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Networking and Engagement

CONTRACT MANAGEMENT CAREER FAIR  

Sunday, July 17 | 1:00 pm–3:00 pm CST | In-Person

Come with an updated résumé and prepare to find new opportunities in the field of contract management. The career fair is open and free to all contract management professionals that are interested—World Congress registration not required. 

Participating companies include:

  • Air Force Civilian Service
  • Best Value Technology, Inc.
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Leidos
  • National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
  • SourceAmerica
  • The Boeing Company
 

CHICAGO CUBS VS. NEW YORK METS BASEBALL GAME AT WRIGLEY FIELD
Sunday, July 17 | 1:20 pm–CST | In-Person

Cost: $75/ticket
Seats will be located in the Terrace Reserved Outfield area of the stadium. 
View the stadium map
here.

Come to Chicago early to enjoy a summer afternoon game with other World Congress attendees in one of the oldest MLB ballparks! Purchase your ticket by registering for World Congress or adding it to your existing registration here.  
 
Tickets must be purchased by June 13 and will be nonrefundable. Wrigley Field is a 7-minute drive or less than 30-minute subway ride on the Grand-Red line from the Hyatt Regency Chicago. 
 

NEWCOMERS RECEPTION 

Sunday, July 17 | 4:00 pm–5:00 pm CST | In-Person Only

New to World Congress? Meet other first-time attendees and NCMA staff. Afterward, head over to the opening reception as a group!  

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WORLD CONGRESS OPENING RECEPTION

Sunday, July 17 | 5:00 pm–7:00 pm CST| In-Person Only

Mingle with peers and exhibitors over food and a cocktail while you relax and get ready for all World Congress has to offer.

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DINE-AROUNDS 

Monday, July 18 | 6:30 pm CST | Various Restaurants | In-Person Only

NCMA has organized dine-around groups for dinner on Monday, July 18, at various restaurants in Chicago. Each of the dinner groups have room for 6–10 people and will be hosted by someone from NCMA HQ or the NCMA Chicagoland Chapter, but please be aware everyone is responsible for their own tab and transportation. Groups will meet in the Hyatt Regency lobby at 5:40pm for a 6:30pm reservation. Sign-ups will open in June.
 

NCMA Celebrates! 
Tuesday, July 19 | 6:30 pm CST | House of Blues | In-Person Only                                                                                     

NCMA Celebrates! will be an unforgettable experience at the House of Blues Chicago, located in an old Southern Delta Juke Joint and 1920s opera house. Explore the beautifully and eclectically outfitted rooms while enjoying dinner and cocktails with a mix of contemporary and blues music! Come dressed as your favorite blues musician!  
 

Located 0.8 miles away from the Hyatt and 0.7 miles away from the Sheraton (15-minute walk along the Chicago Riverfront) 

Cost: $150/ticket, includes open bar and full dinner menu 

 
Purchase your ticket by registering for World Congress or adding it to your existing registration here.



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