The meeting will be held in the Biological Sciences Learning Center (BSLC) in the northwestern part of the University of Chicago campus. This is just to the south of the LASR building where KICP is located. A campus map is linked here. If taking a taxi ask for 57th and Ellis.
HOTELS The Hyatt Regency McCormick Place will be the primary conference hotel. Since this hotel is 6 miles from the University transport will be provided to/from campus.
A secondary option is to stay at the University of Chicago International House which provides "dorm style" accommodation on campus.
Please note that the rates and room availability are on a "first come first serve basis" and are not guaranteed. We suggest you secure your accommodations as soon as you are able, in order to receive the lowest rate available.
Hyatt Regency McCormick PlaceLocated 6 miles from campus Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 S. Martin Luther King Drive Chicago, IL 60616 Phone: (312) 567-1234
Important Note: When making reservations at the Hyatt McCormick, please tell them that you are with The University of Chicago, and the reservation is under "Aimee Giles". Please do not give the name of the workshop as the reservation is specifically under "Aimee Giles". This will allow you to receive the special university rate listed below. $142.00 (standard room with 1 king bed or 2 double beds-please specify when making reservation) The Hyatt McCormick has a 24 hour business center, restaurants, lounge, fitness center and swimming pool. Complimentary shuttle service to downtown attractions is also offered to guests.
The International House at University of ChicagoConveniently located on campus The International House at University of Chicago
1414 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637 Phone: (773) 753-2270 Fax: (773) 753-1227
Important Note: When making reservations at the International House, please ask for a "guest" room. $70.00 per night (guest room with a full size bed), dormitory style housing. All guest rooms are dormitory style with communal bathrooms. The rooms have ceiling fans but are not air conditioned.
Walking directions from the I-House to the BSLC building
- Head west on E 59th St - walk 0.4 mi
- Turn right at S University Ave - walk 0.3 mi
- Turn left at E 57th St (walk 0.2 mi)
- Turn right onto the first walkway on your right (between the Biopsychological Research Center on your right and the Biological Sciences Learning Center (BSLC) on your left).
PARKING INSTRUCTIONS Please check Google maps for directions to the most convenient visitor parking garage (5535 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637). The parking fee is $12 a day (or part thereof for shorter durations). The parking fee may be paid by cash or credit card. From the parking structure, walk two blocks south to 57th Street and turn right (west). Turn right again onto the first walkway on your right (between the Biopsychological Research Center on your right and the Biological Sciences Learning Center on your left).