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17'th Annual Tcl/Tk Conference (Tcl'2010)

October 11 - October 15, 2010

Hilton Suites Chicago/Oakbrook Terrace
10 Drury Lane
Oakbrook Terrace
Illinois, United States 60181
Tel: 1-630-941-0100
Fax: 1-630-941-0299

Important Information
Abstracts and proposals due August 1, 2010
Notification to authors August 15, 2010
Author materials due October 1, 2010
Tutorials start October 11, 2010
Conference starts October 13, 2010
Email Contact [email protected]

Special Social Activites

The Tcl Association has arranged some special events for Friday after the technical sessions are over. If you want to attend these, you'll need to sign up for them at the conference.

October 15, 2010 - Friday afternoon -- Tour of Fermilab

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

A tour lasts about two hours and begins in Wilson Hall. Visitors view the Laboratory from the 15th floor windows and visit various displays located there. The tour moves to the Linear Accelerator building where visitors see the Cockcroft-Walton, the components in the linear accelerator gallery and the Main Control Room. There is a docent for every 20 people. Registration required since tours must be arranged in advance.

October 15, 2010 - Friday evening -- Drury Lane Dinner Theater

Dinner-theater at the award winning Drury Lane theater located next to our hotel.

The Tcl Assocation has arranged a special package price for dinner and theater at $44.00 per person. (These are regularly $64 per person.)

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Bill Jenkins is one of the newest and most exciting new directors on the Chicago scene. As Chairman of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Ball State University, he heads one of the nation's largest theatre programs.

Conference Location

The conference will be held at the Hilton Suites Oakbrook Terrace , with rooms at $99.00 (US) per night from Sunday (10/10) to the following Sunday (10/17). (Extensions of this rate may be possible. Inquire when you make a reservation.)

When the Hilton software does not have a room in our block available for a night you've requested, it only offers rooms at the $179.00 rate. If that happens to you, contact Beata Fila ([email protected]) and let her know what nights you wish to book. It will be taken care of.

To register for a room at the conference hotel, visit the Hilton website.

These rooms will be released to the general public after September 26, so be sure to reserve your room early.

The room rate is $99/night.



Chicago is served by O'hare International Airport (ORD), Midway International Airport (MDW). and Chicago/Gary International Airport (GCIA) .

There are shuttle busses (not free) from the airports to the Hilton Oakbrook:

Windy City Limo provides airport to hotel service for $25.00.
Windy City Limo

You can reach the hotel from the airport by Taxi if you prefer that.


Chicago is served by Amtrak and Greyhound. Within the city, there are light-rail Amtrak lines to the suburbs, as well as CTA/MTA busses and trains


It will not be necessary to rent a car for the duration of the conference.

Oak Brook Mall is just across the street from the hotel. This is a multiple acre mall with everything from hardware to software.

Food and Shopping

The Hilton is located just across the street from Oak Brook Mall where you will find everything from software to hardware. There is a Costco a half mile from the Hotel, as well as other shopping.


The hotel has internet connections in each room and wireless access in the public area.

For presenters, computers will be available for use during your presentation. These will be equipped with Linux or Windows 2000 with MS Office or OpenOffice.


For those of you coming early or staying late, Chicago-land is a large area with many sites and offerings.

In the downtown area, you'll find

Conference Committee

Clif Flynt   Noumena CorpGeneral Chair, Website Admin
Andreas Kupries   ActiveState Software Inc.Program Chair
Cyndy Lilagan   Iomas Research LLCFacilities Coordination
Joe Mistachkin   Mistachkin Systems
Brian Griffin   Mentor Graphics
Ron Fox   NSCL/FRIB Michigan State University
Arjen Markus   Deltares
Mike Doyle   Iomas Research LLC
Gerald Lester   KnG Consulting, LLC
Donal Fellows   University of Manchester
Jeffrey Hobbs   ActiveState Software Inc.
Steve Landers   Digital Smarties
Kevin Kenny   GE Global Research Center
Larry Virden   Tcl FAQ Maintainer
Steve Redler IV   SR Technology

Contact Information

[email protected]