Submission Deadline: February
Conference Dates: May 31 - June 3, 2006
Bloomington Campus of Indiana University
ICDL5 will be held on the campus of Indiana University, located close
to downtown Bloomington, Indiana, about 50 miles south of Indianapolis,
Indiana. The meeting immediately precedes ALifeX (www.alife10.org).
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
modern architecture within a park-like environment. Made of locally
quarried limestone, the University buildings add beauty and attraction
the scenic 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
At the time of the conference, Bloomington will be on Eastern Daylight
(the same time as New York City and the East Coast of the United
Temperature in south-central Indiana in June can be variable. Typically
daytime temperatures are in the mid to upper 80's. The Bloomington area
is characterized by a lot of humidity so often temperatures feel
considerably warmer than those reflected on the thermometer. Although
warm at this time of year, we suggest that you bring layered clothing
to adjust to meeting rooms that are air- conditioned and often cool.
Local weather information is available through the National
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.
||Indiana Memorial Union (IMU)
900 East 7th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
||Phone: 800.209.8145 or 812.856.6381
E-mail reservation requests: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact the hotel directly. Inform the
reservation staff person that you are attending ICDL5 Conference.
Unless you identify yourself as a conference participant, you may be
unable to obtain a room.
We encourage you to make your reservations early. Our
block of hotel rooms will be released to the
general public on May 15, 2006 .
Hotel room rates range from $85-$115 per night,
based on type of room requested.
All rooms are subject to 11% tax.
|| Hardwire and wireless internet access is
available throughout the IMU.
Bloomington has a number of locally owned hotels, bed
breakfasts as well as national and international hotel chains. Most
accommodations are within easy driving distance of campus. Three
facilities are within walking distance of campus:
- Grant Street Inn
Locally owned; charming, 3 minute walk from the IMU; rates are
comparable to the IMU.
- Courtyard by Marriott
National chain; 12-15 minutes walk from hotel to the IMU; rates are
with the IMU.
Information about other area accommodations is
available at: www.visitbloomington.com
Food events included in your registration fee
Dining in Bloomington
- Wednesday, May 31, 2006: Opening Reception
including beer, wine, soft drinks
and hors d'ouerves.
- Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (May 31, June1, 2):
Continental Breakfast, as well as morning and afternoon refreshment
- Poster session refreshments.
- Thursday (June 1, 2006): Cook-out, evening meal.
- Friday (June 2, 2006): Party, including food
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
downtown Bloomington. Along Kirkwood you will find many casual eating
- 4th Street is renowned for its unusual and unusually
selection of ethnic restaurants - Indian Italian, Moroccan, Thai,
Burmese, Mexican and Korean. Located between 4th and Kirkwood is one of
only two restaurants in the US featuring authentic Tibetan cuisine.
- Downtown Bloomington - in and around the Courthouse
are a variety of eating establishments ranging from a California style
coffee shop to sports bars to cafes to a long standing Greek restaurant
- many offer outdoor seating.