The Gurin Forum 2015
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When: Friday, November 13, 2015
10:00 - 11:30AM CST
Where: Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile
633 N St Clair St
Chicago, Illinois  60611
United States
Contact: Kristina Zwolfer

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Members - This registration is for nonmembers who are attending the live broadcast and in-person Gurin Forum, or members who are attending the live broadcast, ONLY. If you'd like to register for the November Meetings and the in person Gurin Forum, please click here.

Register here for the Gurin Forum, offered as an in-person event or as a live broadcast, as well as the Thursday Panel Discussion and The Giving Institute/Giving USA Anniversary Reception and Celebration Dinner.

The Gurin Forum, to be held 10:00-11:30am CST on Friday, November 13, will be hosted at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile for a live in-person audience. It will also be broadcast live for a virtual audience. During the registration process, you can select whether you will attend the in-person or virtual event. Virtual event attendees will receive further information to log on to the event in the days prior to the Forum. 

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Thursday Panel Discussion
Join colleagues at our November Meeting Thursday Panel Discussion, "The Impact of The Giving Institute and Giving USA Foundation on the Philanthropic Industry," open to all. Discussion will take place at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile on Thursday, November 12, from 3:00-4:30pm.

80th/60th Anniversary Reception and Celebration Dinner
Celebrate the anniversaries of The Giving Institute at Giving USA at our special evening event on Thursday, November 12. There will be a cocktail reception from 5:30-7:00pm at the residence of John Glier of Grenzebech Glier and Associates, followed by dinner at 7:30pm at the University Club.

Registration Fees

 Category  Cost
 Gurin Forum (Live Broadcast or In-person)  Complimentary
 Thursday Panel Discussion  Complimentary
 Anniversary Celebration Reception and Dinner Event  $125


Gurin Program Schedule

Friday, November 13

  • Registration and Breakfast: 9:00 - 10:00am
  • Gurin Forum: 10:00 - 11:30am CST

Optional Events

Thursday, November 12 

  • Thursday Panel Discussion, "The Impact of The Giving Institute and Giving USA Foundation on the Philanthropic Industry": 3:00-4:30pm (Complimentary event)
  • 80th/60th Anniversary Celebration of The Giving Institute and Giving USA (Ticketed event)
    • Reception at the residence of John Glier of Grenzebech Glier and Associates: 5:30-7:00pm
    • Dinner at the University Club of Chicago: 7:30pm


The Gurin Forum and Thursday Panel Discussion will take place at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile. Reservations should be made no later than Monday, October 19, and cannot be guaranteed even before this date.

To book, please call the hotel directly at 888.591.1234. Identify yourself as a GI attendee to receive the discounted group rate of $259/night. Alternatively, you can book directly online.


All pre-registrations must be completed on or before November 11, 2015.

Registration and attendance at or participation in The Gurin Forum constitutes an agreement by the registrant to GI's use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproduction and audiotapes of such events activities.

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