Theoretical Archaeology Group 2014 Conference

and the Channing-Murray Foundation
Friday, May 23, 2014


All conference activities will take place around the main quad of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in the Illini Union, Lincoln Hall, and Davenport Hall. There is another conference in town the weekend of TAG, so please make your hotel reservations asap! Small blocks of hotel rooms near campus have been reserved under the designation “TAG” at the I-Hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn, and the Comfort Suites until April 23. TO FIND OUT IF "TAG" ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE YOU MUST PHONE THE HOTEL. Additional rooms are available close to campus at the historic Landmark Hotel. All are located within walking distance to the university and some have shuttle services available. Additional hotels are available in the UIUC area and bus lines run past most of them. A wide array of restaurants for breakfast, lunch, and dinner can be found near the hotels, adjacent to campus, and around the bar-crawl location of Downtown Champaign!

Travel Information

The University of Illinois' Willard Airport (CMI) is served by American Airlines. The next closest airport is Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington, Illinois. This airport is approximately 45 minutes from Champaign-Urbana and has a number of airlines to choose from.

Anyone wishing to take the TAG tours of the great Cahokia site and its religious shrines (late Sunday or Monday) might wish to fly into St. Louis' Lambert International Airport and then drive to and from Champaign (3 hours one way).

Other larger airports are: Indianapolis International Airport (IND), Indianapolis, Indiana (120 miles/190 kilometers away) and O'Hare International Airport (ORD), Chicago, Illinois (140 miles/220 kilometers away).

You can also reach Champaign-Urbana via Amtrak train or Greyhound bus serviceIllini Shuttle and Megabus also provide bus service between Urbana-Champaign and Chicago.

The Champaign County Visitors Guide offers information on taxis and other transportation. Additional help and advice from the TAG organizing committee for getting around Champaign-Urbana can be found here.


Contact Information

  • Registration & Payment Questions:
    Nancy Simpson
    Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning - Conference Services
    University of Illinois
    Ph: 217-244-9687

    Vendor Questions:
    Andrew Bauer
    Department of Anthropology
    109 Davenport Hall, MC-148
    University of Illinois
    Urbana, IL 61801
    Ph: 217-300-0323

    All Other Questions:
    Tim Pauketat
    Department of Anthropology
    109 Davenport Hall, MC-148
    University of Illinois
    Urbana, IL 61801
    Ph: 217-244-8188

    Theoretical Archaeology Group - USA


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