Argonne National Laboratory

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Travel and Lodging

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Argonne National Laboratory is about 45 minutes by car from each of the two major Chicago airports, O'Hare and Midway (see map). Limousine service is available from each airport, and major car rental agencies serve both airports. Limo reservations can be made by calling:

  • A-1 Limousine 630.833.3788
  • United Limousine - 630.969.3865 or 800.331.9037

The map also shows the major roadways serving the Chicago area.

To reach Argonne from O'Hare Airport, drive east (toward Chicago) on Interstate 190 to the exit for Interstate 294 south (toward Indiana). Go south on Interstate 294 to the exit for Interstate 55 south (toward St. Louis); then take the southbound Cass Avenue exit (273A) off Interstate 55. Northgate Road, the entrance to the Laboratory's main gate, is on the right.

From Midway Airport, take Cicero Avenue north to the entrance to Interstate 55 south (toward St. Louis), which will be on your left, then proceed as described above.


A block of rooms has been reserved for this meeting at the Argonne Guest House, which is located less than a block from the 401/402 conference center. A number of other hotels are located relatively close to Argonne. No special rates have been established for these hotels, and shuttle transportation will not be provided.

Please make your reservation directly with the hotel of your choice.

Conference Hotel

Argonne Guest House
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Avenue, Building 460
Argonne, IL 60439
Reservations: 800.632.8990 or 630.739.6000
Fax: 630.739.1000
Web form:

The meeting rate is $60.00 for a single or $70.00 for a double. To receive the meeting rate, mention the CNM Users Meeting when you make your reservations. The cutoff date for the meeting rate is September 19, 2009. If you do not receive confirmation of your e-mail or web request, please telephone.

Additional Hotels

There are many local hotels which can be found by a search on Lemont, Illinois. The conference rate does not apply to these hotels. Consult travel guides for further lodging options.


Coffee breaks each day and the poster session reception are included with registration. A box lunch for Friday can only be purchased in advance through the registration form. The Argonne Cafeteria and the 401 Grill are open on Friday; the 401 Grill is also open on Saturday.

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