Meeting Venues and Travel

Conference Venue

Prentice of Northwestern Memorial Hospital
250 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Meeting rooms are located on the 3rd floor.


Allerton Hotel
701 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
(only two blocks away from the conference venue)

Rate: $199 per night (non-inclusive of tax)
Rooms with two double beds: $224
Rooms with one king bed: $214


ONLINEReserve your room online at the special ISRII rate.
The group block is from May 16 to 19th.  If you wish to arrive before or stay after the conference and have any problems making a reservation outside the conference dates, please see below for instructions on calling the hotel directly.

INDIVIDUAL CALL-IN: Call the Hotel’s reservations department at +1 312.440.1500 or +1 877.701.8111. Lureatha Little will be happy to assist you.  You may email her at   To receive the ISRII rate, identify your group as the ISRII Meeting. All reservations should be made by Tuesday, 16 April 2013. After this date, the hotel cannot guarantee the special ISRII rate.

CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT: Check-in time begins at 3:00 pm and checkout time is 12:00 pm.

HOTEL POLICIES: Upon arrival the Hotel will confirm the established departure date with each guest.  Should a guest depart earlier than the confirmed departure date, a $100.00 fee will be charged.  Cancelations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the confirmed arrival date. Failure to check in on an individual’s confirmed arrival date will result in a one night’s room and tax billed to the credit card provided.


Travel to Chicago



O’Hare International Airport, located 17 miles from downtown, is one of the largest airports in the world. For visitors needing information or directions, airport information booths are located on the lower levels of the domestic terminals and on the upper and lower levels of the International Terminal. Check out this link to O’Hare travel information for details on parking, amenities and services.

Midway International Airport is located 10 miles from downtown Chicago and offers another convenient travel option for visitors.  Click here  for details on parking, amenities, and services.

Ground TransportationBoth airports offer plentiful taxi service to downtown and the suburbs. Rates range from $40 – $50 from O’Hare, and $30 – $40 from Midway. Rates vary based on travel time  and are subject to change.

GO AIRPORT EXPRESS provides shared ride services to all downtown / suburban hotels and many businesses. Pair fares and group discounts are available along with customized reservation portals for your groups.

Many major car rental companies have facilities at the O’Hare and Midway Airports. Please visit specific rental company websites for details.  This fully-interactive parking map allows you to search for parking options in downtown Chicago.

Limousine / chauffer agencies prefer that all customers reserve cars at least 48 hours in advance  although cars can occasionally be ordered with a two-hour notice.  Click here for a list of available transportation services.


Chicago is accessible via several major interstates and highways: I-90 (Kennedy Expressway), I-94 (Dan Ryan Expressway), I-55 (Stevenson Expressway), I-290 (Eisenhower Expressway), I-294 (Tri-State Tollway).

Parking: Use this fully-interactive parking map to search for parking options in downtown Chicago.


Amtrak serves Chicago with about 50 trains arriving and departing daily.

The South Shore Line services Chicago through Northern Indiana to the South Bend Airport. If you are planning a trip involving a large group like a school function please call for groups rates 219-874-4221 ext. 245 at least one month prior to your date of travel.


House of Blues – House of Blues Chicago opened in 1996 and is located in the historic Marina City complex on the Chicago River. Modeled after the spectacular “Estavovski” Opera House in Prague, the spectacular views from the exclusive Opera Boxes are a unique and unforgettable experience. From legendary acts such as The Who and Al Green to contemporary artists such as Pearl Jam and Jurassic 5, House of Blues Chicago has been host to some of the world’s most renowned musicians. In keeping with tradition, the House of Blues Chicago displays the “Crazy Quilt” and keeps a metal box of mud from the Delta Mississippi underneath its stage.

Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets – The game begins at 1:20 pm. Tickets can be purchased online.

 Architectural Cruise –  Travel up and down the Chicago river discussing the impact that the architecture of over 40 buildings have had on the City of Chicago. An entertaining Docent will recount the story of Chicago’s rise from the Great Fire of 1871 to how it became the home of the Skyscraper