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The National Business Education Association (NBEA) is a professional organization of business educators devoted to serving individuals and groups engaged in instruction, administration, research, and dissemination of information for and about business.

2015 NBEA Annual Convention and Trade Show

Chicago, IL
March 31 - April 4
, 2015



The NBEA Convention Provides the Following Opportunities:


  • Cutting-edge educational sessions
  • Tools and resources to enhance
    your classroom
  • Networking opportunities
  • Technology workshops
  • Informative and inspiring general session speakers
  • Trade show and silent auction


The  Windy City!

  • Chicago is home to eleven Fortune 500 companies, while the rest of the metropolitan area hosts an additional 21 Fortune 500 companies.

  • McCormick Place, Chicago’s premier convention center, offers the largest amount of exhibition space in North America (2.2 million square feet).

  • The first Ferris wheel made its debut in Chicago at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Today, Navy Pier is home to a 15-story Ferris wheel, modeled after the original one.

  • Chicago’s downtown area is known as “The Loop.” The nickname refers to the area encircled by the elevated (‘L’) train tracks.

  • In 1900, Chicago successfully completed a massive and highly innovative engineering project – reversing the flow of the Chicago River so that it emptied into the Mississippi River instead of Lake Michigan. Each year, the Chicago River is dyed green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

  • The Art Institute of Chicago has one of the largest and most extensive collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings in the world. 

  • The Chicago Cultural Center is the first free municipal cultural center in the U.S. and home to the world’s largest stained glass Tiffany dome.

  • The Lincoln Park Zoo, one of only three major free zoos in the country, is the country’s oldest public zoo with an estimated annual attendance of three million.

  • The Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere at 110 stories high.

  • The Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) elevators are among the fastest in the world operating as fast as 1,600 feet per minute.

  • Four states are visible from the Skydeck Chicago (formerly the Sears Tower Skydeck). Indiana, Illinois, Michigan & Wisconsin.

  • The first steel rail road in the United States was produced in 1865.

  • The first mail-order business, Montgomery Ward & Co., was established in 1872.

  • The Adler Planetarium became the first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere in 1930.

  • Maria Callas made her U.S. debut at the Lyric Opera in 1954.

  • The first televised U.S. presidential candidates’ debate was broadcast from Chicago’s CBS Studios on September 26, 1960, between John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Richard Milhous Nixon.

Courtesy of the City of Chicago


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