Transportation and Lodging:
It is often very expensive to fly directly to Champaign-Urbana's local airport. Many visitors (particularly international visitors) choose instead to fly into the nearest major international airport, Chicago's O'Hare Airport, and then travel to Champaign-Urbana by a charter bus or by train. If you need maps or driving directions, click here. You might also want to check today's Chicago area traffic congestion map.

The twin cities Urbana and Champaign have an Amtrak station, Greyhound station, and a regional airport (Willard Airport, airport abbreviation: CMI - Champaign).

The MTD is an excellent public bus system connecting the campus with the airport and other locations in town.

In addition there is a shuttle service from the Champaign airport to the university [reservation required: Corky's (217) 352-3121].

Click here for Hotel Information for Urbana and for Champaign. Several hotels offer free shuttle from the Champaign airport. We have held a limited number of rooms at the Holiday Inn, (217) 328-7900, for conference participants. These rooms are receiving a discounted University rate. In order to receive this rate you will need the block code, which you will need to request from the event coordinator prior to making your reservation. We will also provide a shuttle service to and from the conference.

♦If anyone would like to room with another conference participant in order to cut the cost of the hotel room, please email Alix Phelps with your request.♦

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For questions about lodging and transportation please contact the event coordinator Alix Phelps,, (217) 333-4403.