Conference Lodging


The nearest lodging  is a Sleep Inn located near I-72, Exit 144, less than two miles from the Richland Community College campus. This Sleep Inn offers a special nightly rate of $67.00 plus tax for guests attending events at Richland. We do NOT have a block of rooms reserved for the conference so making reservations early is recommended. When making reservations, indicate that you are requesting the Richland rate.

Sleep Inn
3920 E. Hospitality Lane
Decatur, IL, 62521

(217) 872-7700

Additional accommodations in the Decatur—Forsyth area are listed here:

Several hotels, restaurants, and the Hickory Point Mall are located near the interchange of U.S. Route 51 and I-72 (Exit 141), within a
10-minute drive of Richland.


By automobile:

Maps and driving directions to the conference site – the Shilling Community Education Center on the Richland campus in northeast Decatur –are on the Richland website:

By air:

Scheduled flights between the Decatur airport and Chicago (O’Hare) or St. Louis are provided by Air Choice One.

Several airlines serve the Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington-Normal ( Commercial flights also come into the University of Illinois’ Willard Airport ( and the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (Springfield – Each of these airports is about 50 miles/1 hour drive time from Decatur.

By rail:

Amtrak passenger service is available to Bloomington-Normal. Champaign, and Springfield.