Getting to Chicago

By Bus: Check out Megabus or Van Galder
By Train: Taking Amtrak
By Air: Chicago offers two international airports: O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Midway Airport (MDW)


The closest hotel to the forum is the Crowne Plaza Metro in Greektown. There is also a nearby hostel, Hostelling International. Finally, the conference is an easy train ride from downtown Chicago, where there are many fine hotels to choose from.

You may also consider contacting other conference attendees through the conference Facebook page if you would like to share a room.

Getting to the Conference

BilForum will take place in Grant Hall at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). For those driving, directions for how to get to UIC can be found here. For those taking public transit, the closest train stop is on the Blue Line at the UIC/Halsted stop, and the campus is served by the 7 and 60 buses. You can also click here and enter your hotel/home address for directions (make sure the bus button is selected if you want public transit directions). Once on campus, directions for how to get to Grant Hall can be found here.

Food and Beverages:

Behavioral Science Building - Food court
1007 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Student Center East - Food Court ("Inner Circle")
Second Floor
750 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60607

University Hall - Port Center Café (ground floor)
601 S Morgan Street

Or check out nearby restaurants

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