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The Web-Wise 2004 Conference is taking place at the InterContinental Chicago Hotel.
505 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60611
Phone:(312)944-4100, Fax:(312)944-1320

Hotel Accommodations
A limited number of sleeping rooms have been reserved at the InterContinental Hotel. The group rate is $129.00 per night + tax in the main building or $154.00 per night + tax in the historic tower. The current tax rate on overnight accommodations is 14.9%.

Visit the Accomodations page of the InterContinental Chicago Hotel website to view the decor and ambience.

To make a reservation, please call reservations at (800) 628-2112 or (312) 944-4100. In order to obtain the group rate, please be sure to mention that you are attending the Web-Wise Conference.

You can also make a reservation online by clicking the link below:

The cut-off date for reservations is Tuesday, February 17, 2004. Reservations/name changes received after the cutoff date will be accepted on a space available basis at the group rate.

Airline Discounts
United Airlines is offering a 10% discount off the unrestricted mid-week coach fare or 5% discount off the lowest applicable fares, including First Class, to all Web-Wise Conference participants. An additional 5% discount will apply when tickets are purchased at least 30 days in advance.

This special offer applies to travel on domestic segments of all United Airlines and United Express flights. Please call 1-800-521-4041 and reference Meeting ID Code 523AB. Representatives are on duty seven days a week from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm EST. Please note that in many cases, internet fares are more favorable than the fares quoted by airline representatives.

Airports and Ground Transportation
The InterContinental Chicago is located approximately 16 miles from O'Hare Airport and 12 miles from Midway Airport. Taxi fare from O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport to the InterContinental Hotel is approximately $35.00 and $25.00 respectively.

Shuttle Service from Midway or O'Hare Airports
Continental Air Express services both Chicago airports. The one way fare is $21 per person from O'Hare and $16 from Midway. You can purchase shuttle tickets near the baggage claim area - advance reservations are not required.

El
The "El" is Chicago's subway/elevated train system. One-way fare is $1.75 (as of 1/1/2004), and farecards can be purchased at any El station. The closest El stop for both the Blue Line (O'Hare) and Orange Line (Midway) is the Lake Street transfer point. The Intercontinental Hotel is a five-block, 10-minute walk (weather permitting) or approximately a $4.00 taxi fare.

For more information, please visit the Chicago Transit Authority.

Hotel Parking
Parking at the hotel starts at $16.00 for the day or $35.00 for overnight guests. Please note that the hotel does not offer self-parking.

Driving Instructions
These driving directions are provided as a rough guideline only. Please contact the hotel at (312)944-4100 to verify the location and directions.

From Madison, Wisconsin, Chicago's north-west suburbs or O'Hare Airport:
Guests driving from Madison, Wisconsin, the north-west suburbs, and O'Hare, which feed into 90 East, will follow that highway into downtown Chicago. Take the Ohio Street exit. Ohio Street is one-way heading east. Guests will follow Ohio Street to Michigan Avenue, which is approximately one and a quarter miles. Then turn right, South on Michigan and proceed one block. Turn left at the next corner (Illinois Street) and proceed East on Illinois one block to the traffic circle where you can turn around to come back to Michigan Avenue and take a right. The doorman and valet parkers will be on Michigan Avenue to assist you.

From Chicago's western suburbs or using Highway 290 East, The Eisenhower:
Guests who will be utilizing Highway 290 East need only continue on that route into downtown Chicago, at which point 290 becomes Congress Parkway. Follow Congress approximately one and a half miles to Michigan Avenue. Turn left on Michigan Avenue and proceed one mile to the bridge over the Chicago River. After crossing the bridge, the hotel will be the third building on the right-hand side. The doorman and valet parkers will be on Michigan Avenue to assist you.

From Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, or following Highway 57 into the city:
Guests arriving from Ohio and Michigan on 80 / 94, Indiana on 90 East which follows 65N, or southern Illinois on highway 57 should follow all signs to 90 / 94 West. Each of the highways are clearly marked at the merger points. Once on 90 / 94 West, guests will proceed in to the downtown area and the Monroe Street exit. Monroe Street is one-way going east and should be followed approximately one and a half miles to Michigan Avenue. Guests must then turn left on to Michigan and proceed half a mile to the bridge of the Chicago River. Guests will cross the bridge and find the hotel located three buildings down on the right-hand side. Valet parkers and doormen will be on Michigan Avenue to assist with luggage and parking.

Stevenson Expressway from Midway, the south-west suburbs of Chicago, or taking Lake Shore Drive North:
Guests traveling east on I-55 will merge with Lake Shore Drive North, approximately three miles from the downtown area. When arriving on Lake Shore Drive North, guests will pass Soldier's Field, the Shedd Aquarium, and Field Museum. Shortly thereafter, exits will appear on the left-hand side. Guests should take the third exit, Monroe Street, and follow it two blocks to Michigan Avenue. Turn right on Michigan, then proceed half a mile and cross the bridge of the Chicago River. The hotel will be the third building after the bridge on the right-hand side. Guests will pull up in front of the hotel on Michigan Avenue, where doormen and valet parkers are located.

Taking Lake Shore Drive south from Chicago's North Shore:
Guests driving south on Lake Shore Drive should exit at Grand Avenue. Follow Grand, which is one way heading west, three blocks to Columbus Drive. Turn left on Columbus, which is south, and proceed two blocks to the NBC Tower, located on the right-hand side of the street. Take a right turn into the NBC driveway and follow it all the way to Michigan Avenue. Turn right on Michigan and you will be directly in front of the hotel. Doormen and valet parkers will be on Michigan to assist you.

Questions
If you have questions, please contact Matt Burdetsky, Capital Meeting Planning, Inc. by phone at (703) 536-4993 or via email at matt@cmpinc.net.



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