Special Social Activites
The Tcl Association has arranged some special events for Friday after the technical sessions are over. If you want to attend these, you'll need to sign up for them at the conference.
October 15, 2010 - Friday afternoon -- Tour of Fermilab
A tour lasts about two hours and begins in Wilson Hall. Visitors view the Laboratory from the 15th floor windows and visit various displays located there. The tour moves to the Linear Accelerator building where visitors see the Cockcroft-Walton, the components in the linear accelerator gallery and the Main Control Room. There is a docent for every 20 people. Registration required since tours must be arranged in advance.
October 15, 2010 - Friday evening -- Drury Lane Dinner Theater
Dinner-theater at the award winning Drury Lane theater located next to our hotel.
The Tcl Assocation has arranged a special package price for dinner and theater at $44.00 per person. (These are regularly $64 per person.)
Bill Jenkins is one of the newest and most exciting new directors on the Chicago scene. As Chairman of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Ball State University, he heads one of the nation's largest theatre programs.
The conference will be held at the Hilton Suites Oakbrook Terrace , with rooms at $99.00 (US) per night from Sunday (10/10) to the following Sunday (10/17). (Extensions of this rate may be possible. Inquire when you make a reservation.)
When the Hilton software does not have a room in our block available for a night you've requested, it only offers rooms at the $179.00 rate. If that happens to you, contact Beata Fila (Beata.Fila@hilton.com) and let her know what nights you wish to book. It will be taken care of.
To register for a room at the conference hotel, visit the Hilton website.
These rooms will be released to the general public after September 26, so be sure to reserve your room early.
The room rate is $99/night.
There are shuttle busses (not free) from the airports to the Hilton Oakbrook:
Windy City Limo provides airport to hotel service for $25.00.
You can reach the hotel from the airport by Taxi if you prefer that.
It will not be necessary to rent a car for the duration of the conference.Oak Brook Mall is just across the street from the hotel. This is a multiple acre mall with everything from hardware to software.
Food and ShoppingThe Hilton is located just across the street from Oak Brook Mall where you will find everything from software to hardware. There is a Costco a half mile from the Hotel, as well as other shopping.
The hotel has internet connections in each room and wireless access in the public area.
For presenters, computers will be available for use during your presentation. These will be equipped with Linux or Windows 2000 with MS Office or OpenOffice.
For those of you coming early or staying late, Chicago-land is a large area with many sites and offerings.
In the downtown area, you'll find