From the '82 Catalog


The 2024 International Symposium on Display Holography returns to the campus where the first six were held triennially from 1982 to 1997. It is in Lake Forest, Illinois, which is about 40 miles north from downtown Chicago. The only public transportation that links the two is a commuter railroad, Metra, who has a station about a half mile from campus. (This is the line that goes to Kenosha, Union Pacific North, UP-N, not the one that goes to Fox Lake, Milwaukee District North, MD-N, as its Lake Forest stop is a much longer walk.)

If coming into either of the Chicago airports, Midway (MDW) or O'Hare (ORD), it is possible to take El Trains from their ends of the line at the airport to downtown Chicago, and then switch to the Metra to continue to Lake Forest. Cabs or Uber are alternatives, as well as automobile rental.


It will be contained in the basement of the Lillard Science Center, a 43 million dollar overhaul and renaming of the Johnson Science Building that would be familiar to previous conference attendees. The large auditorium is still in the same spot, and its anteroom has been expanded into a 1500 sq ft space dubbed "The Lounge", where LFC science students stage their mini-symposia during the school semesters and will become the Exhibition space for the conference. There are rooms in the Lounge which can be used for ad hoc galleries, and where valuables may be stowed during non-conference hours.


Eight meals in the College's Cafeteria are included as part of the conference fee. It is a 5 minute walk from the conference site, and caters to just about any palate, every day, including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, Halal, and Kosher (upon request). Check out their link for more details.


Unfortunately, many of the LFC dorms are off-line this summer for upgrades. Check out this page for lodging that has special agreements with Lake Forest College for our guests. When making a reservation by phone, please mention Lake Forest College to inquire about special rates. There may be better bargains further from the campus, but would imply commuting there by car.


There is plenty of free parking on campus during the Symposium. It is encouraged for those making the pilgrimage to drive to the conference, especially if there is plenty of merchandise involved.

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