Judges Education

Welcome to the Windy City Cluster 2023 Judges Education Series

The Windy City Cluster continues its tradition of offering a large seminar and hands-on workshop series for the benefit of AKC judges and of our sport.  In 2023, we will be focusing on the Terrier Group, but we will also feature a “wild card room” offered to specialty clubs who are holding designated specialties or concurrent specialties with our event.

All seminars and hands-on workshops will take place indoors. We will provide all audiovisual equipment necessary for your presentation and we will handle all of the paperwork for AKC.

Our show site, the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center, is brand new to the dog fancy. It has nearly 150,000 net square feet of Chicago meeting space with 30 meeting rooms, the attached Renaissance Hotel with 500 luxury rooms, and comprehensive on-site convention, catering and audio-visual services.

Conveniently located less than 15 minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare International airport, right on the I90 expressway, within the host hotel itself, you will find Starbucks Coffee at the RENdezvous Café & Winter Garden in addition to Gather, featuring delicious American cuisine and creative cocktails, and the Schaumburg Public House, an approachable urban brasserie featuring local beverage and food from northern mid-America. SPH’s inspiration comes from the cider mills and orchards of Michigan, creameries of Wisconsin, and the Illinois craft-beer brewers along route 66.

You will never have to leave the property unless you choose to partake of the wonderful eateries located just minutes from the Schaumburg Convention Center.

There are dozens of restaurants within minutes of the convention center. Please visit our Hotels and Restaurants page for details on accommodations, how to utilize our discounted hotel rates, and where to dine in the area.

We hope you will join us for our 2023 Judges Education Series. If you are interested in presenting your breed, please click on this link.

We will have an online form for judges to register as soon as the schedule is finalized.

Questions on our Judges Education Series? Use the form beneath our gallery below to contact us.

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