TRAVEL & LODGING

Lodging

We have reserved a block of hotel rooms at the Hampton Inn: Chicago Downtown/West Loop for the evenings of Tuesday, August 6th, and Wednesday, August 7th. Our hotel block is now closed. The nightly discounted rate for members of our hotel block is $279 per night.
 
Hotel Address: Hampton Inn: Chicago Downtown/West Loop
                          116 N Jefferson St
                          Chicago, IL, 60661
Hotel Phone Number:  +1 (312) 648-0000
 
*Please note: this is a different hotel from last year and at a slightly higher nightly rate. We decided to pursue a different location for this year's hotel block after reviewing attendee feedback from 2023. 

Symposium Venue

The Symposium will be hosted at the Chicago-Kent College of Law in downtown Chicago, Illinois.  
Venue Address: 565 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60661 

Getting To & Around Chicago 

Chicago is home to two major airports, Chicago O'Hare (ORD) and Midway (MDW). Public transportation in Chicago is a safe, affordable, and green way to get around the city! Chicago Transit Authority, or CTA, is the name of the public transit here. The CTA has lines that run directly from the airport into the rest of the city. 
 
If you fly into Midway, you can take the Orange Line directly from the airport into Downtown, where the hotel and symposium venue are both located. Similarly, if you fly into O'Hare, you can take the Blue Line directly from the airport into Downtown, where the hotel and symposium venue are both located. You can learn more about riding public transit from the Chicago airports here. Once you arrive in Downtown Chicago from the Orange or Blue line, you can choose whether you would like to walk, take a bus, or grab a rideshare the rest of the way to your hotel. To plan your public transportation trip via train and bus, click the CTA link here. Great news! If you decide to go the dual-modality route and travel by train and by bus, you only end up paying one fare!
 
If you're interested in utilizing rideshare, the most popular apps in Chicago are Lyft, Uber, and Curb
 
*Graphic from the CTA website