New facility groundbreaking events for RIC

New Facility Groundbreaking Event

EA partnered with the world-renowned Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago to break ground on their new $550 million, 1.2 million-square-foot facility, slated to open in 2016.
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New product demonstration at healthcare facility

Designed and produced the 560-attendee event, which took place on the new building’s site and welcomed donors, patients, employees, media and public officials such as U.S. Senator Mark Kirk, Senator Dick Durbin and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Managed all elements such as run of show, VIP handling, video production and video mapping, A/V, stage design, tent installation, guest registration, talent and entertainment, press, tenting, security and graphics.

Event footprint rendering
Executed rendering of event footprint
Rahm Emanuel at groundbreaking ceremony

Produced a donor luncheon following the groundbreaking ceremony featuring a fireside chat with Senator Mark Kirk and additional remarks from Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

  • Groundbreaking ceremony for healthcare facility

“The groundbreaking was a powerful day in a number of dimensions. EA helped RIC step out in a bigger and bolder way than ever before. There are millions of families that rest their trust on our shoulders and for this moment, it was so special to have EA help lift that responsibility. The whole EA team feels like family. They are a very special crew.”

President and Chief Executive Officer
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago


  • Return on Investment

    Officially kicked off a series of RIC events that will activate over the next three years.

  • Return on Investment

    Generated media coverage in outlets such as the Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, CBS, NBC and ABC, reaching audiences beyond the physical event.

  • Return on Investment

    The event was streamed live to audiences around the world.