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Chicago is thrilled to welcome AGU Fall Meeting for the first time!

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Housing

Housing is now open until November 15. You can reserve housing for the meeting and register if you plan to attend in person.

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ADVISORY: MARITZ IS THE ONLY AUTHORIZED HOUSING COMPANY

AGU does not sell your information. If you are contracted by any company other than Maritz Global Events (MGE) offering housing in Chicago, these companies do NOT represent AGU.

AGU and its authorized vendors DO NOT call attendees to sell hotel rooms. AGU, in accordance with our privacy policy, never shares or sells the information of our meeting attendees or members.

Please report any unauthorized companies by emailing the AGU Housing Center.

HOTEL RATES

All rates are per night, in U.S. dollars, and exclude taxes. These are the starting prices. Hotels offering U.S. government per diem rates are indicated below with an asterisk (*); a valid U.S. government identification document is required at hotel check-in. Please note that the U.S. government rate is subject to change in October.


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Hotels

LESS THAN 3 MILES FROM THE CENTER

HAMPTON INN MCCORMICK*

SOLD OUT
123 E Cermak Rd
1 Mile from the Center

  • $179 (Single)
  • $189 (Double)

HILTON GARDEN INN CHICAGO MCCORMICK PLACE*

SOLD OUT
123 E Cermak Rd
1 Mile from the Center

  • $179 (Single)
  • $189 (Double)

HYATT REGENCY MCCORMICK PLACE*

SOLD OUT
2233 S Martin Luther King Dr
1 Mile from the Center

  • $189 (Single)
  • $209 (Double)

MARRIOTT MARQUIS CHICAGO*

SOLD OUT
2121 S Prairie Ave
1.5 Miles from the Center

  • $199 (Single)
  • $219 (Double)

BEST WESTERN GRANT PARK HOTEL*

SOLD OUT
1100 S Michigan Ave
1.8 Miles from the Center

  • $103 (Single)
  • $113 (Double)

HILTON CHICAGO*

SOLD OUT
720 S Michigan Ave
2.3 Miles from the Center

  • $159 (Single)
  • $169 (Double)

BLACKSTONE, AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION*

SOLD OUT
636 S Michigan Ave
2.4 Miles from the Center

  • $165 (Single)
  • $185 (Double)

CONGRESS PLAZA HOTEL*

SOLD OUT
520 S Michigan Ave
2.4 Miles from the Center

  • $103 (Single)
  • $I13 (Double)

HOTELS

MORE THAN 3 MILES FROM THE CENTER

PALMER HOUSE A HILTON HOTEL*

17 E Monroe St
3 Miles from the Center

  • $159 (Single)
  • $169 (Double)

HOTEL JULIAN*

SOLD OUT
168 North Michigan Ave
3.1 Miles from the Center

  • $109 (Single)
  • $119 (Double)

SHERATON GRAND CHICAGO*

301 E North Water St
3.2 Miles from the Center

  • $149 (Single)
  • $169 (Double)

STAYPINEAPPLE, AN ICONIC HOTEL, THE LOOP CHICAGO*

SOLD OUT
1 W Washington St
3.2 Miles from the Center

  • $120 (Single)
  • $140 (Double)

HYATT REGENCY CHICAGO*

151 E Wacker Dr
3.4 Miles from the Center

  • $149 (Single)
  • $159 (Double)

SWISSOTEL CHICAGO*

SOLD OUT
323 E Wacker Dr
3.4 Miles from the Center

  • $139 (Single)
  • $I59(Double)

CHICAGO MARRIOTT DOWNTOVWN MAGNIFICENT MILE*

165 E Ontario St
3.6 Miles from the Center

  • $149 (Single)
  • $169 (Double)

FAIRMONT CHICAGO MILLENNIUM PARK*

SOLD OUT
200 N Columbus Dr
3.6 Miles from the Center

  • $149 (Single)
  • $179 (Double)

Travel

Airport

Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is approximately 17 miles from downtown Chicago and the McCormick Place Convention Center. ORD has service from more than 50 different airlines, national and international.

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) is approximately 7.7 miles away from downtown Chicago and the McCormick Place Convention Center. While MDW is closer, it only offers services from 7 different airlines.

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Train

Amtrak offers an energy efficient travel option to Chicago. Amtrak trains are accessible from a number of cities across the country.

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Bus

Traveling by bus to and from Chicago is easy with an array of options.

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Car

If you plan to drive to Chicago, the convention Center provides information on a number of nearby parking garages.

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Travel Discounts

United Airlines

AGU has partnered with United Airlines to offer discounts on air travel to #AGU22. Discounts are applicable for travel dates 9 December through 19 December 2022 via Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD). Visit the United website and enter ZMAK596856 in the Promotions and Certificates box after you have input your travel information. The discount will be applied at the time of ticketing.

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Visa & International Travel

We recommend that international participants apply for visas three months prior to #AGU22 (roughly 1 October 2022). We also strongly suggest familiarizing yourself with our webpage for the latest updates on COVID-19 protocols.

Some consulates may have delays in scheduling visa interviews. We encourage you to first contact the consulate to determine the wait time for an interview. If you require a letter of invitation before submitting an abstract or you will not be submitting an abstract, you must request one via email. After submitting an abstract, you can automatically generate a letter of invitation through the abstract submission system.

Housing/Travel Package Deal for International Attendees

FHT Global

AGU has partnered with FHT global, our official international hotel & travel services agency. FHT global has a variety of options available for groups to design travel around their needs — from hotels and breakfast vouchers to airfare and city tours, FHT global provides numerous options and customizable packages to meet your needs.

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U.S. Government Requirement for Visa Waiver Program

Effective 20 January 2011, citizens of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries will be unable to enter the United States without Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval from the U.S. Government. VWP travelers who have not obtained approval through ESTA will be denied boarding on any air carrier destined for the United States.

Business Visa Center

The U.S. Department of State offers resources and information to assist foreign nationals traveling to the U.S. for temporary business.

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VISA Waiver Program

Review the requirements to participate in the Visa Waiver Program, which allows citizens meeting specific requirements to enter the U.S. for 90 days without a visa.

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U.S. Department of State

Comprehensive information about traveling to the United States, and the policies and procedures for obtaining a visa.

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Health and Safety

The health and safety of our attendees is top of mind for AGU, and we are committed to making AGU22 as safe as possible. We are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and following CDC guidelines as they are released.

The AGU22 Fall Meeting in Chicago will require attendees to reach a fully vaccinated status as noted by the CDC. This means:

  • A two-dose series of Pfizer or Moderna, one dose of Johnson and Johnson, for US Citizens
  • Required series of doses for non-US residents based on the WHO approved vaccination list from:
  • AGU will not require boosters at this time is due to the varying recommendations for those over 50 along with varying international guidance.

SafeAccess

SafeAccess, a third-party vendor, will be managing the collection of vaccination information prior to and on-site in Chicago. Any information collected by SafeAccess will remain private and will not be released to AGU or another third party.

Attendees in need will have the ability to request a medical or religious exemption, which will include providing documentation from a medical professional or member of their clergy. We ask that you download the exemption form, complete the information requested and upload this form along with support documentation into the SafeAccess system prior to arrival. You will be asked to provide a negative PCR test result within 48 hours of your scheduled travel date when you check in at the SafeAccess desk at Fall Meeting.

To explain onsite registration expectations for #AGU22 we have created a journey map for those who are:

  • Fully vaccinated
  • Requesting medical or religious exemptions
  • Bringing children
    • Please note: Children 6 months and older who are appropriately vaccinated for their age will be able to attend the meeting, but please note that we are still not able to offer on-site childcare this year.
  • Honors Only Banquet Attendees
  • Special Guests
  • Unregistered attendees

At this time, AGU highly recommends that masks be worn at all official indoor events to reduce the risk of transmission and illness related to the virus. A masking requirement may be implemented as we monitor recommendations from health officials and conditions as the meeting date approaches.

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Local Emergency Locations

The McCormick Place Convention Center has provided a list of nearby hospitals, pharmacies, COVID-19 testing sites, and other additional emergency contact locations.


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