WE24 Tours


Transportation is provided for all tours leaving from McCormick Place. You can sign up for tours when registering for WE24. If you have already registered for WE24 you can still sign up for tours by accessing your registration clicking “Upgrade” then clicking “UPGRADE/ ADD ITEMS”

Sightseeing Tours:

90-min Chicago River Architecture Tour—$55
Thursday, October 24, 2024
9:45 AM -12:45 PM

Experience the city’s legendary architecture from the best seat in the house—the river. Our experienced tour guides detail the 130 year long history behind the skyline, while our bartenders and staff keep you comfortable and entertained. This comprehensive tour navigates through the heart of the city on all three branches of the Chicago River. It’s the one thing everyone tells you to do in Chicago, done right.

Amtrak Chicago Union Station Tour—$40
Friday, October 25, 2024
12:30 PM- 3:00 PM

Chicago is uniquely identified as the railroad capital as numerous freight and passenger trains are coursing through Chicago. More major railroads serve Chicago than any other U.S. city. Six out of the seven existing Class I Railroads in the U.S. run through the Chicago area. Enjoy a unique opportunity to share a tour of the Union Station Office and Rail Yard with key leaders of Amtrak.

River North Walking Food Tour—$140
Friday, October 25, 2024
2:15 PM – 6:45 PM

Join us on a private walking food tour of Chicago’s River North.  Savor delicious Chicago-style foods from some of the best restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and eateries in the neighborhood. There is enough food on the tour for a hearty lunch or dinner.

We will be making 5 food stops in three hours. In between food stops your guide(s) will discuss the history, architecture, and food scene of Chicago. On this food tour, you will Eat, Walk, Explore, Repeat!

Bus from McCormick Place to River North for the walking tour will be provided. Rain or Shine the tour will be happening.

Chicago Brewery Tour in a Beer Barrel—$130
Friday, October 25, 2024
6:45 PM-10:30 PM

Experience a Brewery Tour of a lifetime in our extraordinary Barrel Bus! Our larger-than-life Barrel was engineered to provide the most encapsulating Tour experience. This exceptional tour will take you to three breweries in the Chicago area. At each location, guests will receive a variety of tastings of craft beer.

Technical Tours:

Kraft-Heinz R&D Tech Center—$40
Wednesday, October 23, 2024
8:00 AM-12:30 PM

Come learn how Kraft Heinz makes life delicious by touring our research and development facility. Here you will get a chance to see how different functions such as culinary, analytical, packaging, product development, and sensory, work together to bring a food product idea to life to delight our consumers. Tour may include some product sampling as well as a visit to our pilot plant facilities.

Abbott’s Core Diagnostic Experience Center Tour—$40
Wednesday, October 23, 2024
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Abbott’s Core Diagnostics Experience Center (CDEC) promises an array of benefits that goes beyond traditional marketing strategies. It serves as a commitment to Abbott’s innovation and customer centricity, providing an opportunity where customers can interact first-hand with our distinctive learning stations including our analyzers, automation systems and digital solutions. This immersive experience not only fosters deeper understanding and engagement but also facilitates invaluable insights into our customer preferences and needs, enabling Abbott to tailor our offerings more effectively. The Experience Center differentiates us as a thought leader and a trusted partner in the healthcare industry. By creating memorable experiences and forging lasting connections, the CDEC becomes a catalyst for customer loyalty and driving sustained growth and success.

UPS Chicago Area Consolidation Hub Automation Tour—$40
Wednesday, October 23, 2024
9:45 AM-12:00 PM

Have you ever wondered what it takes to get your packages delivered to you?  Well now is your chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at UPS’s largest ground hub where over 2 million packages are processed daily.  You will have the ability to explore our 1.5 million square foot automated facility with the UPS Engineering Team.  Our engineers will give you a guided tour of package processing and the automation that moves our world forward!

BD Brachytherapy Manufacturing Tour:  Radioactive Implantable Seeds for Cancer Treatment—$40
Thursday, October 24, 2024
8:00 AM-11:30 AM

The BD Brachytherapy facility is a center of excellence where cutting-edge medical technology converges with precision and compassion. Their core activities include manufacturing radioactive implants used in brachytherapy, a specialized form of prostate cancer treatment. These tiny radioactive “seeds” (the size of a grain of rice) containing the radioisotope Iodine-125 are assembled using automated machinery in an inert gas environment. The facility ensures rigorous quality control throughout the production processes, adhering to safety protocols for handling and disposal of radioactive materials while maintaining compliance to FDA standards for permanent medical implants. Additionally, patient-specific orders are filled corresponding to a physician dose plan.  These orders are then shipped directly from our facility to hospitals around the world with a patient name on every order.  Ultimately, the work at the BD Brachytherapy facility directly impacts patients’ lives, offering hope and healing in the fight against prostate cancer.

Come visit our facility to see how ‘We Cure Cancer’ every day.

United Airlines Headquarters Tour—$40
Thursday, October 24, 2024
8:40 AM-11:30 AM

More information is coming soon!

World Of Whirlpool Penthouse Tour—$40
Thursday, October 24, 2024
9:30 AM-12:30 PM

Do you have a passion for innovation? Are you always looking for ways to work smarter and not harder? If you align with our mission of being “in constant pursuit of improving lives at home”, you might be interested in taking a tour of the World of Whirlpool (WoW). This tour offers a hands-on experience with select Whirlpool brands, JennAir, KitchenAid, Maytag, and Whirlpool, and a chance to engage with our technical experts in cooking, cleaning, and washing. If you want to learn more about engineering careers at Whirlpool and our suite of brands, sign up for this invitation-only WoW Penthouse tour in the historic Reid-Murdoch building, on the Chicago River. The World of Whirlpool is an experience like no other. Sign up today!

Behind the Scenes at Motorola Solutions – The Experience Center, 42nd Floor—$40
Thursday, October 24, 2024

Experience how we are solving safer.

As a Fortune 500 and Chicago-based company, Motorola Solutions builds and connects technologies to help protect people, property, and places to help make them safer everywhere. Come visit our Chicago Experience Center on the 42nd floor, where we will showcase our unified solutions and provide hands-on experiences all in one place while capturing a breathtaking view of the city!

Nicor Gas’ Technical Training Center and Gas Town—$40
Friday, October 25, 2024
8:00 AM-11:00 AM

Tour Nicor Gas’ Technical Training Center and Gas Town where you will see firsthand how Nicor Gas provides practical hands-on experience to their field mechanics and technicians. You will visit the classrooms and labs containing natural gas appliances to simulate real-life residential and commercial customer environments.  The classrooms and labs allow employees to gain hands-on experience with various installation and repair methods and techniques. In addition, the outdoor facility has residential dwellings containing gas appliances that reflect actual field conditions. Here, employees participate in above and below ground practical demonstrations.

Obama Presidential Center Tour—$40
Friday, October 25, 2024
8:30 AM-10:30 AM

The Obama Presidential Center will include a world-class museum and public gathering spaces that celebrate our nation’s first African American President and First Lady on the South Side of Chicago. President and Mrs. Obama believe that building the Obama Presidential Center is an opportunity to give back to and reinvest in the community that forever shaped their lives, values, and beliefs.

The Obama Presidential Center is being built by Lakeside Alliance, which is a joint venture between Powers & Sons Construction Company, UJAMAA Construction Inc., Brown & Momen, Inc., Safeway Construction Company, and Turner Construction Company.

Attendees on the tour will have the opportunity to walk the perimeter of the site to view exterior work and the construction progress on the Tower, Forum, Library, and Parking Garage.

Schneider Electric + Museum of Science & Industry Tour—$40
Friday, October 25, 2024
10:30 AM-1:00 PM

Join Schneider Electric as we tour the Museum of Science and Industry and learn about their 90-plus-year history of sparking scientific inquiry and creativity. We will explore some of the equipment used to efficiently run a facility like this and continue to safely ‘transform lives through the power of science and science education.’

October 24-26, McCormick Place, Chicago Illinois

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