaries eat one course with each table, then move on to the next giving all attendees access to each of the four Luminaries! Ask that personal question, get your book signed and experience our Luminaries in an informal setting. Only four tables are available. Last year’s participants raved about the experience so don’t miss this opportunity to meet and get to know leaders in the field of ADHD. The following Luminaries are confirmed: Dr. Ari Tuckman, Dr. Tom Brown, Gina Pera, and Sharon Weiss.

  • Non-Member: $200.00

Tour of Chicago

  • Saturday, November 15
    6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    See Chicago from a whole new vantage point. Visit John Hancock’s 360° Chicago – one of the highest sites in the city, for a “view from the top.” Look down on the buildings and Lake Michigan and enjoy panoramic views of the Windy City and several states! You can also step out onto the skywalk, follow the history wall, listen to the Sound scope to hear sounds of the city, and take a peek inside many of the city’s attractions with Windows on Chicago.

    Roundtrip motorcoach transportation pick up from the front of the Hyatt

  • Non-Member: $65.00

Volunteer Leadership Training

  • Thursday, November 13
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    A free training will be provided at CHADD’s International Conference on ADHD in Rosemont, IL for current volunteers and for those who are interested in starting a CHADD support group in their community.

    Topic: If you build it, they will come! (Communication and coordination strategies that bring people to meetings.)

    Speaker: Rob Gelner, Coordinator, CHADD of Greater Baltimore

  • Non-Member: $0.00

Private Social Function Policy

Social functions at which attendance is restricted to verbal or written invitations are not permitted to occur during any official CHADD activity. Hospitality suites and hosted events must be approved in advance by CHADD. CHADD reserves the right to postpone or delay any function conflicting with an official CHADD activity. Anyone hosting such events must receive prior approval and register their function(s) at the exhibitor counter in the registration area. To receive prior approval, please email conferences@chadd.org.