Travel

Ames, IA is located in the center of Iowa about 40 miles north of Des Moines, the state capital. If arriving by air, fly into Des Moines International Airport (DSM).

Shuttle Information


Conference attendees can register for airport shuttle to transport from the Des Moines International Airport to Ames. The shuttle service will drop off at the following four hotel properties:


Quality Inn & Suites (headquarters hotel)

Best Western Plus University Park

Gateway Hotel & Conference Center

Country Inn & Suites

Please note the shuttle will not drop off at any other locations than the above listed hotels. The cost is $80 roundtrip. If you have not booked your flight at the time you register online for the conference, please email registrations@iastate.edu once you receive your itinerary. You will receive a confirmation email one week prior to the conference with information about meeting your driver at the airport, departure times, etc. Shuttle requests received after July 10 will be accommodated as space allows; be sure to register early if you’d like to participate in the airport shuttle option.

If arriving by car, you will probably approach Ames on I35 or US30

Parking information will be posted later

Handicap parking will be posted later