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The Future of Sexuality Research:
Methodological to Social Policy Innovations

April 9-11 2007

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

|   Travel

 

Conference Location

Bloomington Campus of Indiana University

The UCSRT Conference: The Future of Sexuality Research: Methodological to Social Policy Innovations will be held on the campus of Indiana University, located close to downtown Bloomington, Indiana, about 50 miles south of Indianapolis, Indiana. This is also the home of The Kinsey Institute. Participants will have an opportunity to tour the institute.

To acquaint you with the scenic Bloomington campus, we invite you to take a virtual campus tour at: www.iub.edu/tour

The IU Bloomington campus is a careful blend of traditional and modern architecture within a park-like environment. Made of locally quarried limestone, the University buildings add beauty and charm to the picturesque campus. Bloomington offers the charm of a small town and the sophistication of a cultural capital with international caliber performance in opera, music and theater.

Local Time Zone

Bloomington is in the Eastern Time Zone. At the time of the conference, Bloomington will be on Eastern Daylight Time, the same time as New York City and the East Coast of the United State, and one hour ahead of Chicago.

Weather

Early to mid-April is typically characterized by daytime temperatures in the middle seventies and nights in the low fifties. The campus and surrounding are in full spring bloom with flowering dogwood and redbud trees. Although this is one of the loveliest times to visit the campus, temperatures can vary considerably. We suggest that you bring layered clothing to accommodate either below or above average temperatures. Local weather information is available through the National Weather Service at: http:\\www.crh.noaa.gov/forecasts/INZ062.php?warncounty=INC105&city=Bloomington

 

Travel To and From Bloomington

FLIGHT INFORMATION

Airport Indianapolis International Airport
Airport Symbol: IND
Location: 50 miles north of Bloomington, Indiana University
Served by: Most major domestic airlines

LOCAL TRAVEL AGENCY

If you would like assistance with your travel arrangements, we suggest that you contact the office of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, a major international travel management company located in Bloomington.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Local ph:  812.339.7800
Toll-free:  800.467.7800
FAX:  812.339.7854

 

GROUND TRANSPORTATION TO IU BLOOMINGTON CAMPUS

When making flight plans, you will also need to arrange transportation from the airport to campus and return. There are 3 choices: shuttle, limousine, rental car.

Shuttle: Bloomington Shuttle (www.bloomingtonshuttle.com)

  • Service 9 times a day between 4 locations in Bloomington to Indianapolis airport and return
  • One of the four drop off and pick up locations is the Indiana Memorial Union, site of most Consortium activities
  • Current one way rate: $25.00/person
  • Advance reservations: Recommended
  • Airport pick-up and drop off location: Ground Transportation Center, located on the lower level of the airport, outside of Baggage Claim

Reservations: 1.800.589.6004 or 1.812.332.6004 or on-line

Limousine: Classic Touch Limousine (www.classictouchlimo.com)

  • Door-to-door service from airport to campus and return
  • Rates vary according to the number of passengers sharing a ride
  • Current rates are: $49.00 one way/$78.00 round trip
  • Advance Reservations: Required
  • Airport pick-up and drop off location: Ground Transportation Center, located on the lower level of the airport, outside of Baggage Claim

Reservations: 1.800.319.0082/1.812.339.7269

Car Rental: Most major car rental companies

Avis: 800.830.4898 or www.avis.com
Budget: 800.527.0700 or www.budget.com
Enterprise: 800.736.8222 or www.enterprise.com
Hertz: 800.654.3131 or www.hertz.com
National: 800.227.7368 or www.nationalcar.com
Thrifty: www.thrifty.com

Bus Service and Train Service: not available

 DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From Indianapolis airport to the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU)

When exiting the Indianapolis airport, take I-465 South

  • Exit I-465 to the RIGHT on to Hwy 37, South
  • Proceed on Hwy 37 through Martinsville
  • Exit RIGHT off of Hwy 37 at College Ave
  • Continue on College Ave to 7 th Street
  • Turn LEFT on 7 th Street
  • Turn RIGHT into the circle drive of the IMU

PARKING

Participants who are lodged at the Indiana Memorial Union will receive free parking in one of two lots adjacent to the building.

Commuters or participants staying off campus may park in one of the two lots adjoining the Indiana Memorial Union. Discounted parking passes will be available for Kinsey Consortium participants at the registration check-in desk.

 

Lodging & Meals

HOST HOTEL
INDIANA MEMORIAL UNION (IMU)

900 East 7 th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

The Indiana Memorial Union operates as a hotel, a conference center and a student union. Conference sessions, most food and social activities will take place in the IMU.

25 hotels rooms have been blocked at the Indiana Memorial Union for check-in on Sunday, April 8th;
150 hotel at the IMU have been blocked for Monday and Tues., April 9th-10th;
and 75 rooms have been blocked on Wed., April 11th with check-out on Thurs., April 12th, 2007.

Reservations
Phone: 800.209.8145 or 812.856.6381
Fax: 812.855.3426
Email reservation requests: imuhotel@indiana.edu

Contact the hotel directly. Inform the reservation staff person that you are attending the Kinsey Institute/UCSRT Conference.. Unless you identify yourself as a conference participant, you may be unable to obtain a room.

We encourage you to make your reservation early as accommodations are often difficult to secure during the month of April – a busy time of year for many campus activities. The Consortium block of hotel rooms will be released to the general public on March 9, 2007.

Rates
Hotel room rates are based on:

  • Type of room (single or double)
  • Weekday (Sun-Thurs) or weekend (Fri & Sat) check-in

The following are representative room charges projected for April 2007:

Single, weekday room w/one double bed $ 86.00
Single, weekday room w/one king bed $118.00
Double, weekday room w/2 double beds $110.00
Double, weekday room w/2 king beds $118.00
Suite, weekday w/2 double beds,parlor,bath $220.00

Weekend rates are approximately $20.00 per day additional charge.
All rooms are subject to an 11% tax.

Internet Access

Hardwire and wireless internet access is available throughout the IMU.

 

OTHER BLOOMINGTON HOTELS

Although we encourage you to join your colleagues by staying at the host hotel, there are a number of locally owned hotels, bed and breakfasts as well as national and international hotel chains available to you. Most accommodations are within easy driving distance of campus. Four facilities are within walking distance of campus:

Hilton Garden Inn. National chain.12-15 minute walk to the IMU

877.STAYHGI (toll free)
812.331.1335
www.bloomingtonin.stayhgi.com

Grant Street Inn. Locally owned. Charming bed and breakfast, 3 minute walk to the IMU

800.328.4350
812.334.2353
www.grantstinn.com

Courtyard by Marriott. National chain. 12-15 walk to IMU

800.321.2211
812.335.8000
www.bloomingtonin.areaguides.net/lodging/courtyard-bloomington-in-17235.html

College Motor Inn. Locally owned motel. Rooms are small, but nicely decorated; economical. 12-15 walk to the IMU

877.409.5611 (toll free)
812.336.6881

Information about other area accommodations is available at: www.visitbloomington.com

 

MEALS

Conference Meals

Food events included in your registration fee include:

Monday
  • Opening Reception (hors d'oeuvres & cash bar
Tuesday
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Morning Refreshment Break
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Afternoon Refreshment Break
  • Poster Session Reception (light refreshments & cash bar)
  • Dinner served with wine

Wednesday

  • Continental Breakfast
  • Morning Refreshment Break
  • Buffet Lunch

Special dietary needs will be accommodated at all food functions.

When you register for the Conference, you will be given the opportunity to identify any special dietary needs. Foods will be selected to assure that your requests are met.

 

Dining in Bloomington

There are many pleasant pubs, restaurants and coffee houses located a short walking distance from campus.

  • Kirkwood Avenue is a main street leading from campus to downtown Bloomington. Along Kirkwood you will find many casual eating options.
  • 4th Street is renowned for its unusual and unusually large selection of ethnic restaurants Indian, Italian, Moroccan, Thai, Burmese, Mexican, Cajun and Korean. Located between 4th and Kirkwood is one of only two restaurants in the US featuring authentic Tibetan cuisine.
A comprehensive Bloomington Dining Guide will be included with your conference check-in materials.  

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