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Accommodations & Transportation


Conference hotel options listed below. There are other hotel/motel chains in the area but they do not offer a conference rate. These two facilities are directly across the street and walking distance to the conference center, and offer shuttle service to the conference center, local train station, and downtown Naperville. 

Courtyard Chicago Naperville
Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Naperville is directly across the street from the NIU Campus/Conference Center. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and premium TV channels provides entertainment. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and coffee/tea makers, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.

To receive the discounted rate of  $99. per day, you must request the SLATE Conference Room Block on or before October 3, 2016.  CLICK HERE to start the online reservation process or call: 800.321.2211.  The room block usually sells out fast so make your reservations today.

Hampton Inn Naperville

Hampton Inn Chicago/Naperville is located in ‘The Silicon Prairie,’ so named because of the numerous technology companies in the area. Stay at our 100% non-smoking property and enjoy easy access to the NIU Campus/Conference Center right across the street. Start your day right with a free hot breakfast, or grab a free Hampton On the Run™ Breakfast bag if you’re in a hurry. Check emails or print a report using our free high-speed internet access and lobby business services.

The conference rate is $105. per night.  CLICK HERE to start the online reservation process or call: 630.505.1400 and be sure to mention either group code SLA or that you are part of the SLATE Group..


Naperville is a suburban city, thirty miles west of downtown Chicago, located in DuPage and Will counties in the State of Illinois. Naperville was voted the second-best place to live in the United States by Money magazine in 2006.

The Chicagoland area is served by two major airports:

There are several other smaller commercial airports in the Chicago area, these include: