FASL21/SLS WORKSHOP PRACTICAL INFORMATION

HOUSING

IU Dorm Housing

We are holding a limited number of single rooms in Willkie Residence Center for the period of the FASL conference and the SLS Workshop. These are all singles with adjoining bathrooms. This dorm is less than half a mile from the conference site, within easy walking distance. The rate is $49.40 + 12% tax per person per night. If you are interested in this option, please send an e-mail to Melissa Witcombe.

Please include the following information: first name, last name, gender, arrival and departure dates. (Available dates are 9-18 May; we cannot accommodate anyone who needs a room on Tuesday May 8.)

Crash Space

We will try to find crash space for students and underemployed. If you are interested, please send an e-mail to Ksenia Zanon.

Please include the following information: name, gender, nights needed, smoker/non-smoker, any special requests (e.g., allergic to dogs).

Hotels, etc.

The Bloomington area boasts a great variety of lodging possibilities. We are not holding any rooms at any locations. You should consult the usual web resources, as well as:
http://www.visitbloomington.com/visitors/hotels/. Places within easy walking distance of the campus conference site include the Indiana Memorial Union, Courtyards at Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn, Showers Inn, Baker Place Guest House, Grant Street Inn, Walnut Street Inn. These are all quite nice, though relatively pricey. The cheapest available option is a Motel 6 at 1800 North Walnut, about 2 miles from the conference site, with a current "special internet rate" of $30.59/night during this time period.

If you need advice, do not hesitate to contact any of the organizing committee.

TRANSPORTATION

Flying to Bloomington

You can't fly directly to Bloomington unless you have your own plane. Fly to Indianapolis. The airport is less than 1 hour from campus and there are two regular bus services (the long-time Bloomington Shuttle and an upstart competitor) for $15 one way. We will also try to arrange some rides from the airport (and to the airport at the end) as the dates get closer. Shuttles leave from the Ground Transportation Center at the Indianapolis airport and have multiple drop-off points in Bloomington; consult with us to determine the most convenient one for you.

Local Transportation

Both the university and city have extensive bus systems. The IU system is completely free. Information is available at http://iubus.indiana.edu/campus_bus/index.html and http://www.bloomingtontransit.com/. If you are driving to Bloomington and want to take advantage of your car to stay a little farther from campus, the major problem is that parking around the campus is big-city expensive for visitors. However, temporary A parking permits are available for $6/day, a relative bargain. If you'd like to pursue this option, let us know in advance.