Travel & Accommodations


We are excited to partner with Amtrak which has generously supported the Chicago DEMHIST 2018 conference through 10% discount off the best available rail fare to Chicago IL between October 10, 2018 – October 21, 2018, to book your reservation call Amtrak at 1 (800) 872-7245 or contact your local travel agent.

Tickets cannot be booked via Internet. Please be sure to refer to Convention Fare Code X18H-999 when making your reservation. 

This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service. Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional for all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts. Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges.”


The Virgin Hotels has agreed to offer the Chicago DEMHIST 2018 conference a special discount code rate. Use the code “LCT” when reserving your room. This discount is based on availability and rates may vary.


The Freehand Hotel in Chicago has graciously held a courtesy room block of quad rooms (four beds hostel-style) as well as Queen rooms. We are currently holding these rooms for conference plenary speakers and travelers from underdeveloped and developing countries. For more information, please contact info@chicagodemhistorg.”