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The conference venue is the Courtyard Magnificent Mile Downtown Chicago hotel in Chicago, Illinois, which is strategically located in vibrant downtown Chicago, close to Lake Michigan, the famous Sears Tower and the unique architecture surrounding Millennium and Grant Park.  The room rate during the conference is $180 per room

The special conference rate may also be available for conference participants during the 3 nights after the conference, at the hotel's discretion and based upon availability.  Please call the hotel directly (at the phone number below)  to make reservations if you are planning on staying beyond the duration of the conference. 

If you run into difficulties getting the special discount for these extra nights, please make the reservation and then contact Tiffany Honeycutt at the Courtyard Hotel to discuss extending the group rate.  







Important:  The cutoff date for making reservations is May 17, 2010.

You are requested to contact the hotel yourself to make reservations:

- through central reservations at 1-800-321-2211 (only from the US or Canada), or
- direct with the hotel at +1-312-573-0800, or
- through the reservation website


Group codes for special conference rate:

  • King bed:  SEASEAA

  • 2 Queen:  SEASEAB

Please mention "Purdue University - Spatial Econometrics Association" when making your reservation by phone to ensure that you receive our special conference rate.




Department of Agricultural Economics,
Space, Health and Population Economics Program (SHaPE),
403 West State Street,
West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA

email: sea2010@purdue.edu