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"I came away overflowing with ideas, contacts, new friends, and renewed passion. Everything was so well organized, and the teaching was superb. This was the overall best writers conference I have been to in the last four years that I've been pursuing the writer's life."
—Donna Frisinger

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"The Write-to-Publish conference will always be one of my favorites because I spent four years at Wheaton College where I earned bachelor's and master's degrees in communications and print journalism. So just the location is a great place to learn about writing and editing! Every conference I meet fantastic writers who are willing to learn and grow in their craft. Over the years, I've purchased numerous stories from writers I've met at WTP-some of whom have become consistent contributors to Clubhouse and other Focus on the Family publications."
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The conference is held at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. (This is not a function of Wheaton College.) Classes and general sessions are in the Billy Graham Center, 500 College Avenue. Smoking and alcoholic beverages are not allowed on campus.

If you are planning to stay on campus Tuesday night, you will need to arrive at Wheaton College before 8:00 p.m.

Click here for campus map.


Allow at least 45 minutes traveling time from O'Hare and 60 minutes from Midway.

Wheaton College recommends the following companies that provide airport rides. Identify yourself as a conference participant at Wheaton College. Rates are one-way, do not include driver gratuity, and are subject to change. Check the websites for more information.

Ask the driver to drop you off at Fischer Hall, 600 E. Harrison Street, Wheaton.

West Suburban Travelers Limousine, 630-668-9600
Shared ride: $46 from O'Hare, $59 from Midway

American Taxi, 847-673-1000
$39 from O'Hare, $47 from Midway

Don't take a taxi that is already sitting at the airport; the rate will be much higher.

Amtrak trains let passengers off in Chicago at Union Station. To continue to Wheaton, transfer to the Metra Union Pacific West line at the Richard Ogilvie Transportation Center, located at Madison and Canal Streets, about one and a half blocks away. Taxi service is available.

If taking the Metra train to Wheaton, get off at the College Avenue station, which is about four blocks from the main campus.

For Metra schedules and prices, call Metra Passenger Services at 312-322-6777 weekdays or Travel Information Center at 312-836-7000 evenings and weekends; or visit the Metra website.

Greyhound and Trailways bus depots are located about one block apart and approximately eight blocks from the Ogilvie Transportation Center. Bus service is not available to Wheaton from Chicago. Taxi service is available. See above for train service.

Driving Directions

Click here for Google map to Billy Graham Center, 500 College Avenue.

Click here for Google map to Fischer Hall, 600 E. Harrison Street.

From the north: Take North Avenue (Rt 64) to Schmale Road and turn south (becomes Main Street). Go about two and a quarter miles to Seminary Avenue and turn left for about three blocks. Seminary becomes College Avenue at the edge of the campus.

From the south: Take I-294 to the East-West Tollway (I-88) and go west. Exit at Naperville Road (Wheaton/Naperville exit). Go north on Naperville Road to Roosevelt Road (Rt 38) for about three miles and turn right. Get in the left lane. Go one block to Washington Street and turn left for about one mile to College Avenue.

From the east: East-west I-80/90 becomes I-80/94 as you cross from Indiana into Illinois and within a few miles picks up to I-294. Take I-294 north to I-88 at the Oak Brook (to Aurora) exit. Head west on I-88 for several miles to the Naperville Road exit. Go north on Naperville Road to Roosevelt Road (Rt 38) for about three miles and turn right. Get in the left lane. Go one block to Washington Street and turn left for about one mile to College Avenue.

From Chicago (east): Take the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) to Roosevelt Road (Rt 38). Go about 10 miles west on Roosevelt and turn right on President Street. Go about one mile to College Avenue and turn left for about three blocks.

From the west: Approaching Chicago from the west on I-88, exit at Winfield Road and go north for about three miles until you reach Roosevelt Road. Turn right at Roosevelt and travel another three miles into the city of Wheaton. Stay in the left lane and when you pass Naperville Road, turn left at the first street, Washington Street, for about one mile to College Avenue.

Area Hotels
If you prefer to stay in a hotel room, want to bring your family, or want to come early/stay later, go to Wheaton College's travel portal for special Wheaton rates.
Visit the travel portal; click on Visiting Wheaton, then Hotels.