LARC 2018 Travel And Accommodation

March 21 – 23, 2018

Memorial Union, Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa


Air Travel

The closest airport to Iowa State University is Des Moines International Airport. There is a shuttle service available between the airport and ISU (see below). Other major airports, including Minneapolis-Saint Paul International AirportKansas City International Airport, and Omaha Airport. are within driving distance, but require renting a car.

Shuttle Service to and from Des Moines International Airport

Executive Express offers shuttles approximately every 90 minutes ($36 one-way; $56 round trip per person – prices are cheaper when booking for more than one person).

Car Rental

Car rental agencies are located in the baggage claim area in Des Moines International Airport.

Ames’ Bus System

Ames CyRide bus system offers safe, reliable, and friendly service for navigating around Ames. Please find a nice CyRide and Ames map here. The Iowa State “MyState” app offers a nice CyRide GPS interface that shows in real time where buses are with respect to your current location.

Getting to the Conference Venue 

Conference sessions will be held on campus in the Memorial Union, 2229 Lincoln Way, Ames Iowa 50014. Pay parking is available in the Memorial Union Parking Ramp, adjacent to the conference venue. For more information, visit–maps/parking/. More information about parking can be found at


Rooms have been blocked for the conference at the Gateway Hotel (2-2.5 miles away) and Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center (2.5 miles away). To make reservation, please click on the link, which will take you directly to our block of rooms.

The Gateway Hotel 

Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center  (The group code will automatically be entered when you choose your reservation dates.)