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Please fly to the Indianapolis Airport (IND). Be sure that you do NOT buy a ticket for Bloomington, Illinois, since that is in a different state and is several hours away by car.

From the airport, there are several ways to get to Bloomington. There is a shuttle called Go Express. It costs $29, and the schedule is posted here. There is also Uber/Lyft/taxi service; the cost is $100 or more. One can also rent a car at the airport. If you take the shuttle it can take you either straight to the university or to one of the hotels downtown. So you will want to look ahead to see which stop to get off at. Please be aware that the last shuttle departure from the airport is at 10:40 pm. So if your flight arrives after that, you will either need to stay at an airport hotel or else pay for a more e xpensive transportation option to Bloomington. Similarly, the earliest airport arrival on Fridays is 6:30am.

Where to stay in Bloomington

The meeting will mainly be held in Lindley Hall, near the corner of Woodlawn Avenue and Third St. If you are looking at a map of Bloomington and the campus, this is in the southwest corner of campus. Another map may be found here.

Staying in one of the downtown hotels should be optimal. Here are some options:

  • Grant St Inn, especially if you want a bed-and-breakfast place. The distance to our meeting is 0.5 miles. The Grant St Inn cannot accommodate us all, and you might need (or prefer) a different option. But if you want to book this, mention Indiana University and the conference, and you should be able to get a good discount.

  • Graduate Hotel This hotel offers rooms for our meeting at $129/night. This would be for people who plan on leaving on Friday, June 23. (At the time of this writing, they have no rooms left on Friday night.) The distance to our meeting is 0.5 miles. This is a usual hotel rather than a bed-and-breakfast, but there is an option to buy a breakfast in an adjoining restaurant.

It also might be possible to stay in a campus dormitory; please write to the local arrangements chair, Larry Moss, if you are interested in this.

Other options which are also very walkable:

These are all a convenient walk (15-20 minutes) from the campus. You can stay less expensively farther away. You can also stay with airbnb. This means staying in someone's home, either in a bedroom or in the entire house. This can be a lot less expensive than a hotel. If you do this, be sure about the location and about all the details of the property. A final option might be the campus hotel. As hotels go, this is pretty basic. It would be the most convenient location. When we last checked with them, they had no rooms left during the time of the meeting.

More about Bloomington and what to do while in town

Please see this video for a look at Bloomington.

Indiana University is famous for its music and arts scene. At the time of this posting, we do not have an IU events calendar, but we will post links to one when it becomes available.

People staying over the weekend might like to see a local hiking guide.

Wifi on the IU campus

The university generally has wifi in all buildings, using the eduroam network. Please be sure that your computer is set up with eduroam before you arrive.