Transportation

Transportation via coach will be provided between official conference venues and hotels. You’ll know our busses, because they’ll have the MWUX logo. All times below are approximate and may change based on traffic conditions.

If you have questions about transportation, please contact us here or on Slack.

 

Thursday Workshops at 1871

A shuttle will run between official conference hotels and 1871, our main workshop location. If you’re attending a workshop at a location other than 1871, we recommend you find other transportation.

Hotels to 1871 – Morning:

  • 7:45 AM Depart City Suites
  • 7:55 AM Depart Willows
  • 8:05 AM Depart Hotel Lincoln
  • 8:30 AM Drop off at 1871/Merchandise Mart

Hotels to 1871 – Afternoon:

  • 1:00 PM Depart City Suites
  • 1:10 PM Depart Willows
  • 1:20 PM Depart Hotel Lincoln
  • 1:45 PM Drop off at 1871/Merchandise Mart

1871 to Hotels – Evening:

  • A shuttle to the hotels will depart 1871 at 2:15, 5:30, 6:45, and 8:15 PM.

 

Thursday Excursions

Excursion transportation and onboard refreshments are sponsored by our friends at Centralis.

Chicago’s Best Book Collections Tour

  • 1:50 PM Attendees meet at The Dial Bookshop (410 S Michigan Ave, Suite 210)
  • 2:20 PM Depart from The Dial to the 3 other locations
  • 6:20 PM Drop off at 1871 for the MWUX Opening Party

Behind the Scenes at The Duck Inn, Community Mosaic Mural

Attendees should meet at The Merchandise Mart (222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza) front entrance, facing the river.

  • 1:00 PM Depart Merchandise Mart
  • 5:00 PM Drop off at Merchandise Mart/1871 for the MWUX Opening Party

 

Thursday Opening Party

A shuttle will run between official conference hotels and the Opening Party at 1871.

  • 4:45 PM Depart City Suites
  • 5:00 PM Depart Willows
  • 5:15 PM Depart Hotel Lincoln
  • 5:30 PM Drop off/Pick up at 1871/Merchandise Mart
  • 5:45 PM Drop off/Pick up at Hotel Lincoln
  • 6:00 PM Drop off/Pick up at Willows
  • 6:15 PM Drop off/Pick up at City Suites
  • 6:45 PM Drop off/Pick up at 1871/Merchandise Mart
  • 7:00 PM Drop off at Hotel Lincoln
  • 7:15 PM Drop off at Willows
  • 7:30 PM Drop off at City Suites
  • 8:15 PM Pick up/Depart 1871/Merchandise Mart
  • 8:30 PM Drop off at Hotel Lincoln
  • 8:45 PM Drop off at Willows
  • 9:00 PM Drop off at City Suites

 

Friday and Saturday shuttles to The Athenaeum Theatre

  • A shuttle will depart Hotel Lincoln at 7:45, 8:15, 8:45, and 9:15 AM.
  • A shuttle will depart The Willows Hotel at 7:45, 8:15, 8:45, and 9:15 AM.
  • A shuttle will depart City Suites at 7:55, 8:25, 8:55, and 9:25 AM.

 

Friday After Party

  • A shuttle to the official conference hotels will depart Schubas at 8:00 and 9:00 PM.

 

Saturday Closing Party

  • Shuttles to the Closing Party will depart The Athenaeum Theatre immediately after the conference closing at approximately 6:45 PM.
  • A shuttle to the official conference hotels will depart from the Closing Party at 9:00 and 10:00 PM.