The Future of Sexuality Research:
April 9-11 2007
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
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.
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
Airport Indianapolis International Airport
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
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)
Reservations: 1.800.589.6004 or 1.812.332.6004 or on-line
Limousine: Classic Touch Limousine (www.classictouchlimo.com)
Car Rental: Most major car rental companies
Avis: 800.830.4898 or www.avis.com
Bus Service and Train Service: not available
From Indianapolis airport to the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU)
When exiting the Indianapolis airport, take I-465 South
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.
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;
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.
The following are representative room charges projected for April 2007:
Weekend rates are approximately $20.00 per day additional charge.
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
Grant Street Inn. Locally owned. Charming bed and breakfast, 3 minute walk to the IMU
Courtyard by Marriott. National chain. 12-15 walk to IMU
College Motor Inn. Locally owned motel. Rooms are small, but nicely decorated; economical. 12-15 walk to the IMU
Information about other area accommodations is available at: www.visitbloomington.com
Food events included in your registration fee include:Monday
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.
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