Chicago Sports Commission Business of Sport Speaker Series

Business of Sport Speaker Series: NFL Selects Chicago - 2015 NFL Draft

Presented by Accenture

On October 2, 2014, the National Football League (NFL) announced our great city of Chicago would host the 2015 NFL Draft. The historic Auditorium Theatre and iconic Grant Park would serve as a combined venue for the re-imagined, fan-friendly NFL Draft to take place April 30 - May 2. 

Join us on Thursday, April 2 at the Hilton Chicago to hear firsthand how Chicago's collaborative efforts and unique set of partners led to the NFL's selection and this incredible victory for our city. 

Special Guest Panelists: 

Desiree Rogers, CEO, Johnson Publishing Company & Chair, Choose Chicago

George McCaskey, Chairman, Chicago Bears

Greg Cameron, Executive Director, Joffrey Ballet 

Onnie Bose, Vice President of Broadcasting, NFL

Peter O'Reilly, Senior Vice President of Events, NFL

Special Guest Moderator:

Lou Canellis, Sports Anchor, Fox32News

Special guests are subject to change 

Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015

Time: 8:30am - 10:00am
*Registration begins and buffet opens at 8:00am

Hilton Chicago - Continental Ballroom 

720 S. Michigan Ave

Chicago, IL 60605


Individual tickets: $55/person

Table of Ten: $550 

Gold Level Table Sponsor: $750 (VIP Table of Ten - preferred seating, company listed on event signage)

Supporting Event Partners 


Chicago Department of Aviation

Hiltons of Chicago

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