Ames is located in the center of Iowa, about 40 miles north of Des Moines, the state capital.

Air Travel

The nearest airport served by commercial airlines is Des Moines International Airport (DSM). It is a 40-50 minute drive from the airport to Ames. Air travel and transportation to the conference hotel will be arranged for invited participants.

Executive Express is a shuttle service running frequent trips from the Des Moines airport to the ISU campus and Ames hotels; advance reservations are required. The airport also has a full range of rental car options, which are typically inexpensive.


Rooms for invited participants have been reserved at the Gateway Hotel:

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center at Iowa State University 2100 Green Hills Dr., Ames, Iowa (515) 292-8600

Other convenient hotels are:

Radisson Hotel Ames Conference Center at ISU 2609 University Blvd., Ames, Iowa (515) 268-8808

Best Western University Park Inn & Suites 2500 University Blvd., Ames, Iowa (515) 296-2500

Additional Hotels For a complete listing of Ames hotels, see the Ames Visitors Bureau site.

If any questions or concerns arise, do not hesitate contact the conference organizer.