Event Policies

Refund Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing (email is acceptable) up to 72 hours before the day of the event to get full refund.  SIM Chicago is unable to offer a credit for another event in lieu of a refund, as the venue has to be paid for all attendees 3 business days out.  An attendee can transfer their ticket to another person.  Simply have that person identify they are a stand in at event registration.

Dress Code

Recommended dress for SIM Chicago events is as follows:

  • Galas: Business

  • Regular downtown or suburban meetings: Business or Business Casual

  • Socials: Business, Business Casual or Dressy Casual

  • Golf Outing: Casual, as per rules of the golf course

  • Partner Events: Please check the partner website.

SIM Event No-Solicitation Policy

The Chicago SIM Chapter recognizes that the vendor community is an integral and necessary component of the comprehensive I.T. profession. The Chapter also firmly believes that business between its members and the vendor community should be based on a foundation of strong relationships, not on a platform of aggressive solicitation practices.

Chicago SIM events are considered a “safe zone” for all participants who attend so that they may have the opportunity to strengthen their own professional development and enrich their personal and professional network. In order to maintain an engaged and sustainable membership, the Chicago SIM Chapter strictly enforces its no solicitation policy.

The bylaws of the Chicago SIM Chapter state that “vendors must not engage in marketing at meetings.”   We ask that all vendor members or vendor guests at SIM events refrain from solicitation of other attendees. Should anyone attending a SIM event become the target of unwanted solicitation, please remind the vendor of the stated bylaw provision or contact a SIM Board member with specific details.

To ensure the event is enjoyed by all attendees, the following reminder is sent to all registrants prior to every SIM event regardless of position or company:

We are looking forward to seeing you at the upcoming SIM event for which you have registered. SIM events are intended to provide an atmosphere conducive to social networking, knowledge sharing, camaraderie, and thought leadership. SIM maintains a policy that prohibits active or passive solicitation of its attendees before, during, or after an event. We kindly ask that you respect our policy, our members, and our guests so this event and future events will be enjoyed by all.

Guest Policy

Vendors or IT service providers are allowed as guests only when invited and accompanied by one or more SIM member. Members are requested to insure that over the course of a year that no more than 50% of their guests are vendors or service providers.
Prospective members and other guests are welcome to attend a maximum of two events per year. Membership is then required to attend future events.

SIM Chicago reserves the right to cancel guest registrations which do not adhere to this policy.

If you have any questions about your eligibility to attend, please contact us prior to completing your registration.

Photo and Video Release Policy

Attendance at SIM Chicago programs and events constitutes consent to be photographed and/or videotaped for SIM Chicago publicity purposes.  It should be noted, however, that names of individuals will not be used in photo captions without their explicit consent.