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Travel and Accommodations

Event Venue

James L. Allen Center
2169 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-2800

See parking information and learn more about the venue

Find the Allen Center on a campus map and get directions

View map and directions to the North Parking Garage and to the Allen Center from the garage



Hotel Information

Reserve a room at one of the following hotels near our conference venue.

Hilton Orrington

1710 Orrington Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201

Room Rate: $158

Reservations must be made by April 2 to receive the group rate. Rooms canceled 48 hours prior to the arrival date will be charged for 1 night’s room and tax.

Phone Reservations: Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667). Identify yourself as being with the CSLS Symposium to receive the group rate.

Online Reservations: CSLS Symposium Booking – Hilton Orrington

Group Code: CSLS

Hilton Garden Inn

1818 Maple Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201

Room Rate: $159

Online Reservations: CSLS Symposium Booking Link – Hilton Garden Inn
Group Code: DMEC

Holiday Inn Chicago-Evanston

1501 Sherman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201

Room Rate: $129

Online Reservations: CSLS Symposium Booking Link – Holiday Inn

Hyatt House Chicago Evanston

1515 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201

Reservations: Contact the hotel directly, or via the Hyatt House's toll-free number at 1-866-974-9288 or online at



Getting to Evanston

Northwestern's Evanston campus is easily accessible from both O'Hare and Midway airports.

Arriving by CTA "El" train

The Evanston campus is on the CTA Purple Line and is close to the Davis, Foster and Noyes stops.

The Foster and Noyes stops are both two and a half blocks west of Sheridan Road.

Arriving by CTA bus service

Arriving by Metra Train

Metra has frequent service to Evanston from Chicago and the northern suburbs on the Union Pacific/North Line. 

View the complete schedule the Union Pacific/North Line on the Metra website.

Driving Directions

Visit Northwestern's Driving Directions page for instructions from the north (via I-94), the west/northwest (via I-88, I-90 or I-190), the west/southwest (via I-55 or I-80) or from the south/southeast (via I-94, I-90, I-80 or I-57).

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