Be exposed to new ways of thinking about design, design process and how the various designers solve problems.
See beautiful, functional, effective design and hear the stories of the designers who create it.
Meet new people, get to know some of the presenters and have some fun.
Metra train service from the various Chicago suburbs will get you to the Chicago Loop area arriving at the downtown stations; Union Station, Oglivie Transportation Center, or LaSalle Street Station. From there you can either walk for about 10-15 minutes or take a taxi or Uber. Taxi stands are common at all train stations. Metra is the way to go for those in the suburbs of Chicago. It's fast and there are no hassles of traffic or downtown parking.
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CTA service Blue Line Washington station would be closest to Morningstar. For those living in the city CTA is a good option.
Chicago Transit Authority
If you must drive it is highly recommended you carpool and leave very, very early. It will be rush hour in the morning. Metra is really the way to go, and then you don’t have to concern yourself with parking too.
If you must drive, use the parking app SpotHero to find and reserve parking spots at garages around the conference venue (22 W. Washington Street, Chicago IL). SpotHero will give you reduced rates, up to 50% in some cases.
Hotels are plentiful in the area, though they can get a bit pricey. For a lower price option, and for those in the student or frugally minded category, check out Hi Hostel Chicago.