Travelling to and/or participating at ICQI

ICQI has established an International Advisory Committee to be a site of discussion about how to face the new turn to an aggressive politics of exclusion. Our main goal at this moment, between now and ICQI in May, has been to gather recommendations and suggestions to the larger ICQI community about crowd-sourcing our ability to use innovative approaches to include our colleagues who have been excluded and/or feel threatened by the current situation. We offer brief links and information here. We realise they are not exhaustive but hope they make a start.

Marcelo Diversi and Jonathan Wyatt, Co-Chairs

International Advisory Committee initial members

Marcelo Diversi, Washington State University, USA

Jonathan Wyatt, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Hari Kumar, Amherst College, USA

Jennifer Nutton, McGill University, Canada

Ebru Cayir, University of South Carolina, USA

Cesar Cisneros, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana Iztapalapa, Mexico


Information on border search from the American Civil Liberties Union:

American Civil Liberties Union’s reflection on 100 days of the Trump administration and its politics of hatred and exclusion:

An article about the carrying of electronic devices on certain flights:

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, Frequently Asked Questions (know your rights, what to expect when entering the U.S., and how to proceed in case of entry denial):


Ideas to enable access to participate at QI for those unable or choosing not to travel

1) Pull together resources among your SIG communities and circles of friends and colleagues in order to crowd-source technology throughout the ICQI gathering

2) Skype in colleagues so they can present and be part of the panels

3) Record sessions and panels that can be later shared with colleagues unable or unwilling to travel to the United States under this new era of demonizing travel bans

Share stories of border crossing with us (preferably via email)
We may be able to compare and contrast stories of border crossing as we prepare for future ICQI gatherings under the current exclusionary and nationalist regime.

** Getting Here by Air

Champaign-Urbana is serviced directly by American Airlines, and Northwest Airlink

You might want to check routes and fares at websites such as orbitz, expedia, kayak.
Possible Destination Airports:

Champaign-Urbana Willard Airport (local)
Chicago O’Hare Airport (125 miles)
Chicago Midway Airport (100 miles)
Bloomington Central Illinois Regional Airport (54 miles)
Indiana Indianapolis International Airport (112 miles)
Airport Shuttle Service is Available O’Hare to Champaign (reservation suggested)
Peoria Charter
EAC shuttle
Airport Shuttle Service is Available from and to O’Hare and Midway, to UIUC (reservation suggested) illinishuttle

If you are driving to Champaign-Urbana and want to park on campus, you will need to purchase a temporary permit ($12/day). More information at 217-333-3530  or on the website.

** Driving Directions (From Airport)
From Chicago (North)
From Indianapolis (East)
From St. Louis/Springfield (Southwest)
From Bloomington (West)


** By Rail
Train service to Champaign-Urbana is provided by Amtrak
Illinois Terminal