31st Human Resources Development Working Group Meeting
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The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Human Resources Development Working Group (HRDWG) was established in 1990 and conducts work programs on developing human resources, touching on issues ranging from education to labor to capacity building. In addition, the HRDWG is responsible for building cultural awareness and gender equity. The HRDWG conducts its work program through its three networks: the Capacity Building Network (CBN); the Education Network (EDNET); and the Labour and Social Protection Network (LSPN).
In 2009, APEC went to the United States to reaffirm its commitment and strengthen its thriving work on human resources development. The 31st APEC HRDWG Meeting (HRDWG31) took place in Chicago, Illinois, USA on 22-25 June 2009.
Approximately 120 HRD experts from APEC’s twenty-one member-economies attended to concertize the renewed vision and reinvigorated work plan of the HRDWG as steered by Lead Shepherd Alan Ginsburg of the US Department of Education.
Meeting Venue and Date
DePaul University - Lincoln Park Campus
Address: Student Center - 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue
The 31st HRDWG Meeting Administrative Circular contains information on room availability at the following hotels:
Airports and Transportation
Chicago is served by O’Hare International Airport and by Midway Airport.
For visitors needing information or directions, airport information booths are located on the lower levels of the domestic terminals and on the upper and lower levels of the International Terminal. A foreign currency exchange is located on the lower level of the International Terminal. O’Hare is located approximately 13 miles from downtown Chicago. The cost for taking a taxi to/from the airport varies depending on travel time from $30-$50 USD.
Transportation from O'Hare International Airport
Chicago O'Hare International Airport is served directly by train, taxi, shared-ride van, shuttle, and bus. The Airport Transit System provides a quick, convenient, and free service for transfers to / from the terminals. It can also be used to reach the long-term parking facility.
CTA Train Service - The Chicago Transit Authority's Blue Line provides a 24-hour service between Chicago O'Hare International Airport and downtown Chicago. Trains run every eight minutes from 5:00 am to 8:00 pm weekdays and every ten minutes from 5:00 am to 11:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. The CTA station is located on the lowest level of the main parking garage and is accessible by pedestrian tunnels from Terminals 1, 2, and 3.
Taxi and Shared-Ride Van Services - Taxis at Chicago O'Hare International Airport are available at all terminals from the lower level curb front. Metered rates apply to all destinations. Chicago O'Hare International Airport shared-ride vans are also available at all terminals from the lower level curb front.
Bus and Shuttle Services - Located on the ground floor of the elevated parking garage, the bus/shuttle center is the primary pickup point for hotel courtesy and Pace buses as well as shuttles for car rental agencies and parking. The center is accessible by tunnels from Terminals 1, 2, and 3.
Continental Airport Express shuttles leave Chicago O'Hare International Airport every five to ten minutes. Tickets may be purchased at the kiosk outside of the International Terminal and at the lower levels of Terminals 1, 2, and 3 at the counters across from the baggage claim. Continental Airport Express also offers shuttles to northern suburban locations.
This airport is conveniently located 10 miles from downtown Chicago. Midway’s one terminal building has three concourses – A, B and C. Airport information booths are located in the ticketing lobby, baggage claim and the concessions food court. All vehicle pick-up services are available on the lower level roadway. The cost for taking a taxi between Midway and downtown is approximately $28-$32 USD.
Transportation from Midway Airport
Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) is located just ten miles (16 kilometers) from downtown Chicago. One of the fastest growing airports in the continent, Chicago Midway Airport serves over 17 million travelers each year.
CTA Train Services - Chicago Midway Airport offers easy access to downtown Chicago via Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Orange Line buses, regional buses, downtown and suburban shuttles, and interstate highways.
Bus and Shuttle Services - GO Airport Express shuttles depart from Midway airport every 15 minutes for downtown service to Chicago hotels, downtown businesses and near north residential locations. The GO Airport Express ticket counter and loading zone is located at Door 3, lower level across from the baggage claim. Reservations from Midway to downtown are not necessary. The last GO Airport Express van leaves Midway at 10:30 pm seven nights a week.
Photo galleries from the 31st Human Resources Development Working Group Meeting are accessible using the links below.
Each year HRD holds a meeting to further its planning and activity efforts. The resources below were developed to support the 31st HRD meeting held 22-25 June 2009 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Other HRDWG Meetings