2012 MEA Annual Meeting

March 30-April 1, 2012, at the Hilton Orrington, Evanston, IL.

MEA Hotel Reservation Link at the Hilton Orrington:




Photo of Narayana KocherlakotaMEA President Narayana Kocherlakota, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank,  will speak on Saturday, March 31












http://www.stanford.edu/~piazzesi/index_files/image002.jpgMonika Piazzesi, Stanford University, will give the C. Woody Thompson Lecture, Friday, March 30



The Ultimate Location on Chicago's North Shore


Hilton Orrington in Evanston IllinoisThe conference will be held at the Hilton Orrington/Evanston

(general hotel link: Hilton Orrington/Evanston; MEA reservation link is at top)

Great Location:

Blocks away from Northwestern University and Lake Michigan.


In the Heart of downtown Evanston, just 30 minutes from downtown Chicago and O'Hare International Airport.  Click here for directions.


 Here you'll find boutique shops, a wide variety of restaurants and pubs, a multiplex movie theater, Lake Michigan, a Chicago subway train station, all within walking distance.


This newly renovated, historic Four Diamond North Shore luxury hotel in Chicago, is a full-service hotel where you can enjoy updated modern amenities; complimentary wireless high speed internet in all the public spaces; and a variety of dining and lounge options including Globe Café, Indigo Lounge, Futami Japanese Restaurant.


The MEA conference room rate is $139, single, double, quad and a reduced rate for parking at $15 a day.


Reservations can be made by calling Hilton Central Reservations at 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) or at this link:

MEA Hotel Reservation Link at the Hilton Orrington:

To secure the conference rate, reservations must be made by February 13, 2012.

Orrington 9th floor

North Side of Chicago
Across from Northwestern University

To get to downtown Chicago, take the Purple Line or the Metra.  Click here for map.

Sunrise over Lake Michigan

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