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NCRD Conference 2009 - Transportation

Transportation

CTA Train

Below you can download travel directions, a map of the conference area etc.

To find or share a ride, click here.

For Chicago bus and subway maps and information click here.

 

Public Transportation in Chicago

Greyhound Bus offers a 15% discount for any student who is at least 16 years old. To get this discount, sign up for a Student Advantage Discount card at www.greyhound.com

CTA- *Chicago Transit Authority (CTA): From each airport follow signs to CTA’s trains, usually located in the basement. - CTA one way price: $2.25, one day pass - $5.75, 3 day pass - $14 and 7 day pass- $23.

Google Map - From Midway Airport to AFSC office/> – 637 S Dearborn -Friday night

Subway - Orange Line - Direction: Loop
Depart Midway -
Arrive Library stop
Walk to 637 S Dearborn St
1.Head west on W Van Buren St toward S Plymouth Ct
2.Turn left at S Dearborn St
Destination will be on the left

Google Map -From Midway Airport to Roosevelt University
– 430 S Michigan- Saturday and Sunday locations

Subway - Orange Line - Direction: Loop
Depart Midway -
Arrive Library
1.Head east on W Van Buren St toward S State St
2.Turn right at S Michigan Ave
Destination will be on the right
Walk to 430 S Michigan Ave
Roosevelt University: Chicago Campus

Google Map -From O’Hare Airport to AFSC office – 637 S Dearborn- Friday night location

Subway - Blue Line - Direction: Forest Park
Depart O'Hare
Arrive Jackson-Blue
Walk to 637 S Dearborn St
1.Head south on S Dearborn St toward W Van Buren St
Destination will be on the left

Google Map -From O’Hare Airport to Roosevelt University -430 S Michigan-Saturday and Sunday locations

Subway - Blue Line - Direction: Forest Park
Depart O'Hare
Arrive Jackson-Blue
1.Head east on W Jackson Blvd toward S Plymouth Ct
2.Turn right at S Michigan Ave
Destination will be on the right, Walk to 430 S Michigan Ave

Driving Directions

Google Map -Driving from the North or 90/94 or O’Hare Airport
Exit at 290/ Congress Pkwy stay in left lane and follow to Congress Pky.
Follow Congress east Turn right to Clark for parking
Or Right on Dearborn for AFSC office,
Or continue straight to Michigan for Roosevelt

Google Map -Driving Instructions from South or East
Take Lake Shore Drive North to Congress, Turn left onto Balbo, Right onto Michigan Left on Congress -Roosevelt is at the corner of Michigan and Congress. One block west on Congress is the HI Chicago Youth Hostel.

** It is very difficult to stop on Congress or Michigan to unload anything. They are very busy streets. Wabash St., one block to the east is easier.

Recommended Long term Parking is at the southwest corner of Clark and Polk.
To parking, follow Congress about 6 blocks turn left on Clark, follow 2 blocks to Clark and Polk, turn right on Polk to enter. Parking is one block south and west of the AFSC office. $14 per 12 hour period with in and out permitted. Credit cards accepted.

Short term Parking: There are several parking options to unload materials for Roosevelt or for the youth hostel if you turn south from Congress onto Wabash, one block west of Michigan.

 

NCRD Conference 2009 - Housing

Housing

A housing map in the Chicago area of the conference area is available HERE.

If you live in Chicago, please consider offering a home-stay to a conference participant or two. Use our HOUSING BOARD to find or offer housing, arrange to share hotel rooms etc.

You may be able to get substantially cheaper hotel rates if you book through one of the commercial travel sites like travelocity.com, orbitz.com, expedia.com, priceline.com, etc.

Below is information provided by several lodging establishments relatively near the conference:

Google Map - Hostelling International Chicago Youth Hostel -
Hostelling International Chicago24 East Congress Parkway
(312) 360-0300

Counter-recruitment Conference rate is $40.39 per night, which includes taxes and breakfast. When reserving online use the promo code: AFSC. By phone indicate you are with AFSC.
A reservation guarantees a bed and separation by gender. If a conference participant wishes to room with his/her friends, he/she must indicate this upon making a reservation.
 
Payment is due upon arrival . HI Chicago accepts cash, Visa and Mastercard.

Located in the center of the city, HI-Chicago is a 500-bed hostel offering guests safe, clean, quality accommodations near major attractions and public transportation.
The hostel is within walking distance of the Sears Tower, Navy Pier, Lake Michigan, the Art Institute, most major museums, and Michigan Avenue. Staff and volunteers lead hostellers in city tours and outings to blues and jazz clubs, major festivals, and other popular local activities.

Hostelling International is a non-profit membership based organization, promoting peace through hostelling since 1909. Non-members pay a $3 non-membership fee per night upon check-in.

• 24 hour access, 365 days a year, NO CURFEW
• 24 hour luggage storage and 24 hour security
• Great knowledgeable staff and volunteers to assist you
• FREE maps of Chicago, and discounts to museums and attractions
• FREE guided tours of the city
• Recommendations on restaurants, clubs and events
• FREE linens, towels, pillows and blankets provided for all guests
• International standards for comfort, cleanliness and security
• Lockers in your room, please bring a lock with you
• Computers with internet access in the lobby, also wi-fi in lobby, $6 per hour
• Big self-service kitchen and self-service laundry
• Fully wheelchair accessible
• NO age restrictions, all ages welcome, under 18 must be accompanied by adult

Google Map Icon - University Center
(dorm-like housing) 3 blocks from Roosevelt, 2 ½ blocks from AFSC
525 South State St.
(312)-924-8000
Rate - $78 per person
http://www.chicagosummerhousing.com

Google Map - Blake Hotel
4 blocks from Roosevelt, 1½ blocks from AFSC,
500 S Dearborn St
(312)-986-1234
http://www.hotelblake.com/
Rate - $189 -$334 per room
Group rates (10 rooms or more) – $159 per room
Transportation provided from Midway ($22) and O’Hare ($24) to hotel called “Airport Express”.

Google Map - Blackstone Hotel
2 blocks from Roosevelt, 5 blocks from AFSC
636 South Michigan Ave.
(312) 447-0955
Blackstone Hotel
Rate - $259 per room
Group rate (10 rooms or more) - $189 per room

Google Map - Palmer House
5 blocks from Roosevelt, 7 blocks from AFSC
17 East Monroe Street
312-726-7500
Palmer Houes
1 king or double bed $250 per room
Group rate (10 rooms or more) – $159 per room
We have reserved several rooms at a reduced rate. To book one of these, please contact Darlene at 312-427-2533 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Google Map - Club Quarters
7 blocks from Roosevelt, 6 blocks from AFSC
111 W Adams St, Chicago –
(312) 214-6400
http://www.clubquarters.com/
Rate - $129 – $146 per room
Group rates (at least 10 rooms)- 1 double bed - $139 or Queen for $159

 

NCRD Conference 2009 - Logistics

Conference Logistics

LogisticsCheck back here often as we will continue to add new information as it becomes available.


Meals:

Friday night dinner will be at the Chicago AFSC office located at 637 S Dearborn.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday at Roosevelt University at 430 S Michigan.

Saturday dinner will be on your own (but by Saturday night you will have met lots of folks to go out to dinner with. We will provide a list of affordable restaurants in the area (average cost $15).

There will be a social/networking event Friday evening.

Vegetarian meals are available. If you plan to eat the food offered for the vegetarians, please notify Darlene at 312-427-2533 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so she can get a head count.

NCRD Conference 2009

National Counter-Recruitment and Demilitarization Conference Info back

Chicago, July 17-19, 2009

This page is the portal to information on the conference, including conference logistics, travel to the conference, where to stay, etc. We also will be posting the conference packet so you can download it in advance and read it on your way to the conference.

Materials will continue to be added here over the next several weeks, so check back often.

Logistics Housing Transportation
Schedule
   
Contact Informatiion:
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 312-427-2533
Mail: CRC c/o AFSC
637 Dearborn St. #3
Chicago Illinois 60605
   

Register Online: Click here

CONFERENCE DOCUMENTS:

• Conference packet items

The conference packet contents are available for download here so that you can print it out before the conference and bring it with you. Hard copy packets will also be available at the conference

• Workshops

A workshop list and presenter biographies can be downloaded here. 

Documents that will be distributed by workshop presenters will be posted as they become available: Click here to download the documents.

PLEASE NOTE: Workshop session times are in the conference schedule.

• Conference Presenters

Important notices for all conference presenters: Click here

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