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OPTIONSXPO 2006 - Chicago

General Information

May 4 – 5, 2006 (early registration begins May 3)

Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
Visit the Sheraton website for more information on the hotel and for some great ideas on how to spend your free time in Chicago!


Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a seasoned trader whose learned that you can never get enough education, you’ll receive more than enough instruction to help meet your needs. The optionsXpo offers education and training targeted to all levels of experience.
If you’re continually impressed by the new features we’re adding to our trading site and afraid you might not be taking full advantage of them all, you’re probably right. Speakers and staff from optionsXpress will be on hand to help you get the most out of our website.
For those looking to explore new strategies, plenty of well-respected third-party speakers will offer their investing tips.
If you think you could learn a lot from meeting other optionsXpress customers, you’ll never have a better opportunity.
In addition to the scheduled educational sessions, you can use your free time to browse the exhibit hall and discover the latest investing products and services. The exhibit hall is open each day from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm.

All scheduled food functions are compliments of optionsXpress.


Wednesday, May 3
1:00 pm – 9:00 pm — Registration

Thursday, May 4
6:30 am – 7:50 am — Continental Breakfast

6:30 am – 11:00 am — Registration

8:00 am – 11:00 am — Opening Ceremonies

11:00 am – 1:00 pm — Lunch in Exhibit Hall

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm — Breakout Sessions

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm — Private CBOE tour
Experience what it’s like to be a floor trader at the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the world’s largest options marketplace! You will be coached by real traders who will guide you through the order process, discuss strategies and answer all of your questions. Then when the bell rings, you will be able to participate in live simulated, mock trading. Genuine board jackets and badges will even be provided to give you the true ultimate experience.

7:00 pm — Welcome Cocktail Reception
Enjoy complimentary cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres while you mingle with fellow attendees, speakers, exhibitors and optionsXpress staff. You’ll also be entertained by jazz artist, Nick Bisesi. You won’t want to miss this creative and spontaneous performance.

Friday, May 5
6:30 am – 7:50 am — Breakfast

6:30 am – 11:00 am — Registration

8:00 am – 11:00 am — General Session

11:00 am – 1:00 pm — Lunch in Exhibit Hall

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm — Breakout Sessions

7:00 pm – 11:00 pm — Closing Banquet
Join optionsXpress and Chicago blues rocker, Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater, for an evening filled with good natured party music and original, deep, melancholy blues, not to mention a delicious dinner.