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Travel/Accommodations

Where is NCSA? How do I get there?

NCSA is on the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois. The address is 1205 W. Clark St., Urbana.

The University of Illinois' Willard Airport (CMI) is served by American Airlines (Dallas, Texas, and Chicago, Illinois) and Northwest Airlink (Detroit, Michigan, and Minneapolis, Minnesota).

Other regional airports are: Indianapolis International Airport (IND), Indianapolis, Indiana (120 miles/190 kilometers away); O'Hare International Airport (ORD), Chicago, Illinois (140 miles/220 kilometers away); and Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI), Bloomington, Illinois (less than 60 miles/100 kilometers away).

You can also reach Champaign-Urbana via Amtrak train or Greyhound bus service. The Lincolnland Express also provides shuttle bus service between Urbana-Champaign and all regional airports and Chicago's Union Station.

Driving directions are available on the NCSA website.

A taxi from Willard Airport to NCSA will cost about $10. The Champaign County Visitors Guide offers information on taxis and other transportation.


Parking at NCSA

There is no free parking on the University of Illinois campus.

Metered parking is available near the NCSA Building on Clark Street, in the parking garage just north of NCSA, and on other surrounding streets. Rates are 75 cents/hour, and the meters accept quarters, dimes, nickels and dollar coins. While you can park all day at the metered spots in the garage, time limits for surrounding streets are usually two hours.


Where can I stay in Urbana-Champaign?

Blocks of rooms are available at the following hotels:

Hampton Inn
1200 W. University Ave., Urbana
A special rate of $89/night is avaialble July 6-10. Call 217-337-1100 and mention RSSI. Rooms will be held until June 11.
Note: The Hampton Inn is closest to NCSA

Illini Union Hotel
1401 W. Green St., Urbana A block of rooms is available July 7-9; rates are $94/night for one-guest double beds, $98/night for one-guest queen beds. Call 217-333-1241 and mention RSSI. Rooms will be held until June 11.

Holiday Inn
1001 W. Killarney, Urbana
Rooms are available for July 6-10 at rates of $75/night for one person and $85/night for two people. Call 217-328-7900 and mention RSSI. Rooms will be held until June 6.

Check the online Champaign County Visitors Guide for information on other Urbana-Champaign accommodations.


 

Questions? Contact ask@rssi2008.org. RSSI is organized by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, the University of Manchester, the NSF Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing, and OpenFPGA.


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