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ICRI in Chicago - Rubensgt40 - 02-19-2012 06:24 PM
So, looks like my first ever trip to the USA will be a whistle-stop for the ICRI course in Chicago for the week in May.
Any tips for a weary traveller? Best hotels? Sights in Illinois? Things to avoid?
I don't know about spending a gazillion hours on a plane to be stuck in one place for a week. But I am kinda excited.
And of course, I get to be educated by the industry's finest in a technical field of vital industry developments. That's good too.
RE: ICRI in Chicago - CC Solutions - 02-19-2012 08:19 PM
I still haven't looked into the class myself yet, but you know I'll take you out for dinner and some good ol' USA carousing.
After I look at the class and location I *may* be able to recommend a hotel... Depends on where the class is being held. Chicago has a lot of hotels.....
RE: ICRI in Chicago - Rubensgt40 - 02-19-2012 08:38 PM
There's always online, but I have pretty bad luck when it comes to hotels online. It's never like the brochure!!
Yes, I presume Chicago has a few more hotels than Geelong.
I've just noticed that the Indy 500 is on the week AFTER I LEAVE....
Well that just sucks.... one more bucket list item on hold.
RE: ICRI in Chicago - CC Solutions - 02-19-2012 08:45 PM
Ha ha ha ha .... Indy 500? Just drive the Chicago Loop at about 2am... Better than the Indy 500! 4 lanes of traffic over and under bridges and around curves and swoops, speed limit is 55 and they are usually running around 90! Chicago traffic is crazy....
RE: ICRI in Chicago - Rubensgt40 - 02-19-2012 09:30 PM
(02-19-2012 08:45 PM)CC Solutions Wrote: speed limit is 55 and they are usually running around 90! Chicago traffic is crazy....
Sounds like my kinda town....
RE: ICRI in Chicago - eaadams - 03-23-2012 09:31 AM
How did the ICRI event go? We just had one out here in Northern California and I tried to encourage PE's to go get trained.
RE: ICRI in Chicago - CC Solutions - 03-23-2012 02:15 PM
(03-23-2012 09:31 AM)eaadams Wrote: How did the ICRI event go? We just had one out here in Northern California and I tried to encourage PE's to go get trained.
The one we are talking about is in May.
RE: ICRI in Chicago - Rubensgt40 - 03-25-2012 03:46 PM
Yes, the Chicago one- and if we can find out where it's being held that would be really handy too!
FYI JD I've booked a hotel downtown, banking on the eventual venue being accessible via public transport. But I can cancel if need be. I'll PM you.
RE: ICRI in Chicago - CC Solutions - 03-25-2012 05:41 PM
Still no word on where it will be held?
If it's off in the burbs somewhere you may be a $50 taxi ride away. I wish they'd book a spot already.
RE: ICRI in Chicago - eaadams - 03-25-2012 10:38 PM
Yea be careful. The last one in Nor Cal one was in a difficult area. In fact, it was at a local union hall.
... I'm non-union so I didn't feel comfortable going. Worried about my kneecaps / health and safety.