Illinois Retina Associates Annual Conference

The Illinois Retina Associates Annual Conference - Corporate Event Photography by Michael Courier

Vitreo-retinal surgeon Kirk Packo speaks during the Illinois Retina Associates annual conference at the Chicago OakBrook Marriott Hotel.

The Illinois Retina Associates held their annual conference Retina Update 2018. The one-day conference was held at the Chicago OakBrook Marriott Hotel in December, and I photographed all of the presenters, the audience as they absorbed the content, the networking, and the registration process.

The Illinois Retina Associates Annual Conference - Corporate Event Photography by Michael Courier

Physicians from the Illinois Retina Associates presenting during the annual conference.

The Illinois Retina Associates Annual Conference - Corporate Event Photography by Michael Courier

Physician Joseph Civantos presenting during the Illinois Retina Associates annual conference.

The Illinois Retina Associates Annual Conference - Corporate Event Photography by Michael Courier

Attendees registering for the conference.

The Illinois Retina Associates Annual Conference - Corporate Event Photography by Michael Courier

The engaged audience during the annual conference.

The Illinois Retina Associates Annual Conference - Corporate Event Photography by Michael Courier

Networking during the conference.

The Illinois Retina Associates Annual Conference - Corporate Event Photography by Michael Courier

The physicians of the Illinois Retina Associates in a group photo after the conference.

Opening Night with Martine Syms

Opening night at the Graham Foundation with Martine Syms - Event Photography by Michael Courier

Opening night at the Graham Foundation with Martine Syms, featuring her immersive installation around her feature length film Incense Sweaters & Ice.

Here are a few of my favorite moments during the opening night event for Martine Syms at the Graham Foundation. To learn more about the installation, there’s a wonderful video created by The Museum of Modern Art, where Martine explains her work.

Opening night at the Graham Foundation with Martine Syms - Event Photography by Michael Courier

The immersive installation took advantage of an augmented reality application that audiences could download to their phone. To have a better understanding of how this works, you can watch a video of Martine explaining the process.

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Tour at UI Labs

Behind-the-scenes tour at UI Labs in Chicago - Event Photography by Michael Courier

Playing around with a virtual reality workspace during a behind-the-scenes tour at UI Labs in Chicago.

Earlier this year I worked with Formlabs as they hosted an event at UI Labs here in Chicago. It was a fun event broken into multiple parts, but I especially loved the behind-the-scenes tour that offered a glimpse into the digital manufacturing process.

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