Events on all four days of the conference will be held at the following Kellogg School of Management Global Hub:

Kellogg School of Management Global Hub
2211 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208

(See Global Hub link for maps and directions to facility location)


The Pre-Session, including Datathon and the Skills Workshops, will be held Thursday, July 12 (timing TBD). The General Session begins Friday, July 13 (timing TBD). We anticipate that the conference will end no later than 2:00 PM on Sunday, July 15. The conference website will be updated with additional scheduling information as the agenda is finalized.


Discounted hotel accommodations will be available for attendees of the conference, and must be reserved prior to June 10, 2018.

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston
1818 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
847-475-6400 or 1-877-STAYHGI
Booking code: IC2S2
Book your conference rate here

Hilton Orrington/Evanston
1710 Orrington Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
847.866.8700 or toll-free: 888.677.4648
Book rooms online at the reduced conference rate here

If you book over the phone, use the discount code “IC2S2”. Rooms are being offered at the conference rate from July 9 – 17 to allow for early arrivals / late departures dependent on your desired travel dates.

Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston
1501 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
847.491.6400 or toll-free: 877.424.2449
Call-in Booking Code: IC2S2, or Book online with this link

If you book over the phone, use the discount code “IC2S2”. If you require rooms earlier or later than the dates of the conference, the discounted rate can be extended 2 days prior and post-conference, upon availability, at the time of booking.


Flights Into Chicago:

Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is the nearest airport, located approximately 16 miles (a 35–50 minute drive) from the Northwestern University campus and the Hilton Orrington Hotel.

The Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) is a second, less convenient option, located approximately 25 miles from the Northwestern University campus and the Hilton Orrington Hotel.

Driving Information:

For driving directions to the Kellogg School of Management Global Hub, please visit the Global Hub directions page.

Public Transportation:

For information on public transportation to and from the conference, and in the Chicago metropolitan area, visit the Chicago Transportation Authority website.


Please pay attention to posted signs and parking regulations. Learn more about parking near the Global Hub


Conference check-in will be held from 8:30AM–6:00 PM on Thursday, July 12 (for Pre-Session: Datathon and Workshops as well as General Session) and from 8:00AM–6:00 PM on Friday, July 13.


Casual attire is appropriate for all days of the conference.


Northwestern University offers guests free wireless access.


Yasmeen Khan

Lisa McGowan

Sponsorship/Media Inquiries
Alanna Lazarowich

Honor code

The purpose of the IC2S2 Honor Code is to promote our values of integrity, professionalism, and respect for others so that each participant can fully develop intellectually and professionally at the conference. The IC2S2 is committed to the highest levels of integrity, professionalism, and respect for others. We are dedicated to providing a professional and productive experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion. We all have a responsibility to behave ethically in all situations, to represent honestly our own contributions and those of others in all the work we perform, and to acknowledge and respect diversity in individuals and cultures.