Travel Information

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Meeting Dates: Tuesday, March 22 – Saturday, March 26

Exhibit Dates: Wednesday, March 23 – Friday, March 25

ADA Needs

Chicago has ADA accessible guestrooms at every hotel. Please specify your needs when making your reservations.


Visit CorpTrav or call (800)318-3846 to make your reservation for the 2021 Annual Meeting in San Diego. A per reservation service fee of $15 (online) and $32 (telephone) is charged.


Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD) is 22 miles and Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) is 12 miles from McCormick Place. 


Professional attire is appropriate at the meeting and to visit the exhibit hall. Some restaurants require coats and ties for gentleman, but most welcome casual attire. Check each restaurant’s policy when making reservations.

Hotel Reservations

In partnership with onPeak, AAOS has secured discounted rates at a selection of Chicago hotels. onPeak is the only hotel provider endorsed by the AAOS 2022 Annual Meeting, and we encourage you to book your housing now for the best selection and price.

Hotel Shuttles

Shuttle buses will run between the hotels and the McCormick Place starting Tuesday, March 22, at 6:30 AM through Saturday, March 26, at 5:30 PM.

Public Transportation

Train or bus transportation is an economical way to travel to/from the McCormick Place and both O’Hare and Midway airports. To learn more about fares and to plan your trip visit the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) or call (1-888-968-7282).

Rideshare Service

Companies, like Uber and Lyft, also provide service from O’Hare Airport to downtown ($35 - $45) and Midway Airport to downtown for ($20 - $30), according to the location of your hotel.

Taxi Service

Taxis from O’Hare Airport cost $40 - $60 (one-way). Midway Airport to downtown, $35 - $55. There are Taxi Stands at the lower level curb front (outside of Baggage Claim) at each airport. Please make sure to use the designated Taxi Stands to ensure you have a licensed driver. For your protection, do not accept rides from drivers outside the cab stand or on the departure level (second level) of the terminal roadways. All taxis should have a working meter to calculate the fare based on time and mileage.


The average temperature in the Chicago area in late March is 40 degrees Fahrenheit, with an average high of 45 and an average low of 34. Winter wear is a must so dress in layers with a medium or heavy jacket and a warm hat and gloves.