Travel Information

The Conference will be held at the I-Hotel and Conference Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

International Attendees
Please click here for visa information.

The University of Illinois' Willard Airport (CMI) is served by American Airlines.

The next closest airport is Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI), located in Bloomington, Illinois and served by Delta, AirTran, and American Airlines. The conference will provide limited shuttle service between BMI and the conference site on Sunday June 17 and Friday June 22. In order to sign up for a shuttle, you must do the following:

1. Go to the conference registration page and click “view or change existing registration.”
2. Sign in with your password; this takes you to the page that shows your registration record.
3. Click the “Continue” button.
4. This will take you to a page that will permit you to select the shuttle time and number of passengers. The fare is $35.00 per person each way.
5. Click the “Continue” button at the bottom of the page to be taken to the payment page.

If you have any questions regarding the shuttle, please contact Michelle Chappell or Bridget Haas There is also taxi service from BMI airport to Champaign-Urbana. Contact Checker Cab of Bloomington at (309) 828-0123 or for more information or to make a reservation.

Other larger major airports are:
O'Hare International Airport (ORD) - Chicago, Illinois
Midway (MDW) - Chicago, Illinois
Indianapolis International Airport (IND) - Indianapolis, Indiana
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL) - St. Louis, Missouri

Regular shuttle service between the University of Illinois and Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway airports is available (see below).

Train / Bus /Shuttle Service
Amtrak is the passenger train service available to Champaign-Urbana. There is limited service between Chicago and Champaign.

Shuttle services between Chicago Airports and Champaign-Urbana are:
Lincolnland Express (LEX)
Illini Shuttle
Suburban Express
Peoria Charter (800-448-0572)

Driving Directions

from Bloomington-Normal Regional Airport (BMI)
50 miles/80 kilometers
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from Chicago's O'Hare Airport (ORD)
150 miles/240 kilometers
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from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW)
136 miles/218 kilometers
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from Indianapolis International Airport, Indiana (IND)
120 miles/190 kilometers
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from Lambert-St Louis International Airport (STL)
185 miles/298 kilometers
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Helpful Links
City of Champaign
Champaign County Visitor's Guide
Campus maps
Illinois road maps
Indiana road maps
Chicago Transit Authority