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WELCOME RECEPTION, 6PM-8PM Wednesday: Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, 70 Arts Circle

TALKS & PUBLIC LECTURE, Thursday & Friday: Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive


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 conference locations. 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 about a 10 minute walk to the conference locations.

Public Transit


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

CTA (the “El”)

Take the Purple Line north in the direction of Linden. Exit at Foster. It’s a 10-15 minutes walk east to the conference locations on campus.

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Recommended Dining in Downtown Evanston


LYFE Kitchen – Healthy fare (vegan & vegetarian-friendly)
Soulwich – Unique Asian sandwiches
Edzo’s Burger Shop – High-quality burgers, shakes, and fries
OMG! Olive Mediterranean Grill – Fresh Mediterranean, custom counter-service


Celtic Knot Public House – Irish pub grub
Tapas Barcelona
– Spanish tapas
Mount Everest – Nepali & Indian cuisine
La Macchina Café – Hip Italian


Bistro Bordeaux – Authentic French bistro
The Stained Glass Bistro – Wine-focused; American bistro fare
Boltwood – Creative, seasonal fine-dining
Found Kitchen and Social House – Rustic new American dishes in a creative environment

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