Sep 29, 2015 · 1 minute

Last month we announced that next year we're bringing Pandoland to Chicago.

We’ve been heartened by the incredibly warm response from the city and surprised at how quickly the super early bird tickets have been selling. (Get yours here!)

It’s time for us to get a move on with logistics. We're traveling to Chicago later this week to meet with a few folks and we have three main imperatives.

We need your help to find:

  • The best Chicago food. One of the hallmarks of Pandoland is celebrating the local food, music and culture of the city it’s hosted in. Is it all pizzas and dogs? Then tell us the absolute best we should feed our guests. Is there something better? Tell us that too. And let us know your best restaurant pics for our various speaker dinners or opening fiestas (sponsorship dough permitting…)

  • Top tier local event planners. Must be creative problem solvers and be able to work inside a strict budget.

  • Venues! We need a cool space that can accommodate the funky Pandoland vibe and isn’t your normal hotel ballroom. Capacity is around 600 people.

We are putting ourselves in your hands, Chicagoans. Let us know all your recommendations at

We can’t wait to get to know your awesome city even better over the next year!