QMCPACK summer training 2014 is being held at Argonne National Laboratory in the TCS Conference Center (Building 240), just inside the main Argonne gates. Attendees coming from offsite will enter the Conference Center after passing through security.
Attendees can fly to either OâHare international airport or to Midway.
Registration for the training and a buffet dinner will occur on Sunday 13 July. The training runs all week until Friday 18th July. Instructors will be present for the entire Friday to facilitate discussions of QMC and possible research topics. However, we will only lightly schedule talks in the morning to permit attendees to catch departing flights as needed.
We have reserved room blocks at the following on-site hotel:
(on Argonne campus, 10-15 minute walk from the TCS conference center)
- Hotel fees are taken care by the training program. Applicants who get accepted to the school should not contact the hotel to make reservation. All will be takenÂ care of by the organizers.
- If you are not renting a car, we recommend United Limousine for transportation to/from Argonne. UL is a contracted provider and can assure your driver meets security clearance criteria. Other taxi or limo drivers may have difficulty getting onsite. UL also offers a discounted rate for travel to/from Argonne.
- Attendees can stay at the guest house from Sunday 13th up to the morning of Saturday 19th.
Argonne National Laboratory occupies 1,500 wooded acres about 25 miles southwest of Chicago (see map).
To reach Argonne from O’Hare International Airport, take I-294 south to I-55. Exit west on I-55 (toward St. Louis) and continue for about four miles to Cass Avenue. Exit south on Cass and turn right at the Argonne sign on Northgate Road, immediately south of I-55. Follow Northgate Road to the Argonne Information Center, turn right and proceed directly to the TCS Conference Center.
To reach Argonne from Midway Airport, take Cicero Avenue north to I-55. Enter I-55 south and continue for about 14 miles to Cass Avenue. Exit south on Cass and turn right at the Argonne sign on Northgate Road, immediately south of I-55. Follow Northgate Road to the Argonne Information Center, turn right and proceed directly to the TCS Conference Center.
To reach Argonne by public transportation, take the Metra train to the Westmont Metra station. PACE bus #715 provides connections between Westmont and Argonne only in the morning and evening, and only on weekdays; there is no weekend service. For details, please consult the PACE schedule.
There are various car rental, limousine, bus and taxi services available for transportation to/from Argonne. In general, limousine service to Argonne from the airports tends to be less expensive than a taxi or car rental.
If circumstances permit, we highly recommend sharing a taxi or limousine from the airport because the cost is relatively high (>65$).
IMPORTANT: Since you are staying at the Argonne Guest House, we recommend using United Limousine – other taxi or limo drivers could have security problems getting onsite.
|United Limousine||800-331-9037 or 630-969-3865
(please let the operator know you are travelling to Argonne National Lab)
|Pace Bus Route 715(Westmont Station to Argonne)||847-364-7223|
|Argonne-University of Chicago Shuttle||630-252-5555|
Remember, since you are staying at the Argonne Guest House, we recommend using United Limousine – other taxi or limo drivers could have security problems getting onsite.
|Yellow Cab Co.||312-829-4222|
|Courtesy Taxi(serving the Westmont Station)||630-968-1323|