The IWMF '08 Workshop will be held at the Norris University Center on the campus of Northwestern University. Information about the Norris Center as well as directions and parking information can be found at its web site.
Northwestern's Evanston Campus is located on the shores of Lake Michigan about 18 miles (30 km) west of O'Hare International Airport and about 12 miles (20 km) north of downtown Chicago. Interactive Campus maps can be found here.
On days one and two of the workshop, the opening session, paper presentations and poster sessions will be held at the Norris Center. There will be a banquet at the end of the second day of the workshop, though its location has yet to be determined.
Hotel accommodations have been reserved in five hotels. Most hotels are at walking distance from the workshop site, for the others transportation is provided. More information about lodging for the workshop is provided here.