All registered participants are responsible for their own reservations, air or ground transportation, and lodging costs. The following is a list of LAN Conference Hotels: 

Holiday Inn & Suites – Downtown Chicago
506 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60607
$129 + Tax 
Block dates: April 6 to April 10, 2016
Cut Off Date: March 7, 2016
Conference Code: RNL
Contact: Jim Hickey, jhickey@hidowntown.com, 312-583-4243

The Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Downtown
733 West Madison, Chicago, IL 60661
$149 + Tax per night
Conference Block: April 6-10, 2016
Registration Code: A45
Cut Off Date: March 9, 2016
Contact: Caitlin Becker, CBecker@thechicagometro.com, 312-602-2180

The W Hotel City Center
172 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60603
$189 + tax per night
LAN Conference Block: April 4-10, 2016
Cut Off Date: April 1, 2016
Contact: Emily Allor, Emily.allor@whotels.com, 312-917-5782

Marriott Chicago at Medical District
625 South Ashland Avenue (at Harrison Street), Chicago IL 60607
$159+ tax per night
LAN Conference Block: April 6-10, 2016
Conference Code: LTNC
Cut Off Date: February 22, 2016
Contact: Veronica Casales, vcasales@marriottchicagomd.com, 312-529-6007

Below is a map with stars noting the locations of the four hotels. They are listed from left to right as the Marriott, the Crowne Plaza, the Holiday Inn, and the W Hotel.

Map of hotels


Transportation is available to all attending the Friday 4/8 reception at National Museum of Mexican Art on a first-come first-served basis.

Buses will pick-up at the following locations and times:

5:45pm & 6:15pm
In front of Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (just south of Student Center East)
Additionally, one bus will also pick up conference goers at participating LAN hotels.

5:30pm  The W
5:40pm  Holiday Inn
5:50pm  Crowne Plaza
6pm       Marriott


Transportation will also be available to those who have RSVPd for the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance lunch presentation on Saturday 4/9.

Pick-up will happen at the same location at 11:45am, with return trips to LAN by 1:30pm.

UIC is located very close to downtown but may still require transport depending on your desired location. Public transportation in Chicago is known as the CTA or the Chicago Transit Authority and consist of a bus and a train system. The train lines are color coded and meet at various transfer points in the center of downtown in an area collectively referred to as “The Loop”. The map below shows the various train lines that can take you to any part of the city. The trains extend beyond the distances shown in this map but we have provided a close up for your convenience. Below is also a bullet point list of train stops that are under a 10 minute walking distance from conference locations.

  • The CTA train line most convenient to UIC campus is the UIC- Halsted Blue Line.

  • The Holiday Inn is located closest to the Clinton Blue Line.

  • The W Hotel is located closest to the Quincy/Wells Brown, Orange, Pink, and Purple Lines.

  • The Chicago Cultural center is located closest to the Randolph/Wabash Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, and Purple Lines.

  • The National Museum of Mexican Art is located closest to the 18th St Pink Line.

  • The Puerto Rican Arts Alliance is located within an 8 minute walk to the Belmont Blue Line.

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Many of your hotels are located very close to “The Loop” and should provide easy access to downtown attractions. Below is a close up of “The Loop” train lines as well as some tourist sites such as Navy Pier, Millennium Park, and Museum Campus. Parking in downtown can be expensive and hard to find so when it is possible to walk it is recommended.

loop map