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13th Annual Tcl/Tk Conference

Main Registration Schedule Tutorials Info

October 9-13, 2006
Holiday Inn Select
Naperville, Illinois USA

Important Information
Abstracts and proposals due June 30, 2006
Notification to authors July 31, 2006
Author materials due September 30, 2006
Tutorials start October 9, 2006
Conference starts October 11, 2006
Email Contact [email protected]

We are pleased to announce the 13th Annual Tcl/Tk conference (Tcl'2006), sponsored by Noumena Corporation, Digital Smarties, Eolas Technologies and ActiveState.

Learn from the experts, share your experience - the annual Tcl/Tk conference is your opportunity to engage with the Tcl/Tk core team and your fellow peers.

This page lists information relating to attending the conference.

Conference Location

The conference will be held at the
Holiday Inn Select, Chicago/Naperville-Lisle
1801 Naper Blvd
Naperville, IL 60563

Rooms at $99/night from Saturday (10/7) to the following Sunday (10/15). Be sure to include our Group Code: JEO on the room reservation page to get the conference rate.

Note - JEO is all letters. Do not use JE0 (zero). If you have a difficulty registering, contact us immediately at [email protected].

The hotel has extended our deadline until September 23, 2006, but the room rates will go up significantly after that.
Book your hotel room as soon as possible.

Several medium/low-priced restaurants are within walking distance, and a free shuttle to downtown Naperville or the Metra train station to Chicago. Downtown Naperville is filled with food and drink.

Located just minutes from beautiful and historic downtown Naperville, the Holiday Inn Select is also a short drive to just about anywhere in Chicagoland. Relax in our Indoor swimming pool with an adjacent game room for the kids. Enjoy drinks while watching your favorite sporting event on one of our 2 Big Screen TV?s in the Terrace Bar. Dine on scrumptious dishes in our Terrace Café, which serves a complete menu, plus a daily breakfast buffet and great weekend dinner buffets along with Sunday Brunch Under Glass. Complimentary T-1 high speed internet access in all guest rooms and the lobby.

Holiday Inn Select Tel: 630 505-4900


Airport Transportation

Airport Transportation Chicagoland Transportation 630-863-2520

Rates based on transportation to or from Holiday Inn Select Naperville
O'Hare Airport - Sedan Service up to 3 passengers $45
Midway Airport - Sedan Service up to 3 passengers $50
Chicago Loop - Sedan Service up to 3 passengers $65

Advanced reservations required and only accepted within 30 days of pickup. Flight information will be requested. If others passengers arrive at the same airport within 15 minutes of your pickup time, you will be given the option to share a ride.

Public Transportation

  1. O'Hare or Midway airports to Chicago Union Station (CTA)
  2. Chicago Union Station to Naperville (Metra)
  3. Complimentary Train Station Shuttle between Metra station and Holiday Inn Select 630-505-4900 First come - First Serve basis
O'Hare to Union Station
The Chicago Transit Authority runs a 24 hour service - the Blue Line - from O'Hare airport to downtown Chicago. From Terminal 1, 2 and 3 Arrival areas follow the signs to the CTA station which is located on the lowest level of the Parking Garage in the main terminal area. Passengers at Terminal 5 take the ATS transfer train to Terminal 3.

(Directions from RTA trip planner)

  1. Walk 0.1 mile NE from O'HARE AIRPORT to O'HARE CTA (BLUE - O'HARE) Walk a short distance E on Terminal 2 - Cta Rail Walkway. Total walking is 0.09 miles.
  2. Take CTA BLUE LINE TRAIN (TO 54TH/CERMAK OR FOREST PARK) about a 40 min ride $2 fare
    Depart O'HARE CTA Arrive CLINTON CTA
  3. Walk 0.3 mile NE to UNION STATION
    Walk a short distance E on Ramp.
    Turn left on S Clinton St.
    Walk 0.18 mile N on S Clinton St.
    Walk straight on Union Station Walkway.
    Walk a short distance N on Union Station Walkway.
    Turn right on Union Station Clinton/jackson.
    Turn right on Union Station Walkway.
    Total walking is 0.32 miles.
Midway Airport to Union Station
Most ground transportation access areas are located at the main entrance area of the terminal.

(Directions from RTA trip planner)

  1. Take CTA ORANGE LINE TRAIN (ORANGE LINE - CLOCKWISE) about 25 min. ride, $2 fare
    Depart MIDWAY CTA
    Walk 0.3 mile W to UNION STATION
    Walk a short distance N on S Wells St.
    Turn left on W Adams St.
    Walk 0.19 mile W on W Adams St.
    Walk straight on Union Station Adams En.
    Walk a short distance W on Union Station Adams En.
    Walk straight on Union Station - Adams Walkway.
    Walk a short distance W on Union Station - Adams Walkway.
    Turn left on Union Station Walkway.
    Walk a short distance S on Union Station Walkway.
    Total walking is 0.35 miles.
Union Station to Naperville

Metra Burlington Northern Santa Fe Line (BNSF), Chicago to Aurora Suburban Service

Chicago Union Station to Naperville Station - 105 E. 4th Ave.,(630) 355-4409

For Metra / BNSF Railway Schedule Adult 1-way Fare $4.30 pay on train if no agent at station


The conference will include wired and wireless access in the main conference room from Wednesday through Friday. Please bring your own ethernet card (wired or wireless). For presenters, several computers will be available for use during your presentation. Windows 2000 with MS Office, Linux with OpenOffice, and Mac OS X with AppleWorks.


Naperville's official visitor website is

Conference Committee

Cyndy Lilagan   Eolas TechnologiesFacilities Coordination
Clif Flynt   Noumena CorpGeneral Chair
Steve Redler IV   SR TechnologyProgram Chair
Steve Landers   Digital SmartiesProgram Co-chair
Kevin Kenny   GE Global Research Center
Jeffrey Hobbs   ActiveState Corp
Andreas Kupries   ActiveState Corp
Ron Fox   NSCL Michigan State University
Donal Fellows   University of Manchester
Larry Virden   Tcl FAQ Maintainer
Mike Doyle   Eolas Technologies
Gerald Lester   HMS Software

Contact Information

[email protected]