Travel logistics


We will be staying at the HYATT PLACE CHICAGO-SOUTH/UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER. Accommodation packages are available for stays from the evening of April 8 or April 9 through the morning of April 11. Please reserve the hotel room on your own .

The hotel operates a complimentary shuttle service to the UChicago campus.

April 9th – Shuttle pickup from Hyatt Place to UChicago at 11:45 AM (25 passenger shuttle, Pontarelli Transport, Sign will say “FG Meeting”)

April 9th – Pontarelli shuttle will return attendees to Hyatt Place @ 8:30 PM

April 10th – Pontarelli shuttle pickup from Hyatt Place to UChicago @ 7:20 AM




The meeting will be held at the Gordon Center for Integrative Science.

GCIS seminar room W301
929 E. 57th St. Chicago, IL

(For those driving, parking is available in Ellis Garage. 5525 S. Ellis Ave. It is a 5-7 minute walk from the garage to the meeting site.)

Direction from Hyatt Place hotel to meeting place:

Direction from parking to meeting place:

Additional info can be found on the lodging page.

Directions From Chicago Airports

Midway Airport

Follow the airport signs to the CTA Orange Line/transit center. At the transit center, walk outside to the CTA bus terminal and board the #55 Garfield bus. The bus runs east on 55th Street to the Museum of Science and Industry. Exit at the Ellis Avenue stop (you will see the Ratner Atheletic Center on the corner). Walk south on Ellis Avenue towards the heart of campus.

O’Hare Airport

Take the CTA Blue Line train from the airport to the Jackson stop downtown. Exit the subway and walk one block east to State Street. Then follow directions for travel by the #6 Jackson Park Express bus on the Mass Transit page.


Getting around in Hyde Park

A detailed transportation brochure around the University can be found here.

Maps of the University of Chicago can be found here.


Public transit directions from Chicago airports