WORKSHOP LOCATION 10th Great Lakes Cosmology Workshop will take place from June 14 - 16, 2010 in Chicago, IL. The workshop is being hosted by the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP).
The Workshop will be held in the Ida Noyes Hall:
1212 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
The Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics is located in The Laboratory for Astrophysics and Space Research (LASR) building at the University of Chicago's main campus in Hyde Park.
Getting From the Airport Taxis from O'Hare airport costs about $60+ tip; taxis from Midway cost about $35+tip.
The Omega Airport Shuttle runs between O'Hare Airport and Hyde Park every hour from early in the morning to late evening. Reservations are not required. Schedule and fare information is available at the Omega Shuttle website. If taking the Omega Shuttle ask to be dropped off at the International House (1414 East 59th Street). This is one of the shuttle regular stops.
Bus and Train Information Hyde Park is connected to downtown Chicago by the Metra Train (not to be confused with the subway trains) and several CTA bus routes. Take the Metra Train from Randolph or Van Buren Street and Michigan Avenue (downtown Chicago) to 57th Street (if coming to the KICP directly) OR at 59th Street (if going to the International House). Then follow the map for directions. Similarly, you can take either the #6 Jackson Park Express or #28 Stoney Island Express buses from downtown Chicago to 57th St (for KPTC) or 59th St (for I-house).
By Automobile Please check Google maps for directions to the most convenient visitor parking garage (5535 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637). The parking fee is $12 a day (or part thereof for shorter durations). The parking fee may be paid by cash or credit card. From the parking structure, walk two blocks south to 57th Street and turn right (west).
HOTELS Attention: In order to ensure housing during the 10th Great Lakes Cosmology Workshop, it is recommended that participants secure hotel reservations immediately, as hotel availability is limited and rooms are filling quickly.
- The International House at University of Chicago
- Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
- Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
- Courtyard Chicago Downtown/River North
- Courtyard Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile
- Fairfield Inn Chicago Downtown
- Red Roof Inn Chicago Downtown
- University Quarters Bed & Breakfast & Suites
- The Abode Chicago Bed & Breakfast
- The Hutchins House
The International House at University of Chicago Conveniently located on campus. All KICP subsidized housing is at the International House. The International House at University of Chicago
1414 East 59th Street,
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: (773) 753-2270
Fax: (773) 753-1227
All guest rooms are dormitory style with communal bathrooms. The rooms have ceiling fans but are not air conditioned.
Student participants may secure an International House lodging reservations by completing the online registration form. Aimee Giles, KICP's Travel and Event Coordinator, will make the International House reservation on your behalf only for students, as KICP will be billed directly for your room. You will then receive an email confirmation. Should you need to make any changes to your reservation or have questions about the facility, please call the International House directly (773-753-2270).
If you choose a hotel other than the International House, please make your reservation by contacting the hotel directly. Please note that if you do so, you will not be reimbursed by KICP for the lodging costs you incur.
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 North Michigan Avenue, (Driveway Entrance on 541 North Rush Street)
Chicago, Illinois 60611 USA
Encounter a renowned Chicago hotel combining the epitome of luxury and convenience at the Marriott Downtown Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel, a Windy City landmark on Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile. Situated amongst world-class shopping and dining, this Chicago, Illinois hotel is in walking distance of top attractions, including Navy Pier, American Girl Place, Shedd Aquarium, Millennium Park, Theater and Museum Districts.
Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
1 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60601 USA
Encounter the sophisticated ambiance of a premier Chicago hotel near the financial and theatre districts at the Renaissance Chicago Hotel, an unparallel urban sanctuary in the heart of downtown. Situated on the north edge of the historic Loop, this Chicago luxury hotel is steps away from distinguished shopping, fine dining and famed Millennium Park.
Courtyard Chicago Downtown/River North Courtyard Chicago Downtown/River North
30 East Hubbard
Chicago, Illinois 60611 USA
Discover a haven of urban sophistication among downtown Chicago, Illinois hotels at the Courtyard Chicago Downtown/River North Hotel. Located in the trendy River North area, this hotel in downtown Chicago, IL offers easy access to Navy Pier, American Girl Place, Theater and Museum Districts and the EL Train.
Courtyard Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile Courtyard Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile
165 E. Ontario Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Phone: (312) 573-0800
Fax: (312) 573-0573
With its spectacular shopping, world-class museums, dynamic corporations, and breathtaking architecture, the Windy City has it all and the Courtyard by Marriott Magnificent Mile Downtown Chicago Hotel is located right in the heart of everything. Within easy walking distance of this Magnificent Mile hotel, you'll find all of the classic attractions of the Magnificent Mile - the city's premier address. Ideal for business and leisure, our hotel offers the perfect downtown setting:
* Located just steps from the Magnificent Mile
* Seven blocks from the Loop business district
* 0.5 miles from Chicago's famous Navy Pier
* 13 miles from Chicago's Midway Airport
* 19 miles from O'Hare International Airport
Fairfield Inn Chicago Downtown Fairfield Inn Chicago Downtown
216 East Ontario St
Chicago, IL 60611
A Contemporary Downtown Chicago Hotel Introducing a downtown Chicago hotel, the Flagship Fairfield… Like an old friend, but different. Our newly redesigned, unique contemporary hotel features 15 stories set in the heart of the Magnificent Mile, with 185 guestrooms and suites. Friendly, fun, yet down to business. We provide a comfortable, affordable oasis in Chicago's Downtown.
Experience the essential Chicago attractions just steps from our front door like Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom's, Bloomingdale's and Water Tower Place. Take advantage of our many Chicago hotel packages. Take a cruise on the Chicago River or shop your way to the famous Navy Pier, State Street and Art Museums. The central location of the hotel puts you in the heart of Chicago's finest attractions.
Red Roof Inn Chicago Downtown Red Roof Inn Chicago Downtown
162 E Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Choose Chicago - and choose this great downtown location! Just 1 block east of Michigan Avenue, and the glittering Magnificent Mile with block upon block of fabulous shopping and dining. Red Roof Downtown Chicago is within an easy walking distance to attractions like Watertower Place, American Girl Place, ESPN Zone, House of Blues, The Chicago Art Institute, Marina City, the Redhead Piano Bar, and fun dining -- Hard Rock Cafe, Rock n Roll McDonald's, Ed Debevic's, Chicago Chop House, Rock Bottom Restaurant, Pizzeria Uno, Grand Lux Cafe, and Lawry's Prime Rib, to name just a few - you'll find everything you need. Steps away from bus lines, El train lines, and close to the Metra Train lines, you can easily reach points farther north and south, like Wrigley Field, US Cellular Field, and all the attractions in the Chicago suburbs. So convenient to Michigan Avenue shopping and major attractions in River North, the Theater District, and beyond. This hotel a friendly staff ready to welcome you.
University Quarters Bed & Breakfast & Suites Conveniently located on campus. University Quarters Bed & Breakfast & Suites
6137 S. Kimbark Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Toll-free (866) 712-6166
Voicemail (773) 855-8349
The Abode Chicago Bed & Breakfast The Abode Chicago Bed & Breakfast
5412 S. Blackstone
Chicago, Illinois 60615
The Hutchins House The Hutchins House
4810 S. Ellis
Chicago, Illinois 60615
PARKING INSTRUCTIONS Please check Google maps for directions to the most convenient visitor parking garage (5535 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637). The parking fee is $12 a day (or part thereof for shorter durations). The parking fee may be paid by cash or credit card. From the parking structure, walk two blocks south to 57th Street and turn right (west).