The conference is held at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. (This is not a function of Wheaton College.) Registration, check-in, general sessions, bookstore, and appointments with faculty members are in Coray Alumni Gym in the Todd Beamer Student Center, 421 Chase Street at University Place. Smoking, alcoholic beverages, and nonprescription drugs are not allowed on campus.
The campus is physically accessible. However, we do not have the budget to provide deaf interpreters or other specialized personnel.
Campus rooms are in Fischer Hall, 600 E. Harrison Avenue. If you are planning to stay on campus Tuesday night, you will need to arrive at Wheaton College before 8:00 p.m. to check-in for the conference. However, the residence-hall desk will be manned until 10:00 p.m., so you may get into your room until then.
Click here for a simplified campus map marked with closed roads this summer. Red lines = closed road. Yellow = buildings we’re using. Green = walking path between buildings.
Allow at least 45 minutes traveling time from O’Hare and 60 minutes from Midway.
Wheaton College recommends American Taxi (847-673-1000). Identify yourself as a conference participant at Wheaton College. Rates ($48 from O’Hare, $58 from Midway) are one-way, do not include driver gratuity, and are subject to change. Check the website for more information.
Ask the driver to drop you off at Fischer Hall, 600 E. Harrison Avenue, Wheaton College.
Don’t take a taxi that is already sitting at the airport; the rate will be much higher.
Lyft and Uber are also available. Since pricing varies throughout the day, check the app to get an estimate.
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.
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.