Venue & Travel Information

Event Information

Welcome to the First Annual IMMERSE Symposium! Here are the essential travel details.   


The event will be held in the lobby/atrium and auditorium at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) on the Illinois campus, unless otherwise noted.

National Center for Supercomputing Applications - 1205 W Clark Street, Urbana, IL 61801 


Metered parking is available along the streets adjacent to the NCSA building, or on the first floor of the parking garage B4 located just opposite NCSA (north side).  

Hotel Information

The Hyatt is the recommended hotel for the event, providing a special rate for our external attendees. We recommend staying here, but there are several other hotel options in town, including the I Hotel.

To reserve a room using our room block at the Hyatt, follow this link or call (217) 531-2800. Ask for the Immerse Symposium INDIVIDUAL PAY Room Block and use the group code G-IS24

Hyatt Place Champaign/Urbana - 217 N Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820

Deadline for the block: Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Travel Information

Champaign-Urbana has a convenient local Willard Airport, but the campus is easily accessible by car from other major city airports as well.

Willard Airport

Willard Airport at the University of Illinois has flights from and to Chicago O'Hare and Dallas and offers a convenient option.

Other Major City Airports

  • Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD)
  • Bloomington-Normal Regional Airport (BMI)
  • Indianapolis International Airport (IND)
  • Lambert-St Louis International Airport (STL)

Trains and Buses

Amtrak provides daily rail passenger service to and from Chicago. Peoria Charter provides bus services to and from Chicago. Get more information on these services on the City of Champaign public transportation page.

Important Contacts

For further questions about the event, don't hesitate to contact us!