October 17, 2011
 
Local Information


The conference will take place on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. All panels will be held in Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted Street.

  1. Chicago Hotel Directions From the North
    Follow signs for I-94 E/US-41 S to Chicago. Continue to follow I-94 E. Take exit 51D for Madison St, then turn right at W Madison St. Arrive at the Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Hotel, 733 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60661.
      
  2. Chicago Hotel Directions From the West
    Follow 190E. Then merge onto I-90E (Kennedy Expressway) until you reach the Chicago Loop. Take exit 51D for Madison St, then turn right at W Madison St. Arrive at the Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Hotel, 733 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60661.
      
  3. Chicago Hotel Directions From the South
    From the I-90 W/Toll Rd to Chicago, take exit 51D for Madison St. Turn left at W Madison St. Arrive at the Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Hotel, 733 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60661.
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  • Transportation and Parking
      
    1. UIC Shuttle Service
      Date of Service:
      Friday morning (8-9:30 am) and evening (8-9:30pm)
      Saturday morning (8-9:30 am) and evening (6-7:30 pm)

      Departure Location/Destination:
      The UIC shuttle will provide service between the Crowne Plaza (in Greektown) and the Student Center East on both Friday and Saturday. The UIC shuttle will also provide transportation on Saturday night from the Student Center East to Athena Greek Restaurant in Greektown.

      *Note: If using the UIC Shuttle Service, you must show either your UIC employee card or your name tag from the conference as proof of identification*
        
    2. Cab Estimate
      The distance between the Crown Plaza Hotel and Student Center East is 0.7 miles and will take approximately 4 minutes to drive. To take a cab would cost approximately $5.57. This price includes a 15% tip.
        
    3. Walking Estimate
      It will take approximately 15 minutes to walk from the Crowne Plaza Hotel to University Hall (UH) or the Student Center East (SCE)
        
    4. Parking
      Parking for the Reception in University Hall on Thursday:
      Lot 9: There is a Parking Lot on the northeast corner of Morgan and Harrison streets (directly opposite of University Hall (UH)) with the entrance on Morgan Street.

      Parking for Conference on Friday and Saturday:
      Halsted Street Parking Structure: There is a Parking Garage on Halsted (directly opposite of the Student Center East (SCE)) with entrances on Polk (760 West Polk Street) and Taylor (760 West Taylor Street) streets.
        
    5. Bus
      The CTA Bus # 8 runs along Halsted Street. The fare is $2.25 (exact change required).