Travel

MWIEDC 2021 is hosted by the Global Poverty Research Lab at Northwestern University.
At this time we are planning to conduct this as an in-person event, but if that proves unfeasible we will hold it virtually, possibly with a modified schedule.

Participate

Conference Location

Northwestern University
Norris University Center
1999 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Driving to Campus

Take Sheridan Road into Evanston from the north or south. Enter Northwestern at Campus Drive on the southeast end of campus, Entrance A, just off of Sheridan. The entrance is next to Evanston’s south beach, and is marked with signs for Northwestern University and Northwestern’s Boat House.

Parking

There is a new parking structure as you enter Campus Drive from the South. Parking is free after 4 p.m. on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday. At other times, you must park on city streets. You may buy a temporary parking pass at the University Parking Office, located on the ground floor of the Segal Visitors Center, before using the parking garage. See the campus map for the location of the Norris Center.

Transportation

Train
  • The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) maintains an extensive system of elevated trains (also known as "the L") and buses throughout Chicago and Evanston. Be advised, while inexpensive, taking the CTA from the airport can take up to 90 minutes and requires transferring trains.
  • Take the Purple Line to Foster; walk east down Foster Avenue. Cross Sheridan Road and continue to walk east through campus. Cross through the main library plaza, and the Norris Center will be just to the east of the library on Lake Michigan.
Bus
  • #201 Central/Ridge serves campus (Download Schedule). Exit at the corner of Chicago/Sheridan, and walk northeast through the Northwestern University arch. Continue to walk northeast through campus past the academic buildings. You will soon arrive at the Norris Center, which will be on a hill with a drive leading up. Alternately, you may exit at Foster/Sheridan and walk through campus. Cross through the main library plaza, and the Norris Center will be just to the east of the library on Lake Michigan.
Taxi/Ride Share

Taxi service from both airports can be arranged in advance of your visit for a reduced fare. Pre-arranged rides start at approximately $35 from O’Hare and $50 from Midway. For up-to-date fare information, please contact a taxi service directly.