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2014 Adventures Part 9: Windy City Blues

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With only 2 days in the office to get ready, it was off to Chicago for another big medical conference. I don't recall exactly what day of the week it was, though I do remember feeling a little sleepy during dinner the first night.

Let's start at about 4am at BDL, which can be quite busy at this hour.



Then, 7:30am at MDW can only be described as a sea of people.


I usually take the Orange line train from MDW to downtown.

While dragging a suitcase around the inner loop is a bit taxing, the city was quite pleasant this fine August morning.


This event was at the historic Palmer House Hilton. We had one of our preferred AV vendors on the case, and for this one we decided to do a large wide screen blend to add a little extra visual interest to the meeting. Each day started with live surgery via satellite, followed by full days of lectures and discussion. Pretty routine at this point.



Meals during this trip included a popular place with our staff, Rudy's Bar and Grill. Decent burgers but lots of fried food and everything seems to be focused on the pretzel roll - must be a local thing.

I ate with the AV crew the first night after setup.



Another night it so happened that for only the second time in 20 years my dad and I were in the same city at the same time. We at at the famous Miller's Pub, known for their baby back ribs. They were great and it was of course awesome hanging out with my Pop.

The final night we had a group dinner at Rosebud, then it was home.

I didn't have a chance to work on the previously mentioned video edit, so the next few weeks were spent on full tilt post-production on numerous recent projects. Most importantly was the fact that I did not have another trip planned until October.

Seeing as this was August, it wasn't actually very windy in Chicago.

Mike Cohen


Posted by: Mike Cohen on Jun 11, 2015 at 5:10:03 pm event AV



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