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  • Workshop Venue and Lodging Information

    Main Workshop Venue:

    The 2018 workshop will be held in the Illini Union on the University of Illinois campus.

    The University does not enforce parking meters on Saturdays or Sundays, so participants can freely park at any University of Illinois meter (City of Urbana or City of Champaign meters will need to be paid with a mobile app).  U of I meters will display the block I on the meter.  There is a large lot located on the corner of Mathews and Springfield Avenue about a block northeast of the Union.  It is labeled B1.

    Lodging: The hotel blocks at the Hampton Inn (1200 W University Ave, Urbana, IL; less than a 15 minute walk away through the north side of campus) and at the Illini Union have been released and are no longer available.

    The  Hampton Inn has a big parking lot. Participants staying at the Illini Union can obtain a free parking pass at the time of check-in and the staff will tell you where to park.  The Union will bag meters for guests that are staying at the hotel, but others should not park at these meters. 

    Local Transportation:

    Uber and Lyft are operating in CU.

    Local taxi companies: Orange Taxi (217) 367-8888‎; Illini Taxi (217) 359-8634.

    Dockless bike shares are now on the UIUC campus!

    Transportation and Directions:

    The University of Illinois can be reached by air at Willard Airport in Champaign, the Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington IL (an easy hour’s drive away), or the Indianapolis International Airport (an easy two hours’ drive away). You can also travel here by Amtrak train or Greyhound Bus (station in Champaign), or by car (we are at the intersection of Interstates 72, 74, and 55). ). If you fly into the O’Hare airport in Chicago, you can take a coach bus down to Champaign through Peoria Charter.

    For driving directions to the University of Illinois please click

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