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As North America's only dual airport hub for commercial air travel, the city is easy to get to from virtually anywhere. Chicago's premier location translates into real convenience and savings for everyone. Over 50 different airlines service Chicago, helping make flights in and out of the city more cost competitive than those of most major U.S. cities.

O'Hare International & Midway International Airports offer 3,500 flights daily. Included among those flights are direct non-stops to 60 international and 154 domestic business centers - more than any other city in the world. 75% of GCEC member institutions are within a two-hour non-stop flight of Chicago. 
conference shuttles

Shuttle Buses

Bus service will be provided between the Chicago Hilton and all venues. DePaul University is only a few block walk from the Hilton but buses will be provided. IIT is about 4 miles from the hotel and buses will be running in the morning and at end of the sessions. Buses will also run between the hotel and Friday night incubator venues. The closing reception at the Shedd is only a few block walk from the hotel, but buses will also be running. 
parking and public transit

Parking, Trains, and RideShare Options

Should guests decide to drive to the conference parking is available at a discounted rate at all event locations. Chicago Transit Authority is the public transportation system. 'L' train fare is $2.25 per ride and the bus is $2.00 per ride. All event locations are accessible by the CTA if attendees choose to take advantage of this system. Additionally, Lyft, Uber and others operate in Chicago and offer great rates to get from place to place.