DCASE Permit Application Webinars

Over the past year, the DCASE-Permits Team has been dedicated to providing you with valuable tools and resources to streamline your event planning processes. From informative webinars on completing special events applications to addressing street closures and health-related inquiries, our aim has been to empower you every step of the way.

Building on the success of our previous webinars, we are thrilled to announce a series of new sessions, three are virtual and one in person and they are designed to further elevate your event planning expertise. Our upcoming webinars will feature insightful conversations with industry experts on a variety of topics.

Please mark your calendars for these upcoming webinars/seminars (details below). There's no need for registration – simply click on the link provided below or show up for the event on March 19 at the scheduled date and time.


"¿Qué Necesitan los Vendedores de Comida para Ser Aprobados por la Cuidad?"

Detalles del Seminario: 
Fecha: 📅 19 de marzo de 2024 
Hora: 🕐 11:00am-12:30pm 
Ubicación: 📍 4555 S. Ashland

El Departamento de Salud y el Departamento de Eventos Especiales de la Ciudad de Chicago se complacen en invitarle a un seminario en español dirigido a los vendedores de alimentos que participarán en los festivales de Chicago este año. 

Este evento proporcionará información crucial sobre los cambios y requisitos para la solicitud de una licencia temporal de alimentos, necesaria para participar en los festivales, así como detalles sobre la obtención de la licencia de 180 días. 

Su participación es fundamental, y no queremos que se lo pierda. ¡Asegúrese de asistir para obtener información esencial que le permitirá participar en los festivales de manera exitosa! 

¡Esperamos contar con su presencia! 

"A Conversation with Tuba Smith, from C3"

Save the Date: 📅 Wednesday, March 20
Mark Your Calendar: 🕐 Time: 1:00-2:30pm 
Location: 📍 Zoom  https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89156531161

DCASE warmly invites you to engage in a compelling conversation with Tim '2ba' Smith, the Director of Festivals and Strategic Initiatives at C3 PRESENTS. Explore diverse topics including his journey to success, the dynamics of collaboration, and much more! 

Navigating collaboration with the City of Chicago for event production and permitting involves a comprehensive understanding of each stakeholder's responsibilities.

Get Set to Hit the Pavement! Strategize Your Ultimate Chicago Run! 

Save the Date: 📅 Wednesday, April 17
Mark Your Calendar: 🕐 Time: 1:00-2:30pm
Location: 📍 Zoom   https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81704138692

Hello there! Ready to hit the ground running? 🏃‍♂️ Save the date for Wednesday, April 17 as we collaborate with a top-notch 5K organizer in Chicago to guide you through every step of your running journey! 

From selecting the ideal route to mastering your pre-race checklist, we've got you covered. Additionally, we'll share insider tips on promoting your event and securing that crucial DCASE permit. But wait, there's more! We'll delve into the vital role of dedicated volunteers and ensuring seamless logistics on race day. Trust us, this is a must-attend event! 🌟 

Elevate Your Food Vending Game

Save the Date: 📅 Thursday, April 25
Mark Your Calendar: 🕐 Time: 1:00-2:30pm 
Location: 📍 https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81117482691

Join us for an exclusive webinar hosted by the Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events of the City of Chicago, featuring George Herrera of Riot Fest. As a seasoned event organizer known for his extensive work with hundreds of events across the City of Chicago, George brings a wealth of knowledge and invaluable insights to the table. Additionally, as an experienced food vendor, he offers practical insights and actionable strategies tailored for your success at any City of Chicago event.

Considering stepping into the world of event vending? This session is your ultimate guide. Discover expert strategies to ensure your business stands out, making every festival or event an opportunity for success. Don’t miss this chance to elevate your vending game!