Travel Information

Venue and Lodging

Hotel AllegroGlobusWorld 2018 will be held at the Hotel Allegro, a boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Chicago.

For directions to the hotel, see Directions below.

Hotel Allegrojump to Hotel Allegro website

  • 171 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601
  • hotel: +1 (312) 236-0123
  • nightly rate: $189 (single & double rooms)
  • complimentary WiFi included
  • book online, or call +1 (800) 546-7866 and ask for the “GlobusWorld 2018” group rate. You can also enter Y50 in the Group Code field when making your reservation online.
  • Issues booking online (or rooms in our block sold out)? Contact Stephanie Monkaba at the hotel for help finding a room.
  • Please reserve your room by April 6, 2018 – after this date, we cannot guarantee room availability.
Note: We've worked hard to get a very competitive room rate at the Allegro, 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 Allegro and make the conference more affordable for all.

Directions and Transportation

One of the most convenient routes to reach Hotel Allegro from O’Hare International Airport, is to take the CTA's (Chicago Transit Authority) Blue Line subway all the way into downtown and get off at the Clark & Lake stop. Then walk to the south end of the Thompson Center (the glass building that the train station is located in) and exit the building. Take a right to walk (west) on Randolph Street towards the Cadillac Palace Theatre – Hotel Allegro is just past (to the west of) the theatre.

From Midway Airport, take the CTA's Orange Line subway train into downtown Chicago and get off at the Washington & Wells stop. Then walk north on Wells Street to Randolph street and turn right (east) – Hotel Allegro should be on your right.

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. The conference hotel provides valet parking at a cost of $59 per day but many cheaper options are available in the surrounding area. 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

Speakers Include:

  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • NCSA
  • Stanford University
  • NCAR
  • University of Michigan
  • Harvard University
  • Oak Ridge National Lab
  • Berkeley Lab / ESnet
  • Argonne National Lab
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Saskatchewan

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

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