PLoP is hosted at the Robert Allerton Park and Conference Center, near Monticello, Illinois, USA. This conference center is a one-of-a-kind meeting place with an unique ambiance maintained by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Away from the distractions and noise of city life, conference participants will enjoy luxury surroundings in a 100-year-old Georgian-style mansion with gleaming wood floors, marble fireplaces, elegant furnishing, and breathtaking views of the surrounding, meadow, reflecting pond, and woodlands teeming with birds and wildlife.
The site is home to native flood-plain forest and upland woods, as well as numerous formal gardens.
When to arrive
BootCamp participants should plan to arrive on Saturday evening, or very early on Sunday morning.
Attendees can plan to arrive in the afternoon or evening of Sunday, 23 October, and depart Thursday morning, 27 October.
Please confirm the detailed schedule to determine the exact date and time most convenient for you to arrive.
How to get to Allerton
The nearest International airports are Chicago O'Hare (airport code ORD) or St. Louis Lambert airport. O'Hare is the more commonly used one.
From these airports fly to Champaign-Urbana Willard airport (airport code CMI). This is about a 1 hour flight (or less).
Ground transportation between Willard airport and the conference
site is included in the registration fee.
Attendees are requested to specify their travel schedule in
the "Travel Information" portion of the registration form.
PLoP volunteer will be contacting the attendees a week
before the PLoP to finalize their travel arrangements. A
local bus/taxi company will transport the attendees from the
airport to the conference site.
If you drive or want to see an area map, check out the Directions to Robert Allerton Park.
General information about the park can be found at Robert Allerton Park and Conference Center.
For those not registering to stay at the Allerton House there are some nearby hotels. Here are some suggestions:
- The Best Western motel in Monticello is probably the closest place for lodging.
- Another hotel is Foster Inn.
- Check also the Champaign-Urbana Hotel Information for more options.
- Location of Robert Allerton Park with driving directions
- Monticello, Illinois
- University of Illinois Visitors Guide
- The Champaign-Urbana Convention & Visitors Bureau
- The Illinois Bureau of Tourism
- Champaign-Urbana Hotel Information
If you need more information or have some question, please contact the chairs.