Travel to Chicago


The 2020 National Symposium will take place in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago is home to two international airports conveniently located in the center of the country, with thousands of daily inbound and outbound flights to more than 240 destinations.

Chicago O’Hare International Airport

O’Hare (ORD) is one of the largest airports in the world. It lies just 16 miles from downtown Chicago and boasts four terminals — three domestic (Terminals 1, 2 and 3) and one international (Terminal 5).

Chicago Midway International Airport

Midway (MDW) offers value-oriented travel to over 60 destinations. It’s located only 11 miles from downtown Chicago.

Transportation to/from O’Hare and Midway
Getting Around

The Chicago metropolitan area boasts one of the greatest concentrations of modern buildings and sites. From the riches of Oak Park and Frank Lloyd Wright sites, to the highest concentration of Mies van der Rohe buildings at Illinois Institute of Technology, to downtown skyscrapers and a complex variety of subsurban and residential works, the Docomomo US Chicago Symposium is pleased to take you to a wide variety of venues and locations across the city.

In order to reach the venue for the day, guests are encouraged to take public transportation to and from each day's activities. While afternoon tours will provide transportation from venues to evening events and the hotel, we recommend guests use Chicago's convenient Chicago Tranportation Authority (CTA) system to get from place to place. The CTA is the nation’s second largest public transportation system and it operates Chicago’s eight ‘L’ train lines and 129 bus routes. 


The following Google map shows important Symposium locations.



Hotel Accommodations


Hotel Chicago is an architectural masterpiece designed by Bertrand Goldberg in the 1960s and located in the Marina City Complex. The hotel’s guest rooms boast breathtaking floor-to-ceiling views of the Chicago River or of the city skyline, as well as chic décor, luxurious amenities, and tech-savvy details. The expansive lobby bar offers intimate alcoves and creative cocktails. A short stroll soon brings guests to the Magnificent Mile and Millennium Park, and for the music lovers, the House of Blues, a Chicago icon, is at the doorstep.


Hotel Chicago reservations will include:  

  • Complementary internet for all guests.
  • Complementary use of the 24-hr business and fitness center for all guests.
  • Complementary access to Crossroads at the House of Blues nightly blues show ($10 value) for all guests.

Start Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
End Date: Monday, May 31, 2021

Last Day to Book: Sunday, April 25, 2021


Standard room: $229.00/night


Rates For Changed Length of Stay:
The room rates quoted above are based on the reserved length of stay. Hotel Reserves the right to change the room rate for the entire stay (in accordance with the below chart) with respect to any room(s) as to which Docomomo changes the reserved length of stay. (Rate reductions associated with increased lengths of stay will be applied prospectively from notification of changed length of stay.)


Updated May 2021 booking link.



Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront puts you at the cultural epicenter of the Midwest. Right outside your door, enjoy scenic views of the Chicago River and the spectacular cityscape. Stroll among architectural icons. Explore the countless pleasures of Millennium Park. From Lincoln Park to The Loop, all of Chicago’s downtown is easy to reach.

Fun fact: The hotel's penthouse was used to film parts of the Dark Knight Batman movie.

Royal Sonesta reservations will include:  

  • Complementary internet for all guests
  • Complementary use of the 24-hr fitness center for all guests

Start date: Tuesday June 2, 2020
End date: Saturday June 6, 2020
Last day to book: Friday, May 1, 2020

Deluxe City View room: $269/night
(1 king or 2 queens)

Booking LINK



UIC offers temporary guest housing in its Single Student Residence (SSR) building, a high-rise, apartment-style complex designed by the firm of Dubin, Dubin, Black & Moutoussamy and completed in1979. SSR is a fully furnished, air-conditioned building that houses UIC medical students and graduate students. 

SSR Shared space, $75/night per person (up to 3 individuals)

SSR Private 1 BR Apt, $105/night

SSR Private 2 BR Apt, $130/night

View full details, rates, and amenties

Interested parties should submit a room request via the Guest Housing Application. Requests will be approved in approximately 3-5 days, based on availability.

CHECK IN takes places at the Polk Street Residence, 1933 W. Polk Street.

SINGLE STUDENT RESIDENCE is located at 809 South Damen Ave.