There will be no cost for registering and attending the conference but, unfortunately, we are unable to offer any travel support.

The “Area Studies and Outreach Conference” will take place at:

Illini Center
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
200 S. Wacker Drive, 19th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60606
phone: (312) 575-7800

A list of recommended hotels, as well as other travel arrangements, for the NCSS conference can be found here

The 98th NCSS Annual Conference will take place at:

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E. (Upper) Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60601

Please note that, unfortunately, we are unable to provide funding for travel or housing support for the conference. For those who are traveling to Chicago, please see below:

Airports: O’Hare International Airport  and Midway International Airport
Train Station: Amtrak at Union Station
Buses: Greyhound, Megabus , and Peoria Charter
For a list of hotels near the Illini Center as well as driving directions, please see