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 Club Quarters Hotel ( ). The hotel is on the Chicago River and only 2 blocks away from Millennium Park.

Club Quarters Hotel [Recommended hotel]
75 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 357- 6400
CADMIM IAB Meeting Group Rate: $205/night
To secure this discounted rate, please use the following link before August 11, 2017:

Alternatively, guests may call the hotel at their convenience to make reservations through our Member Services department by referencing the group code CAD911. Member Services can be reached at or at (203)905-2100 during the hours of:
Mon. – Fri. 7 am – 11 pm, Sat. 9 am – 5 pm, Sun. 10 am – 6 pm.

After August 11, our room block will be released and rooms will be based on availability. For more detailed information such as parking, directions and surrounding attractions visit

  • Free ultra-fast 500 Mbps Wi-Fi throughout our hotel
  • Club Living Room access where guests can work, relax or conduct meetings
  • Teas and coffees available any time in the Club Living Room, plus snacks and other refreshments during the week
  • loaner iPads and wireless printing


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.

UIC Charter/Shuttle Information:
One student-driven van will be available during the days of the meeting to take attendees to/from the hotel and UIC. Club Quarters Hotel is only 3 miles from campus, but could take anywhere from 12min to 35min drive, due to traffic and construction, depending on time of day. The shuttle from hotel will drop-off attendees in front of the Student Center (see map below under “Parking”). Uber costs $10-$13 without traffic and $20-$23 with traffic.

Tuesday 9/12/17:
7:15am – pick up at Club Quarters Hotel
7:45am – Drop off at Student Center East
9:00pm – Pick up at Student Center East
9:20pm – drop off Club Quarters Hotel

Wednesday 9/13/17:
7:15am – pick up at Club Quarters Hotel
7:45am – Drop off at Student Center East
12:00pm – End of meeting, must arrange own transportation to airport

Chicago Subway (also known as the “L” or “CTA Train”):
From Airport to hotel: from Chicago O’Hare Airport station (the station is in the airport), take the BLUE line to Clark/Lake stop, which is 8 min walk to/from the Club Quarters Hotel. See detailed map below (click to enlarge):

From Hotel to UIC: Take the BLUE line from Clark/Lake stop to “UIC-Halsted” stop, which is 8 min walk to/from the Student Center East. See downtown area L map below (click to enlarge). Also see walking map below from UIC-Halsted station to the Student Center East. This map can also be downloaded here (see page 2): Parking_maps.

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



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), or download PDF version here: Parking_maps

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: