A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North ( A nightly rate of $229.00 per night (single or double occupancy) has been reserved until Wednesday, September 25, 2019. To reserve a room, please call 855-268-0372; the block is reserved under "University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee MECC Room Block" or link directly to the reservation block here: Please note that if you reserve multiple nights and, at the last minute, decide to check out early, you will be charged an early check-out fee of $229.00. To avoid this fee, please advise the hotel of any plans to change your length of stay 24 hours prior to check-in. Check-in time is 3:00pm and check-out time is 12:00pm.

The Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza Hotel is located at 350 West Mart Center Drive. Hermann Hall, the conference site, can be reached in 15-30 min by car (depending on time of day), or in about 30 min via the CTA Green Line (board at the Clark/Lake stop and disembark at the 35th-Bronzeville-IIT stop) or via the CTA Red Line (board at the Lake stop and disembark at the Sox-35th stop). You can download a CTA route map here.

To get to the hotel from O'Hare International Airport (ORD) by public transportation, take the CTA Blue Line Train towards Forest Park and exit at Clark/Lake. Head North on North Wells Street for 1 block. Turn Left on West Wacker Drive for 1 block. Turn Right onto North Orleans Street over the Franklin Street Bridge for 1 block before turning Left onto West Mart Center Drive (also referred to as West Wolf Point Plaza). Destination will be on the Right past the first set of revolving doors. 

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