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The 2012 NATO Chicago Summit brings world leaders to Chicago May 20-21

Official NATO, Chicago Host Committee events

The official NATO and Chicago Host Committee events:

April 17

April 23

April 26


May 1-25


  • Chicago's Culinary Crossroads, sponsored by the Illinois Restaurant Association, will present tasting menus, desserts and other experiences inspired by the cuisines of NATO nations. Almost 200 restaurants thoughout the Chicago area are participating.

May 2

May 12

May 19

May 20

  • Michelle Obama to take spouses to Gary Comer Youth Center, 7200 S. Ingleside.
  • Dinner for NATO heads of state hosted by President Obama at Soldier Field.
  • Dinner for international Security Assistance Force, the national leaders whose troops are part of the NATO force in Afghanistan but whose countries are not members of NATO, at Field Museum.

  • Reception at Navy Pier for diplomats not at heads of state or ISAF dinners.
  • Spouse dinner hosted by Michelle Obama, possibly at Symphony Center.

May 21


  • Chicago host committee plans party for members of press.

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