Location & Accommodations

Meeting Venue

The conference will be held at the Beckman Institute on the campus of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Beckman Institute
405 N. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, Illinois 61801 USA

Campus Map | ILLINOIS (showing the Beckman Institute)

Location of Sessions:
Oral Sessions: 5602 Beckman Institute (Fifth floor)
Coffee Breaks: 5269 Beckman Institute (Fifth floor, tower room)
Lunch and Poster Session: 1005 Beckman Institute (Ground floor)
Please have posters up by Monday lunch.


By air

The University of Illinois' Willard Airport serves Champaign-Urbana. It's located about four miles south of campus in Savoy, Illinois. It provides airline service by American Airlines, with connections to Chicago-O'Hare (ORD) and Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW).

By bus or train

Illinois Terminal in downtown Champaign is about a mile west of the Beckman Institute. See a full list of bus and train transportation options, as well as information about CU MTD, the area's award-winning mass transit system.

By automobile

The drive from Chicago takes about two hours; from Indianapolis, about two hours; and from St. Louis, about three hours.


A block of rooms is available at the following hotels:

Illini Union Hotel
1401 West Green Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801 USA
Phone: +1-217-333-1241

Group Rates: Full-size $124.74; Queen or King $128.79; Suites $187.11 (+ 13% tax)

Group Code: IDAR2022

Release Date: June 14, 2022 (no guarantee of availability or price after this date)

To make a reservation online:

  1. Go to illiniunionhotel.illinois.edu.
  2. Enter your dates and click on the “Enter it now” (last words above to enter your group booking code).
  3. Enter your booking code (IDAR2022) and click on update.
  4. Scroll down until you see rooms available.


Hampton Inn Champaign/Urbana
1200 West University Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801 USA
Phone: +1 217-337-1100

Group Rates: King $119.00 + 13% tax

Group Code: IDAR 2022

Release Date: June 25, 2022 (no guarantee of availability or price after this date)

To make a reservation online:

Instructions available soon. Please check back.


You are welcome to use Google Maps to find additional hotel options.


Many metered parking spaces are available near Beckman:

  • On Wright Street to the west
  • In the circle drive to Beckman's east
  • In the campus parking deck across Mathews Avenue, which requires paying via app or a payment machine near University and Mathews.

Meters are $1 per hour. For more information on campus parking, please see the campus parking website.


View of Beckman Institute from Engineering Quad
Photo: Beckman Institute at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign