2008 NCSA Private Sector Program Annual Meeting

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Where is NCSA? How do I get there? | Parking at NCSA | Where can I stay in Urbana-Champaign?

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

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 in the garage, time limits for surrounding streets are usually two hours.

Where can I stay in Urbana-Champaign?

Hampton Inn
1200 W. University Ave., Urbana
A block of rooms is available at the reduced rate of $89 per night; call 217-337-1100 and mention the NCSA PSP meeting.

Holiday Inn
1001 W. Killarney, Urbana
Rooms are available at the special rate of $75/night for one person or $85/night for 2+; call 217-328-7900 by May 7 and ask for the NCSA Annual Meeting Rate.

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