About the Symposium

The CHA Owner Symposium was first held in 2008 to educate property owners who already were participating in, or were interested in, the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program. Since then, the Symposium has steadily grown into the premier event for Chicago property owners, managers and real estate investors.

This day-long educational and networking event features:

  • Packed agenda of seminars, panel discussions and interactive workshops

  • Dedicated exhibit area featuring dozens of vendors

  • Plated lunch and afternoon snack

  • Networking reception with closing remarks and raffle drawing

  • Opportunities to connect with over 1,000 industry professionals

To view highlights from the 2019 event, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

When and where will the 2020 Owner Symposium be held?

The Owner Symposium will be held Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, IL 60616.

Who should attend the Owner Symposium?

Property owners, property managers, real estate brokers and real estate investors with rental property throughout Chicago's 77 communities; property owners/managers who currently participate in CHA's HCV Program or want to learn more about how it works; and, individuals and companies interested in seeing how they can improve their community and their business through general property management techniques.

Note: The Owner Symposium is not open to HCV Program participants.

Do I need to register for the Owner Symposium?

Yes, registration will open on Monday, June 15th. 

Note: There is no fee charged to register. However, please consider the cost and work involved to host this type of event. If your plans change after you register and you aren't able to join us on September 26, please make sure to cancel your registration in the system.

Is there parking available?

Yes, self-parking will be available in the hotel's parking garage (at the attendee's own expense) for a discounted rate.
The Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is also easily accessible via public transportation as it is within reasonable walking distance from the Chicago-Chinatown (Red Line) and Cermak-McCormick Place (Green Line) CTA 'L' stations, as well as the Metra McCormick Place Station (Electric District). In addition, the #3 King Drive CTA bus stops directly in front of the hotel. 

Will food be provided?

A plated lunch, an afternoon snack bag and a drink ticket for the Networking Reception will be provided for pre-registered attendees. Coffee and tea will also be available throughout the day.

How can I become a sponsor/exhibitor?

The Owner Symposium presents wonderful sales and networking opportunities for vendors looking to connect with over 1,000 real estate professionals throughout Chicago, all in one place. To learn more about becoming a sponsor or exhibitor, click the "Sponsor" link in the menu.

Are children allowed to attend?

This is a professional educational and networking event and therefore, accommodations have not been made for children. All attendees are advised to make their own childcare arrangements prior to attending.

Still have questions? Email symposium@thecha.org.

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