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Group Banquet and Awards Presentation

The Adler Planetarium (Evening of Tuesday, July 24th)

This setting is uniquely Chicago and dazzles with incomparable nighttime city views and entertainingly informative exhibits, which will be open exclusively to our group during the banquet. We can’t wait to see you there!

Banquet Keynote Speaker, Luke Leung, Director of the MEP + Sustainable Engineering Studio
Banquet Keynote Speaker Luke Leung

Luke Leung is the director of the MEP + Sustainable Engineering Studio for SOM LLP (Skidmore, Owings and Merrill) - one of the largest and most influential architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban planning firms in the world. Leung leads his team in attaining the highest levels of human, environmental, and financial performance. He‘s won multiple awards, including eight "Excellence in Engineering" awards from the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), two “Beyond Green” awards from the National Institute of Building Sciences, and several sustainable design awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Leung’s project highlights include the Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest man-made structure; Roche Diagnostics in Indianapolis; the Greentown Qingdao Tower; the Zhengzhou Greenland Tower; and more than 40 LEED® certified or registered buildings, including a LEED® Platinum building with the first large-scale horizontal wind turbine in Chicago.

ILeung is a LEED® Fellow and also a Centennial Fellow from the Penn State University Architectural Engineering Department. His other memberships and professional affiliations include: member of the ASHRAE Environmental Health Committee; chairman of the Building Pressure Committee; member of the Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings; member of the AIA Large Firm Roundtable Sustainable Committee; member of the Sustainable Committee of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH); part-time professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology; and a member of the Chicago Sister Cities program with China. He also served as a member of the editorial teams for the CTBUH “Natural Ventilation in High-Rise Office Buildings” and the ASHRAE handbooks on tall buildings, among other publications.

Visit The Adler Planetarium website for more information!

Morning Activities

We encourage you to start the day moving and to take advantage of Chicago's best weather season - summer!

Early Morning UIC Run/Walk Route

Early morning UIC run/walk

We will hold two morning group runs touring the University of Illinois - Chicago grounds.

Tuesday, July 24 6:00am
Thursday, July 26 6:00am

This is a great way to meet fellow attendees while viewing this architecturally-pleasing and historic campus. Please see the map here for our route.
Refreshments will be provided.

Email for more information!

Lakefront Trail

Early morning Lakefront run/walk

The Lakefront Trail is another excellent place to run and begin your outdoor Chicago adventure. There will be no organized group runs along the Lakefront trail.

Evening Activities

To Be Determined by YOU!

On your free evenings during the conference, join or lead a group and head to a Chicago-themed destination.

Monday, July 23 at 18:00 (6:00pm)
Wednesday, July 25 at 17:00 (5:00pm)

Visit our Local Information page to explore fun attractions only Chicago can offer!

Companion Events



An Introductory 2-Day Course on Gas-Particle and Gas-Liquid Flows

Saturday, July 21 – Sunday, July 22
University of Illinois at Chicago
This course will introduce the various techniques for multiphase flows by experts who have directly developed and implemented such techniques. Our intent is to give as many details as possible, and describe their implementation in a model Navier-Stokes solver for two-dimensional flows.

For more information or to register, visit the event website.


Thursday, July 26 - Saturday, July 28
Sponsored by WinField United and MS 23/6
This two-day agricultural tour provides transport from ICLASS 2018 to ASABE AIM. This is an excellent opportunity to see some of the diverse Great Lakes agriculture and horticulture, while focusing on the spray technology used throughout the region.

Tour will depart Friday, July 27th with stops at WinField United Fair Oaks Farms, AgTec Sprayers/ Superb Horticulture, and several cutting-edge vineyard and orchard operations. Tour concludes Saturday evening, July 28th at the Marriott Hotel in Detroit, home of the 2018 ASABE AIM. Visit our tour site for registration and complete tour information. Space is limited.