University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
November 4 - 6, 2011
The conference speakers are lodging at the following hotel:
If you are interested in staying at this hotel at your own expenses you should call them and inquire about availability and rates. It seems though that at the moment there are no longer rooms available.
We encourage junior researchers to find a roommate among the participants. A list of participants can be found on the conference webpage. We also strongly suggest that you book your hotel through Priceline. To do this, go to:
Put in Champaign, Illinois, and the number of rooms and dates. Bid on a 2 1/2-Star Moderate-Plus hotel for $40, then provide the information they need. If your bid is not accepted the first time, try again after 24 hours and bid $45.
We are aware that by using this method, young researchers were able to secure a stay at the La Quinta Inn for $40 per night (this hotel is not close to campus, but offers free breakfast).
We would like to point out that if you book directly hotels you will be approximately asked $79USD for a room at the La Quinta Inn and $100USD for a room at the Hampton Inn (which is in walking distance to campus). Since most of the conference participants will be from the Midwest region it is fairly reasonable to expect that rides even from the La Quinta Inn will not be a problem.