Chicago Booth CFO Forum 2020
Gleacher Conference Center
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
It is easiest to get to the Gleacher Center via taxi or public transit. However, several lots are available if you are driving to the forum. We will be offering parking vouchers for the NBC Surface Lot on 201 East Illinois.
201 East Illinois (NBC Surface Lot)
Located at the southwest corner of Columbus and Illinois streets, just south of the Whole Foods and just north of the NBC Tower. Enter from Illinois Street. Walk to southwest corner of lot. Go in doorway on left. Take stairs to first floor. Exit building at Cityfront Plaza Drive. Walk across the street to Gleacher Center.
Several hotels are within walking distance of the Gleacher Center. We recommend the following:
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Standard hotel rates apply
505 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Standard hotel rates apply. For a list of hotels with a University of Chicago rate, please see the University of Chicago Preferred Hotel Program
Cabs are available right outside of the Gleacher Center. The front desk can arrange limousine service for members and their guests upon request.
Take any of these bus routes running along Michigan Avenue: 11, 33, 125, 145, 146, 147, 151, 157. Or, buses running between Union Station or Northwestern Station and Michigan Avenue are: 120, 121, 125, 151, 157. Exit/enter the bus at the 400 block of Michigan Avenue near the Chicago Tribune Tower.
CTA Subway and Elevated Trains
Take Howard/Dan Ryan (Red Line) to State/Grand stop; walk east to Michigan Avenue, south to Illinois Street, then east one short block to Cityfront Plaza Drive. Or, take Ravenswood (Brown Line) or Evanston Express (Purple Line) to State and Lake stop; walk east to Michigan Avenue, north over bridge, and right along river or through plaza to Gleacher Center.
From O'Hare Airport
The taxi stand can be found just outside the baggage claim area. Cab fare will be approximately $45 and you should allow 1 to 1 ½ hours.
CTA Subway & Elevated Trains
The Blue line of the Chicago Transportation Authority train system, commonly known as the "El" or elevated train, runs from O'Hare to the Loop area downtown. Follow airport signs reading "Trains to City" to the boarding area. Buy a fare card from vending machines at boarding area. Disembark Clark and Lake stop. Exit station at street level and take a taxi to Gleacher Center, or walk east on Lake Street four blocks to Michigan Avenue. Turn left and walk north the two blocks on the east side of Michigan. After crossing the bridge over the river, walk to the right through the plaza with the fountain between the Equitable Building and Tribune Tower. Gleacher Center is on the right at the end of the plaza, facing east toward NBC Tower.
From Midway Airport
A taxi stand is located right outside the baggage claim area. Cab fare will be approximately $35 and you should allow 30 to 45 minutes.
CTA Subway & Elevated Trains
The Orange Line of the "El" or elevated train runs from Midway to the Loop area downtown. Follow airport signs reading "Trains to City" to the boarding area. Buy a fare card from vending machines at boarding area. Disembark at the State and Lake stop. Exit at street level and take a taxi, or walk two blocks east on Lake Street to Michigan Avenue. Turn left and walk north the two blocks on the east side of Michigan. After crossing the bridge over the river, walk to the right through the Chicago Tribune / Equitable Fountain Plaza. Gleacher Center is on the right at the end of the plaza, facing east toward NBC Tower. The train ride is about 30 minutes.