General Information



Participants  must make reservations directly with the hotel or the Fermilab  housing office for on-site Housing. 
On-site Housing

The Symposium has reserved rooms in the Fermilab dormitories located on-site in the Fermilab Village. These dormitory type rooms are available at the rate of $13 to $17.50 per night. Each room has a single bed and telephone, with central shower/bath facilities, kitchens, and lounge areas located within each dormitory. Reservations for rooms may be made through the Housing Office, located in Aspen East, at 630-840-3777or by e-mail at HOUSING@FNAL.GOV . The home page of the housing office is:

Important! When making reservations clearly indicate that you attend the LHC2003 symposium.

Hotels near Fermilab

Information is available online for several local hotels, and a local area map showing locations of those hotels. 


Transportation to and from Chicago O'Hare Airport or Midway Airport is available by limousine, taxi or car rental. There is no public transportation to Fermilab. 
Car Rental:
All of the usual rental companies (Hertz, Avis, Budget, National, etc.) are located at the airports. For the best price, we recommend Ace Rent-a-Car at O'Hare Airport, telephone 1-800-323-3221  or visit their web site, as their prices are competitive and include the cost of insurance.  We recommend renting a car while visiting the Symposium.

Limousine Service:
Reservations for limousine service should be made in advance when possible. West Suburban Limousine: 1-800-345-LIMO or 630-668-9600. For pickup instructions after your arrival at O'Hare Airport or Midway Airport, call 1-800-942-LIMO.

Around Fermilab having a car seems to be essential. Outside the City of Chicago public transportation almost does not exist. Only a train ( Metra), which operates approximately every half hour during rush hour, connects the suburbs around Fermilab with Chicago downtown. Public transportation from the train stations to Fermilab does not exist. But when you want to visit the City of Chicago you might want to consider leaving the car at the Metra train station and take the train downtown. This way you avoid traffic and the costs for parking which are quite steep in Chicago. For weekends an inexpensive  ($5) Weekend Pass which allows unlimited rides on both Saturday and Sunday.

On-Site Transportation:
In order to get around on-site Fermilab there is a taxi service (Ext. 4225) during office hours that takes people to the various buildings, some of which are located a couple miles (approximately three kilometers) apart.

Financial support

A limited amount of financial support for attendees is available to help with the cost of Registration and Accommodation in case of need. Requests for such support should be sent before 28 February 2003 to Dan Green ( Their merits will then be discussed by the organizers and the applicants will be informed as soon as possible. Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Visiting Fermilab

The following link contains information concerning visiting Fermilab (including a map of Fermilab)
User's Office

Users' Center

The Users' Center is a place for people to socialize after work. It is located at 2 Che Che Pinqua in the Fermilab Village and is open Monday through Friday 5 p.m. till 12:00 midnight. The Users' Center has a bar, lounge area with a fireplace, a game room with pool and ping pong tables, a room with a TV and VCR and a piano room. For information about the Users Center, contact the Users Office.
The Graduate Student Association at Fermilab (GSA) has put together a web site with lots of information:


Things to do around Fermilab

A good web page  to look for Movie Theaters, Restaurants, Shopping  etc. has been put together by the Graduate Student Association at Fermilab (GSA) here. Of course while you are at FNAL the members of the local organizing committee will be happy to help with any questions.

City of Chicago

Chicago is a great city to visit offering something for everyone. With its towering skyscrapers, magnificent shops, ethnic neighborhoods, and premier parks, Chicago has a lot to offer if you're exploring on foot. Chicago has a variety of great museums, a world class symphony and  opera. And while in Chicago don't miss visiting a Blues bar. Below are just a few links that you could use as a starting points to further explore what you can do while in Chicago. 
General Info:
(click on the  Exploring Chicago button)
Blues Bars:
Chicago lyric opera and symphony:
Museums and art:
Navy pier:  


The Chicago area has a very active running community for information have a look at:

Fermilab and the surrounding area is a great place to run. The Run Too running group meets three times a week. The Great Western 30K and 8k race is scheduled for May 4th  the Sunday after the symposium. The race is on the great western trail which follows right along the very edge of the historic and beautiful Fox River.
For more information about the race, how to register on-line etc.  have a look at:

Send mail to Hans  if you are thinking of participating.