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Dining, Dress & Weather – 2017 Osher Institutes National Conference



Omni Mandalay Hotel, Irving, TX

Our aim is to provide well-balanced and nutritious meals and snacks during the meeting, as well as enough variety to accommodate attendees with special eating preferences. If you have any special dietary needs, please let us know in January by filling out the appropriate area on your registration form.
For those attendees who need to leave the conference early on Wednesday, April 5th due to flight departure times, a boxed lunch will be available to you. Please try to schedule your flights so that you can stay until 2pm for the closing session and lunch.


Conference dress is business casual. Dress in layers so that you are comfortable in both the air-conditioned meeting rooms as well as outdoors where it may be warmer. Monday night’s dinner is planned at an outside venue so please plan to wear your school colors and logo-wear to show your institutional pride.  There will also be opportunities for outdoor walks so consider bringing comfortable shoes and warmer clothing in case it is cooler outdoors in the mornings. We strongly suggest that you check the weather forecast before leaving for the conference and pack appropriately.


Irving is located in northern Texas just outside of Dallas. April is a coveted time of year by the locals, with a break from the summer heat. Weather in the spring is typically comfortable with highs in the low 70’s and lows in the 50’s.  Although it is not the rainy season, it can happen and it is best to come prepared with an umbrella or light raincoat.

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