Local and Travel Information

The Friday Night Networking Social will take place at East Terrace at 750 S Halsted St. Chicago, IL at the University of Illinois-Chicago

Parking and Directions to Student Center East (SCE)

The Saturday Conference will take place at 2651 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL at the Chicago Public Schools Garfield Park Office

There is free parking in the lot and on the street. 

Nearby Airports:

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) or O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

Train:

Chicago is also accessible via Amtrak

Hotel Recommendations:

Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC
625 S. Ashland Avenue
Located two blocks west of the UIC Campus. UIC has a special rate For individual reservations call (800) 356-3641 and ask for the UIC Special Rate, for Group Reservations contact the Sales Manager (312) 529-6002 or email DOS@marriottchicagomd.com
Make a reservation 

La Quinta Inn Chicago Downtown
1 South Franklin Street
Nestled 1.5 miles East of the UIC Campus; the La Quinta Inn Chicago offers a special UIC rate with a deluxe continental breakfast and complimentary internet. For group reservations and questions please call Tim Bailey at (312) 558-1020 ext. 5502 or email at Tim.Bailey@laquinta.com
Make a reservation 

Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop
733 W Madison St
Located seven blocks north of the UIC Campus. Offering discounted rates for UIC. Call in to book the “UIC” rate at (312) 829-5000 or make your reservation online. For inquires please contact, Sam Matassa at (312) 602-2175.
Make a reservation 

Club Quarters, Central Loop
111 West Adams Street
Located 1.7 miles east of the UIC campus. Club Quarters offers low member rates in 15 prime downtown locations in the US and London to all University of Illinois travelers. For reservations, call (203) 905-2100 and mention member organization “University of Illinois” or reserve online (password: UOI).

Club Quarters, Wacker at Michigan
75 East Wacker Drive
Located 2.8 miles northeast of the UIC campus. Club Quarters offers low member rates in 15 prime downtown locations in the US and London to all University of Illinois travelers. For reservations, call (203) 905-2100 and mention member organization “University of Illinois” or reserve online (password: UOI).

Public Transportation

Chicago Transportation Authority (CTA)

Madison & Talman CTA Bus Stop (20) – 1 Block

California & Madison CTA Bus (20, 94) – 2 Blocks

California-Green Subway Stop (Green) – 2.5 Blocks

Western Ave. Metra Stop (MD-N, MD-W, NCS) – 8 Blocks

Western-Forest Park Subway Stop (Blue) – 7 Blocks

Chicago Attractions: