People attending the meeting can obtain a reduced rate (of $159/night ~ $180 with taxes) at the Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro: http://www.thechicagometro.com. The hotel is a 15 minute walk to the conference, and about the same to downtown – but there are plenty of places to eat and drink in the vicinity.
To book, call 312-829-5000 and request the UIC rate – mention the conference if asked. The rate will be available until the hotel is 80% full – so please don’t wait!
If you would like us to try to help find you a roommate to split the cost, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.