Most conference attendees arriving by air will fly into Chicago, either O’Hare or Midway airports. Car rentals are easily available, Valparaiso is about a 1-1/2 hour drive from the Chicago airports. Bus service is also available. From the airport, take the regional Airport Supersaver bus to Portage, Indiana. Busses run about every two hours. At O’Hare, the Airport Supersaver leaves from the Bus/Shuttle Center on Level 1 of the main parking garage; at Midway busses leave on the lower level adjacent to the parking garage. Tickets can be purchased at the airport or in advance though their website:
When you arrive in Portage, take a local cab (Uber, Lyft etc.) to the campus.
Accommodations for attendees are available at our conference hotel:
Country Inn and Suites by Radisson2020 LaPorte AvenueValparaiso, Indiana 46383 USA
The hotel ls located across the street from Valparaiso University campus, about a 15 minute walk to the main conference facilities in the Christopher Center, and a 10-15 minute walk to restaurants located in the areas adjacent to campus. The main downtown Valparaiso area with many fine restaurants is about a 30 minute walk from the hotel.
The conference rate is $95 + taxes per night. You can contact the hotel by phone at +1 (219) 476-0000. The hotel also has a website that can be accessed through www.countryinns.com. Ask for a room reserved for the Valparaiso University phenomenology conference. Rooms are on a first-come first-served basis. If you have difficulty making a reservation, feel free to contact Jim Nelson (Jim.Nelson@valpo.edu) for assistance.
The closest to the venue restaurants are
Dyansty Buffet (Chinese) , Tomato Bar (Pizza, Italian)
Culvers (Fast food ), King Gyros (~Greek), Dairy Queen (Fast food)
The list of restaurants is here.
Most of them are within 50 min walking from the hotel and the venue.