Clinical and Technical Advances and the Future of SenseCam Research
SenseCam 2009 will take place at the Hotel Allegro and rooms have been put aside for use by conference attendees on a first come-first served basis. The Hotel Allegro is located in the heart of Chicago and close to theater, entertainment, shopping and sightseeing.
To book your rooms, please visit:
Rates have been established under a code of "vic" and are as follows:
Thursday 15th October $199
Friday 16th October $199
Saturday 17th October $259
*If you still need to book your hotel room, please contact Sarah Demos in order to recieve the group rate as the deadline has passed. There are still rooms available, but the code will no longer work online.*
Conference Service Manager
O’Hare International Airport (ORD), which is 13 miles from downtown Chicago, handles more passengers than any other airport in the world. Airport information booths are located on the lower levels of the domestic terminals and on the upper and lower levels of the International Terminal. A foreign currency exchange is located on the lower level of the International Terminal. Taking a taxi to/from the airport varies depending on travel time from $30-$50 from O’Hare. For more information on ground transportation, please visit the following site: http://www.flychicago.com/GroundTransportation/home.shtm
Midway International Airport (MDW) is conveniently located 10 miles from downtown Chicago. Midway’s one terminal building has three concourses – A, B and C. Airport information booths are located in the ticketing lobby, baggage claim and the concessions food court. The airport is served by the CTA Orange Line train which is a 25-minute trip from downtown. Taking a taxi between Midway and downtown is approximately $28-$32. For more information on ground transportation, please visit the following site: http://www.flychicago.com/GroundTransportation/home.shtm
GROUND TRANSPORTATION FROM AIRPORTS TO THE HOTEL ALLEGRO
Cabs are plentiful outside the baggage claim areas at both airports.
Cabs from O’Hare usually run @ $38 - $40 with a travel time of @ 30 - 45 minutes, depending on traffic and road conditions.
Cabs from Midway usually run @ $28 - $30 with a travel time of @ 25 – 35 minutes, depending on traffic and road conditions.
Shuttle: (Continental Airport Express www.airportexpress.com)
The Continental Airport Express has blue vans that collect visitors every
5 – 15 minutes from the areas outside the baggage claim. The cost is $25 one way from O’Hare and $20 one way from Midway. The rate is reduced slightly if more people are in the same party, heading to the same hotel, or if round trip tickets are purchased from the driver. However, the travel time cannot be estimated because it depends on the number of passengers and the number of hotels at which the driver must stop.Train
Both airports are accessible by the Chicago Transit System (CTA).
The Blue Line train ends at O’Hare under Terminal 2, and returns to the downtown area frequently. This is a 24hr train. The cost is $2.00 one way and travel time is estimated at 60 minutes during off-peak hours. Exit the train at the Clark/Lake subway stop and ascend to the street level. Turn left and walk ½ block to LaSalle. Turn left and walk 1 block to Randolph. Turn right and the Hotel Allegro is on your left.
The Orange Line ends @ a 7 minute walk from the baggage claim area at Midway. The cost is $2.00 one way and travel time is estimated at @ 30 minutes during off-peak hours. Exit the train at the elevated Washington/Wells platform. Descend to street level and walk 1 block facing the traffic up Wells to corner of Wells and Randolph. Turn right and Hotel Allegro is on your right.
Here’s a list of popular places around Chicago that can all be reached via public transportation, a very short walk, and/or a quick cab ride.
Restaurants near the Hotel Allegro