UNAA Chicago 2019

Theme:
"Cultural Diversity and Economic Empowerment:
Building a Stronger Diaspora Community"

Welcome to Chi-Town, also known as Windy City! From captivating city-scapes to out-of-the-world boat tours; from family entertainment to night life; from great tasting American food to authentic international cuisine, Chicago has got it all. And with a thriving Ugandan community full of success stories, you will feel right at home in Chicago.

The Hyatt Regency Chicago

Located At: 151 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601. Click Here for Directions.

The Hyatt Regency Chicago is a popular stay for all things leisure and business. Offering an energetic, urban retreat near Navy Pier, Hyatt Regency Chicago features the most hotel rooms and largest selection of meeting space in downtown Chicago. Stay within walking distance of the city’s top attractions, including Millennium Park, shopping on Magnificent Mile, and waterfront activities at the Chicago Riverwalk.

Convention Program

Registration/Check In
7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Online/PostBank purchases: Head to check-in counter
All others: Head to registration counter

Arrival of Guests

To reserve airport pickup, call/text +16304181222

Registration/Check In
9:00 am – 11:00 pm

Online/Postbank Purchases: Head to check-in counter
All others: Head to registration counter

Discover Uganda Exhibition
8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Citizenship, National ID and Land Ownership
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Download Guidelines Here

11th Annual Trade and Investment Forum
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

8:00 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – First Session
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:30 pm – Second Session
4:00 pm – Networking Session

Online/Postbank Purchases: Head to check-in counter
All others: Head to registration counter

Sightseeing Tours of Chicago
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

UNAA Kids Fun and Learning Activities
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Reading and Coloring

Juma Prayers – Led by Sheikh Abubaker Ssenyange
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Namasagali Old Students’ Association Meeting
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Other Special Interest Group Meetings
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Youth Fellowship
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Meet and greet, get ready to go for Chicago street stroll

UNAA Soccer Cup
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Miss Uganda North America
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

BUY TICKETS

Chicago 2019 – Empowered by Diversity!

A Night of Awards, Fashion and Culture for Women Empowerment

Dress Code: Glam / African Contemporary / Suit & Tie

5:00 pm – Red Carpet
6:00 pm – Beauty Pageant Starts

Featuring:

Rise Up Awards – Recognizing Diaspora Voices for Women Empowerment
Unveiling Miss Uganda North America Class of 2019
Fashion Designers: Ipigogo Fashion House, Kas Wear, Chelimo, Edith Muyinda and many more
Beauty Pageant

Opening Ceremony
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Celebrating this year’s theme: Cultural Diversity and Economic Empowerment: Building a Stronger Diaspora Community

Enterainment / Concerts
11:00 pm – Late

Concert
Young Adults Dance
Christian Revival

Registration/Check In
9:00 am – 11:00 pm

Online/Postbank Purchases: Head to check-in counter
All others: Head to registration counter

Discover Uganda Exhibition
8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Citizenship, National ID and Land Ownership
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Download Guidelines Here

Women Empowerment Forum
8:00 am – 10:00 am

Northern Uganda Forum
8:00 am – 10:00 am

More Information Here

Sightseeing Tours of Chicago
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

UNAA Kids Fun and Learning Activities
9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Seventh Day Adventist Service Led by Pastor Fred Ssepuuya
9:00 am – 10:00 am

UNAA Annual General Meeting
10:00 am – 11:50 am

UNAA Luncheon
12:30 am – 2:30 pm

UNAA Election Debates
2:40 pm – 4:30 pm

Childrens’ Once Upon a Time Series
12.40 pm – 4:30 pm

Book reading

Annual Dinner Boat Cruise
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Loading buses to the navy pier
6:30 pm – Boat Cruise departs
6:45 pm – Dinner

Youth Karaoke
6:45 pm – 11:00 pm

Kids’ Movie and Ice Cream Social
6:45 pm – 11:00 pm

Enterainment / Concerts
11:00 pm – Late

Concert
Adult Karaoke
Christian Revival

Registration/Check In
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Online/Postbank Purchases: Head to check-in counter
All others: Head to registration counter

Discover Uganda Exhibition
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Citizenship, National ID and Land Ownership
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Download Guidelines Here

2019 UNAA Elections
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

See the Voters Register and Voting Process Here

UNAA Kids Fun and Learning Activities
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Catholic Service Led by Fr. Denis Kasule
9:00 am – 11:00 am

Sunday Morning Worship Service
Led by Bishop Leonard Kayiwa
9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Mothers’ Union Meeting
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Youth Forum
9:00 am – 12:00 am

Theme: Cultural Diversity: Let’s get real!

Kabaka Foundation Meeting
9:00 am – 12:00 am

Let by Dr. Fr. John Ssebana

NAMCA/NOSA Meetings
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Other Special Interest Group Meetings
9:00 am – 12:00 am

Ssenga / Kojja
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Information Technology Forum
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Authors’ Forum
Led by Bishop Leonard Kayiwa
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Immigration Forum by Godfrey Iga Muwonge
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Comedy Store Uganda
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

UNAA Kids Fun and Learning Activities
2:00 am – 4:00 pm

Mental Health Forum by Dr. Ssempijja
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

UNAA Political Debate
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Annual UNAA Convention Gala and Fundraising Dinner
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Keynote Speaker: Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine
Dress Code: Suit / Tie / Cocktail / Evening

Featuring:

In Memoriam of UNAA Departees
Awards for Community Service
UNAA Election Results
Unveiling 2020 UNAA Programs and 2020 Convention Host City

Enterainment / Concerts
11:00 pm – Late

Concert
Youth Dance
Christian Revival

Transportation

Public Transportation

Chicago’s Transit Authority provides easy means to travel from Chicago’s O’Hare airport to within 10 minutes’ walking distance (or a cheap ride) to the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

  • At the airport, ask for directions to the Blue Line Boarding
  • Board the Blue Line. Fee is $2.50
  • Get off at the Washington stop
  • Walk / take a ride (Uber/Lyft) to the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Estimated walking time: 11 minutes. Estimated Uber cost: $12

 

Private Transportation

UNAA will provide free airport pickup to VIPs and sponsor teams only. If you would like to arrange private means, please call, text or WhatsApp +1-630-418-1222. Rate for airport pickup is $25 per person for a single trip, $35 for a family of 4.

Other Services

Child Care

See the program for kids activities. Fees:

  • 1st Child: $15 @ Hour
  • 2nd Child: $10 @ Hour
  • 3rd Child +: $7.50 @Hour

Please call Sarah at +1-773-809-7353 for more information.

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