Hotel Information & Transportation Tips

Conference Hotel
A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Hilton Orrington, where the symposium will be held. Rooms are available at the preferred rate of $142 per night for a single or double. The hotel is expecting a large number of guests, so please make your reservations early.

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Hilton Orrington
1710 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60201
Tel: (847) 866-8700

To make your reservations via telephon,e please call (800) 445-8667 and identify yourself as an attendee of the Northwestern IIN Symposium. You may also make reservations online at www.orringtonevanston.hilton.com by entering the code (NUIIN) in the box marked "Group/Convention Code." The symposium discount will only be available for rooms booked before September 21, 2012 and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Other Hotel Option
Hilton Garden Inn
1818 Maple Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
Tel: (847) 475-6400



Transportation from Airport

For transportation from either O'Hare or Midway airports, we suggest that you use a suburban taxi service. These drivers know the area and charge a flat fee for service (~$30 one-way from O'Hare to Evanston and ~$50 one-way from Midway to Evanston).

Please call one of the companies listed below AFTER you have collected your baggage. They will ask which terminal you are in, then give you a taxi identification number and a lettered exit door for your pick-up location. Go out the lettered exit door indicated and to the livery/taxi pick-up median to wait for your assigned taxi.

Suburban cabs to Evanston:
Norshore Cab - (847) 864-7500
American Taxi - (847) 255-9600
303 Cab Association - (773) 763-0303


Driving Directions to Hilton Orrington
From O’Hare International Airport: From Arrivals Terminal, follow signs “To Chicago.” Exit at I-294 NORTH. There is a $1 toll. Exit at Dempster Street-EAST. Continue east on Dempster approximately 15–20 minutes into Evanston. Turn left on McCormick Blvd and right on Church Street. The hotel is on the corner of Church Street and Orrington Avenue. The main entrance of the hotel is on Orrington Avenue.

From Chicago and South: North on Lake Shore Drive to its end at Hollywood. Right onto Sheridan Road. Continue north on Sheridan Road to Evanston. Please note that there are a number of turns, so watch for Sheridan Road signs. Left on Dempster Street to Chicago Avenue. Right on Chicago; four blocks to Davis Street. Left on Davis. One block to Orrington Avenue. Right on Orrington. One and a half blocks to Hotel Orrington on left.

From Milwaukee and North: Take I-94 East to Dempster -EAST exit. Continue east on Dempster to Evanston. Turn left on McCormick Blvd and right on Church Street. The hotel is on the corner of Church Street and Orrington Avenue. The
main entrance of the hotel is on Orrington Avenue.

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