18th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference

June 19 - 23, 2011 Hyatt Regency - McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois

Pulsed Power ConferenceIEEE  Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society

Top Attractions in Chicago

ChicagoChicago looks great from every angle, whether you’re exploring the city’s astonishing architecture during a guided tour (on foot or aboard a Chicago River boat, lakeshore cruise or sightseeing bus) or you’re enjoying the birds-eye view from the 103rd floor of Skydeck Chicago in the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) and the 94th floor Hancock Observatory. The city’s 29 miles of lakefront paths are just one reason Chicago is one of the world’s most walkable and beautiful cities.

The city’s explosive performance art scene delivers audience-thrilling theatre, music, and dance in historic venues. And, of course, an endless assortment of restaurants, shopping, and nightlife are all at your fingertips, ready to match every taste, budget, and mood. Come and discover why so many visitors fall in love with the city every year. For more information on all that Chicago has to offer, visit www.choosechicago.com/ppc2011.

  • Navy Pier With more than 50 acres of parks, shops, and restaurants along the lakefront, Navy Pier's attractions include the IMAX Theatre, the Ferris Wheel, the Chicago Children's Museum, and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
  • Millennium Park This new cultural hot spot features a spectacular elliptical sculpture by Anish Kapoor, the beautifully landscaped Lurie Garden, the Frank Gehry designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion, and a digitally-animated water fountain created by Jaume Plensa.
  • Lincoln Park Zoo Visit one of the last free zoos in the country with an exciting African Journey exhibit, experience the newly renovated Farm-in-the-Zoo, or enjoy a magical ride on the Ameritech Endangered Species Carousel.
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium From beluga whales to frolicking sea otters, and lively penguins to exotic fish, the Shedd is the world's largest indoor aquarium offering more than 8,000 aquatic animals.
  • Art Institute of Chicago A cultural gem which boasts one of the nation's largest collections of Impressionist works, the Art Institute offers an extensive permanent collection of paintings, drawings, photography, and textiles as well as rotating special exhibits.
  • Museum of Science and Industry More than 800 interactive exhibits are open to touch, create, and explore at this museum for all ages. The Museum of Science and Industry is the largest science museum in the Western hemisphere.
  • The Field Museum Learn about different worlds, cultures, and environments through the various permanent exhibits found at The Field Museum. Discover Sue, the largest and most complete T.Rex ever found or descend into an Egyptian tomb. Be dazzled by sparkling gems or come close to the man-eating lions of Tsavo.
  • Chicago Skydeck Breath-taking 360-degree views from North America's tallest building in the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower). At 103 stories high, the Skydeck offers an unparalleled view of Chicago and four surrounding states.
  • Chicago Cultural Center See the world's largest Tiffany stained-glass dome at this architectural showplace for the performing, literary, and visual arts. Here you can enjoy a wealth of exciting, free exhibits.
  • Chicago Children's Museum Hands-on exhibits and new activities daily make every visit special for kids and adults.
  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chicago's acclaimed symphony led by Daniel Baremboim performs more than 200 concerts annually from September - June.
  • Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum The Adler fuels the imagination of its visitors with all-new exhibits and state-of-the-art computer technology in the world's first Star Rider Theater.
  • The Hancock Observatory The 94th-floor observatory, more than 1,000 feet above Chicago, features an open-air Skywalk, Sky Tours, which takes you on a personal audio tour of Chicago, and Soundscope 3-D "talking" telescopes.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Known as Chicago's largest museum for contemporary art, the museum highlights today's most innovative and exciting artists.
  • Chicago History Museum Visit the oldest cultural institution and keeper of Chicago's memories.
  • Macy's on State Street Holding both fashion and historical stature, Macy’s on State Street is truly one of Chicago’s finest icons. As the world’s second largest department store, Macy’s on State Street houses 800,000 square feet of couture, ready to wear, and home fashions. Designed by architect Daniel Burnham, the State street store opened in 1852 and in 1979 was listed in the National Register of Historic Places for both its beauty and historical significance. Macy’s on State is responsible for many Chicago traditions including: the Walnut Room, Frango® Mint Chocolates, and the ever famous annual holiday windows and Great Tree showcase.

Navy Pier

Lincoln Park Zoo

Chicago Skyline

Adler Planetarium