Local Information


The RDW will be held on the campus of the University of Illinois Springfield


On Thursday, October 10, 6PM, an informal welcome reception will be held at Obed & Isaac Microbrewery. This is located at 500 South 6th St. Springfield, IL. This is a 5 minute walk (0.3 miles) from the Hilton and Doubletree hotels in downtown Springfield (700 E Adams St, Springfield, IL 62701).


On Friday, October 11, 8:30AM, we meet at University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) Campus, University Hall Building 2024 (UHB 2024). UIS is a 6 mile drive from the Hilton and Doubletree Hotels. The address is 1 University Drive, Springfield, IL. Once you enter the campus, please park in lots F or G or I. UHB is a 4 storey building with a green roof.


On Friday, October 11, 6:30PM, we have an IFERA Family Business Forum at the Pinnacle Club, Hilton, Springfield, Il. This is on the 29th floor of Hilton.


On Saturday, October 12, 9AM, we meet on the 1st floor classroom of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, 112 N. Sixth street, Springfield, IL. This is also a 5 minute walk from the Hilton and Doubletree hotels.


Springfield, IL is the capital of the state of Illinois, located about 180 miles south of Chicago and 100 mile north of St.Louis. 

There are direct flight connections to Springfield (Airport code: SPI) from Chicago and Dallas.  In addition, an AMTRAK train service connects Springfield from Chicago and St. Louis, MO.  Springfield, IL is also the home of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum.


Where to Stay:

We recommend President Abraham Lincoln Hotel (A DoubleTree Hotel)

You may also select other hotel options in Springfield downtown area.