Welcome to the official attendee housing site for the International Clinical Trials Conference, which will be held in the beautiful and exciting city Chicago. The Conference will take place on the following dates and location.
August 16-18, 2018
Chicago, the third most populous city in the United States. Chicago has often been called a global architecture capital and is considered one of the most important business centres in the world. Positioned along Lake Michigan, the city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation.
Also, Chicago hosted a record 54 million domestic and international visitors, making it one of the most visited cities in the United States. The city and its surrounding metropolitan area contain the third-largest labour pool in the United States with about 4.48 million workers, as of 2014. The city's waterfront location and nightlife have attracted residents and tourists alike. Over a third of the city population is concentrated in the lakefront neighbourhoods from Rogers Park in the north to South Shore in the south. The city has many upscale dining establishments as well as many ethnic restaurant districts.
The central area includes the Near North Side, the Near South Side, and the Near West Side, as well as the Loop. These areas contribute famous skyscrapers, abundant restaurants, shopping, museums, a stadium for the Chicago Bears, convention facilities, parkland, and beaches.
Lincoln Park contains the Lincoln Park Zoo and the Lincoln Park Conservatory. The River North Gallery District features the nation's largest concentration of contemporary art galleries outside of New York City.
Lakeview is home to Boystown, which, along with Andersonville, are some of the best-known LGBT neighbourhoods in the nation. Each year in June, Boystown hosts the Chicago Pride Parade, one of the world's largest with over 1,000,000 people in attendance.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) performs at Symphony Center and is recognized as one of the best orchestras in the world. Chicago has been a world centre of higher education and research with several universities that are in the city proper or in the immediate environs. These institutions consistently rank among the top "National Universities" in the United States, as determined by U.S. News & World Report.
The Chicago Transit Authority(CTA) operates the nation's 2nd largest public transportation system-serving Chicago and 40 neighbouring communities with rail and bus. All of Illinois major cities including Chicago, Joliet, Aurora, Rockford, Naperville, Springfield have their own regional airports. The major airports of Chicago include the O'Hare Airport which is the second busiest airport in the world. It is the hub for United Airlines and America Airlines.
Chicago, like any big city, has its share of traffic issues and it can sometimes be very frustrating travelling through the city by car.
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) runs a network of trains and buses that service nearly every corner of the city. The trains fall under two categories: subway and elevated trains.
The CTA buses fill in the gaps, running on a regular schedule on most major city streets. Hence, Chicago public transportation starts to look like a great choice for getting around.
O'Hare is Chicago's main airport and is also the second busiest airport in the world. It is situated around 17 miles from Downtown. Midway is the rejuvenated regional hub and is closer to Downtown. Thus Midway is preferable due to flight delays in summer in O'Hare airports.