AVSL Annual Meeting 2017

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Join Us! AVSL Annual Fall Meeting:                                            

October 11-13, 2017, Chicago Illinois


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Call for Submissions – Open

Anyone that has topics or presentations to add to the agenda, please contact  Leslie Holland (lholland@sco.edu) or Dede Rios (dmrios1@uiwtx.edu). We’d love to hear about projects, initiatives, or any speakers that our members recommend.


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Agenda

Agenda Fall 2017 (draft)

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Registration – Deadline Sept 24th 2017

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Cost $200

Do I need to register for the Academy 2017?

No, you do not need to register for Academy unless:

  • you are presenting a poster, teaching a workshop, etc.,
  • you would like to go to any of the Academy meetings. There is a category Other (Administrator/Librarian/etc. Non-OD Only, No CE Reported) for librarians attending Academy and the cost is $125-150 depending on time of registration.
  • you would like access to the conference hotel rates

If you are planning on doing any of the above you can register for Academy here as a “Other (For Non ODs only, No CE Reported)”.

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Location

Chicago, Illinois

Location of meeting on October 11 and 13

ICO Library [campus map]
3241 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616

ICO is 33 blocks south of “the Loop”, where the Palmer House is located.

It is less than 5 minutes south of McCormick Place.

The city bus goes to both locations. see https://www.ventrachicago.com

Location of meeting on October 12

Palmer House Hilton
17 E Monroe St,
Chicago, IL 60603

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Accommodations

See: http://www.ico.edu/admissions/visit-ico/ – offer special pricing for ICO visitors

Some other suggestions (from Christine Weber at ICO and some others)

  • A new Marriott Hotel is scheduled to open at McCormick Place in late September
  • Hyatt at McCormick Place
  • Best Western
  • Airbnb

Sometimes the hotels have discounted rates-try the Swiss Hotel.

If you would like access to the Academy conference hotel rates, you must register with the Academy (in addition to your AVSL registration).

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Transportation

Airports

O’Hare and Midway

ICO is closer to Midway than to O’Hare. That said, the blue line to O’Hare (near the Palmer House) takes exactly 45 min. and costs $2.25.

See: http://www.transitchicago.com/airports 

See: http://www.ico.edu/admissions/visit-ico for additional information on airport transportation.

Public Transit

The Ventra pass, can be used on the “L,” trains, busses and the CTA. 1 day, 3 day and weekly passes are offered.

For passes visit: https://www.ventrachicago.com

The bus is perfectly safe and is located across the street from ICO.

Taxis/Uber

Uber, Lyft and taxis are also available from both airports.

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Guides about Chicago

Off Beat Chicago – A Windy City summer guide from the staff of American Libraries (by Anne Ford)

Windy City Eats – Exploring Chicago one bite at a time (Kate Silver)

See also: https://www.choosechicago.com/ 

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Laura’s presentation slides


About the AVSL Annual Fall Meeting

The AVSL Annual Meeting occurs each fall, for 3-4 days, and is usually timed alongside the annual American Academy of Optometry meeting and may require registration with Academy. This AVSL meeting includes, continuing education, presentations, board/member meetings, planning updates, tours and events, and the traditional dinner out.

All members of AVSL are welcome to attend. Contact a member of the AVSL Leadership Team if you have questions.

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Last updated: 2017/10/12