Travel

The exposition, Preservation of the Changing Book, will take place on The University of Iowa campus in Iowa City, Iowa, at the Iowa Memorial Union, located on the corner of Madison and Jefferson Streets, in the heart of the University of Iowa campus.

If you are arriving by air, make plans to fly in the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (CID). The Eastern Iowa Municipal Airport located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa is 20 minutes from the university campus and is served by most major airlines. Limousine service, taxi service and car rentals are available at the airport. Airport Shuttle Service is located near the baggage claim area. Current rates to Iowa City are $45 round-trip. Reservations are not necessary, but you may reserve by calling 319/337-2340.

If you are arriving by car, you will take I-80 into Iowa City. If you are coming from east, take the Dodge Street/Hwy 1 Exit (Exit 244) into the heart of town. Follow Dodge street, turn right (west) on Market Street. Follow Market street until it ends at the University of Iowa Memorial Union. If you are arriving from the west, take the Dubuque Street Exit (Exit 242), turning right on Dubuque. Follow Dubuque Street to the heart of town, turn right on Market Street. Follow Market street until it ends at the University of Iowa Memorial Union.
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Parking is available in the IMU parking ramp and in the North Madison Street ramp (1 block north of the IMU). The Standard Parking Rate ($.75 per hour) will be charged to conference participants if they show a Visitor Parking Waiver with their transaction ticket upon leaving the IMU or North Madison Street Ramps. These waivers are available at the conference registration desk when you pick up your conference materials. Without the waiver the rate is $2 per hour. Additional parking available in the city lots within walking distance of the IMU. Reminder – Parking is complimentary in the Sheraton ramp for their guests.

 

Accommodations

The Sheraton, Downtown Iowa City. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Hotel, downtown Iowa City (approximately a four block walk from the IMU). The Sheraton rates are $109 single/double. To secure reservations at this rate, call (800) 848-1335 and indicate that you are attending the Book Conservation Conference. Early reservation is encouraged as only a limited number of rooms have been reserved at this special rate, which is good through June 21, 2005. The Sheraton also offers complimentary parking for their guests. Individuals are responsible for their own reservations.

Dormitory Room Reservations
Rooms have been reserved at one of the University eastside dormitories within pleasant walking distance of the Iowa Memorial Union. Rooms are assigned on a first come-first serve basis at a rate of $40 per room per night.

Single and double rooms are available. If you would like to share a room, please indicate roommate’s name on your registration form. Make sure your roommate does the same on his/her form. We are not responsible for assigning roommates. Roommate name must be included at the time of registration. If registering for the conference on-line, please indicate roommate name in the Special Request section of the on-line housing form.

To reserve a dorm room, please indicate this option on your registration form. Payment must be received in order to hold a dormitory room for you.

Other Accomodations
If you would like to consider other accomodations, there are a variety of bed and breakfasts and other hotels in the Iowa City/Coralville area from which you may choose.

 
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