July 21-24, Chicago, IL (USA)

About the Event

Chicago is touted in song and history as a city that is larger than life. One visit and you'll know why. Home to beautiful tree-lined boulevards, world-class museums and architecture, upscale shopping along the Magnificent Mile, culturally diverse restaurants, historic sports, and beaches that line Lake Michigan, Chicago provides a magnetism that no one can resist.

Every other year, IAOPA affiliates from around the globe assemble to discuss the state of the Association, explore the challenges facing general aviation worldwide, find solutions to overcome those challenges, and to promote general aviation. Resolutions adopted at the World Assembly shape the priorities and efforts of IAOPA and set the stage for IAOPA activities in the following years. The issues most critical to the success of general aviation, IAOPA, and your local AOPA affiliate are on the agenda. This year's World Assembly cannot be missed because of the issues facing general aviation worldwide.

A separate once in a lifetime add-on trip to attend AirVenture 2016 is available for those who are interested in visiting the United States' largest airshow and seeing the world's busiest control tower! Space for the World Assembly and the AirVenture trip are limited.

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Where You'll Stay

Westin Hotel:

Westin Chicago North River
320 N Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60654-5010

Please note: Booking a room is not part of the registration process. It will need to be done separately. Click the link below to get started on booking your visit.

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Local Attractions

Chicago is home to some of America's favorite landmarks and has something to do for everyone!

  • Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower and a 25-year record holder for tallest building in the world) - See Website
  • Wrigley Field, home of baseball's Chicago Cubs - See Website
  • The Magnificent Mile, where you'll find shopping to suit anyone's tastes - See Website
  • Navy Pier & Lakefront, Chicago's number one tourist attraction - See Website

IAOPA 2016 AirVenture Optional Trip

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind AirVenture experience! Guests will be picked up from the Westin Chicago River North Hotel in a deluxe motor coach and taken to the Heidel House Resort & Spa in beautiful Green Lake, WI on July 24. Upon arrival, guests will enjoy a welcome cocktail reception.

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