Travel Information

Venue and Lodging

Omni Chicago HotelGlobusWorld 2020 will be held at the Omni Chicago Hotel , a boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Chicago.

For directions to the hotel, see Directions below.

Omni Chicago Hoteljump to the Omni Chicago Hotel website

  • 676 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
  • hotel: +1 (312) 944-6664
    when making your reservation ask for the GlobusWorld 2020 group rate
  • complimentary WiFi included
  • please reserve your room by April 10, 2020 – after this date, we cannot guarantee room availability
Note: We've worked hard to get a very competitive room rate at the Omni Hotel, and ensured that it falls within U.S. federal travel guidelines. We recognize that are many alternative hotel options near the conference hotel, but we strongly encourage attendees to stay at the Omni Hotel and make the conference more affordable for all.

Directions and Transportation

One of the most convenient routes to reach Omni Chicago Hotel from O’Hare International Airport, is to take the CTA's (Chicago Transit Authority) Blue Line subway all the way into downtown, to the Monroe stop. Leave the subway, cross Dearborn Street (to the east side) and walk south to the bus stop for the CTA 151 bus heading north. Take the CTA 151 bus to the Huron Street stop on Michigan Avenue, get off the bus and cross Michigan Avenue (heading west) to the Omni Chicago Hotel.

From Midway Airport, take the CTA's Orange Line subway train (heading to the Loop) into downtown Chicago and get off at the Roosevelt stop and change to the CTA's Red Line subway (heading to Howard) and take it to the Chicago stop. Then walk east on Chicago Avenue to Rush Street and turn right (south) and walk two blocks to Huron Street – Omni Chicago Hotel will on the south east.

There are various car rental, limousine, bus and taxi services available for transportation to/from downtown Chicago. In general, limousine service to downtown Chicago from the airports tends to be less expensive than a taxi or car rental.


Please note that parking can be costly in downtown Chicago. We recommend using a parking spot finder application like ParkWhiz or SpotHero to find the best deals in real-time.

Car Rentals

Alamo 800-327-9633
Avis 800-331-1212 (O’Hare)
800-831-2847 (Midway)
Budget 800-527-0700
Dollar 800-800-4000
Enterprise 800-566-9249
Hertz 773-581-4107 (Midway)
National 800-328-4567 (O’Hare)
800-227-7368 (Midway)
Thrifty 800-527-7075 (Midway)


United Limousine 800-331-9037 or 630-969-3865
A-1 Limousine 630-833-3788
My Chauffeur 800-244-6200
West Suburban Travelers Limousine 630-668-9600

Taxi Services

Checker Taxi 312-243-2537
Yellow Cab Co. 312-829-4222

Past Events

2019 Speakers:

  • NIH
  • Internet2
  • Leibniz Supercomputing Centre
  • European Bioinformatics Institute
  • ESnet
  • NCAR
  • NCSA
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • LSU Health Sciences
  • Notre Dame / SGCI
  • University of South Dakota
  • Materials Data Facility
  • Oak Ridge National Lab
  • Open Storage Network
  • University of Chicago
  • Argonne National Lab

Important Dates

Why Attend?

  • See how to easily provide Globus services on existing storage systems
  • Hear how others are using Globus
  • Learn from the experts about the best ways to apply Globus technologies
  • Connect with other researchers, admins and developers