Principles, Systems and Applications of IP Telecommunications


Local Information

Conference Location

The conference venue is the McCormick-Tribune Campus Center at 3201 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60612, located on the main campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology. See the map below for the nearest El train stop. The venue is a short walk from the train stop. Additional directions to the IIT main campus are here.


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Hotels

We have blocks of rooms reserved at the following two hotels:

Chicago South Loop Hotel

11 West 26th Street
Chicago, IL. 60616

Welcome to the Chicago South Loop hotel! A unique urbane experience in hospitality, the Chicago South Loop Hotel's radiant sophistication invokes the ambient feel of a private club nestled just outside the hustle and bustle of Downtown Chicago. The Chicago South Loop Hotel rests in the heart of the historic Bronzeville District and just a few minutes from McCormick Place, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chinatown and U.S. Cellular Field. The Chicago South Loop hotel flaunts a myriad of amenities and services.

Main hotel website: http://www.chicagosouthloophotel.com/
Rate: $104/night
Reservations: https://booking.ihotelier.com/istay/istay.jsp?hotelid=72788&rateplanid=864158
+1.312. 225.7000
Discount code: IPTCOMM
Reservation Deadline: July 1

Club Quarters, Wacker at Michigan

75 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL. 60601

Situated at Chicago's most visited intersection along the Chicago River, this landmark tower has been fully restored to its historical grandeur. The building offers spectacular views of the skyline, including the floodlit landmarks - Wrigley Building and Tribune Tower, immediately across the river. Just north of Club Quarters is the Magnificent Mile, famous for shopping. A convenient walk to the Chicago Cultural Center, Grant Park, and Marina City. Featuring Bacino's, offering American Italian fare in a relaxed, split-level restaurant.

Main hotel website: http://www.clubquarters.com/chicagoWacker_map.php
Rate: $154/night + $15.00/night for each additional guest beyond a single
Reservations:
+1.203.905.2100
Discount code: IIT731
No online reservations
Reservation Deadline: July 5


In terms of differences between the two, beyond price the main one is location. If proximity is desired, the Chicago South Loop Hotel is just off the IIT campus, a 6-8 block walk to the conference site. The potential downside is that it is an area of town with more limited restaurants/shopping/entertainment, etc. Meanwhile, the Club Quarters is in the heart of the Chicago loop, 3-4 miles from the conference site. As a result, attendees will need transportation to/from the conference facility. However, if the convenience of a multitude of restaurants/shopping/entertainment, etc. is desired, this location might be preferred.

Chicago

Chicago is a town filled with outstanding art and architecture, performing artists, theater, museums, sports, shopping, and summer activities or all kinds. The photos and links below suggest some of the things can plan to include in your Chicago visit. Here is an information packed link to help you plan your adventure.

Links

Chicago Blues Guide
Chicago Jazz Calendar
Chicago Museums Guide
Frank Lloyd Wright Architectural Tours
Chicago White Sox
Chicago Cubs

Illinois Institute of Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology is a national, technological, Ph.D.-granting research university, with world-renowned programs in engineering, architecture, the sciences, humanities, psychology, business, law, and design. Founded in 1940 and tracing its roots back to the 1890s with the foundings of Armour Institute of Technology and Lewis Institute, IIT brings a focused, interdisciplinary approach to education, including the Interprofessional Projects Program. With five campuses throughout the Chicago area and alumni around the world, IIT pairs the educational and cultural experiences of America's Second City with the small feel of an undergraduate population of just over 2300 and total population of just over 7400. More information about the University and its schools is available here. The IIT School of Applied Technology (SAT) is hosting IPTComm 2011. SAT is the home of the Real-Time Communications Lab.

IPTComm 2011 will be sited on the IIT Main Campus in Chicago. Links to campus information are: