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The recommended drop-off/pick-up location close to the meeting venue is 40 Arts Circle Drive (Block Museum). Inquire at your hotel for shuttle service (if available), taxis, or rideshare.

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Norris Second Floor (Meeting Room: Louis)
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Airport Choice

We recommend O’Hare International Airport for its convenience to Northwestern University’s Evanston campus. You are welcome to fly into Midway Airport, but it is about 15 minutes farther away from Evanston than O’Hare.


American Taxi | 847-255-9600
From the airport (O’Hare or Midway) call 847-255-9600 as soon as you deplane. The company will text you with your taxi number. (Please only take that taxi.) Taxis are waiting in a nearby lot and will proceed to the terminal to meet you for pick-up.

Please ask for the flat rate to Evanston.

O’Hare to Northwestern’s Evanston campus ~ 35 minutes (double during rush hour)
Midway to Northwestern’s Evanston campus ~ 50 minutes (double during rush hour)


If you prefer to use a rideshare service like Uber or Lyft, please look for signs for the designated “Rideshare Pick-up” zone for your terminal.

Public Transit

Chicago Transit Authority
O’Hare to Northwestern’s Evanston campus ~ 1.5 hours: Blue Line to Purple Line
Midway to Northwestern’s Evanston campus ~ 1.5 hours: Orange Line to Purple Line

Metra from Chicago

Take the Union Pacific North (UP-N) line to Davis. It’s a 15-20 minute walk northeast to the meeting location on campus.

CTA (the “El”) from Chicago

Take the Purple Line north in the direction of Linden. Exit at Davis. It’s a 15-20 minute walk northeast to the meeting location on campus.


Parking Map

On Campus

From 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. weekdays, permits are required to park in campus lots. Outside of these hours, campus lots are free and open.

Daily on-campus visitor parking permits cost $8.25. At the South Campus Garage, you may purchase a visitor permit at a pay station and walk 5 minutes north to the meeting location. Please visit the main Visitor Parking web page for more information.

Off Campus

The City of Evanston Church Street Self-park garage is located south of campus. You will pay $8 for a 6-12 hour stay. From here, it’s a 10-15 minute walk to the meeting location.

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