Travel Information & Logistics


The University of Illinois, Chicago has issued the following guidelines for visitors to campus:


To register on-line: Registration Portal

(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. Map showing locations of hotel, UIC-Halsted “L” stop, and meeting venue (click to enlarge):

Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop
25 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60661
Tel: (312) 829-5000
CADMIM Group Rate = $240/night
NOTE: Hotel will make room reservations for all guests. Please contact Dr. Gisela Lin or Dr. Ian Papautsky if you need an hotel room. If you made a hotel reservation separately please contact Dr. Ian Papautsky, and he will move your reservation into the CADMIM Room Block (and the group rate will apply).


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: from Chicago O’Hare Airport station (the station is in the airport), take the BLUE line to the “UIC-Halsted” stop which is a short walk to the Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop hotel and a short 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.

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



If driving, 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),

UIC CAMPUS MAPS (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.

Project feedback will be collected via AirTable. Instructions will be provided at the meeting.