Accommodation & Travel
Registered conference attendees will have access to discounted rooms at The Silversmith hotel, located two blocks from the conference venue, including king, queen, and double rooms with high-speed Internet. You will receive information about how to book your room(s) after you register for the conference. Discounted rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis.
From Chicago O'Hare Airport:
Chicago's "L" Train runs frequently from O'Hare Airport to downtown Chicago. To reach the hotel and conference venue, take the blue line to the Monroe stop. Fares from the airport are $5 and the journey takes approximately 50 minutes. Taxi and limousine services are also available, starting at $30-35.
More information on transportation to and from O'Hare Airport.
From Midway Airport:
Chicago's "L" Train runs frequently from Midway Airport to downtown Chicago. To reach the hotel and conference venue, take the orange line to the Washington/Wells stop. Fares from Midway airport are $2.25 and the journey takes approximately 50 minutes. Taxi and limousine services are also available, starting at about $30.
More information on transportation to and from Midway Airport.
Getting Around Chicago
The "L" train provides comprehensive, affordable, 24-hour service to most Chicago neighborhoods and attractions, as well as both of Chicago's major airports. Stops for all major "L" lines can be found within a few blocks of the conference venue and hotel.
More information about fares and routes.
Attendees who wish to rent a car may do so at either of Chicago's main airports.
Lunch will be provided to all attendees on both days of the conference. For breakfast and dinner options, please see this list of nearby restaurants. Note that breakfast is not included in the discounted room package at The Silversmith hotel.
Individual circumstances vary and it is the traveler's responsibility to determine the correct visa type. Many attendees traveling from non-visa waiver countries will want to apply for either a B1, B2, or combined B1/B2 visa. More information on visa types and a list of visa waiver countries can be found at the U.S. State Department web site for international travelers. Please be aware of applicable fees and processing times when registering for the conference.