155th Midwinter Meeting: Thursday – Saturday, Feb. 20 – 22, 2020
Preparations are already being made to bring you a memorable experience, featuring top-notch continuing education opportunities, exciting social and networking gatherings and a packed Exhibit Hall.
Enjoy our world-class city of Chicago while you learn from the leaders in dental education. Choose from more than 250 courses, including valuable hands-on workshops, lectures and live patient demonstrations, plus a timely symposium discussing Oral Cancer.
Be sure to spend some time in our Exhibit Hall where you can try out the latest dental innovations from more than 650 exhibiting companies.
After the meeting, take the opportunity to relax, rejuvenate and recharge. Dine in our fabulous restaurants. Shop the Magnificent Mile. Take a tour of our amazing architecture or experience our many fascinating museums and cultural institutions. Chicago is our hometown and we look forward to welcoming you.
Network with colleagues and the dental community. Catch up with classmates at our various Midwinter Meeting special events, gatherings and Associated Events, including our Mentor luncheon, New Dentists Reception, and various dental school alumni reunions.
McCormick Place West, Level 3, Hall F
Thursday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 20
The Opening Session of the 2020 Midwinter Meeting promises to be a memorable event.
The event will begin with the recognition of the recipients of the Gordon J. Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award, the George Cushing Award and the CDS Foundation Vision Award.
Following the presentation of the awards, a very special guest speaker will take the stage to address Opening Session attendees.
This event will be exceptional, don’t miss it.
Event open to all attendees/exhibitors
Tickets: $30 per person purchased online prior to February; $40 per person online in February or on site in Registration Area
Ticket Required for Entry
McCormick Place West Building Ballroom W375E
Reception 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. in W375E Foyer (small bites and beer, wine & soft drinks)
Ballroom doors open at 5 p.m.
Program will start promptly at 5:30 p.m.
Event number: SE1
Purchase tickets online through Feb. Tickets may also be available on-site at McCormick Place West at the Special Events ticket counter in the Registration Area, Level 3, Concourse, subject to availability.
Notice: Absolutely no photography or recording (e.g. cameras, audio recording, video cameras, cell phone cameras, cell phone videos etc.) of any kind shall be permitted during the performance . Violating this policy will result in removal from the venue and any unauthorized photos/recordings shall be immediately destroyed.
Friday, Feb. 21
Take a short break and enjoy a nice lunch, great music, and cutting edge fashion. Meeting attendees can hop a shuttle bus to ride to the Hyatt Regency Chicago to see many fashions from local designers. ZZAZZ Productions presentation promises to be high-energy, visually dazzling production.
11:30 a.m. cash bar reception
Fashion Show doors open at noon
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Crystal Ballroom
Tickets: $75 per person online prior to February, $85 per person in February or on site
Tables of 10 available
Ticket required for entry
Event is open to all attendees
Includes entertainment and lunch
Event number: SE2
Purchase tickets online. Tickets may also be available on site Thursday morning at McCormick Place at the Special Events ticket counter in the Registration Area, Level 3, Concourse, subject to availability.
Saturday, Feb. 22
What is the best way to finish your Midwinter Meeting? The annual President’s Dinner Dance is a great way to celebrate our wonderful Midwinter Meeting.
Join CDS President Terri Tiersky and her husband, Roland Davidson, at what promises to be a very special evening.
The fantastic music of the Ken Arlen Evolution Orchestra will be part of a special evening planned to wow you, so don’t miss a memorable evening with your family and friends.
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Crystal Ballroom
Reception: 7 – 7:30 p.m.
Dinner Seating: 7:30 p.m.
Black Tie Optional
Tickets $125 per person purchased online prior to February, $135 person online in February or on site, tables of 10 available
Open to all attendees/exhibitors.
Purchase tickets online through Feb. 20 at noon, subject to availability.
Event number: SE4