Can you help me get there?

We’re not running any sort of official shuttles or anything like that, but anything we can do to help get you into town, we will.

Where’s Crystal Lake, IL?

Crystal Lake is a far northwest suburb of Chicago. Details on the our location are on the Where page.

Can I bring my family?

Absolutely. We know that not everyone can (or wants to) leave their family behind for a weekend. The Crystal Lake area has plenty of shopping and restaurants in the area, and there’s a movie theater across the street from the hotel. Also, the hotel has a (small) pool, a whirlpool, and an exercise room.

Who pays for it?

Part of it is from The Perl Foundation, and part is from you. The Perl Foundation is providing a space, Net access, snacks and dinner each night. The Perl Foundation is also subsidizing some of the cost of your hotel room if you decide to stay overnight. See Lodging for details.All other costs, including transportation, are left to each participant.