Today is February 2, Groundhog Day.
The first anniversary of Chicago’s Snowmageddon.
National Heavenly Hash Day.
And another day to pre-register for the Midwinter Meeting.
Yes, pre-registration for the 147th Midwinter Meeting continues online today, and through Feb. 17. But if you do log in and sign up today, don’t look for your badges to arrive in the mail.
Midwinter Meeting attendees who pre-register in February must pick up their badges on site, at McCormick Place West, when they arrive for the Midwinter Meeting.
That means you’ll need time to get from the parking garage or shuttle bus stop to the Registration Area. You might need to wait in line there to retrieve your badges. And then you’ll need time to get from the counter to your first class. (Plus even more time if you’ll need to stop somewhere for a cup of coffee and a doughnut.)
We know that between 2,500 and 4,000 attendees will attempt to register for the Midwinter Meeting on site before noon each of the first two days of the Midwinter meeting. Pre-registering online now keeps you out of those lines and gets you to your class and the Exhibit Hall faster.
Please plan ahead.