As the dog days of summer fly right on by, it's easy to procrastinate and hit the snooze. If you haven't made your arrangements for the 2018 OHDSI US Symposium, this is our yearly reminder: DO NOT WAIT. We are hearing reports the hotel is getting closer to selling out. It's time to lock in your arrangements!
For those of you hunting for a deal, I saw that they're currently offering some competitive rates for Marriott members willing to pre-pay their stay:
But, what if I'm not a Marrriott rewards member? Turns out, it's totally free to join. More information here: https://www.marriott.com/loyalty.mi
In prior years, fellow OHDSI-nians have also arranged their own room-shares, carpooling and other methods to help save a few bucks. Use the forum to reach out and see where it leads you!
You can always try discount travel websites or, for those who aren't restricted by corporate policy, Airbnb accommodations nearby. Just don't wait! October 12 will be here before you know it!
P.S. HUGE props to @Ekatzman for helping nudge us!
*This post is in no way sponsored by Marriott or any of Marriott's affiliated 29 brands. This is merely a frequent traveler who regularly procrastinates and knows how easy it is to forget to do these things and then scrambles to find accommodations. Don't miss out on the (obviously) coolest meeting of the year!