Location and Logistics

In-person fair location

I-Hotel and Conference Center

1900 S 1st St, Champaign, IL 61820



Parking is free and available at the I-Hotel and Conference Center.

Traveling by car

The University of Illinois is easily accessible by using Interstate 74, Interstate 72, and Interstate 57.

Traveling by air

The University of Illinois is serviced by the University of Illinois Willard Airport (CMI) which has American Eagle as a major carrier. CMI is located about 5 miles southwest of the University of Illinois. It offers a variety of ground transportation options including taxi service and onsite car rentals from Avis, Budget, Hertz, and National.

Other major airports within a 160-mile radius of Champaign-Urbana include: Chicago O’Hare (four-hour drive), Chicago Midway (three-and-a-half-hour drive), Bloomington (50-minute drive), and Indianapolis (two-hour drive).


Please have any display items needed shipped to: 

  I Hotel and Conference Center

            College of Agriculture Career Fair Event

            Attn: (Name of person/vendor who will claim the shipment in the Conference Center)

            1900 S. First St.

            Champaign, IL 61820


Shippers are responsible to track packages to ensure delivery has been made. At the conclusion of the conference, packages to be shipped from the I Hotel and Illinois Conference Center should have prepaid labels attached to each package and vendor should confirm that Fed Ex, UPS, etc. agrees to pick up the package based on the label provided. Vendors must bring the packages to the Conference Center desk and not leave them at their booth.

For over-sized shipments that will arrive/depart by freight, the vendor should contact the Conference Center to discuss size and weight. We do NOT have a lift gate. Trucks must arrive with their own lift gate. We have limited storage and over-sized deliveries should be discussed in advance.


Hotel information

The I Hotel and Conference Center
1900 S. First Street, Champaign, IL 61820

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