Discounted rates for MCFLAC attendees are available at:
The Hilton Garden Inn
($129.00 per night). Reservation link [here]
Chicago Lake Forest/Mettaw
($139.00 per night). Reservation link [here]
Rather stay in Chicago or Evanston?: We recommend you stay near a station on the Metra Union Pacific North commuter train. Link to map [here]
Getting to Lake Forest
- By Air: Fly into Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport
From O’Hare: We suggest that conference attendees get from O’Hare to the reserved hotels by using either of two options:
Arrange for a “flat-rate taxi to Lake Forest” (estimated to cost $33 for a one-way trip) by calling American Taxi at (847)-673-1000. It is important that the Taxi company not believe that this is a metered trip, which would cost much more.
Arrange for a car via Lyft or Uber, both of which are allowed to pick up and drop off passengers at O’Hare. This will be far less expensive than a flat-rate taxi with American Taxi.
By Car: Driving directions to Lake Forest College can be found [here]
By Commuter Rail: Take the Metra Union Pacific North Line to Lake Forest. Fare information, schedule, and a map can be found [here]. See below for more information about this option.
Getting to the Venue
The symposium will be held at the Glen Rowan House at Lake Forest College.
We’ll provide a shuttle from both hotels to the Glen Rowan House on both Monday and Tuesday mornings, and a shuttle back to both hotels from the bar where we’ll be gathering on Monday night. There is no shuttle service on Tuesday. Click [here] for the complete shuttle schedule.
Walking directions from the closest Lake Forest Metra station (on the Union Pacific North line) [here]. Please note, this is about a 15 minute walk. Taxis may not be readily available at the station, so we recommend using Uber or Lyft if you’d prefer a car ride from the station to the venue.
View and download a campus map [here]
View and download a PDF of the Metra Union Pacific North train schedule [here] *Keep in mind that “Metra” is the name of the railway system that connects suburbs like Lake Forest to downtown Chicago. This is a completely different system from the “L” (short for “elevated” because most of the trains run on elevated tracks), which is the name of the public train system within the city of Chicago. To use the L or the buses in Chicago, you’ll need to purchase a Ventra card (available for purchase at any L station). But the Ventra card won’t work for the Metra. You can purchase Metra tickets at some Metra stations or after you’ve boarded the train.
The symposium will provide breakfast and lunch on both days, as well as a dinner on Monday night. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions when you register.