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SNAC Frequently Asked Questions

Location | Accommodations | Meals | Parking | Internet Access | Transportation | About SONIC


Where will the SNAC workshop take place?
All workshop sessions will be held at the NCSA Building at 1205 W. Clark St., Urbana, IL.

Driving directions to the NCSA Building

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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
O'Hare International Airport (ORD) - Chicago, Illinois - 152.83 miles away
Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI) - Bloomington, Illinois - 53.65 miles away

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Where will workshop participants be staying?
Rooms have been reserved for workshop attendees at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center at 1001 Killarney St., Urbana, IL.

Holiday Inn Information
Phone: 217-328-7900
Fax: 217-328-7941
Check-In Time: 3 pm
Check-Out Time: noon
Holiday Inn location

Who should I contact if I have hotel questions or problems?
Questions about Holiday Inn accommodations should be directed to Kelly Scott at Suzi Davis Travel at 217-398-1980, EXT. 3503.

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Are meals included in the workshop?
Yes. The meals that will be provided for workshop participants are: dinner and lunch on Nov. 3; breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Nov. 4; and breakfast and lunch on Nov. 5.

If you have questions or special dietary needs, contact Jean Soliday ( or 217-244-1972).

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There is a parking garage with metered spots directly north of the NCSA Building, across Clark Street.

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Will there be wireless Internet access at the workshop?
Yes. A log-in and password will be included in the information packet you receive upon arrival. Questions about wireless access can be directed to Roberto Dandi (

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What transportation is available from Willard Airport?
The Holiday Inn offers complimentary shuttle service from the airport to the hotel. You can call 217-328-7900 to schedule pick-up service or you can call the same number upon arrival.

What transportation is available between the Holiday Inn and the NCSA Building?
The Holiday Inn shuttle and a nine-seat van will be available to transport workshop participants from the hotel to the NCSA Building. Trips will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and will continue until 8:45 a.m. The same transportation will be available in the evening at the conclusion of the workshop.

Local taxi cab services include:

  • Andy's Limousine: 217-352-3859
  • Campus Taxi: 217-359-4520
  • Checker: 217-355-0200
  • Corky's Cab: 217-352-3121
  • Yellow: 217-355-3553

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