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The $60 registration fee covers the Saturday banquet dinner, Sunday lunch, and coffee break refreshments.

Conference Information

Address: Natural History Building || 1301 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801
A map of the venue area and available parking will be added in the near future.

Day of Event: Please enter through the west or south doors Signs and volunteers will help guide you Check-in is on the 2nd floor west side Each attendee will be given a badge with lanyard, program, and pen

Wi-Fi: IllinoisNet_Guest (no password required) Questions can be directed to


Conference Location

Natural History Building

The majority of the conference will be held in the newly-renovated Natural History Building. This 148,000 square-foot space features modular classrooms and laboratories employed with the latest technology suitable for collaboration among faculty and students. Our visualization studio allows researchers to analyze satellite weather data from NASA mission data to examining the eye of a hurricane. The 300-person auditorium will host the research presentations on both days, while the commons area on the third floor provides ample space for the poster sessions. For more information on the new home of our department, click here.

Nearby Hotels

Below includes previous conference hotels and pricing.

Click here for details on discount lodging.

 Illini Union Hotel  Marriott Townplace Suites

Illini Union Hotel
1401 West Green Street
Urbana, Illinois  61801
Rates (per night): $104 (1 Full)
$109 (1 Queen/King) | $206 (Suite)
Group Code: MSCAR19

Marriott Townplace Suites
603 S 6th St
Champaign, Illinois, 61820
Rates (per night): $129 (1 King)
$129 (2 Queen)