Shirley Ryan AbilityLab


355 E. Erie St., Chicago IL 60611

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Welcome to the world’s first-ever translational research hospital. Our 26 story state-of-the-art facility includes a conference center and two large, open auditoriums, as well as expansive outdoor gardens suitable for functions spanning 2 to 250 attendees. Each fully wired auditorium divides into three intimate spaces – perfect for your next interactive gathering. The light-filled spaces offer floor to ceiling windows overlooking the city skyline, customized with leading-edge audiovisual equipment and on-site AV support. An in-house catering option, on-site parking and valet include just a few of the additional offerings.

We’re unlocking the power of a well-timed conversation. Come start yours.

Facility Amenities

Menu in Other Languages

Box Lunches Available


Group Breakfast Available

Group Menu

Private Dining Available

Facility Meeting Space Details

Private Meeting Space Available

Max Venue Capacity 400

Total Square Footage of Meeting Space 5850

Video Conferencing Available

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 162

Max Capacity, Classroom Style 150

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 250

Max Capacity, Theater Style 250

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

On-Site Catering

Off-Site Catering Allowed

Largest Room, Square Footage 3300

Largest Room, Max Capacity 250

Exhibit Space Available

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated) 162

Largest Room, Classroom Capacity 150

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing) 250

Largest Room, Theater Capacity 250

Number of Meeting Rooms 4

Total Square Footage of Exhibit Space 4635

Preferred Catering Providers

General Facility Details


Number of Retail Stores

ADA Compliant

ATM Machine On-site

Public Space Wi-Fi Available

Valet Parking Available

Special Interest Tours Offered

Student Group Friendly





American Express




Miles from Downtown

Miles from McCormick Place 3.0

Miles from Navy Pier

Miles from Midway Airport 13.0

Miles from O'Hare Airport 18.0

ADA Vehicles

Group Amenities

Group Capacity -2

Average Visit/Tour Length 30 minutes to 1 hour

Services Offered

Step On Guides

Technical Tours

Student Tours

Wheelchair Accessible

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Auditorium - classroom Sky Lobby, 10th Floor Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Exterior Outdoor Garden, 10th Floor Auditorium D - Hollow Square 10th Floor Auditorium set with Rounds
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