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Travel

Hotel

The 2017 National Leadership Conference is being held at the Hilton in downtown Chicago. 
 

Conference and sleeping rooms:
Hilton Chicago

720 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, Ill. 60605
(312) 922-4400

 
Additional sleeping rooms (accommodations after the Hilton is fully committed):
636 S. Michigan Ave. (located next door to the Hilton)
Chicago, Ill. 60605
(312) 447-0955
 
Check-in begins at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16 with check-out at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19. Check your bag with the hotel bell desk before arriving to the Sunday sessions.
 
Sleeping rooms at the Hilton Chicago are first come, first served. Make sure to register early. 

Travel

Attendees must book their own travel. Please arrive any time on Thursday, Nov. 16. The conference begins at 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 17. Attendees can depart anytime after 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19.
By air
Attendees flying into Chicago have the option of flying into two airports. 
 
Midway International Airport (MDW)
Midway is 11 miles from the Hilton Chicago. Airlines servicing this airport include Southwest and Delta.
 
One-way transportation costs (minimum charge) from Midway:
Limousine  $100
L train  $2.25
Taxi  $35
Uber  $20
  
O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
O’Hare is 19 miles from the Hilton Chicago. Airlines servicing this airport include American, Delta, Frontier, Jet Blue and United. 
 
One-way transportation costs (minimum charge) from O’Hare:
Limousine  $100
L train  $5.00
Taxi  $50
Uber  $40
 
By car

Here are approximate drive times from midwestern cities that have dental schools:

  • Milwaukee, Wis.: 2 hours
  • Indianapolis, Ind.:  3 hours
  • Iowa City, Iowa: 4 hours
  • Ann Arbor, Mich.: 4.5 hours
  • Alton, Ill.: 5 hours
  • Detroit, Mich.: 5 hours
  • Louisville, Ky.: 5.25 hours
  • Cleveland, Ohio: 6 hours
  • Columbus, Ohio: 6.25 hours
  • Lexington, Ky.: 6.75 hours
  • Minneapolis, Minn.: 7.5 hours
  • Omaha, Neb.: 8 hours
  • Lincoln, Neb.: 8.5 hours
  • Kansas City, Mo.: 8.5 hours
  • Nashville, Tenn.: 8.25 hours
 

Parking is available at the hotel as follows: 

  • Self-park: $61/day
  • Valet parking: $75/day
ASDA does not pay for or reimburse for attendee parking. Parking apps like SpotHero may be a source for cheaper parking in downtown Chicago. 
 
Chicago Public Transit
Directions from Midway
Take the Orange Line toward the Loop and exit at Roosevelt. Walk east on E. Roosevelt Rd. toward Wabash Ave. Turn left onto S. Michigan Ave. The Hilton Chicago is about four blocks north on your left.

Directions from O'Hare
Take the Blue Line toward Forest Park and exit at LaSalle. Walk east on W. Congress Pkwy toward S. Clark St. Turn right onto S. Michigan Ave. The Hilton Chicago will be on your right.

Uber and Lyft both operate in Chicago.