July 27 - 29, 2009
Advanced registration is required for this meeting, so that Microsoft can process their visitor processing procedure.
The registration covers snacks at the meeting, lunch on Tuesday, and the meeting logistics.
The meeting will take place at the Microsoft facility in the Aon Center, at 200 E. Randolph Drive, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60601, USA (marker “B” on the map).
The Chicago Transit Authority Blue Line train goes from the O’Hare airport (ORD) to stops just a few blocks from the Microsoft facility.
- Here’s a map showing the complete journey from ORD to the MS facility, including both the Blue Line and walking parts. The short version is that you get off the Blue Line at the Washington stop and walk about 3 blocks to the MS facility.
- The CTA Blue Line site has a “Trip Planner” on the right hand side of the page if you are arriving from elsewhere. Plug in “200 E. Randolph Drive, 60601” as the destination.
$200 per person to cover meeting logistics costs. This is payable by credit card or check made out to the MPI Forum.
Hotel Room Block
A block of rooms is reserved at the Renaissance Hotel Blackstone (312-447-0955) at 636 South Michigan Ave (marker “A” on the map).
The nightly rate is the government rate of $177/night. To reserve a hotel room at this hotel, please indicate on the meeting registration form which nights you would like to stay at the hotel, and ORNL’s conference folks will make the reservation in one block.