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Permanent link  CDS is ready to welcome international guests to the Midwinter Meeting

01/11/2012

Can you believe that Chicago hosted more than 1.1 million overseas visitors in 2010? The Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture reported that they were but a fraction of the 39 million people who came to Chicago for business or pleasure that year, for a total economic impact of $11 billion to our fine city.

If you’re crossing a border for the Midwinter Meeting next month, we’ve got numerous services in place to make your trip as easy as possible. (We can’t help what happens at baggage claim, sorry.)

Think of us while you’re planning your trip. We’re happy to supply you with a Letter of Invitation or other document for your visa application. Check out our website and click on the link to the left to start the process.

Also on our website you’ll find a list of 16 hotels where we’ve reserved rooms for Midwinter Meeting attendees at preferred rates. Tell the booking agent that you’re with us when you reserve your room. 

Once you arrive in Chicago, consider a shuttle bus from either of the nearest airports — O’Hare and Midway — to your hotel. Make a reservation in advance with Go Airport Express

We’ve also arranged shuttle bus service between McCormick Place West and 15 of those hotels (one hotel is on the McCormick Place campus, and only a short walk from courses and the Exhibit Hall). If you’re commuting from one of Chicago’s fine suburbs or traveling by Amtrak from slightly farther, look for free shuttle service to McCormick Place West from Ogilvie and Union stations at the beginning and end of each meeting day. Enjoy the ride!

 

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