Going to Chicago? There’s an App for That

Dentistry Today


The Chicago Midwinter Meeting offers more than 200 educational opportunities as well as more than 700 exhibitors, all spread out over 170,000 square feet of exhibit space. To help attendees navigate this physical and informational maze, the Chicago Dental Society (CDS) offers a free app that’s compatible with all Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.

The app features a 2-D map that lets attendees plot routes to visit any exhibitor they want. Also, users can access their course schedule by logging in and registering their badge number. Plus, they can sync their schedule with their LinkedIn profile. PDF handouts from speakers will be viewable through the app, too. So will online continuing education certification.

Additionally, the app’s Virtual Tradeshow Bag gives attendees access to special offers that will be available throughout the Exhibit Hall. Other features will let users network with other attendees and stay connected on social media. And if you’re feeling lucky, download the app, log in, and update your profile to possibly win a gift card each day of the meeting.

The app is available at the iTunes and Google Play stores.