Dine Arounds at the 75th Annual Conference

Dine Arounds are part of the conference program that allows colleagues to gather for dinner to discuss professional topics in a small, intimate dining setting. The dinners can range in size from groups of 6-20. There is a dine around coordinator who hosts a particular topic of interest at a pre-determined local restaurant. Contact the host below for more information!


Thursday at 7:00 p.m. – Election Administration
Location:  Rittergut Wine Bar & Social Club, 10 S. Wacker Drive
Host:  Bridgett A. King, Auburn University
To participate, please contact Bridgett at bak0020@auburn.edu


Thursday at 8:00 p.m. – The Future of the European Union
Location: Berghoff Restaurant, 17 W. Adams Street
Host:  Daniel Habchi, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
To participate, please contact Daniel at habch001@umn.edu


Friday at 7:30 p.m. – Justice & Conflict: International, Regional, and Transitional Justice
Location:  Grand Lux Cafe, 600 N. Michigan Avenue
Host:  Sophie Rosenberg, University of Cambridge
To participate, please contact Sophie at str30@cam.ac.uk


Friday at 7:30 p.m. – Multi-Campus Civic Engagement and Pedagogy Research with CISR (The Consortium for Inter- Campus SoTL Research)
Location: Berghoff Restaurant, 17 W. Adams Street
Host: J. Cherie Strachan, Central Michigan University
To participate, please contact Cherie at stract1jc@cmich.edu


Saturday at 8:00 p.m. – Democratization Today: In the Face of Nationalism
Location: Rivers Restaurant, 30 W. Wacker Drive
Host:  Devon Marie Wright, Emmanuel College-Boston
To participate, please contact Devon at (303)746-8497



Chicago Dining Partners


This restaurant is 10 min from the Palmer House Hotel.
15-person group minimum, 15% discount on meal
Meal cost (including tax and gratuity) is $52.95Menu 

Upscale Brazilian chain for all-you-can-eat meat carved tableside plus an extensive salad bar. The restaurant is located in the River North area. Guests are welcomed by a striking blue tower housing an authentic fogo de chão, the type of ground fire originally used for cooking meat in Southern Brazil.


This restaurant is 10 min from the Palmer House Hotel. 
MPSA meal cost (including tax and gratuity) is $65.51 ● Menu

Rivers Restaurant provides an ideal mixture of style, service, and incredible food whether you are dining outdoors along the river or observing the view from our dining room and bar. Our chef driven menu has something for everyone with broad selections of fresh fish, seafood and steaks. Lighter fare is also available in our bar. 



This restaurant is 10 min from the Palmer House Hotel. 
MPSA meal cost (including tax and gratuity) is $65.51Menu 

Wine bar serving New American plates in the chic, intimate dining room or on the riverside patio. 




This restaurant is 6 blocks from the Palmer House Hotel. 
MPSA meal cost (including tax and gratuity) is $70Menu 

Escape the everyday and rub elbows with Chicago’s elite inside the regal and breathtaking Rosebud Prime. Join us for a refined culinary journey that begins with a perfect glass of wine and ends with our rich and decadent desserts. In between, you’ll revel in distinctive menu options, such as Rosebud’s signature 18-ounce Bone-In Filet with wild mushrooms, or a 28-ounce Bone-In Butcher Cut Ribeye. If you’re not in the mood for steak, a variety of seafood specialties, such as Broiled Colossal Jumbo Prawns is sure to satisfy even the most discerning taste buds.

Never pretentious and always approachable, Rosebud Prime’s elegant atmosphere, impeccable service, and fine selection of steaks, seafood, chops and selection of Rosebud’s signature Italian dishes offer guests the opportunity to indulge in the very best of everything.