Lodging & Directions

For directions to the University, you may click here to view the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's directions to campus.

For directions to the Illini Union, you may click here to view the interactive campus map.

Rooms have been reserved at nearby hotels.

Conference Hotels Shuttle Provided by GLXS

Rooms are available August 3rd - 7th. Mention "GLXS" to receive the reduced rate. GLXS will be providing shuttles to and from these hotels.

Illini Union - Hotel $125

1401 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801
+1-217-333-3030

*conference site

Hampton Inn - $129

1200 W. University
Urbana, IL 61801
+1-217-337-1100

*walking distance to Illini Union

Hawthorn Suites - $105

101 Trade Centre Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
+1-217-398-3400

*free shuttle to Willard Airport

Holiday Inn - $70

1001 Killarney St.
Urbana, IL 61801
+1-217-328-7900

*free shuttle to Willard Airport
*free shuttle to Illini Union

Conference Hotels

Rooms are available August 3rd - 7th. Mention "GLXS" to receive the reduced rate.

Comfort Suites - $89

2001 N. Lincoln Ave
Urbana, IL 61801
+1-217-328-3500

*free shuttle to Willard Airport
*free shuttle to Illini Union

iHotel - $129

1900 S. First Street
Champaign, IL 61820
+1-217-819-5000

*free shuttle to Willard Airport
*free shuttle to Illini Union

Hyatt Place - $150

217 N. Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
+1-217-531-2800

*free shuttle to Willard Airport
*free shuttle to Illini Union

Hilton Garden Inn - $132

1501 S. Neil St.
Champaign, IL 61821
+1-217-352-9970

*free shuttle to Willard Airport

Chicago Hotel - August 7th - 8th

Rooms are available August 7th - 9th. Mention "GLXS" by 14 July to receive the reduced rate.

InterContinental Chicago - $166

505 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
+1-312-944-4100

Click HERE to register online

The 2014 GLXS will be held on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus located approximately 140 miles (225 km) south of Chicago, IL. Keep in mind when booking your travel to Champaign-Urbana, IL, there will be a technical tour August 7-8th that departs from Champaign-Urbana, IL to Chicago, IL and travel via bus is included in the price of the technical tour. There is also an option to pay for a non-tour bus which will travel directly from Champaign-Urbana to the hotel in Chicago.

Champaign-Urbana is approximately 140 miles (225 km) from Chicago, 190 miles (300 km) from St. Louis, and 110 miles (175 km) from Indianapolis. Served by American Airlines, the Champaign (CMI) airport offers 7 daily flights in and out. Alternative airports include: Chicago, IL, St. Louis, MO, Bloomington, IL, and Indianapolis, IN. Champaign is also served by three daily Amtrak trains and 2 shuttles (LEX and Illini Shuttle) to and from the surrounding airports. For additional travel information visit:
Willard (Champaign-Urbana) Airport: www.flycmi.com
Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit: www.cumtd.com
Amtrak: www.amtrak.com 1-800-872-7245
Peoria Charter: www.peoriacharter.com 1-800-448-0572 or 1-309-688-9523 (shuttle between multiple Chicago locations and Champaign) Advance reservation required
Illini Shuttle: www.illinishuttle.com (shuttle to/from Chicago and Champaign) Advance reservation required

Click here for a PDF map of the campus showing all four hotels, parking, and the Illini Union

Attendees in the Exhibit Hall
Attendees in the Exhibit Hall