Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for Assembly?

Event registration is open here and will close on August 1st. 

Is this meeting really mandatory?

There will always be challenges pertaining to travel, as it means time away from families, friends, and clients. Regarding content, the firm's annual compliance meeting requirement for Arete Wealth registered advisors will be met by attending this meeting. If you are unable to attend Assembly, it's mandated registered representative meet the annual compliance requirement with additional online training. The details of those online hours will be shared after Assembly. We hope the nature of the content, the appeal of the culture-building, and the expenses the firm is absorbing on your behalf will make the trip both feasible and worthwhile. If you have any challenges preventing you from attending, please notify us.

What is the start time and end time of the event?

The formal event starts Monday, September 9 with a welcome lunch. The event ends at 11:30am Central Time on Wednesday, September 11

Where is the agenda?

The event agenda is posted here.  Note, all times are Chicago local time (Central Time).

In addition to general sessions and large group events offered, you may be assigned to specific learning tracks or product sessions to make the most of your time with us and our partners. 

Where is the event?

Our host hotel is the Renaissance Chicago Downtown, right on the Chicago River in the Loop.


How do I make a hotel reservation?

Our discounted room block is open for you to make reservations here

Are hotel early check-ins and late check-outs available?

Given the anticipated size of our group, the hotel cannot guarantee early check-ins or late check-outs. After your reservation is made using the link above, you may follow up directly with the hotel regarding this.

Is parking available?

On site parking is offered at  $78 overnight and paid at your expense.

What airport is recommended?

Chicago Midway International Airport is 12 miles from the hotel (approximately 30 - 45 minutes, depending on traffic) and O'Hare International Airport is 18 miles away (45-60 minutes, depending on traffic).

Is transportation provided from the airport to the hotel?

Given you are responsible for your own flight arrangements, there is a much higher convenience when you also arrange onsite transportation upon your arrival. Many options to arrive at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown are available, including shuttles, taxies, and hired ride apps like Lyft and Uber. 

What costs are involved?

Registration for advisors, staff, and approved guests is complimentary. The firm covers all meals, events, and materials throughout your time with us. Attendees are responsible for their own travel expenses.

We've lightened the burden of your hotel fees by negotiating a special room rate for Assembly attendees that is over 40% off standard nightly rates during this season. 

What is the event dress code?

Business casual or golf attire are recommended attire styles throughout the conference.

May I bring a guest?

Yes; you may bring one personal guest with you, who will have access to all of our meals and excursions. Please register your guest when you complete your own registration here

Will the event be recorded or live-streamed?

No; Arete Wealth Assembly is an in-person event. The specific content and experiences of this meeting are designed to be in person. 

Arete Wealth
Arete Wealth Advisors LLC and Arete Insurance Agency LLC are affiliates of Arete Wealth Management, LLC. Advisory services offered through Arete Wealth Advisors, an SEC registered investment advisor. Securities offered through Arete Wealth Management, LLC, member FINRA and SIPC. Arete Wealth Assembly is a private event for registered representatives and approved business partners only. The products and services reviewed during this event are not intended for general solicitation. 

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Chicago, IL 60607, US