• Ophthalmology Business Summit

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    Event Information

    Dates and Times

    Saturday, March 23 - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
    Sunday, March 24 - 8 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. 

    The 2019 Summit is only open to both physician leaders and senior practice administrators.

    Note: CME is not available for this meeting.

    Program Fees

    Special Introductory Prices

    Registration Fees Early
    until Dec. 6, 2018
    until Feb. 28
    March 1 to 24
    Academy and AAOE Members $799 $849 $899
    Nonmembers $1149 $1219 $1299

    Cancellation fee:
     Last day to cancel with refund: March 1. Processing fee of $75 on all cancellations.

    Hotel Information

    The Lowes Chicago O'Hare is the official hotel for the 2019 Ophthalmology Business Summit.

    Loews Chicago O’Hare 
    5300 N. River Road, Rosemont, Ill.

    NOTE: Accommodation at the Lowes is currently full. Overflow accommodation has been arranged at the Aloft Chicago O'Hare, an eight-minute walk from the Lowes conference hotel.

    Aloft Chicago O'Hare
    9700 Balmoral Ave., Rosemont, Ill.

    Book a Room at the Aloft Chicago O'Hare

    Special summit rate of $129 per night guaranteed until Friday, March 15.

    Complimentary Airport Shuttle

    Loews Chicago O’Hare and Aloft Chicago O’Hare will pick up all arriving guests at the Bus & Shuttle Center and drop off all departing guests at departures by airline.

    Daily Schedule for the Loews shuttle:

    • 5 am -12 am Every 15 minutes on the hour 
    • 12 am -5 am Every 20 minutes on the hour

    Daily Schedule for the Aloft shuttle:

    • 5 am -12 am Departs the hotel every 30 minutes on the hour 
    • 12 am -5 am Please call 847.671.4444 ext. 0 to arrange for the shuttle

    Directions to the Bus/Shuttle Center

    • The Bus/Shuttle Center is centrally located between Terminals 1, 2, and 3
    • Once you reach the baggage claim area (lower level) there are overhead red signs "Bus/Shuttle Center ".
    • Follow the direction which will lead you to the underground pedestrian walkway
    • Take the elevator centers 3 & 4
      • Select 1st level (P1 or Cubs button)
    • At the Bus/Shuttle Center Loews guests wait between doors 1 and 2 If you need to contact the Loews hotel, please call 847.544.5300
    • Aloft guests wait outside door 3 keep an eye out for the large white van or bus with a blue Aloft logo. To check on the status of the shuttle call 847-671-4444 and press ZERO for the front desk 

    Hotel Parking

    Parking at the Loews Chicago O’Hare: The parking garage is attached to the hotel. AAO has a discounted rate of $14 for Self-parking. Valet is $38. You may charge this to your room if you are staying overnight. If you are not staying in the hotel, you can pick up a parking voucher for the discounted rate from AAO staff at the Registration Desk. You will be able to pay at the Kiosk indoors or at the parking gate.

    Parking at the Aloft Chicago O’Hare: The parking garage is adjacent to the hotel. You may park on the green or orange levels. You will only be able to access the Aloft by taking the skywalk to the left side (SW) of the garage towards the elevators and stairwell. Parking rates are $15 for daily parking or $23 for overnight parking. Please bring your ticket to the Aloft Front Desk for validation. You will be able to pay at the Aloft Front Desk.