Hotel Information

I Hotel

The I Hotel and Conference Center, located in The Research Park adjacent to the south campus of the University of Illinois, is the signature venue for the 2016 Big Ten & Friends Mechanical & Energy Conference. All meetings, meals, and networking events will take place at the I Hotel and Conference Center with the exception of dinner on Monday night.

Hotel Reservation

We encourage you to stay at the sophisticated I Hotel and Conference Center. A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees. For your convenience, you can Book a Room online or call the hotel reservation desk at (217) 819-5000. Please mention Big Ten & Friends when making your reservation to receive the block room price.

Room I Hotel

Room Rates
Room rates for conference attendees (non-smoking standard king or double queen) are $119 per night plus 11% tax. To receive this rate, rooms must be reserved before Friday, September 9, 2016. 

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Hotel Amenities

  • Complimentary shuttle service to and from Willard Airport (CMI), Illinois Terminal, and any University of Illinois campus building
  • 24-hr concierge service and business center
  • Complimentary secure high-speed wireless internet throughout the hotel and conference center
  • Complimentary access to University of Illinois Activities and Recreation Center (ARC)

Please visit the I Hotel and Conference Center website for a complete list of hotel amenities. We want to make your stay at The I Hotel and Conference Center as stress-free as possible. For any questions regarding your stay, please contact us at (217) 819-5000 or email us at