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". 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.

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Chicago South Loop Hotel
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Best Western Grant Park
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Travelodge Chicago
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Welcome Inn Manor
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Crowne Plaza Metro Hotel
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Hotel Allegro
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