Traveling, Lodging and Maps

The meeting will be held at Iowa State University’s (ISU), Scheman Building, on the second floor.

How to Get Here
ISU is located in Ames, Iowa, which is about 40 miles north of the nearest airport, Des Moines International Airport (DSM). If flying into DSM, renting a car is one option to get from DSM to Ames. Rideshares like Uber and Lyft are also available in Des Moines but will be less available in Ames. Driving directions from the DSM to the Scheman Building can be found HERE.

A hotel block is not being held for the meeting. Most hotels are near ISU, unfortunately none are within walking distance. Renting a car (and carpooling when possible) is recommended. While it is not an exhaustive list, most Ames hotels are listed HERE.

Parking near the Scheman Building is plentiful, still, carpooling from hotels is encouraged. There is a parking lot on the north side of the Scheman Building, Lot B1, and a very large parking lot south of Center Drive, Lot B3.

Please note that the Scheman Building is next to Hilton Coliseum, which will host a large event the evening of January 24, so vehicles for our event may need to be moved to allow for the reserved parking for that event.

Check In
Enter the Scheman Building on the ground floor lobby, take the elevator to the second floor. The check in area is to the left when exiting the elevator. Once a name tag is received, wear it at all times, it will serve as an access pass into the meeting’s activities. A reminder to wear the name tag to the event the next morning.

Please be aware there is construction expected on the ground and first floor.