Welcome to VISIONS 2024!
Friday, June 21–Saturday, June 22, 2024
VISIONS 2024, the global conference of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, provides an excellent opportunity to connect with others from the blind and low vision community and learn about the latest research advancements, products and services for members of our community.
The conference is designed specifically for individuals and families who are affected by blinding diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa, Usher syndrome, Stargardt disease, Leber congenital amaurosis, age-related macular degeneration, and other blinding diseases. These diseases cause progressive blindness and affect more than 10 million Americans and millions more around the world.
More than 500 individuals in the visually impaired community are expected to attend this informative and encouraging conference. VISIONS 2024 provides the perfect backdrop for organizations offering low-vision products, services, and resources to meet with and market their brand to this targeted audience.
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 N. Michigan Avenue (driveway entrance on 541 North Rush Street)
Chicago, IL 60611
Registration for VISIONS 2024 is now open.
Registration includes sessions, meals and receptions.
For hotel reservations, please refer to the information listed under the Accommodations section.
Click on the button below to go to the VISIONS 2024 Registration page.
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The Foundation Fighting Blindness has secured a rate of $289/night for a standard room at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile for VISIONS 2024 guests. Please make your reservations by Monday, May 20, 2024, to receive this room rate and ensure availability.
All reservations should be made, modified, or canceled by you, the conference attendee, by calling the Marriott Reservations at 877-303-0104 and referring to the group and meeting name “Foundation Fighting Blindness VISIONS 2024 Conference.” Marriott Reservations are available 24/7. All attendees will be responsible for their room, tax, and incidental charges.
Attendees can fly into either O’Hare International Airport or Midway International Airport and Uber or taxi to the hotel. There is construction on I-90 which is the main highway to get from O’Hare to the hotel so expect delays.
O’Hare International Airport to the Chicago Marriott (17 miles) via I-90 anticipate 1 hour travel time.
Midway International Airport to the Chicago Marriott (12.5 miles) via I-55N anticipate 50 minutes.
For Overnight Guests
Guests can pull up in the front drive at 541 N. Rush Street, and the valet drivers are waiting there. Valet is $70 per night, and charges will be posted to guest room folio.
Alternatively, self-parking for overnight guests is available at 50 E. Ohio Street. Enter the garage and pull a ticket, and bring it with you to the front desk when you check in. The front desk will validate the ticket and the charges will be posted to guest room folio. Self-parking is $51 per night.
Valet and self-parking both include in-and-out privileges for overnight guests.
For Daytime Event Parking
For valet, the price is $45 up to 6 hours or $70 for 6 hours or more. You will pay at the valet desk inside the entrance, not at the hotel front desk.
Self-parking is at 50 E. Ohio Street, but pricing for attendees who are not staying at the hotel is hourly, and rates are subject to change. Rates will be displayed when entering the parking garage. Daytime event parking does not include in-and-out privileges either for valet or self-parking.