Location & Accommodations

All conference activities will take place at the I Hotel and Conference Center (aka Illinois Conference Center), on the south end of the campus of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

I Hotel and Conference Center
1900 South First Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: 217-819-5000
Email: info@StayAtTheI.com

Photo of conference center exterior


We will adhere to the Conference Center's policies and guidelines at the time of the conference.

As of now, face masks and social distancing are not required, regardless of vaccination status.

Hand sanitizer is available throughout the Conference Center.

Please check here for updates.


Parking at the I Hotel and Conference Center is free and plentiful for all FSI participants.


Unfortunately, the I Hotel is not able to offer a group room block due to the NCAA tennis tournament happening at the same time. However, they may still have rooms available. Please visit their website or call 217-819-5000 to inquire.


A group room block is available at these hotels:


Holiday Inn
101 Trade Center Drive, Champaign, IL 61820
Group Name: FSI
Group Code: MFI
Group Rate per night: $87.99 (1 King) or $97.99 (2 Queens) + 13% tax
Deadline: April 16, 2022
Complimentary parking and shuttle to/from airport and train station
To make a reservation, call 217-398-3400 or book online.


Comfort Suites
2001 North Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
Group Name: FSI Faculty Summer Institute
Group Rate: $99.00 (1 King or 2 Queens) + 13% tax
Deadline: April 18, 2022
Complimentary hotel shuttle, hot breakfast buffet, and parking available
To make a reservation, call 217-328-3500 or book online.


Champaign-Urbana is conveniently located at the crossroads of Interstates I-57, I-74, and I-72, about a 2-3 hour drive from Chicago, Indianapolis, St. Louis, and Peoria.

Located in the heart of downtown Champaign, Illinois Terminal offers visitors a magnificent facility through which one can access intercity bus services, local mass transit, Amtrak trains, Greyhound and taxis. Spacious waiting areas, an on-site restaurant and gift shop make in between times fly by.

Peoria Charter Coach Company also offers daily bus trips between the Chicago area and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.