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Travel & Accommodations

Event Venue

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

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Find the Allen Center on a campus map and get directions.




Hotel Information

Reserve a room at one of the following hotels near our conference venue and receive a special group rate.

Hilton Orrington

10 rooms available
1710 Orrington Avenue, Evanston, IL
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1-800-445-8667

$179 (1-2 people)

Reservation Instructions: Reservations can be made by calling Hilton Central Reservations at 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667). Identify yourself as being with the Computation + Journalism Symposium 2017 to receive the group rate. To confirm a guest reservation, Hilton Orrington/Evanston requires a guarantee of the first night’s room rate and tax, which may be provided by credit card. This also guarantees the reservation for late arrival. Rooms canceled after the cut-off date of Wednesday, 9/13/2017 will be charged for 1 night’s room and tax.

Hilton Garden Inn

50 rooms available
1818 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL
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phone: 847-475-6400 / fax: 847-492-6532

$179

Reservation Instructions: Guests can make reservations by calling 1-877-STAYHGI with the group name (C+J 2017) and/or group code (EECS). Guests can also reserve their room online: http://group.hiltongardeninn.com/NU-ElectricalEngineeringandComputerScience

Hyatt House Chicago/Evanston

20 rooms available
1515 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL
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847-864-2300

$189

Reservation Instructions: Reservations can be made over the phone by calling 1-866-974-9288 and mentioning the group code/name "G-JEEG."

You can also reserve your room online, entering the group code/name "G-JEEG" in the field "Coporate or Group Code" to receive the group rate.

Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston

30 rooms available
1501 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL
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Main 847-491-6400 | D 847-424-2101 | F 847-328-3090

$152

Reservation Instructions: Reservations can be made by contacting the reservations desk at 1-847-491-6400 or 1-877-424-2449 (Outside IL) during business hours of 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. CST (Monday-Friday) and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. CST (Saturdays). Please ask for in-house reservations when calling. Identify yourself as being with group named "C+J Conference" to receive the group rate.

You may also reserve your room online. The preceding link will provide the group rate.




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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