Frequently Asked Questions
Is this meeting 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 and Center Street 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?
Start out your week in Chicago by arriving Monday, September 25 for an evening reception. The formal event starts Tuesday, September 26 at 9:00am. Wednesday evening, the firm will host a closing celebration dinner. The event ends on Thursday, Sept. 28 with a 'bon voyage' brunch from 9am - 11:00am Central. Brunch is optional and open seating for you to join at your leisure. Departures from the formal event can be arranged any time Thursday morning or afternoon.
Where is the agenda?
The event agenda is posted here. In addition to the 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.
RENAISSANCE CHICAGO DOWNTOWN (hotel)
1 WEST UPPER WACKER DRIVE
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60601
What airport is recommended?
Chicago Midway International Airport is just 12 miles from the hotel (approximately 30 minutes) and O'Hare International Airport is just 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.
How do I make a hotel reservation?
Our discounted room block is now open. You may reserve your hotel 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 later in 2023, 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 costs are involved?
Registration for advisors and staff is complimentary. The firm covers all meals, events, and materials throughout your time with us.
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.
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.