May 31 - June 3, 2006
Bloomington, IN USA

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Important Dates
Submission Deadline:  February 6, 2006
Conference Dates:  May 31 - June 3, 2006


Flight Information


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

NOTE: Do not mistakenly travel to Bloomington, Illinois

Ground Transportation

Airport to campus and return:


Bloomington Shuttle ( 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.
Current one-way rate: $22.00 / person
Advance Reservations: Recommended
Reservations: 1.800.319.0082
Airport pick-up and
drop-off location:
Ground Transportation Center,
Lower Level,
Outside Baggage Claim


Classic Touch Limousine ( Door-to-door service from airport to campus and return

Rates vary according to the number of passengers sharing a ride. Current rates (excluding gratuity) are:

# Passengers One Way Round Trip
Advance Reservations: Required
Reservations: 1.800.319.0082
Airport pick-up and
drop-off location:
Ground Transportation Center,
Lower Level,
Outside Baggage Claim

Car Rental

Most major car rental companies:
Avis: 800.830.4898 or
Budget: 800.527.0700 or
Enterprise: 800.736.8222 or
Hertz: 800.654.3131 or
National: 800.227.7368 or

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
FAX: 812.339.7854

Driving Instructions

From Indianapolis airport to the Indiana Memorial Union:

  • When existing the Indianapolis airport, take I465 South
  • Exit I465 to the RIGHT on to Hwy 37, South
  • Proceed on Hwy 37 through Martinsville
  • Exit RIGHT off of Hwy 37 at College Ave and Walnut
  • Continue on College Ave to 7th Street
  • Turn LEFT on 7th
  • Turn RIGHT into the circle drive of the Indiana Memorial Union

International Travel

Letter of Invitation

Conference management will provide you with a personal letter of invitation should this be required in order to obtain funding or a VISA to enter the country. If you need a Letter of Invitation, email your request to


All international visitors coming to the United States must either have a valid Visa or come from a Visa waiver country where business and tourist visas to visit the US are not required. To determine if you need a Visa, we suggest that you review the information provided by the US State Department at:

Health & Accident Insurance

All non-immigrant Visa holders are advised to have health and accident insurance that covers your stay. J-1 and J-2 Visa holders are required by law to have this insurance, which must include a minimum of $50,000 per accident or illness and include medical evacuation and repatriation of remains. If your personal insurance meets certain minimum levels, it may be unnecessary for you to purchase additional coverage. Check with a reputable travel agent, with your insurance agent or the Consulate's office.

Foreign Currency Exchange

We recommend that you obtain sufficient US currency before your departure or from one of the currency exchange services located in major port-of-entry airports such as New York or Chicago. Practically all shops, hotels, restaurants in Bloomington accept major credit cards. ATMs machines are readily available at the IMU, throughout campus and in the community of Bloomington. Bloomington banks and shops do not provide currency exchange services.


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

For those commuting or staying off campus, discounted parking coupons will be available at the registration check-in desk. These coupons are valid at either of the two parking lots adjacent to the IMU.

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