Photo gallery: Opening night reception

Sue the T-Rex and a pair of African elephants had plenty of company Thursday night in the main exhibition hall at the Field Museum of Natural History on Chicago’s lakefront. More than a thousand journalists were ferried by bus from the Sheraton Chicago to the museum for the ONA14 opening night reception sponsored by Legacy.com and Tribune Content Agency.

Ron Nurwisah of Huffington Post Canada and Kim Fox from ScribbleLive take a selfie in front of the skeleton of Sue the T-Rex in the Field Museum of Natural History during the opening night reception on Thursday night.  Photo by Akash Ghai

Ron Nurwisah of Huffington Post Canada and Kim Fox from ScribbleLive take a selfie in front of the skeleton of Sue the T-Rex in the Field Museum of Natural History during the opening night reception on Thursday night. Photo by Akash Ghai

More than a thousand journalists packed the main hall and floors at the Field Museum. Photo by Akash Ghai

More than a thousand journalists packed the main hall and floors at the Field Museum. Photo by Akash Ghai

The opening night reception was a chance to reunite with old friends and meet new people. Photo by Akash Ghai

The opening night reception was a chance to reunite with old friends and meet new people. Photo by Akash Ghai

The opening night reception provided plenty of opportunities for networking. Photo by Akash Ghai

The opening night reception provided plenty of opportunities for networking. Photo by Akash Ghai

Attendees look down onto the floor from the upper level of the Field Museum of Natural History during the opening night reception on Thursday night. Photo by Akash Ghai

Attendees look down onto the floor from the upper level of the Field Museum of Natural History during the opening night reception on Thursday night. Photo by Akash Ghai