Location
Lodging
Getting Here

Location

Memorial Union, Iowa State University
The Midwest Big Data Summer School will be held in the second floor of Memorial Union, Iowa State University.
LOCAL BUS SERVICE: The Memorial Union is on the CyRide route, which provides easy access to all parts of Ames and Iowa State. Depart from stops north of the MU fountain, and south, just across Lincoln Way.
MU PARKING: Memorial Union guests who drive may park in the attached MU parking ramp. Rates apply.

Lodging

We have blocks of rooms holding at the two hotels below:

Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites
2500 University Boulevard
Tel: 515-296-2500

Experience all that Ames, IA has to offer - from Iowa State University to the Reiman Gardens to the bustling Main Street Cultural District - within minutes of this cozy hotel. For your convenience we have arranged a special guest room rate of $99 plus tax; this rate is inclusive of breakfast. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel and quoting Big Data. Rates are only available until April 20, 2018 .


Quality Inn & Suites Starlite Village Conference Center
2601 East 13th Street
Tel: 515-232-9260

This unpretentious hotel is 4 miles from Iowa State University. The guests rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Freebies include large-vehicle parking, and a breakfast buffet served in a bright dining area. There's also a casual steakhouse restaurant, a bar and an indoor pool, plus a gym.

The summer school has a block of rooms available for participants. The negotiated guest room rate is $89.00 plus tax per room. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel and quoting Big Data. Make your reservation today as rates are only available until April 16, 2018.

Getting Here

By Air:
The Des Moines International Airport is a 45 minute drive from Ames, Iowa. The airport is service by most major airlines and offers a variety of arrival and departure times.
Des Moines Airport Shuttles:
Executive Express offers a comfortable start and end to your travel without driving and parking hassles. A one-way ticket starts at $38.00
By Car:
From Des Moines (south):
  • Interstate 35 north to exit 113 (13th Street Exit)
  • Turn right (west) at the exit
  • Turn left (south) on Grand Avenue/U.S. Highway 69
  • Turn right (west) onto Lincoln Way
  • Memorial Union will be on your right
From Minneapolis (north):
  • Interstate 35 north to exit 113 (13th Street Exit)
  • Turn right (west) at the exit
  • Turn left (south) on Grand Avenue/U.S. Highway 69
  • Turn right (west) onto Lincoln Way
  • Memorial Union will be on your right
From Omaha (west):
  • Interstate 80 east to Des Moines
  • Interstate 35 north to exit 113 (13th Street Exit)
  • Turn right (west) at the exit
  • Turn left (south) on Grand Avenue/U.S. Highway 69
  • Turn right (west) onto Lincoln Way
  • Memorial Union will be on your right
From Davenport (east):
  • Interstate 80 West to Des Moines
  • Interstate 35 north to exit 113 (13th Street Exit)
  • Turn right (west) at the exit
  • Turn left (south) on Grand Avenue/U.S. Highway 69
  • Turn right (west) onto Lincoln Way
  • Memorial Union will be on your right