Travel and Housing
All sessions are mandatory for Certification! You will need to attend all sessions from Sunday August 8 through Saturday August 14, so please plan your arrival and departure accordingly.
The Teacher Training Workshop will be held in Downtown Chicago. We worked very hard to find a facility that offers professional meeting facilities, student housing, and food service all under one roof, and we believe you will be pleased with this venue!
Because of the Conference Center’s location, you need not have a car for this workshop. There are many transportation options, including excellent public transportation to and from both Midway & O’Hare Airport. If you drive, nearby parking lots cost approximately $50 per day.
Please visit the Chicago Department of Tourism website for valuable information on transportation, travel tips, weather, and more.
All class sessions will be held at Conference Chicago at University Center. The meeting facilities are extremely clean, spacious, safe, and comfortable with abundant amenities, including:
- Outdoor Terrace and Great Room
- Cafeteria and Convenience Store
- High Speed Wi-Fi
- Guest service desk
- Security and controlled access
- Fitness Center and Dance Studio
- Lounge and Game Room
- Large Laundry Facility
- Computer Center with Free Printing
- Indoor Bicycle Storage
Conference Chicago is centrally located near Chicago’s business district, theater district, notable city attractions including Millennium and Grant Parks, Museum Campus, popular restaurants and retail shopping. We are located near the Chicago lakefront, beaches, and nearby sporting venues.
University Center Housing
The Linda Howe Center for Akashic Studies has reserved reasonably priced accommodations for the Teacher Training Workshop, on site “Shared Suites” at the Conference Center. Reservations are made directly through LHCAS on a first-come, first-served basis.
“Shared Suites” consist of two fully furnished bedrooms with two twin beds in each, connected by a center bathroom/shower, with access to the social lounge and kitchenette on your floor. Bedrooms include extra-long twin beds, desk with chair, bookshelves, and spacious closets with organizers for each guest. LHCAS will match you with same-gender roommate or you may request a particular roommate.
“Shared Suites” Room & Board pricing includes full meal plan and linen/housekeeping service – $600 total.
After Spring of 2021, additional types of accommodations may become available to book directly through the Conference Center. If you desire a private room and you want to guarantee that you will have private accommodations, we recommend reserving a room at a nearby hotel as soon as possible.
Other Housing Options
Youth Hostel is less than a block away from Conference Chicago. A variety of room types are available, including dormitory accommodations for as low as $200 for the total of six nights, but reservations cannot be made until a year before the Workshop. Website here.
Local Hotels are abundant in the area surrounding Conference Chicago. Please note that the Conference Chicago meal plan is only available to students who stay in Conference Chicago accommodations. The closest hotels are:
- Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
- Travelodge by Wyndham Downtown Chicago
- The Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center
Please read the Workshop Agenda very carefully before deciding to bring a guest to Chicago for the week. Students will have a full schedule of mandatory sessions and will have very little time to spend with their guest(s). If you want to add time for tourism/recreation, we strongly recommend that you add several days AFTER the Workshop.
The Lollapalooza Music Festival will be taking place very close to the location of the Workshop July 30-August 3, and there will be virtually no hotel availability in the area in the days prior to our Workshop.
Guests and/or children are not permitted in the Workshop.