Travel & Lodging

For transportation to/from Des Moines International Airport and Ames, please click HERE. The link will provide you information for Ride Share, Taxis, and Limos, as well as a link for “Shuttles” if you would like to book an Executive Express shuttle. Shuttles will need to be booked in advance, taxi’s and ride share options may be available upon arrival.

A block of rooms has been held at the Comfort Inn and Suites in Ames. Please click HERE to reserve your hotel room for Friday, October 13th, 2023. If you would prefer to source a different hotel, please click HERE to find alternative hotels available in Ames, including a map of their location in relation to Iowa State University. A few other hotels that are close to campus are the Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites, Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, and the Radisson Ames Conference Center at ISU.

Parking at the Molecular Biology Building (MBB) on Friday, October 13th will require a permit. Please click HERE to request a visitor parking permit. Visitor parking permits can be used in any of the YELLOW parking lots around MBB (IE: Lot 12, Lot 27, Lot 28, Lot 30, or across Pamel Drive in Lot 22; see photo).

Parking at the MBB parking lot is free on Saturday, October 14, 2023.

A shuttle from the hotels and the Molecular Biology Building will be available for a morning pick-up and an evening drop-off.