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The First International Wildlife Reintroduction Conference will be held at Lincoln Park Zoo in the heart of Chicago, Illinois. Directions to the zoo can be found here.

The main conference venue will be the Great Hall of Café Brauer, located just south of the main zoo grounds and complemented with spectacular views of the Chicago skyline. Click here for a view of Café Brauer’s location with relation to the zoo as well as additional transportation information.

Click here for information regarding how to get around in Chicago.

Hotel Information
The following hotels have offered special rates for conference attendees:

The Ambassador East Hotel
1301 North State Parkway
Chicago, Illinois 60610
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Reservations: 1-888-506-3471
$155 per night (single), $165 per night (double)
Group Name: LPZoo Wildlife Reintroduction
NOTE: There are a limited number of rooms available at a group rate. After the group block is sold out, the Ambassador East Hotel will offer rooms at regular rates.

The Belden-Stratford
2300 Lincoln Park West
Chicago, Illinois 60614
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Reservations: 773-281-2900, 800-800-8301
$139 per night (single room), $159 per night (single suite), $179 per night (double suite)
Group name = Wildlife Reintroduction Conference
NOTE: This room block is now closed. You may still book rooms at regular rates based upon availability.

Days Inn Lincoln Park North
644 W. Diversey
Chicago, IL 60614
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Reservations: (773) 525-7010, (888) 576-3297
NOTE: This room block is now closed. You may still book rooms at regular rates based upon availability.

Airport Information
Chicago is serviced by two airports. O'Hare International Airport (ORD), 45 minutes from downtown Chicago, handles more passengers than any other airport in the world. Midway Airport (MDW) is located 20 minutes from downtown Chicago. For more information, click here.

Weather in Chicago is unpredictable, especially in the early spring. Temperatures can range from pleasantly mild (59 F/15 C) to quite chilly (42 F /5.5 C).  The conference venue will be comfortably heated, but we advise appropriate outerwear for going outside.

For more information, contact reintroductionconfer@lpzoo.org