Meeting Venue & Travel Information

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Meeting Venue: Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive

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Drop-off/pick-up location: 40 Arts Circle Drive (Block Museum). The Block Museum has a circular driveway that is easy for shuttle, taxi, and rideshare drivers. The meeting venue is a one-minute walk directly North of the museum.

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.

Taxi

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 Evanston ~ 35 minutes (double during rush hour)
Midway to Evanston ~ 50 minutes (double during rush hour)

Drop-off/pick-up location close to meeting venue: 40 Arts Circle Drive (Block Museum) + very brief walk to Norris University Center.

Rideshare

For Uber or Lyft, please look for signs for the designated “Rideshare Pick-up” zone for your airport terminal.

Drop-off/pick-up location close to meeting venue: 40 Arts Circle Drive (Block Museum) + very brief walk to Norris University Center.

Public Transit

Chicago Transit Authority
O’Hare to Evanston ~ 1.5 hours: Blue Line to Purple Line (Davis)
Midway to Evanston ~ 1.5 hours: Orange Line to Purple Line (Davis)

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.

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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.

Hotel Shuttles

Please inquire directly with your hotel about availability of shuttle service to/from the meeting venue. Drop-off/pick-up location close to meeting venue: 40 Arts Circle Drive (Block Museum) + very brief walk to Norris University Center.

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