The Euphrates Summit will be held on the Principia College campus, 1 Maybeck Place, Elsah, IL 62028. (618) 374-2131.
By plane: The St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) is located 30 miles (about a 45-minute drive) from campus, and will be the most convenient airport to use.
Driving directions to Principia from the Airport: Take I-70 West to I-170 North. Exit onto I-270 East (to Chicago). Take exit 31B onto MO-367/US-67 North to Alton, IL and continue into Alton. Turn left off the Alton Bridge and go through three stoplights. Turn left at the 3rd light onto River Road (Rt. 100). Go 10 miles and turn right into Elsah. Sign for Principia College will be on the right.
By train: Amtrak has service to Alton, IL. The train station is 14 miles (about a 30-minute drive) from campus.
By car: Principia College is located in Elsah, IL just off of River Road (Rt. 100).
Please arrange your own transportation to and from the airport to your place of lodging and to the college campus. Several area cab companies include:
Comfort Cab – Alton, IL (618) 465-2010
Checker Cab Company – Granite City, IL (618) 876-4444
Liberty Cab Co. – Alton, IL (618) 462-6437
Nine car rental companies are available at the airport, including Enterprise, Thrifty, and Hertz.
Best Western, 22 minutes from campus
1900 Homer M. Adams Parkway
Register by Oct. 5th and mention “Euphrates Summit” to receive a nightly rate of $79.99
Holiday Inn, 27 minutes from campus
3800 Homer M. Adams Parkway
Register by Oct. 5 and mention “Euphrates Summit” to receive a nightly rate of $99.99
St. Louis Airport Area:
There are over 20 hotels conveniently located near the airport with airport shuttling.
Sessions & Workshops: Business Casual
Final Dinner Reception: Cocktail
Average temperatures in Elsah at this time are 70 – 75 degrees fahrenheit, with temperatures cooling at night. Rain is possible, but all Summit activities and sessions will be indoors or have an indoor option.
Participant Rate: The two-day Summit general admission fee is on a sliding scale of $200 – $400. This includes all of our sessions, entertainment, two lunches, one dinner, one gala dinner, and light fare for breaks and snacks throughout the sessions. This fee does not include lodging or transportation; please see our participant guide for hotel suggestions.
Euphrates is happy to welcome students at a reduced rate of $45.
** NEW! Gala Dinner Reception tickets only are now available. Come and hear from the Euphrates “Visionary of the Year” Sami Awad and enjoy dinner and closing remarks. Regular fee is $65 and students are welcome at only $20. **