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Welcome to Chicago

MATI is being held in downtown Chicago, along the Magnificent Mile. There are a multitude of food and entertainment options available to you while you're here.

Acceptance to MATI includes a per-diem to be used to cover attendees meals. There are many restaurants in the vicinity of the hotel and training center. Just a few of those restaurants are listed below.

Restaurant list (price ranges are approximate):





Pizza in a box

There's lots to do in Chicago, and attendees who have time in the evening may wish to take advantage of some of city's many tourist attractions. Some options for fun and relaxation are below.

Museum of Contemporary Art

220 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) is only one block from Loyola’s Water Tower Campus. MCA “champions the provocative side of contemporary art and culture.” The museum offers a frequently changing array of exhibits designed to challenge and stimulate the imagination. Daily tours are available, and leaving time to browse the museum store is recommended.


360 Chicago

875 N Michigan Ave

Chicago, IL 60611


360 Chicago Observation deck is “located 1000 feet above the famed Magnificent Mile in the iconic John Hancock Building.” It “offers breathtaking 360 degrees views of the city skyline and Lake Michigan.” The modern café gives you the chance to eat and drink above some of the best views in the city. For the adventurous, 360 Chicago offers TILT. Described as Chicago's highest thrill ride, TILT will give you the chance to see Chicago like never before.


Navy Pier

600 E Grand Ave

Chicago, IL 60611

Navy Pier is a hub for dining, shopping, and entertainment in Chicago. Home to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater and an AMC IMAX, there’s plenty of ways to be entertained. Or enjoy the sunny summer weather and take a spin on the Ferris wheel or the carousel. 



Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise

12 E. Wacker Drive

Chicago, IL 60601

Chicago offers many, many boat and bus tours on a whole range of subjects, but one of the very best is the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s River Cruise. Travel in style down the Chicago River, and learn the history of 50 iconic Chicago buildings. Get the inside scoop on history of Chicago, all in 90 minutes.

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