Keynote Speakers

Terry Speed

UC Berkeley

Peter Bickel
UC Berkeley

John Storey

Chung-I Wu
University of Chicago


Organizing Committee
Ji-Ping Wang, NU
Zhong, Sheng, UIUC
Jake Chen, IUPUI
David Sigfredo Angulo, DePaul
Yang Dai, UIC
Zhong, Wenxuan, UIUC
Zhaohui Qin, U of M
Simon Lin, NU


Advisory Committee
CHAIR: Harris Lewin, UIUC
Brain Athey, UMICH
Mary Ellen Bock, Purdue
Rex L. Chisholm, Northwestern
Bruce Schatz, UIUC
Suzanne Stratton, Carle
Xuming He, UIUC
Eric Jackobsson, NCSA
Larry Schook, UIUC


Getting to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Urbana-Champaign is conveniently located in east-central Illinois and is accessible by air, train, or road.

The University is served by Willard Airport (airport code CMI). Car rental is available at the airport.

The Illinois campus is quite large. Find your way around by referencing the online campus map, or click on the image below for a large, printable map. The IGB is building P11.



Make your reservations early, as hotel rooms in Champaign-Urbana are limited for the weekend of October3-5, 2008.

Courtyard Marriott
Phone: 217-355-0411
1811 Moreland Blvd
Champaign, IL 61822
A block of 20 rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard, approximately 15 minutes drive from the IGB. Use event code "IGB Informatics."

Hampton Inn and Suites
Phone: 217-337-1100
1200 W. University Ave
Urbana, IL 61801
The Hampton Inn is within walking distance of the IGB. Rooms are available, but we do not have a block reserved.

Hilton Garden Inn
Phone: 217-352-9970
1501 S. Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
The Hilton is approximately a 10 minute drive of the IGB. Rooms are available, but we do not have a block reserved.

There are also many other additional hotel options in the Champaign-Urbana area.


Both garage and on-street parking is available. Meters cost $.75 per hour. Garage parking is free on Saturdays.

Visitor's Guide

For more information about the University, including additional campus maps and community information, see
the U of I Web site.