Blue Waters User Workshop 2013

Blue Waters User Workshop 2013

Travel Information

Where is NCSA? How do I get there?

NCSA building

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.

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. Megabus provides bus service between Urbana-Champaign and Chicago.

Driving directions are available on the NCSA website.


Where can I stay in Urbana-Champaign?

Hampton Inn Hampton Inn
1200 W. University Ave., Urbana

To reserve a room, call 217-337-1100 or the workshop's personalized registration page until Feb. 4, 2013.

Reservations can also be made at www.champaignurbana.hamptoninn.com. Select dates of arrival, departure and use the group code bwu.

Note: The Hampton Inn is within walking distance (less than 1 block) of NCSA and offers free parking.

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



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 all 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. There is no attendant in the parking garage, but you do have the option to pay for metered parking in the parking structure by credit card by calling 1-866-234-PARK (7275); the garage is location 4801. For more information, go to paybyphone.com.


Wireless access

NOTE: Students are expected to provide their own laptops for the workshop.

Registered participants will receive a guest login/password for the NCSA wireless network when they check in for the workshop.