Travel Information & Logistics


To register on line please use this website:

(1) If you are an IAB member – register as “IAB Member (industry).” There is a $100 registration fee per person. This fee will be used to subsidize all students to attend the dinner on Day 1. Thank you for your generous support!
(2) If you are NOT an IAB member – please register as a “Faculty, Student, Post-doc, NSF, or staff.” No fees for academic and NSF participants.


Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) – 18 miles from UIC
Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) – 8 miles from UIC


The recommended hotel for this meeting is the Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop.

Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop
733 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL  60661
Tel: (800) 227-6963, Fax: 312-602-2180
UIC Group Rate: $129/night + tax/fees
Please mention Group Code UBD when making reservations online or by phone.

Online hotel reservation deadline to secure group rate: Monday, August 6, 2018 at 5:00pm CST:
Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop Reservation Link

Alternatively, please call (312) 829-5000 and mention Group Code UBD for the “UIC CADMIM Meeting” group rate.

  • Complimentary in-room wireless internet and access to business center.
  • Newly renovated.
  • Walking distance from University of Illinois at Chicago


Airport-to-Hotel Transportation:

Uber or taxi from/to Chicago O’Hare Airport to hotel = $35-$40.
Another option is to take the “L” – see below.

Chicago Subway (also known as the “L” or “CTA Train”):

From Airport to hotel/UIC: from Chicago O’Hare Airport station (the station is in the airport), take the BLUE line to UIC-Halsted station, which is a short walk to/from the Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop. This station is also walking distance from UIC’s Student Center East and the Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop. See detailed maps below (click to enlarge):


For more information on the L (maps, schedules, instructions, etc.) see here:

UIC Charter/Shuttle Information:
No on-campus shuttle has been chartered for this event. All locations are within walking distance.


Those driving, should park in the Halsted Parking Structure. Parking validation stickers can be obtained at the meeting. Enter on either North or South sides of the parking structure. However, exit only via the South side, since this is where an attendant can take their parking ticket with validation sticker. It is recommended to park near north east corner. Once you exit structure, walk north and across the street to the UIC Student Center East. There will be signs to follow to the exact location of the meeting. See map below (click to enlarge).

NOTE to IAB members:

Please bring a portable computer or tablet to this meeting to provide real-time, on-line project feedback via the NSF LIFE forms. Smartphones will also work (iPhone, Android, etc.) but it may be more difficult to enter data. Wireless internet will be available during the entire meeting.

To view meeting LIFE forms, see here: