Registration now open for 2017 Women Build Nations Conference

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Registration is under way for the 2017 Women Build Nations Conference in Chicago.

The seventh annual conference, co-sponsored by the North American Building Trades Unions (NABTU) and Chicago Women in the Trades (CWIT), will be held Oct. 13 to 15 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago.

The conference is for women of all ages and skill levels who work, or aspire to work, in the construction trades. It brings together women from multiple construction crafts to build leadership skills, learn strategies for overcoming challenges and unite around common issues.

The registration fee for the conference is $100 per person if submitted or postmarked by Sept. 1. After that date, the fee increases to $150. Online registration ends Oct. 1. The Hyatt is offering group rates for hotel rooms for the event ranging from $149 to $189 each night.

For those planning on arriving to the conference early, Chicago Women in Trades is hosting the following events:

• Open House – Thursday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. This is a free event, including transportation to and from the hotel.  For planning purposes, please RSVP here.

• Labor Tour – Friday, Oct. 13 at 9 am. Join CWIT and the Illinois Labor History Society for a guided bus tour showcasing Chicago’s rich labor history and the important role of women in the movement. There is a $20 fee for the tour, which includes transportation, a docent and lunch.

• Architectural Boat Tour – Friday, Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. This is a river boat tour, which provides views of Chicago’s most beautiful, iconic and innovative buildings.  Hosted by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, this is one of Chicago’s most popular attractions. There is a $35 fee for the tour, which includes transportation to and from the boat, the river tour and refreshments.

Additional information on the conference will be released in coming weeks. For more information or to register, visit chicagowomenintrades2.org or call (312) 942-1444.

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