The main conference will be held at the iHotel and Conference Center, which is on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus.
The conference hotel is attached to the conference center.
Additional Accommodation Options With Conference Room Blocks
Located just 0.7 mile away from the iHotel and Conference Center, Home2Suites by Hilton is a convenient conference lodging option. Amenities include: Free parking, WiFi, breakfast and in-suite kitchen are included in your stay. Free airport shuttle is available daily between 7:30 am and 10:30 pm.
Within 0.9 miles of the iHotel and Conference Center and close to the University of Illinois campus and dining venues, the Hilton Garden Inn is convenient alternative for your lodging needs while attending the TQC 2022 conference. Amenities include: Free parking, WiFi, indoor pool, on-site restaurant.
Other Local Hotel Options Without Conference Room Block
Champaign-Urbana is conveniently located at the crossroads of Interstates I-57, I-74, and I-72, about a 2-3 hour drive from Chicago, Indianapolis, St. Louis, and Peoria.
The nearest airport is Willard Airport (CMI), which is serviced by American Airlines and offers convenient, non-stop service to Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW). Connections are available from these major hubs to virtually anywhere on the globe. Willard Airport is located about 8 miles from the conference venue and hotels on the University of Illinois campus. Ground transportation is available by taxi or Uber/Lyft.
Chicago is about 150 miles to the north. You can fly into Chicago O’Hare (ORD) or Chicago Midway (MDW). Then you can either rent a car and drive the ~2.5 hours to Urbana, or you can travel by bus (Peoria Charter).
Peoria Charter Coach Company also offers daily bus trips between the Chicago area and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Things to do in and around Champaign-Urbana
For anything and everything in and around the area, click the image below! Champaign-Urbana is full of options to make your visit anything but ordinary.
For a breath of fresh air!
- Tour the traditional Japanese gardens of Japan House
- Take a walk in the park, Meadowbrook Park
- Take in the sights at the Anita Purves Nature Center
- Stroll through Campustown
For your dining needs (near the hotels and conference venue), a sampling of what is available:
- Cactus Grill
- Merry Ann’s Diner
- Jarling’s Custard Cup
- Baxter’s American Grille
- Oberweis Ice Cream and Dairy Store
- Aspen Tap House
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