Anyone that has topics or presentations to add to the agenda, please contact Leslie Holland (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dede Rios (email@example.com). We’d love to hear about projects, initiatives, or any speakers that our members recommend.
Do I need to register for the Academy 2017?
No, you do not need to register for Academy unless:
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)”.
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
Palmer House Hilton
17 E Monroe St,
Chicago, IL 60603
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)
Sometimes the hotels have discounted rates-try the Swiss Hotel.
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.ico.edu/admissions/visit-ico for additional information on airport transportation.
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.
Uber, Lyft and taxis are also available from both airports.
See also: https://www.choosechicago.com/
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.
Past Meetings Archive (password protected)
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Last updated: 2018/08/20