ILLINOIS CLASSICAL CONFERENCE
Location. All sessions will be held on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Registration and all the Saturday sessions will take place in the Foreign Languages Building, 707 South Mathews Ave. which is located on Mathews Ave. between Oregon and Nevada Street.
The conference has been planned with the idea that most participants would be able to walk around the campus and would not need a car during the meeting.
The Advisory Council Meeting Friday will take place on the first floor of the Foreign Languages Building in room 1046. There are parking meters on Mathews Ave. and in adjacent streets. The Sunday morning session and brunch will also be held there.
Lodging. The Chancellor Hotel has set aside a block of 20 rooms for ICC participants. The group rate is $59 for single or double occupancy. This rate is available for October 8-9. The price per room includes a continental breakfast. The hotel reservation number attendees can call to book their rooms is 1-800-257-6667. The booking number for the ICC group is 1073. Reservations should be by Friday, September 24. Please make your reservations promptly! The Chancellor Hotel is located on 1501 South Neil Ave. in Champaign at the intersection of Neil and Kirby Ave., approximately a five-minute drive to campus.
Book Exhibit. The book exhibit will be open on Saturday and will also be located on the first floor of the Foreign Languages Building. Be sure to drop in!
Transportation. By train and by bus. Amtrak (http://www.amtrak.com) provides daily rail passenger service to and from Chicago. Greyhound (http://www.greyhound.com), Trailways, and Illini Swallow provide national and regional bus service. The Illinois Terminal provides travelers access to inter-city and local bus services and taxis. Located at 45 E. University Avenue in downtown Champaign. For more information, you may check their website at http://www.city.champaign.il.us/parking_trans/ptpt.html
MTD buses departing from the terminal serve the campus. You may check their schedule upon arrival or check their website at (http:// www.cumtd.com).
By car. From the Chicago area: after you exit Chicago, you must take I-57 heading south towards Memphis. Drive south for a couple hours or less to I-74 in Champaign. Take I-74 east three miles and exit at Lincoln Avenue. Turn right and head south a mile or more to the campus, which is on your right. After crossing Green Street, go south for three blocks and turn right on Oregon Street. Grab any parking space you see after you cross Goodwin Ave. Mathews Avenue is the second turn to your right.
Local Attractions. Of interest to classicists is the Spurlock Museum. The museum's permanent galleries feature the cultures of Ancient Mediterranean, Africa, Europe, the Americas, Asia and Oceania. The Krannert Art Museum is also a “must-see.” The collection holds more than eight thousand works of art, ranging in date from the fourth millennium B.C. to the present, representing the cultures of Africa, Asic, the Americas and Europe. We also suggest that participants visit the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, one of America’s leading university-based performing arts centers, designed by Max Abramowitz. We also strongly recommend a visit to the Arboretum and the Japan House and Gardens which are also located on the U of I campus [call: (217)-244-9934].