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October 28–31, 2019

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Wolfram Technology Conference 2019, Champaign, IL (Home of Wolfram's Headquarters)

Logistics

Find information regarding conference registration, securing accommodations, basic travel and conference amenities using the links on the left.

Important dates to remember are listed below.

Important Dates

April 16: Registration opens—Early Bird discount applies

April 16: Call for submissions opens

July 15: Call for submissions closes

July 26: Talk acceptance notification

August 16: Early Bird discount ends

October 21: Registration closes

Fees

Registration Fees

Early BirdAfter August 16, 2019
Standard rate$595$695
Discounted rate*$445$545
One-day pass**$99$149

Note: The registration fee includes the opening reception, three days of the conference (all sessions and keynotes included) and breakfast and lunch daily as well as the keynote dinner. Accommodations are the attendees' responsibility.
*We offer our discounted rate exclusively to the following groups: educators, students, government employees and retirees.
**One per attendee; includes talks 9am–6pm, lunch and schedule.

The final registration deadline is October 21, 2019.

Optional Training Fees

Make the most of your trip! Wolfram offers optional training workshops in conjunction with our annual Technology Conference so you can learn something new or polish your skill set. Hosted by Wolfram experts, these training sessions can get you up and running more quickly than ever before. Remember, if you're a current Premier Service, Premier Service Plus, Personal License Service or Personal License Service Plus member, you'll save an additional 15% off these already discounted rates. Note: you must bring your own laptop for these training sessions.

Introduction to Machine Learning

Monday, October 28, 9am–noon
$175 Standard | $125 Discounted

Programming and Development in the Wolfram Language

Monday, October 28, 9am–noon
$175 Standard | $125 Discounted

Applications of Neural Networks

Monday, October 28, 1–4pm
$175 Standard | $125 Discounted

Building Applications with the Wolfram Cloud

Monday, October 28, 1–4pm
$175 Standard | $125 Discounted

Computational X-plorations

Monday, October 28, 2–4pm
Register via Wolfram U

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Location & Accommodations

Conference Location

Hilton Garden Inn

1501 S. Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820

USA
+1-217-352-9970
fax: +1-217-355-4682

Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn is conveniently located across the street from Wolfram's headquarters in the heart of Champaign. The campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, the Krannert Art Museum and a variety of restaurants are easily accessible.

For a map of attractions and accommodations in Champaign, visit the Champaign County Convention and Visitors Bureau website.

Accommodations

Hilton Garden Inn

1501 S. Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
USA
+1-217-352-9970
fax: +1-217-355-4682

Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn, the conference site, is conveniently located right across the street from Wolfram Research. For online reservations, please visit the following URL to access the exclusive rates available for this group: https://wolfr.am/wtc-hilton.

Hotel rooms are available at a special conference rate of $125 (US) per room per night. When reserving a room by phone, make sure to mention the Wolfram Technology Conference to receive this rate.

Homewood Suites

1417 S. Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
USA
+1-217-352-9960
fax: +1-217-352-7890

Homewood Suites

Homewood Suites is a short distance north of Wolfram Research and is adjacent to Hilton Garden Inn. For online reservations, please visit the following URL to access the exclusive rates available for this group: https://wolfr.am/wtc-homewood.

Hotel rooms are available at a special conference rate of $125 (US) per room per night. When reserving a room by phone, make sure to mention the Wolfram Technology Conference to receive this rate.

Holiday Inn

101 Trade Center Drive
Champaign, Illinois 61820
USA
+1-217-398-3400
1-888-HOLIDAY
fax: +1-217-398-6147

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn is located one block south of Hilton Garden Inn and is adjacent to Wolfram Research.

Hotel rooms are available at a special conference rate of $99.99 (US) per room per night. When reserving a room by phone, make sure to mention the Wolfram Technology Conference to receive this rate. The conference rate is available by phone reservation only.

Travel Info

Getting to Champaign-Urbana

Nearest local airport

The Champaign area is served by Willard Airport, which offers jet service. Willard Airport is located approximately 15 minutes by car from the conference site.

The most common way to get to Champaign is to fly into Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (code: ORD). Depending on how you arrange your flight, it is possible to cost-effectively fly directly into Willard Airport (code: CMI). To get the best deal, you should search various sources or work with a travel agent.

Additional airports near Champaign

Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI) is located about 50 minutes by car from Champaign.

Midway International Airport (MDW) in Chicago, Illinois, is located about three hours by car from Champaign.

Indianapolis International Airport (IND) in Indianapolis, Indiana, is located about two hours by car from Champaign. Note: Indianapolis is in the US Eastern time zone, one hour ahead of Illinois.

If you fly into Champaign's Willard Airport, use one of the taxis present or call a cab from the list of companies provided at the end of this section to take you to your accommodations.

If you decide to arrive at O'Hare International, you have multiple options to transfer to Champaign-Urbana.

Ground transportation (from Chicago)

Peoria Charter provides 14 daily shuttles to and from Central Illinois to Chicago. Click the Buy a Ticket section to see times or purchase tickets.

If you are adventurous and do not have large luggage bags, you may consider taking an Amtrak train or a Greyhound bus.

Amtrak trains leave from Chicago's Union Station (downtown Chicago) three times daily. Reservations are required. The trains take about three hours to get to Champaign. You will need to find your way from O'Hare International Airport to Union Station. While there is a subway train (CTA blue line: get off at Clinton), it can be inconvenient with luggage. Taxis to Union Station from O'Hare can be expensive. When you arrive in Champaign, you will get off at the Illinois Terminal. You can pick up a taxi from the terminal and take it to your hotel.

Greyhound buses take between two and a half to four hours to get from downtown Chicago to downtown Champaign, depending on whether the bus is an express service or a local service. Seats are not reserved, even if you purchase your ticket ahead of time. Times of the buses change, but they run frequently. You will need to find your way from O'Hare International Airport to the Greyhound Bus Station. There is a subway train (CTA blue line: get off at Clinton), but it can be inconvenient with luggage. Taxis to the Greyhound Station from O'Hare are expensive. When you arrive in Champaign, you will get off at the Illinois Terminal. You can pick up a taxi from the terminal and take it to your hotel.

Taxi companies in Champaign-Urbana

Black Cab and Limo: 217-693-2468
Yellow Checker Cab: 217-355-3553
Hometown Taxi: 217-377-5082

Uber and Lyft are available in Champaign-Urbana.

Tips for International Attendees

Regulations

Documentation for attendees and/or presenters
Wolfram Research provides two forms that confirm your participation in the Wolfram Technology Conference 2019. Please be advised that Wolfram Research cannot intervene with any U.S. Embassy abroad or with the U.S. Department of State on behalf of any conference attendee.

  • Official letter of invitation for meeting attendees:
    Wolfram Research offers an official letter of invitation to the Wolfram Technology Conference. We cannot generate personal letters of invitation to the embassy or consulate on your behalf.
  • Registration confirmation:
    Once you have registered for the conference, you may also use your registration confirmation paperwork to document your intent to attend the meeting. Please note that the registration deadline is October 5, 2019.
  • If you have any questions, please email events@wolfram.com or call 1-800-WOLFRAM (965-3726, US and Canada only; elsewhere, call +1-217-398-5151).

Resources

  • Currency exchange
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  • Consulates/Embassies
    The U.S. Department of State offers a list of U.S. Embassies and Consulates.
  • Time zones
    The World Clock Time Zone Converter takes regional daylight saving times into account.

At the Conference

Optional Wolfram Tour

Occupying multiple floors of the Trade Centre Building in Champaign, Illinois, Wolfram Research's headquarters is home to approximately 400 developers and support staff working on designing, developing and maintaining a vast array of Wolfram technologies. Wolfram Technology Conference attendees have the chance for a behind-the-scenes look at where and how our technologies come to life.

Join us for a chance to see:

  • Global Technologies Operations: the network operations center, device and integration research and 3D printing lab
  • Theo Gray's periodic table and collection of elements
  • Wolfram|Alpha's data curation and development area
  • Products and Branding Division: you'll recognize our distinctive Wolfram Spikeys, product boxes and logos
  • Wolfram Research's corporate library and a few other hidden gems

This exciting outing will be finished in time for you to join us for the Technology Conference opening reception at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Tour date: Monday, October 28
Tour times: noon, 1pm
(Please note tour times may vary slightly to accommodate all reservations, if necessary.)
Meeting location: Wolfram Research, 100 Trade Center Drive, Champaign, IL 61820

To reserve your space(s), please email events@wolfram.com with your preferred tour time before October 21, 2019.

Room Map

The majority of the conference takes place in the Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center, located across the street from our headquarters.

Main level: Houses most of the talks, workshops and meetings.

Lower level: Wolfram gift shop, partner displays, refreshments, open meeting space and our internet cafe.

Download map (PDF)

Some of our sessions, such as the topical "Meet-Ups," will take place in a meeting space adjacent to the Homewood Suites. Attendees will be directed to the location by signs located throughout the conference venue.

Wolfram Gift Shop

While attending our conference, visit our Wolfram gift shop, located in the Alumni Ballroom on the lower level of the Conference Center. The Wolfram gift shop has a variety of gift items and books, perfect for your family members, colleagues or students.

Store hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
You can also browse our merchandise on the Wolfram Store.

Internet Access

During the conference, free Wi-Fi will be provided in all meeting spaces. Additionally, when booking a hotel room with our group codes, in-room internet access will be provided free of charge.

Meals

Registration fees include the opening reception and breakfast and lunch daily, as well as the keynote conference dinner and Wednesday evening's social networking event.