The last couple of years, we've had a CS MNG both the evening before conference, and the evening of Day 1. After much consideration, this year, I'm only coordinating one, and it will be Day 1 - lunchtime. Day 1 evening is busy, with people trying to get dinner with their clusters and connect with others to whom they are actually "related" in the biz. I know that I was late to a couple of planned MNGs because of dinner with my cluster. So, since we all have to eat anyway, let's plan to meet at The Plate Room cafeteria at McCormick Center on Day 1. Shall we say 11:00? The Plate Room is on level 2.5 in the South building, overlooking the fountain. South building is where many workshops are (based on last year's logstics) - across the skyway from the building with the theater. Several Cheffers met there for lunch purely on coincidence last year, and we had a good time. The food was decent, and the prices weren't too exorbitant. Plus, since you'll need lunch anyway, it might as well be in good company, right?