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City Information
Travel Information
International Attendees


Hilton Chicago 720 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60605

ASN Scientific Sessions & Annual Meeting programming at Experimental Biology 2017 will be hosted at the McCormick Place Convention Center- South Building and the Hilton Chicago, ASN’s headquarter hotel.

All sleeping room requests for Experimental Biology are handled by the EB2017 Housing Bureau, Experient.  Book your hotel reservation early for best availability and to secure your preferred hotel.  The housing deadline is Friday, March 31, 2017.

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Meeting Venue

McCormick Place Convention Center McCormick Place 2301 S. King Drive Chicago, IL 60616

McCormick Place Convention Center is located only minutes from downtown Chicago and boasts as the nation’s largest convention center.  ASN Scientific Sessions & Annual Meeting programming at Experimental Biology 2017 will be hosted in the South Building of McCormick Place Convention Center and the Hilton Chicago, ASN’s headquarter hotel.

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McCormick Place Dining Guide
Find out where and what to eat at the convention center with the McCormick Place Dining Guide.

City Info

Affixed by stunning Lake Michigan and decorated with inspiring architecture, Chicago is more than just a big city. Besides its striking downtown area, which includes some of the tallest buildings in the world, Chicago has a distinctive coastline, hundreds of vibrant parks and 77 unique neighborhoods. It is this truly distinctive mix of incredible attractions and cultural allure that make Chicago one of the friendliest, most livable cities in America.

Chicago has developed a reputation as a must-visit destination for diners. In fact, Chicago is one of only three cities in the country to have its culinary chops rated by the prestigious Michelin Guide. With incredible shopping on The Magnificent Mile, world premiere performances in its famed Theater District and one of the country’s most active nightlife scenes, this city is always buzzing. Chicago also vaunts more than 60 museums, five regional Tony Award-winning theaters and, no matter the season, there’s always a professional sports team to cheer to victory.

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Travel Info

Chicago Airports

 O’Hare International Airport: Located 17 miles from downtown, is one of the largest airports in the world. It is North America’s major international gateway airport, servicing over 67 million passengers to and from over 200 destinations around the globe

Midway International Airport: Located 10 miles from downtown Chicago and offers another convenient travel option for visitors.  It is the nation’s premier point-to-point airport, offering value-oriented leisure and business travel to over 60 destinations.


Taxi Service: Both airports offer plentiful taxi service to downtown and the suburbs. Rates range from $40 – $50 from O’Hare, and $30 – $40 from Midway. Rates vary based on travel time and are subject to change.

Shuttle Service

GO Airport Express provides shared ride services to all downtown / suburban hotels and many businesses. Pair fares and group discounts are available along with customized reservation portals for your groups.

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International Attendees


ASN welcomes its nutrition science colleagues from around the world to attend its Scientific Sessions & Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2017 in Chicago, IL.

Entering the United States: Visitors traveling to the United States from all countries (including the visa waiver countries) are required to register personal details online at least three (3) days in advance of travel. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is a free, automated system used to determine the eligibility of visitors to travel to the United States. It collects the same information as the paper I-94W form you usually complete enroute to the United States. ESTA applications may be submitted at any time prior to travel. An ESTA authorization generally will be valid for up to two years. DHS recommends that travelers submit an ESTA application as soon as they begin travel plans. Click here for further details.

Meeting attendees are encouraged to apply for visas as early possible. Registration refunds will not be issued after (Date TBD) for denied visas.

Applying for a Visa: Meeting attendees are encouraged to apply for visas as early as possible. Registration refunds will not be issued for denied visas. As part of security procedures, applications for visas are sent to the State Department for a security review. For further information, visit the State Department web site. You can also visit the International Visitors Office website. We advise scientists traveling to the United States to apply for a visa as early as possible; at least three months before visa is needed. Please check with your local U.S. consulate or embassy to find out the earliest that you may apply for a visa.

For an invitation letter, visit the Registration Resource Center after you have completed your meeting registration.

NOTE: Some consulates may have backlogs in scheduling visa interviews so applicants should first contact their local consulate to determine what wait times are for visa interviews. Click here for the current list of visa interview and processing wait times by country.

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Important Dates and Deadlines

Abstract Submission Deadline: 
November 17, 2016

Discounted Registration Fee Deadline: 
February 23, 2017

Registration Cancellation Deadline: 
March 23, 2017

Hotel Reservations Deadline: 
March 31, 2017

Scientific Sessions: 
April 22 – April 26, 2017

Poster Sessions: 
April 23 –  April 26, 2017

April 23 –  April 25, 2017

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