Local Information

A block of rooms has been held at the Gateway Hotel & Conference Center, located at 2100 Green Hills Drive in Ames.

Book your hotel through the online booking link or by calling (515) 292-8600, and mentioning the Shade Tree Short Course.

The Gateway Hotel & Conference Center features free parking, heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool, fitness facility, business center with work stations, and the IowaStater Restaurant onsite with room service available.


The Shade Tree Short Course will be held at the Iowa State Center (Stephens Auditorium and Scheman Building) on the Iowa State University campus in Ames, Iowa

Centrally located, Ames is easily accessed by U.S. Highways 30 and 69, as well as I-35.The Scheman Continuing Education Building is located in the Iowa State Center on the Iowa State University campus. From I-35 take U.S. Highway 30 west to University Boulevard and north past Jack Trice Stadium. The Scheman Building is located between Hilton Coliseum and Stephens Auditorium.

Free parking is available adjacent to the Scheman Building.