CESS 2022 Information
Travel to Bloomington
Bloomington is located approximately 50 miles south of Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Indianapolis International Airport is the closest commercial airport to Bloomington. There are two shuttle services that run between the Indianapolis airport and Bloomington. The shuttles leave every two hours from the “Ground Transportation” area.
For shuttle schedules and reservations please see:
The shuttles run to the Indiana Memorial Union (on the campus of the university) and to several hotels in Bloomington. Go Express Travel provides pick-up and drop-off service from the Marriott Courtyard and the Holiday Inn, while Star of America runs to the Hilton Garden Inn and the Hampton Inn.
Please note that most parking lots on campus require a parking sticker, and the university frequently checks and tickets illegally parked cars. Free parking on weekends is available at several of the parking garages on campus. The closest garage to Woodburn Hall is the East garage, located on Eagleson Avenue between Third Street and Seventh Street. Pay parking is also available at the Indiana Memorial Union, next to the conference location.
For more information on parking policies at IU along with a map of garage locations please see:
Visitor parking permits are available but must be purchased on-site at the Parking Operations Office, for more information, please see:
Visitor parking permits are required on weekdays but not on weekends when parking in University lots and garages is free.
The closest parking lots to the conference site (Global and International Studies Building, Wells Library, School of Public and Environmental Affairs) are the East Parking Garage (150 N. Eagleson Avenue) and the Fee Lane Parking Garage (709 N. Fee Lane).
Hotels where CESS has reserved a block of rooms:
Biddle Hotel, Indiana Memorial Union: 800-209-8145.
CESS has reserved a block of 50 rooms. The block of 50 rooms has been reserved for October 20th – 22nd.
The reservation deadline was September 23, 2022. There are ten rooms available until September 30, 2022. We recommend you book your room as soon as possible.
To secure one of the reserved rooms call 800-209-8145 or 812-855-2536 or visit www.imu.indiana.edu
Guests are expected to make their own reservations and are responsible for their own payment. Hotel Block Code: EURASIAN21
Guests will be asked to provide a credit card number to guarantee their hotel room reservation. Biddle Hotel Guest Parking Fee: $6 per car, per day, added to hotel account.
Hilton Garden Inn: 812-331-1335.
CESS participants can reserve rooms through this link: https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=BMGINGI&groupCode=CESS&arrivaldate=2022-10-20&departuredate=2022-10-23&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT
CESS has reserved a block of 50 rooms.
The reservation deadline for Hilton Garden Inn is September 30, 2022.
Hotels within walking distance of the conference site:
Please note that CESS has NOT reserved room blocks at the following hotels.
Grant Street Inn: 812-334-2353
Marriott Courtyard: 812-335-8000
Baker Place Guest House: 812-345-1091
Graduate Bloomington: 812-994-0500
The Indiana Memorial Union Hotel is the closest to the conference site, while the other others are within a 10-15 minute walk. Hotels within the immediate vicinity of Bloomington are generally more expensive, while less-expensive accommodation may be found further away from campus.
Below is a list of suggestions for hotels that are a bit more distant but that can be accessed by local bus or Uber/Lyft:
Economy Inn: 812-824-8311
Holiday Inn Bloomington – University Area: 812-334-3252
Hampton Inn Bloomington: 812-334-2100
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Bloomington: 812-331-1122
For more information on hotels and accommodation in Bloomington please visit:
For the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) Hotel: