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Come to Chicago Feb. 23-25 for the 2017 Midwinter Meeting.
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Advance registration guarantees you a seat in any paid course. All programs, including the free "F" courses, require a ticket for admission, with the exception of Live TV courses. All you need to attend a Live TV course is your Midwinter Meeting badge.
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All-day courses are designated with an “A” or “B” following the course number. The “A” refers to the morning session of the course and the “B” to the afternoon session. “B” courses are always a continuation of “A” courses. For example:
When ordering tickets for an all-day program:
Most of the scientific programming offered at the Midwinter Meeting is included in the registration fee (which is waived for 2015 CDS Regular and Associate members). Free courses are seated on first-come, first-seated basis. Free courses are all ticketed, and if you wish to reserve your seat, register for the course and arrive with ticket prior to start time. Those who wish to attend these courses, but who do not wish to reserve a ticket through Registration, need to obtain a ticket if available at the classroom door.
Lectures are either full- or half-day sessions. Panels are group presentations on a subject or theme of common interest to all panelists. Questions from the audience are encouraged. Panelists are listed alphabetically, not necessarily in the order in which they will speak.
Participation courses are marked with a “P”. When ordering tickets for a participation course, please be sure to note whether it requires a mandatory lecture.
Please take note of any equipment you will need to bring with you when attending a participation course.
Some courses have mandatory prerequisite sessions. These courses are marked with an “M” For example:
C203AM Pre-reg: $90; On site: $105
C203AM Pre-reg: $90; On site: $105
This course is a prerequisite course. The fee for this course is included in the fee for the participation course to which this mandatory course pertains.
When ordering tickets for a mandatory “M” course:
Many of our courses are repeated during the meeting to enable as many people to attend as possible. Repeat courses are denoted with an “R”. For example, P104R1 is a repeat of course P104. Those courses that are repeated more than once will be designated with a number such as P107R2, which means this is the second repeat of the course P107.
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