The 2020 Apiary Inspectors of America annual meeting is scheduled for January 6th – 10th in Schaumburg, IL. Below is pertinent travel information:
Flight – Book flights to either nearby airport: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) or Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).
Shuttle – The hotel does not provide shuttle service to either airport. There are several options available including public transportation (Chicago Transit Authority – CTA), shuttle, taxi, Uber, Lyft, etc. We will send around a transportation sheet so folks can coordinate if they want to do a ride share.
Hotel –The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel reservations can be made online at: https://book.passkey.com/go/AmericanBeekeepingConf2020. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 847-303-4100. Please be sure to request the ABF or beekeepers room block. The ABF room block rate is $119.00 per night plus tax. Current occupancy tax is 15% and sales tax is 12%. No resort fees or any other fees will be added to this rate. Note the discounted group rate is available until Monday, December 16, 2020, or until the room block is full (whichever comes first). After this date, the discounted group rate may no longer be available.
Parking – Complimentary self-parking at The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel.
Dining – Continental breakfast fee of $15 or breakfast buffet fee of $20 plus tax per day at The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel; several other restaurants located within hotel, budget for single night group dinner.
Registration to AIA – $100 for meeting registration. Registration forms and payments must be made by December 22nd, 2019 so that list of attendees can be given to ABF. Note that your registration fees will include attendance to the ABF meeting. Be sure to visit the ABF Registration desk on Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 to pick up your registration materials. If you are interested in the optional ABF activities, these are not included as part of your registration and as such you will need to register for these separately on the ABF website: https://abfconference.com/registration.
Registration to AAPA – Membership is required for entry into the meeting: http://aapa.cyberbee.net/membership/.