Travel Information

Venue and Lodging

Intercontinental HotelGlobusWorld 2023 will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel , on Chicago's Magnificent Mile in the heart of downtown.

For directions to the hotel, see Directions below.

Intercontinental Hotel – Chicago Magnificent Milejump to the Intercontinental Hotel website

  • 505 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
  • book your room onlinejump to the Intercontinental Hotel registration page
    (this link will trigger the the GlobusWorld discount rate)
  • hotel: +1 (312) 321-8895
    and refer to GlobusWorld 2023 (group code: SBV)
  • please reserve your room by April 9, 2023 – after this date, we cannot guarantee room availability
Note: We've worked hard to get a very competitive room rate at the Intercontinental Hotel, and ensured that it falls within U.S. federal travel guidelines. We recognize that there are many alternative hotel options near the conference hotel, but we strongly encourage attendees to stay at the Intercontinental Hotel and make the conference more affordable for all.

Directions and Transportation

One of the most convenient routes to reach Intercontinental 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 Illinois Street stop on Michigan Avenue, get off the bus and walk north to the Intercontinental 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 Grand stop. Then walk east on Grand Avenue to Michigan Avenue (cross to the east side) and turn right (south) and walk half a block to the Intercontinental Hotel.

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)

Taxi Services

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

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

Platinum Sponsor

Amazon Web Services

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsor

Spectra Logic

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