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  The conference will be held at the James Allen Center, which is located at 2169 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208.


  The program will begin Friday, March 20th at 1:00pm and conclude at 12:00pm on Sunday, March 22nd.


  We've reserved a block of rooms for all conference participants at the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore / Evanston. Please call 847-475-6460 to make your reservation, and request the DECENTRALIZATION CONFERENCE block, group code DCO.



Our visitors have found the best way to get from the airport to Evanston is to take a taxi cab; just get in line at the taxi stand and hail any taxi. Alternately, you can call ones of these numbers and ask to send a cab to pick you up:

  • American Taxi: 1-(847)-253-2160

  • 303 Taxi: 1-(847)-368-0303

  • Best Taxi Service: 1-(847)-864-2500

  • Purple Cab: 1-(847)-662-6000

  • Parking

      If you choose to drive, please let us know so we'll have a parking pass ready for you. Parking permits are only required before 4:00pm on Fridays.



    If you are driving, you'll want to take the Lincoln Street entrance to the Allen Center. Click here for a map showing the Lincoln Street entrance and further instructions. Follow this link for a Northwestern campus map.

    Check-In   Conference check-in will be held from 11:30am to 1:00pm on Friday, March 20, 8:00am to 9:00am on Saturday, March 21, and from 7:30am to 8:30am on Sunday, March 22.


      Business attire is appropriate for all days of the conference.


      Friday will begin with an informal lunch and end with a reception and dinner. Breakfast will be available before the Saturday and Sunday sessions. No dinner is planned for Saturday evening: if you wish to dine in downtown Evanston, click here for a list of restaurants; an informal dinner will also be available at the Allen Center. An informal lunch will be served after the closing session. There will be refreshment breaks between sessions.

    Internet   Northwestern offers guests free wireless access; instructions are in the conference folders.


      Please contact Fran Walker at fwalker@kellogg.northwestern.edu