Venue & Hospitality
Welcome to the Official Attendee Housing Site for the International Conference on Flu. The Conference will take place in the following dates and location.
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - North Shore Conference Center
9599 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie
Illinois, 60077-1314, USA
Conference Dates: June 08-10, 2015
Hotel Services & Amenities
- Audio/Visual Equipment Rental.
- Business Center.
- Business Phone Service.
- Complimentary Printing Service.
- Express Mail.
- Meeting Rooms.
- Office Rental.
- Photo Copying Service.
- Secretarial Service.
- Video Conference.
- Video Messaging.
- Video Phone.
- Baggage Storage.
Driving Directions to
Chicago-O′Hare International Airport:
- Follow signs to south-east and take the slip road onto I-190 E.
- Then, take exit 1C for I-294 N/Tollway towards Milwaukee.
- Merge onto I-294 N and take exit onto US-14 E/E Dempster Street.
- Continue to follow E Dempster Street.
- Turn left onto Gross Point Road and then slight left onto Skokie Boulevard.
Distance from Hotel: 18 miles.
Drive Time: 30 minutes.
Chicago Midway International Airport:
- Follow south on S Cicero Avenue and make a U-turn at W 59th Street.
- Turn right onto the Interstate 55 N/Stevenson Expy slip road to Chicago and merge onto I-55 N/Stevenson Expressway.
- Take exit 292A for I-90 W/I-94 W towards W Ryan Expressway/Wisconsin and merge onto I-90 W/Interstate 94 W.
- Keep right to continue on Interstate 94 W, follow signs for Milwaukee/Edens Expressway.
- Take exit 37B to merge onto IL-58 E/Dempster Street.
- Turn left onto Gross Point Road and Slight left onto Skokie Boulevard.
Distance from Hotel: 15 miles.
Drive Time: 30 minutes
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