McCormick / NICO / Kellogg 2018: 4th Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science

Hosted by the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL USA


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)

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


The Pre-Session, including Datathon and the Skills Workshops, will be held on Thursday, July 12. The Datathon will run from 10:00am – 10:00pm, and the Skills Workshops will run from 9:00am – 6:00pm. The General Session begins Friday, July 13 at 8:30am and ends no later than 1:15 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


Pre-Session (Datathon & Workshops) check-in will be held from 8:00 AM–9:00 AM for Workshops, and 8:00-10:00 AM for Datathon on Thursday, July 12. General Session check-in will be held from 7:30AM–8:30AM on Friday, July 13.


A continental breakfast will be served each morning prior to the start of each day’s sessions. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served on all days of the conference with the exception of Friday evening, where attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy dinner (following our reception) on their own.

World Cup Viewing

World Cup coverage will be shown in HUB L070 (lower level) on Saturday and Sunday mornings if you wish to check in between our programming. Games begin at 9am on Saturday, and 10am on Sunday.


Casual attire is appropriate for all days of the conference.


Northwestern University offers guests free wireless access.


General Inquiries

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.