Conference Location

All conference events will be held on January 29th, 20 in the James L. Allen Center at Kellogg’s main campus in Evanston.

Allen Center
2169 Campus Drive
Evanston, Illinois 60208
(847) 864-9270






Directions and Map to the Allen Center

 

Accommodations

Hotel Orrington Hilton Garden Inn Best Western Evanston
Hotel Orrington Hilton Best Western

Conference attendees looking for Chicago hotel deals are encouraged to look at DealBase.com, an aggregator of hotel deals and packages, which was founded by 2004 Kellogg alumni Sam Shank.

Parking

Parking is limited on Northwestern University's Evanston campus. Many parking lots are restricted, including the lots adjacent to the Jacobs Center as well as the Allen Center prior to 4:00 pm during the week. If you park in a restricted area, you will be ticketed $50. We strongly urge you to take a taxi or a limousine to the Jacobs Center.

If you must drive, please park on the north side of campus next to Northwestern University's Sports and Aquatic Center (SPAC).

Directions to Parking Lot
Drive North on Sheridan through the Northwestern campus and then turn East (Right) onto Lincoln. Follow it to the end. The SPAC parking lot is on the right. Please see the following map for directions.

Volunteers will be handing out parking passes from 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. at the entrance to the SPAC Parking Lot. Please make sure that your pass is properly marked. If you arrive after 10am, please stop by the Jacobs Center to pick up a visitor parking permit.

A shuttle service will run all day long, every 15 minutes between the parking lot and the Jacobs Center.

Public Transportation

Taxi Companies:
American Taxi (847-755-2227)
303 Cab Company (847-256-0303)
Northshore Cab Association (847-864-7500)
From O'Hare, cab rates are $28-35 to campus.
From Midway, cab rates are $46-55 to campus.

Taxi directions to the Allen Center:
Follow the directions detailed below based on your direction of travel. When you reach Sheridan Rd in the directions head NORTH. Follow Sheridan Rd north to the parking lot just past the Jacobs Center (this will be right past the intersection of Foster and Sheridan). Turn right into the parking lot and follow it down the hill towards the lake. The Allen Center will be on the far side of the parking lot.

Traveling via METRA commuter rail:
Take the Metra/Union Pacific North Line toward Kenosha.
Get off at Davis St, Evanston.
Make a left, turning east onto Davis St.
Walk one long block from Benson Ave to Orrington Ave.
Make a left, turning north onto Orrington Ave.
Walk two blocks to Clark St.
In front of you, on the north side of Clark St, will be the Rebecca Crown Center.
Walk east on Clark to Sheridan. Walk North on Sheridan towards the intersection of Foster and Sheridan. Just past this intersection of Foster and Sheridan you will see a parking lot. Make a right through the parking lot towards the lake. Follow the sidewalk down the hill. The Allen Center is on the far side of the parking lot.
For more information about Metra, visit the Metra Information Center.

Traveling via Chicago Transit Authority (CTA):
Take the "CTA Purple Line" north toward Linden.
Get off at Foster St.
Make a right, turning east onto Foster St.
Walk two and a half blocks to Sheridan Rd.
Just past the intersection of Foster and Sheridan you will see a parking lot. Make a right through the parking lot towards the lake. Follow the sidewalk down the hill. The Allen Center is on the far side of the parking lot.
For more information about the Chicago Transit Authority, visit the CTA website. (make hyperlink to http://www.transitchicago.com/)