Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Symposium Accommodations

Symposium Accommodations

Lodging (must be arranged directly by participant)

A block of rooms has been reserved until April 9, 2015 for the symposium participants in the hotel tower of the Holmes Student Center, Northern Illinois University, the building at the center on the NIU campus.
Single or Double occupancy - $65.00 a night; to reserve a room, call 815-753-1444 or go to the Holmes Student Center. Please state that you are attending the 2015 Teaching World Music Symposium. Reservations are not held after 6:00 p.m. unless notified.
Please visit the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce for information on local hotels/motels. You will have to provide your own transportation to and from the music building.

Transportation (must be arranged directly by participant)

Direct public transportation is not available between Chicago and DeKalb or the Chicago Airports and Northern Illinois University. Transportation from the Chicago Airports (O'Hare and Midway) is available through limousine service:
Blue Sky Limousine ServiceBy advance appointment only.
Toll free number - 1-866-998-9800 or 1-815-787-9800
Single passenger - $100.00 one way (additional $10.00 for each additional person)
DeKalb O'Hare Limousine Service
By advance appointment only.
Toll free number - 1-877-367- 5525 or (815) 758-0631
Single passenger - $100.00 one way (additional $10.00 for each additional person)
After arrival at O'Hare, claim your luggage and call the toll free number provided above so that the pre-arranged car and driver can come from the limousine waiting area to get you within approximately 10 minutes. Banks of telephones are available in the baggage claim area. The limousine service monitors all flights so there is no need to contact them in case your flight is delayed - even for international flights. Allow 1 hour and fifteen minutes for the trip. Suggestion: Keep this sheet of information with your airplane ticket.

Rental Car

For U.S. citizens or participants with a valid U.S. Driver License  interested in renting a car to take them from Chicago O'Hare to DeKalb IL, please see the following car rental services:
Alamo: 1-800-327-9633
Avis: 1-800-331-1212
Budget: 1-800-527-0700
Dollar: 1-800-800-4000
Hertz: 1-800-654-3131
For information on the DeKalb area, please visit the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce.

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