The conference will be held at Norris Center on the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, on the shore of Lake Michigan, with housing at hotels in downtown Evanston (1-1.3 km walk). The campus is located 22 km north of downtown Chicago (accessible via CTA and Metra trains), and 28 km from Chicago's O'Hare airport (ORD; it is recommended that you take a taxi for about $35 plus 15% suggested "tip" or gratuity, but the full set of O'Hare-Northwestern transportation options are described here). Those wishing to arrive early or stay late may want to consider tourism opportunities in Chicago or beyond. (If anyone is interested in scuba diving on Lake Michigan shipwrecks, contact Chris Jacobsen).
Download a map of the Evanston area showing how to get from the Orrington Hotel to Norris Center.
Download a map for the bus route to the conference banquet site at the Michigan Shores Club.