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Conference Location & Parking

South Bend Civic Theater (SBCT)

The SBCT is the location of the keynote address for Friday April 27th. The SBCT has parking attached to the theater on the northside. There is also free street parking available in downtown South Bend. 

SBCT Address: 403 N Main St, South Bend, IN 46601

Civil Rights Heritage Center (CRHC) / ND Center for Arts and Culture (NDCAC)

The two centers are across the street from each other on the same block. They are the location of the conference sessions on Saturday April 28th.

Both centers each have parking attached to the center. On W. Washington St., there is street parking on both sides of the street. All parking is free.  

CRHC Address: 1040 W Washington St, South Bend, IN 46601

NDCAC Address: 1045 W Washington St, South Bend, IN 46601


Traveling to South Bend

The South Bend International Airport (SBIA)

The SBIA has Delta, United, and Allegiant airlines, with connections through Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Las Vegas, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Newark, Orlando, Phoenix, and Tampa.

The SBIA is 3 miles northwest of downtown South Bend. Greyhound and Hoosier Ride provide bus service to and from SBIA. Taxi service, UBER, LYFT, and rental cars are available at SBIA.

The O’Hare International Airport (OIA)

Chicago’s OIA is 120 miles from South Bend and is the closest major airport. Coach USA shuttle service, Barons Bus Line, and the South Shore Rail Line service the South Bend area from Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway airports.

Train/Bus from Chicago

The South Shore Rail Line provides the cheapest travel option from Chicago to South Bend. The more time efficient options would be the coach buses from Coach USA shuttle service or Barons Bus Line.

Amtrack: Lake Shore Limited or Michigan Services

Amtrak services to South Bend as a stop on the Lake Shore Limited route or to Niles, Michigan as a stop on the Michigan Services route. The South Bend station is located on the near west side of downtown South Bend. The Niles station is located on Dey St. in downtown Niles, which is 11 miles north of South Bend. Both stations will require calling Uber or Taxi service to bring you to your lodging option.


Aloft Hotels

Aloft Hotels is located in the center of downtown South Bend. It is only 0.7 miles away from the CRHC & NDCAC, the main conference locations for Saturday.

Address:  111 N. Main St., South Bend, IN  46601

Phone Number: 574-288-8000

The block is available at this HERE.

Rooms are available from $139. 

Innisfree Bed & Breakfast

Innisfree is only three blocks away from the conference location. However, it is not a handicap accessible lodging option given that it is a building that has been preserved since 1892.


Phone Number: 574-318-4838

Address: 702 W. Colfax Ave. South Bend, IN 46601

10% discount is available until March 10, 2018. Mention that you are with the "InterAction Conference" to obtain the discount. 

Rooms are available from $89-$129.


South Bend has many affordable Airbnb options. 


Rooms are available from $28-$109.

DoubleTree by Hilton

DoubleTree is located center of Downtown South Bend. It is 0.9miles from the main conference location. 


Phone: 574-234-2000

Address: 123 N. St. Joseph St. South Bend, Indiana 46601

Downtown South Bend

From restaurants to maps, this is all the information you'll need while staying in Downtown South Bend.

Dietary Needs

Please let us know if you need assistance finding more resources for your dietary needs. 


Midwest Kosher & Deli

Purple Porch

Places of Worship

Please reach out to us if you need assistance finding a place of your faith tradition. 

Cathedral of St. James (Episcopal)

Islamic Society of Michiana

Sinai Synagogue

St. Paul's United Methodist Church

St. Patrick Church (Roman Catholic)

South Bend First Seventh Day Adventist Church