The host hotel for the SEM 2013 Annual Meeting is the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. The hotel is located within walking distance of Monument Circle, the Eiteljorg Museum, the Indiana State Museum, and the Indianapolis Zoo.

Hotel Contact Information:

Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
350 W. Maryland Street
Indianapolis, IN, USA 46225
Tel: (317) 822-3500 (not for reservations)
Fax: (317) 822-1002
Reservations: (877) 303-0104


Room Reservation Information:

$169 per night plus tax* (single or double occupancy)

Special Student Rates
Triple occupancy rooms - $179 ($59.67/person/night) plus tax*
Quad occupancy rooms - $179 ($44.75/person/night)plus tax*

*Current taxes are 10% Occupancy tax, 7% state sales tax

To make your housing reservation, please contact the hotel directly. You may make your reservation by telephoning or online. 


Online Room Reservation:

Please click on the following link to make your reservation and receive the special conference rate:


Telephone Room Reservation:

  • If you are telephoning, please indicate that you are with the Society for Ethnomusicology to receive the group rate.
  • Reservations must be guaranteed with first night’s deposit to a credit card.
  • Reservations must be cancelled 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid loss of first night’s room and tax charges.
  • Check-in time is 4:00pm PMT and check-out is 11:00am EST.
  • The deadline to make reservations at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown is midnight, Friday, October 11, 2013. Reservations made after this date will be served on a space available basis.

SEM Overflow Hotels

Courtyard Indianapolis Downtown
601 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Phone: 866 704-2643 (toll free reservations)
317 822-9029

SpringHill Suites
601 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Phone: 866 704-6116 (toll free reservations)
317 822-9029

Please note that both of these hotels are about three blocks from the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. The walk from these hotels to the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown is convenient.

SEM 2013 Restaurant & Club Guide


Parking Guide (click for pdf)

1. SEM Hotel guests parking in hotel garage will receive a 25 % discount
2. SEM conference attendees for parking in hotel garage each day will receive a 25% discount with a visitor’s voucher obtained from the Registration Desk.
3. Alternative parking, the further away, the cheaper it gets. Denison Parking owns much of the parking garages in Indianapolis (


Sitters to the Rescue
Phone: 317-257-7999
Fax: 317-853-6701

*Please note that you will need to join (no charge), select Babysitting, and Indianapolis to access the profiles of individuals available.

This list of childcare providers is for informational purposes only. The Society for Ethnomusicology does not endorse any of the providers and are not liable for any service that they provide.