The 2011 Congress hotel, the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is considered part of the Near South Side. The Near South Side, located just south of downtown, has probably seen as dramatic change and redevelopment as any Chicago community. For a good brief on its unique and turbulent history check out the Electronic Encyclopedia of Chicago entry.
The Hyatt McCormick Place is also just north of Bronzeville, part of the South Side. Chicago’s South Side has long had a distinct identity. Often identified in the second half of the twentieth century with the city’s African American population, it has actually accommodated remarkable diversity. For a good brief on its unique and turbulent history check out the Electronic Encyclopedia of Chicago entry.
We encourage participants of the 2011 Congress on Urban Ministry to reserve a room at the Hyatt and take advantage of the wonderful facilities and proximity to all of the Congress program and events. It will be the hub of all Congress activities and of the gathered community.