The AOU/COS 2013 meetings will be held at the historic Palmer House Hilton in Chicago.  By staying at the Palmer House you will have the ease of being right there for all meetings & activities.  No need to brave the elements (you've heard about Chicago weather) or get up early to get to those first morning sessions!  Please make your hotel reservations directly with the Palmer House Hilton.

Federal Employees can still register at the Federal Employee rate. Please call Palmer House Reservations at 312-558-7288. Reservation Manager is Elizabeth Hines.

It is important that you please stay at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel.  Joint meetings such as the 2013 AOU/COS conference require large meeting facilities that only a few hotels are able to accommodate.  To make this space affordable, hotels offer the meeting space at reduced or not cost in exchange for a guaranteed sale of hotel sleeping rooms in a "block."  Filling our block will save our societies a large amount of money in penalties and expenses, allowing us to minimize registration fees and provide support for student travel awards and all our other activities at the meeting. 

Register Now! To get our conference rates, you must reserve your room by July 24th.  Our conference rates are: Single Room - $199/night, Double - $199/night, Triple - $219/night, and Quad - $239/night.  Room sharing will help with reducing the cost.  If you are interested in room sharing, we encourage you to use the conference forum at Ornithology Exchange to make arrangements with other attendees looking to split costs.  This same forum can be used to look for people with which to split taxi costs or other similar items. Alternatively, you may contact Sue Rulla for more information.  While we cannot provide a roommate directly, she can provide a list and put you in touch with others who wish to share a room.

Note: Parking is expensive (hotel garage rate = $42/day) so we encourage people to avoid driving to the hotel.  Arrangements have been made with UIC (University of Illinois at Chicago) to allow for a weekly parking rate of $35. UIC is a short walk or train ride from the hotel.  Please check out the visitor page for more information about transportation/parking.