Illinois Council of Orchestras Conference


Friday, February 9, 2024 ICO Statewide Conference
Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave Chicago IL, 60604

Join your peers in Chicago for a day of networking, creative discussion, and informational sessions led by your colleagues throughout the Illinois Orchestral world! Any musician, staff, board member and/volunteer are encouraged to attend.  

Schedule for the Day

8:15 Check-in Opens
9:00 - 9:15 am: Coffee Conversation & Welcome
9:15am - 10:00am: Informal Q&A
10:15 - 11:00am: Session I
11:15 - 12:00pm: Session II
12:00pm - 1:15pm Lunch provided by the conference
1:15pm - 2:00pm Keynote address
2:15pm - 3:00pm Session III
3:15pm - 4:00pm Roundtable
4:15pm - 5:00pm Session IV
5:15pm - 6:30pm Happy Hour

2024 Session Details 

Conference fee

A conference ticket gets you access to all sessions and speaker events for the day and includes lunch.  If you or your organization is a member of the ICO, you qualify for member pricing. See below for special pricing for those organizations with multiple attendees.

2024 ICO Conference Fees
ICO Member Non-Member Student
$75 single $85 single $30
2 people for $140    
3 people for $195    

Register for the 2024 Conference

Special Ticket Offers for ICO Conference Attendees

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is offering 20% off tickets for the Feb. 8 & 10 (CSO / Seong-Jin Cho Plays Beethoven concerts) and Feb. 9 (An American in Paris in Concert.) The offer can be redeemed online (, at the Symphony Center Box Office or by calling 312-294-3000. Tickets should be purchased through the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. When buying online, be sure to add the promo code prior to selecting seats. The discount will be reflected at checkout.

Hotel Accommodations

A special rate of $109/night has been secured at the Hyatt Centric Magnificent Mile Hotel located at 633 N. St. Claire Street, Chicago IL 60611 for the ICO. Use this link to book your room.