17th International Symposium on

Graph Drawing

September 22–25, 2009 - Chicago
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Conference Site

All talks will be on the DePaul Loop Campus (downtown) [Map] in room 8005 of the DePaul Center, 1 Jackson Street.

Other conference events are within walking distance (3 city blocks). [Area Map, with places to eat]

The conference will begin with a reception, Tuesday, September 22, 6pm-8:30pm, at the Park Grill Plaza (outdoors), which is located within Millennium Park [map].


The banquet will be held at the historic Berghoff Restaurant.

Travel Information


  • We have reserved a block of 15 rooms in the nearby Silversmith Hotel. The room rate is $169/night (plus tax).
    Reserve a room on-line here, or go to www.silversmithhotel.com and click on reservations tab and enter Group code - GRA092109. To make a reservation via phone, call 1-800-979-0084 - Group Code GRA092109 - or reference "Graph Drawing 2009".
    Room reservations must be made by September 1.
  • We have reserved a block of 15 rooms in the nearby Hampton Inn Majestic (Chicago Theatre District). The room rate is $199/night (plus tax), which includes breakfast and internet.
    Reserve a room on-line here, or by phone 1-312-332-5052.
    Room reservations must be made by September 8.
  • DePaul has a list of hotels which offer a special rate to DePaul visitors.
    Note that some of the hotels are close to DePaul's Lincoln Park campus, but the conference is on the Loop campus (downtown).
    For example, currently (August 19) Hotel Cass Holiday Inn Express has a rate of $109/night, and Red Roof Inn Downtown Chicago has a room at $99/night. Both are located about a mile from the conference site, but easily accessible by public transportation (Red Line + short walk).
  • There may be cheaper hotels that are farther away, for example, near O'Hare airport. Find a hotel on-line, but check whether it's reasonably accessible first.
  • If you don't mind sharing a room with strangers, a nice, less expensive alternative is the nearby Hostelling International Chicago.

Gold Sponsors


 Tom Sawyer Software

 DePaul CDM

Silver Sponsors

 DePaul CDM

 IIT College of Science and Letters

 ILOG An IBM Company