Conference Venue

The main conference venue will be in the physics complex on the UChicago campus. Plenary and parallel sessions will be held in the Kerstin Physics Teaching Center (KPTC). The poster session will be held in the lobby of the Eckhardt Research Center (ERC).  All meals will be served in the Gordon Center for Integrative Science Atrium (GCIS). Bus service from the hotel to the conference will be provided. Parking is available on and around campus – a map of parking options is available here


The main conference hotel is the Hyatt Place in Hyde Park, a short distance from the campus:

Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center
225 S. Harper Avenue,
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60615
+1 773 752 5300

Students should not make their own hotel reservations. You will be assigned a room after you have been accepted to the conference. Roommate requests and further details about room assignments will be addressed during registration. Valet parking at the Hyatt Place is available for $41 per night.


When making travel plans, please keep in mind that the University of Chicago is in the Central Time Zone.

After notification of your acceptance to the conference, you should immediately plan your travel options. We encourage coordination among students from the same institution to minimize travel costs. Please note that it is expected that students obtain travel support from their home institutions.

Street parking is available on and around campus; free parking options may be limited.
Some paid parking is also available in UChicago campus garages – a map of parking options is available here.

Major Airports:

Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) » 14 miles from the hotel
Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) » 23.5 miles from the hotel

Full transportation and parking details available at the Hyatt website – travel.


All meals will be provided in the third floor atrium of the Gordon Center for Integrative Science (GCIS). Information about dietary needs and restriction will be collected during registration.