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2005 Private Sector Program Annual Meeting Frequently Asked Questions

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Where will the Private Sector Program Annual Meeting take place?
The meetings will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center at 1001 Killarney Street, Urbana, Illinois. The PSP Annual meeting will begin on Monday, May 16 at noon with an optional golf outing. Consult the meeting agenda for more details. Registration is now open.

Are there Maps to the Holiday Inn?
Map of Holiday Inn Urbana

More information about the Holiday Inn:
1001 Killarney St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Tel: 217-328-7900
Fax: 217-328-7941
Email: cmiub1@soltec.net
Check-In Time: 03:00 pm
Check-Out Time: 12:00 pm

What is the closest airport?
Willard Airport (CMI) is the closest commercial location.

What are some other nearby airports?
Indianapolis International Airport (IND) — Indianapolis, Indiana - 117.02 miles away
      Directions from IND to the Holiday Inn Urbana

O'Hare International Airport (ORD) — Chicago, Illinois - 152.83 miles away
      Directions from ORD to the Holiday Inn Urbana

Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI) — Bloomington, Illinois - 53.65 miles away
      Directions from BMI to the Holiday Inn Urbana


If I need assistance, whom do I contact?
Evelyn Hickman, hickman@ncsa.uiuc.edu, 217-244-3635
On-site at the Holiday Inn there will be staff members at the Registration Desk.

Whom do I contact in case of emergency or to leave a message?
The registration desk direct phone number is 217-328-4367. For Private Sector Program attendees, you may call 217-721-0292, 24 hours a day.


PSP Annual Meeting
Tuesday, May 17
Buffet breakfast, luncheon, and evening reception

Wednesday, May 18
Buffet breakfast


PSP Annual Meeting information can be found in the PSP Meeting agenda.


Will there be Internet access at the conference?
Yes, wireless Internet will be available. Bring your laptop and wireless card with you. There will also be some wireless cards available for check-out. For those of you who don't bring laptops, we will have an email bank set up.

NCSA wireless access information
IEEE 802.11a and 802.11b wireless access will be available in the meeting rooms and lobby during the meeting for users who have laptops, PDAs, and other devices with compatible wireless cards. A small number of 802.11b wireless network cards will be available for checkout. Please direct inquiries to the registration desk. The SSID will be Alliance, but the wireless network will also be set up to not require an SSID from the clients.

In order to provide as reliable a wireless network as possible to the meeting attendees, no wireless equipment at 2.4 Ghz or 5.2 Ghz except client cards may be used at the Holiday Inn without prior approval from neteng@ncsa.uiuc.edu. We appreciate your cooperation in eliminating potential interference.


Parking is complimentary at the Holiday Inn. We recommend using NCSA-provided transportation to agenda meetings that will be held at campus locations, as parking is restricted.


Does the Holiday Inn have shuttle service?
Yes, they do have complimentary shuttle service. If you know your travel arrangements, you can call in advance to schedule pick up service at 217-328-7900. Otherwise, call the Holiday Inn upon arrival at Willard Airport.

What is the phone number for local taxicab services?
Yellow: (217) 355-3553
Campus Taxi: (217) 359-4520
Checker: (217) 355-0200
Andy's Limousine: (217) 352-3859
Corky's Cab: (217) 352-3121


If you would be interested in visiting the University of Illinois campus, see http://www.uiuc.edu/.

Champaign-Urbana information can be found at http://www.cucvb.org/about/index.html.


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