Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations 2017 Annual Conference


June 9–11, University of Illinois at Chicago

How to Get There

The conference takes place at:

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60607

Make your travel plans and reservations now!


Details about Chicago Transit Authority trains:

From O’Hare International Airport: Take the Blue Line train to the UIC Halsted stop. Walk a couple blocks south on Halsted Street.

From Midway Airport: Take the CTA’s Orange Line train. Transfer to the Blue Line train (headed to Forest Park, not O’Hare). Get off at the UIC Halsted stop and walk a couple blocks south on Halsted Street.


Beware: Chicago’s Jane Byrne (Circle) Interchange, which links four expressways near the conference site, is undergoing multiyear renovations. Check into conditions before driving in.

From the North: East on the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94). West on the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290). Stay in the right lane. Exit on Ashland Avenue. South on Ashland for one block. East on Harrison Street for one mile. South on Halsted Street.

From the West: East on the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290). Exit on Racine Avenue. South on Racine for one block. East on Harrison Street for one-half mile. South on Halsted Street.

From the East: West on Harrison Street or Roosevelt Road to Halsted Street.

From the South: West (north, actually) on the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94). Exit on Roosevelt Road. West on Roosevelt. North on Halsted Street.


The campus is two blocks west of the Greyhound terminal.

Conference Rules

The University of Illinois at Chicago and the CSJO conference organizers have worked hard to ensure an enjoyable, safe and successful conference. We ask all participants to do their part by using common sense and courtesy and by respecting the rights of others. Below is a set of rules concerning behavior for all individuals using the UIC facilities. They apply, mutatis mutandis, to every participant of the conference.

  • No participant under age 18 may leave the campus except for a medical emergency or when accompanied by a designated adult. No exceptions.
  • Weapons and controlled substances are not allowed.
  • Alcohol is not allowed on college property, except when served according to conference organizers’ instructions to individuals of legal drinking age.
  • No animals are allowed.
  • Smoking is not allowed by anyone under age 18. Smoking is not allowed in any building.
  • Only persons who are registered for the conference are allowed in CSJO’s dormitory rooms and areas and in other facilities reserved for the CSJO conference.
  • Courtesy is required in all dorm areas.