• Online registration is now closed.
  • Registration without Banquet Now Available. Convention guests now have the option of registering without banquet night. Cost is $130 and gives you all the same access except banquet night dinner. You'll be able to enter the banquet space after speeches and dinner is complete. 
  • Mohammad Assaf Concert Waitlist Available. We've made more space for our Assaf concert! We are currently working through the waitlist.
  • 2nd Hotel has Available Rooms. The main hotel, Westin Lombard, is sold out of rooms. The Oak Brook Marriott has an available room block for our guests. Rooms are at $159/night and there will be a 24hr dedicated shuttle service. Please log into your registration profile to get the link to the 2nd hotel. 

Chicago welcomes you!

Chicago is ready to host you in 2023. Join us at the fabulous, newly renovated Westin Chicago Lombard from June 28-July 2, 2023 for a uniquely Chicago experience FOR ALL AGES. With over 450 rooms and the entire hotel booked exclusively for our use, this is a convention you won't want to miss! 

Your adult registration with banquet is all about VALUE and includes:

  • Access to our Streets of Ramallah having a replica Manara square with a daily afternoon pre-party with live Arabic entertainment;
  • Experience our 'street vendors' for tasty Palestinian treats all overlooking a Grand Patio with our Starbuzz Hello Hookah tent (open until 6am);
  • For the first time, access to a convention specific mobile app with social wall;
  • Access to age-appropriate pop-up events;
  • A generous welcome bag with much needed convention goodies and treats;
  • Access to an evening Hafla with a different Arabic star entertainer performing live every night;
  • A Welcome Dinner with an all-you-can-eat Middle Eastern buffet;
  • A plated dinner for our final AFRP Grand Banquet;
  • Access to all live cultural shows, a political symposium and daily onsite games;
  • Ability to upgrade your experience with our extensive ala carte events purpose built for all ages;
  • Ability to purchase kids registration (12 and under) without banquet; and
  • Access to all convention shared services including baby sitting, hair and make-up, kids magic show and bus service to local attractions.

Events will have wristband/access control and all hotel guests must also be registered convention guests. 

Convention Countdown

Mohammad Assaf Concert!

Thank you to our Title Sponsor!

Nadim & Michele Zayed Legacy Foundation

Get the Convention App!

For the latest convention information including real-time mobile phone updates, get our convention app! To get the app, please follow these steps:

  1. Download the Attendee Mobile App;
  2. Launch the Attendee Mobile App on your mobile;
  3. Search for and select "Ramallah"
  4. For registered convention guests who want full access to the app features (personalized agenda, private chats with other guests, etc): select the menu icon on the top left and click "Login"

Registered convention guests will have full access to the app including personalized agenda, private chats with other guests, ability to post on the social wall, etc. Once you've registered for the convention, you can use the same email/password created on this site to log into the Attendee Mobile app. 

Join us for our Stars Night

Four nights, four singers - including the incredible Mohammed Assaf! 

Noor Kurdi

Wednesday Night

Join us for the first night of the 2023 Chicago Ramallah Convention with Noor Kurdi performing from 8pm to Midnight on Wednesday, June 28th.

This concert is included with your convention registration package at no additional cost. 

Danny Ashkar

Thursday Night

We're keeping the concert series going, on Thursday Night join us for a concert by Danny Ashkar, starting at 7pm and going till Midnight. 

This concert is included with your convention registration package at no additional cost. 

Mohammed Assaf

Friday Night

For the first time in Ramallah Convention history, prepare for a one-of-a-kind Arab Stars Concert Night with Mohammed Assaf! Join us Friday night, beginning at 8pm, Jamal Kassab will be the opening act for this one-time convention experience. 

The Friday Night Concert will be at an additional cost; you can add this evening's concert to your convention registration package. Premium seat selection will be available for an added cost. Gold Sponsors and above will be eligible for RSVP'd front tables.

Jamal Kassab

Saturday Night

Friday, June 30th (opening act)
Saturday, July 1st

On our last night, our concert series continues with Jamal Kassab; starting at 8pm and going till Midnight.  

This concert is included with your convention registration package at no additional cost. 

More Convention Highlights

Check out some of the events we have planned! Interested in the full agenda? Check it out here

Navy Pier

Choose Your Own Adventure Navy Pier Outing (all ages)

Thursday, June 29, 2023 | 10am - 4pm

Choose your own adventure day: Chicago beach front, riverwalk, architectural tour, bike rentals, carnival rides, beer gardens or more! 

Your ticket includes round-trip coach limousine service to Navy Pier. 

Mediterranean Lunch Cruise & Navy Pier

Mediterranean Lunch Cruise, Chicago Style Navy Pier Buffet Lunch Cruise with Live Band (all ages)

Thursday, June 29, 2023 | 10am - 4pm

Sponsored by Barba Yianni - Spirit of Chicago is the right way to see the city! Eat, drink, dance, and take in the incredible skyline on this lunch cruise. The ship includes a rooftop lounge, 3 climate-controlled interior decks, live band, dance floor, and full service bars.

Your ticket includes round-trip coach limousine service to Navy Pier and 3-hr Spirit of Chicago Ticket (includes lunch and live Arabic band (Noor Kurdi); cash bar is available).

Women's Midday Soiree

Ladies Midday Soiree Event

Friday, June 30, 2023 | 11am - 2pm

Included is shuttle transportation to the Chicago Highlands Country Club, lunch, drinks, and dancing. Plus unique on-site boutique shopping experience and raffles. 

Day at the Park 

Day at the Park (Ty Warner) 

Friday, June 30, 2023 | 11am - 4pm

We're packing this day with all kinds of fun activities, from baseball to sand volleyball, an available splash park, or even just a playground. The park is 36 acres and has concession stands, tennis courts, disc golf, walking paths, fishing and zip lines for 5-12yr olds. 

Your ticket includes transportation to the park plus lunch. Registered kids 12 and under are free.

La Barra Darty

Darty - 18+ Party at La Barra Pizza Party on The Patio

Friday, June 30, 2023 | 2pm - 5pm

It's a day party! Join us for some classic chi-town pizza! This event is for 18+ and includes pizza, salad, appetizers, and DJ. Cash bar is available

Starbuzz Hello Hookah Tent

Sit back and relax in the hookah tent. Open noon till 6am daily. 


Sponsored by Hello Hookah and Starbuzz

Streets of Ramallah

For the first time ever, Streets of Ramallah, will be right here for you to enjoy. It's going to be spectacular! 

Streets of Ramallah will be a space dedicated to gathering everyone by our very own manarah. Yes, it'll look just like the one in Ramallah! This space is being specially designed to replicate a traditional Ramallah experience. You'll have traditional Palestinian food options, plenty of tables and chairs, lounge furniture, plus right outside this room will be the extra large patio for hookah - this will also be the space for live entertainment (please see the full agenda for more details). 

Pop-Up Events

Stay tuned! We've got more coming! Special age appropriate pop up events will be scheduled. 

Thanks for being a sponsor!