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2006 Private Sector Program Annual Meeting Frequently Asked Questions

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Where will the Private Sector Program Annual Meeting take place?
All events will be at the NCSA Building on the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois, 1205 W. Clark St., Urbana.

Driving directions to NCSA.

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

Other nearby airports are: Indianapolis International Airport (IND), Indianapolis, Indiana; O'Hare International Airport (ORD), Chicago, Illinois; and Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI), Bloomington, Illinois.


Annual meeting attendees can receive a reduced room rate at The Holiday Inn and Convention Center at 1001 Killarney Street, Urbana, and Eastland Suites, 1907 Cunningham, Urbana, if registering before May 30. Ask for the NCSA rate when reserving your room.

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


Some metered parking is available on Clark Street directly in front of the NCSA Building. There is also a parking garage with metered spaces directly north of the NCSA Building.


Meals that will be provided as part of the annual meeting include:

  • Monday, June 19: Evening reception
  • Tuesday, June 20: Buffet breakfast, luncheon
  • Wednesday, June 21: Buffet breakfast


Will there be Internet access at the conference?
Wireless Internet access is available through the NCSA Building. Guests can request a login and password from NCSA staff.

For those without laptops, an email bank will be provided.


The Holiday Inn offers complimentary airport shuttle service and complimentary area shuttle service within a 9-mile radius of the hotel.

There are a number of local cab services, including:

C-U Taxi - 359-8634
Checker Cab - 367-0000
Corky's Cab - 352-3121
Orange Taxi - 367-8888
Illini Limo - 384-5892


The Champaign County Conventions and Visitors Bureau provides information on things to do and see in Urbana-Champaign. The local arts organization 40 North/88 West also lists local music, theater, and arts happenings.

The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts offers a variety of musical and theatrical entertainment.

For information about the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, see http://www.uiuc.edu/.


If you have questions or need assistance, contact Evelyn Hickman at 217-244-3635 or hickman@ncsa.uiuc.edu.

In case of emergency, Private Sector Program attendees can call 217-721-0292, 24 hours a day.


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