American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Annual Business Meeting of the AOA

The 2017 Annual Business Meeting of the AOA will be held at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel July 17-23, 2017.


 2017 BOT & HOD Resources


 How to Submit Resolutions


Affiliated organizations of the AOA who have a voting seat in the AOA House of Delegates (HOD) can submit resolutions for consideration by the HOD. 

Resolutions for consideration by the AOA Board of Trustees must come from an AOA bureau or committee, or can be brought forth based on the request of an elected Board member sponsor.

Resolutions for consideration by the 2017 HOD must include an explanation of good cause for delay and will be presented to the HOD Rules and Order of Business reference committee. This committee will determine if the resolution will be considered by the 2017 House of Delegates or if the resolution will be held for consideration by the 2018 House of Delegates.

Resolution Template for Annual Business Meeting

Please submit all resolutions to


 Lodging & Transportation

Lodging - Date Extension

The Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel is located at 540 N. Michigan Ave. in Chicago. The hotel room rate is $225 plus tax per night. Book online or call (877) 303-0104 and reference the AOA Annual Meeting. Rooms are still available in the AOA room block. The cut-off date for reservations at the AOA room block rate has been extended to Friday, June 30, 2017, based on room availability.

Discount Airfare

United Airlines: Book online at or call the United Reservations Meeting Desk at (800) 426-1122 and provide code ZXPZ and agreement code 887638

If you book online there is no fee for reservations; for reservations booked through United Reservations Meeting Desk, there will be a booking service fee per ticket collected. This fee is subject to change without notice. The service fee is nonrefundable and applies to all itineraries, one-way or roundtrip. The code may also be used through a travel agency and/or travel site.

Ground Transportation

Taxi Service: Rates range between $45-$55 each way from the airport to the hotel. A $4 airport departure tax is applied by the state of Illinois per trip. Learn more about airport transportation

Wheelchair Accessible Transportation: Call (855) 928-1010 or visit to reserve a wheelchair accessible vehicle.

Go Airport Express: Shuttle service is available to and from O'Hare or Midway airports through Go Airport Express. Fees start from $23 for O'Hare pickup and $19 for Midway pickup. An additional $2 MPEA airport departure tax will be added. Book online​ or call (800) 654-7871 and provide the discount code AOA. Book your reservation by Saturday, July 1, to receive the best discount.

Public Transportation: The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is available to and from O'Hare and Midway airports. From O'Hare to downtown fares start at $5; from Midway to downtown fares start at $2.25. Visit the CTA for more information. Directions to the Marriott using the CTA can be accessed here (PDF document).

Parking at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel

The pricing for parking at the Marriott Hotel is as follows:

  • Valet parking fee: $61 daily

  • Off-site parking fee: $48 daily

There are parking garages within walking distance to the Marriott. For more information on these options, visit Parking near the Magnificent Mile.


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