The workshop will be held at the I Hotel and Conference Center on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

















A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at the I Hotel from October 7-10 at a special group rate for EGW12 attendees.

There are two easy ways to make a reservation:
1. Online: www.stayatthei.com
2. By Phone: 217-819-5000

Be sure to reference the group code AEGW when making your reservation. The drop date is September 7 (no guarantee of availability or rate after this date).


The Conference will be held at the I Hotel and Conference Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The University of Illinois' Willard Airport (CMI) is served by American Airlines. The next closest airport is Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI), located in Bloomington, Illinois and served by DeltaAirTran, and American Airlines.

Other larger major airports are:
O'Hare International Airport (ORD) - Chicago, Illinois
Midway (MDW) - Chicago, Illinois
Indianapolis International Airport (IND) - Indianapolis, Indiana
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL) - St. Louis, Missouri

Regular shuttle service between the University of Illinois and Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway airports is available (see below).

Train / Bus /Shuttle Service
Amtrak is the passenger train service available to Champaign-Urbana. There is limited service between Chicago and Champaign.

Shuttle services between Chicago Airports and Champaign-Urbana are:
Lincolnland Express (LEX)
Illini Shuttle
Suburban Express
Peoria Charter

Driving Directions

From Bloomington-Normal Regional Airport (BMI)
50 miles/80 kilometers 
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From Chicago's O'Hare Airport (ORD)
150 miles/240 kilometers
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From Chicago Midway Airport (MDW)
136 miles/218 kilometers
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From Indianapolis International Airport, Indiana (IND)
120 miles/190 kilometers
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From Lambert-St Louis International Airport (STL)
185 miles/298 kilometers
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Helpful Links
• City of Champaign
• Champaign County Visitor's Guide 
• Campus maps
• Illinois road maps
• Indiana road maps
• Chicago Transit Authority

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