Travel Information

About Chicago

Welcome to Chicago, the city that feel like home. Here we have a little something for everyone. You can visit world-class museums, dine at one of our many Michelin Star restaurants or catch a show in one of over 200 theaters. Now matter what you love to do, you'll feel right at home doing it here. There are plenty of things to do in Chicago, include tours, spectator sports, shopping and other attractions. Our night life doesn't stop either with plenty of bars and nightclubs, live music and comedy clubs.

Airport Information

Chicago is serviced by O'Hare International Airport (ORD), which is just 17 miles outside of the Chicago Loop. It serves the Chicago metropolitan area along with Midway international Airport (MDW), which is located just 10 miles of the Chicago Loop and is used as a secondary airport. 


Taxi, limousine, van and shuttle services, ride-sharing services, and car rental companies all operate at both Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport. Downtown Chicago is approximately 17 miles from O'Hare Airport, with fares ranging from $40-$50 (USD) and approximately 10 miles from Midway international Airport, with fares ranging from $35-$45 (USD).

Please visit the airport websites for additional ground transportation options.  

O'Hare International Airport

Midway International Airport

Ride-Sharing Services

Uber and Lyft ride-sharing services are available in Chicago, providing numerous travel options to get around throughout the city. Free mobile apps are available for both services in the Apple (iOS) App Store and Android Apps in the Google Play Store.

Travel Documentation

A foreign national or alien entering the U.S. is generally required to present a passport and valid visa issued by a U.S. Consular Official, unless they are a citizen of a country eligible for the Visa Waiver Program, or are a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. or a citizen of Canada. For more information, please visit the U.S. Customs website.

Personalized letters of invitation for applying for visas can be issued to speakers/presenters once your abstracts have been accepted by the conference organizers. Letters will be generated for presenting authors, upon request, with confirmation of your abstract title, session, date and time of presentation. For more information, please contact Merle Hedland at (630) 428-2133 or email