Travel and Directions

Welcome to Chicago!

If you’re coming in from out of town, we are very happy to have you here. WordCamp Chicago is taking place at the DePaul University Student Center at 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue, in the heart of the Lincoln Park neighborhood. We are steps away from the Fullerton “L” stop, serviced by the Brown, Purple and Red Lines.

WordCamp Places of Interest Map

Click here to view an interactive map by Mapquest of many places of interest during WordCamp, including the main venue, the nearest Starbucks, the nearest “L” stop, and more.

Directions from downtown Chicago:

If you happen to be staying in downtown Chicago, the easiest way to get from your hotel to the DePaul University Student Center is to locate the “L” station nearest your hotel that services the Red, Brown, or Purple line. Take a train going north to the Fullerton “L” Station. When you get off, head towards to Sheffield Ave. just a few steps west, turn left on Sheffield, and the Student Center will be ahead on the corner of Belden & Sheffield.

If you want to to learn more about how to get around town by public transportation (bus, “L”, etc.) – this link will take you to the CTA and all of their maps. Using the CTA transit trackers will help you estimate the next arrival, especially if the route times are not clear from the local signs.

Cabs are also plentiful in this area.


There is some street parking, but check signs for time restrictions and parking meters. DePaul Parking will be $6.00 per day. But, you MUST get your parking validated in the Student Center at the DePaul Help Desk in the Student Center Lobby.

There are several parking structures close to the DePaul Student Center. (See Map)

Other things to do in Chicago

Want to know what else is going on in the city? The Chicago Reader, Explore Chicago and Metromix are good places to start!

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