Travel to Conference Chicago at University Center
Conference Chicago at University Center is located in downtown Chicago at
the intersection of State Street and Congress Parkway.
How to get there
By Public Transportation
- Amtrak amtrak.com 800-872-7245
- Metra metrarail.com 312-322-6777
- Chicago Transit Authority transitchicago.com (CTA) 888-968-7282
From Midway Airport
Take CTA (subway/”EL”) Orange Line to Library/Van Buren stop; walk 1
block south on State Street to Congress Parkway.
Take a taxi, expect to pay around $25-$30 from Midway to Conference
From O’Hare International Airport
Take CTA (subway/”EL”) Blue Line to LaSalle/Congress stop; walk four
blocks east on Congress to State Street.
Take a taxi, expect to pay around $35-$40 from O’Hare to Conference
From Chicago Airports (courtesy of ASI Chicagoans)
From O'Hare to the Loop on Public Transport, one can take the Blue Line to Jackson, walk the block long pedway underground to the Red Line and continue SOUTH on the Red Line, one stop, to Harrison which is then literally across the street to the Conference Center.
Coming from Midway (elevated all the way to Roosevelt) one can then change to the Red Line and continue NORTH on the Red Line, one stop, to Harrison which is then literally across the street to the Conference Center.
Short visit tickets on CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) can be purchased at the train terminals at each airport. Typically, there is an attendant near the vending machines to assist, though it should be possible to handle on one's own.
From the Southwest (I-55 Stevenson Expressway)
Proceed east to the end of I-55 to North Lake Shore Drive. Continue north
(towards downtown) on Lake Shore Drive to Balbo Street. Turn left on Balbo to State Street; turn right on State Street. Continue one block. Conference Chicago will be on your right between Harrison Street and Congress Parkway.
From the South (I-57 to I-94 Dan Ryan Expressway)
and From the North (I-90/94 Kennedy/Edens Expressway)
Exit at Congress Parkway. Drive east towards downtown to State Street. Turn right on State Street. Conference Chicago will be on your left between Congress Parkway and Harrison Street.
From the West (I-290 Eisenhower Expressway)
I-290 turns into Congress Parkway as it nears downtown. Continue driving east to State Street. Turn right on State Street. Conference Chicago will be on your left between Congress Parkway and Harrison Street.
Conference Chicago does not have its own parking. However, there are a number of parking garages and lots all around the building. These parking locations are shown in the “Chicago Loop” map in the PDF.