Maps, transportation recommendations, and venue details.

TWOFCS19 is hosted at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Workshop Location

The workshop will be held in room 314 of the Illini Union, located at 1401 West Green Street in Urbana, Illinois, on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. This is the student union for the University.

If you’re looking for somewhere to have lunch, dinner, or a beverage in the evening, We have prepared a map of various popular options nearby.

Things to Do

There are a handful of fun things to do in Champaign and Urbana.

Some highlights to consider follow.

Wednesday, June 26

Thursday, June 27

Friday, June 28


Attendees are encouraged to fly directly into the Champaign airport (CMI). The airport is a short (15 minute) drive from the workshop location. Taxis and rideshare services (such as Uber and Lyft) are available at the CMI airport.

Other nearby airports include Chicago (ORD and MDW), Indianapolis (IND), and Bloomington (BMI). If attendees fly into these airports, ground transportation to the Champaign area will be required.

Ground Transportation

Ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft are widely available in the area.

Chicago is approximately 150 miles from Urbana-Champaign, so if flying into Chicago (ORD or MDW), attendees may choose to rent a car or take a bus to Champaign. The organizers recommend Peoria Charter in this case. Peoria Charter is a reliable bus company that offers several shuttles throughout the day from Chicago to the university. The Altgeld Hall bus stop is less than one block from the Illini Union and the TownePlace Suites.

Other regional airports, such as BMI and IND also serve the Champaign area but will require renting a car.


By virtue of being in the central United States, Urbana-Champaign is within driving distance of many universities and national laboratories. In particular, U. Wisconsin, Purdue, Missouri S&T, Ohio State, and ANL are all within a 5-hour driving radius of Urbana, IL.


Please see this website’s section on lodging for more information. Many hotels are available in the Urbana-Champaign area. However, the organizers recommend the Illini Union Hotel or Marriott TownePlace and Suites. Each are a short walk from any campus destination.