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Plan Your Visit

Where to Stay

Make sure to stay at Hyatt Regency for AIC's 45th Annual Meeting in Chicago. Almost all meeting programming will take place at the hotel. Rates and reservation information will be available soon.

See the "Our Booking Policy" section below for an important announcement!

Hotel Rate

Already budgeting for the meeting? The rate at the Hyatt Regency will be $165.00 USD (not including tax). To receive this rate, you must book through AIC! We will update with a link here as soon as the room block is open for booking.

Our Booking Policy

AIC never works with any third party hotel providers, so anyone claiming to represent AIC or the Annual Meeting who is not on staff at AIC is not legitimate. AIC has NO affiliation with any travel groups. AIC does not have any special hotel blocks or rates for speakers or any other group. If you are contacted by any kind of "housing"/"convention" group or if anyone asks for your confirmation number, please let us know right away. Anyone attempting to run a scam on you will also have access to the website and may attempt to use our names. If you are unsure if you're speaking with an AIC staff member, please don't hesitate to hang up and call AIC directly using the number on the staff page! We won't be offended -- we want to safeguard your information as much as you do.

About Chicago

Chicago in Video

Never been to Chicago? Watch this video to see what it has to offer.

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50 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Chicago

by Lara Parker

  1. Spray paint was invented in Chicago in 1949.
  2. Chicago River is the only river in the world that flows backward.
  3. Chicago is home to Lincoln Park Zoo, one of the world’s last free zoos.
  4. The Art Institute of Chicago holds the largest collection of Impressionist paintings outside the Louvre in Paris.
  5. The first blood bank in the United States was created in Chicago in 1937.
from Buzzfeed