we need to ask mgmt of the team in chicago to chan (Chicago)
I've noticed that in internations chicago, most of the events are open only to paid members. It doesn't make sense as we still pay at the door or for the event when not paid members. That is a wrong way to do things because you are splitting and scaring a bunch of us away instead of bringing us together!
I don't mind paying more for the event when being a non paid member but not being completely excluded from the events. I.e. this coming professional networking on Dec
other cities I lived didn't do it this way