Venue & Travel Logistics


Beyond IID in Information Theory will be held at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in room 3002 Electrical and Computer Engineering Building, 306 N. Wright St., Urbana, IL 61801, located on the third floor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.


A block of rooms has been reserved at each of the below hotels.

0.4 miles from conference location
1401 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: 217-333-1241
Group Code: 24BIID
Deadline to make reservation: June 27, 2024

  • $129/night – One Full Bed | Two Full Beds
  • $134/night – One Queen Bed | One King Bed | Two Queen Beds
  • $231/night – VIP Suite
To Book Online:
  • Enter the stay dates and click “Enter it now” for Promo or Group Code located under the “Check In” and “Check Out” boxes
  • Enter the group’s booking code (24BIID) and click “update”
  • Select room type and book!
Enter Group Code by clicking “Enter it now” as shown by the red arrow.

0.3 miles from conference location
1200 W. University Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: 217-337-1100
Group Code: BEY
Deadline to make reservation: June 28, 2024

  • $145/night – 2 Queen Beds with Microwave and Fridge, Nonsmoking
  • $154/night – 1 King Studio Full Sofabed Microwave and Fridge, Nonsmoking

Food and drink options

The conference venue is located on the University of Illinois campus, with many lunch and coffee places close by. Green Street with plenty of options is a short 10 minute walk from the venue. Explore more food and drink options within the surrounding area by visiting Experience Champaign Urbana.

Traveling to Champaign-Urbana

Regional airport

International airports

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport (drive time ~2.5h)
  • Chicago Midway International Airport (drive time ~2.5h)
  • Indianapolis International Airport (drive time ~2h)
  • St. Louis Lambert International Airport (drive time ~2.75h)


  • Greyhound Services- Provides inter-city bus service to north and south locations, in addition to a variety of other services.
  • Peoria Charter Coach Company – A charter bus with Wi-Fi service from University of Illinois to the Chicago Suburbs