Lodging (must be arranged directly by registrant):

A block of rooms has been reserved until September 5, 2012 for Burma Studies Conference participants in the hotel tower of the Holmes Student Center, Northern Illinois University, the building in which the conference will be held.

Single or Double occupancy - $65.00 a night; to reserve a room, call 815-753-1444 or go to the Holmes Student Center Website Here. Please state that you are attending the Burma Studies Conference. Reservations are not held after 6:00 p.m. unless notified.

Local Hotels/Motels include: These are off-campus and you will have to provide your own transportation to and from conference hall. Click Here to go to a website for information on these hotels/motels.

Transportation (must be arranged directly by registrant):

Direct public transportation is not available between Chicago and DeKalb, IL or the Chicago Airports and Northern Illinois University. Transportation from the Chicago Airports (O'Hare and Midway) is available through limousine service:

Blue Sky Limousine Service

By advance appointment only.
Toll free number - 1-866-998-9800 or 1-815-787-9800
Single passenger - $100.00 one way (additional $10.00 for each additional person)

DeKalb - O'Hare Limousine Service

By advance appointment only.
Toll free number - 1-877-367- 5525 or (815) 758-0631
Single passenger - $100.00 one way (additional $10.00 for each additional person)

After arrival at O'Hare, claim your luggage and call the toll free number provided above so that the pre-arranged car and driver can come from the limousine waiting area to get you within approximately 10 minutes. Banks of telephones are available in the baggage claim area. The limousine service monitors all flights so there is no need to contact them in case your flight is delayed - even for international flights. Allow 1 hour and fifteen minutes for the trip. Suggestion: Keep this sheet of information with your airplane ticket.

Rental Car

For U.S. citizens interested in renting a car to take them from Chicago O'Hare to DeKalb IL, please see the following car rental services:
Alamo: 1-800-327-9633
Avis: 1-800-331-1212
Budget: 1-800-527-0700
Dollar: 1-800-800-4000
Hertz: 1-800-654-3131

For information on the DeKalb area, Click Here


Contact us at:

Center for Burma Studies
520 College View Court
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115 USA

Tel: 815-753-0512
Fax: 815-753-1776