The Iowa State University Mathematics Department is pleased to host a KI-Net Conference on March 23-25, 2017. For more information regarding the conference and the process for applying to participate, please click on the link below:
For those of you already registered with KI-Net to participate, here is some practical informaiton you may need to plan your trip:
Registration Fee: Please plan for a registration fee of about $50-60 per person to cover local expenses (exact amount to be determined). This will be paid when you arrive. We can accept cash (US dollars) or a check made out to Iowa State University on a US bank account in US dollars. KI-Net typically does not reimburse participants for these larger conference fees so you may want to seek reimbursement from other sources.
Lodging: Reservations at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center will be made by KI-Net as part of the registration process. However, if you need the local address/phone number to give to people at home while you are traveling, you will find more information at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center's website.
Food: The Gateway also has an on-site restaurant, The Iowa Stater. They offer a good variety of menu options in a reasonable price range for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hours are 6:30am to 10:00pm. Additional information regarding local restaurants and food options will be provided when you arrive.
Airport to Hotel Transportation: A shuttle service, Executive Express, is available from the Des Moines Airport to Ames. It is approximately a 45-60 minute drive from the airport to Ames. Executive Express will pick up travelers in the airport baggage claim area and drive you to the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames. Go to the Executive Express website to make a reservation or call 888-522-9899. When doing so, select Drop off location “Ames – Gateway Hotel and Conference Center” to be taken to the proper hotel for the conference. Round trip cost will be $86.00. Please note: You must schedule your own shuttle once your flight plans have been finalized. They will need your flight details when booking. This expense can be reimbursed by KI-Net.
Hotel to Conference Transportation: Plans are being made to provide some morning and evening shuttle services from the Gateway Hotel to the Iowa State University Memorial Union where the conference will be held. Additional information will be provided when you arrive. In addition, Ames does have a public bus service called CyRide.
Parking: For those of you who drive to Ames or choose to get a rental car to use during your stay, parking at the Gateway Hotel is available at no cost. Parking at the ISU Memorial Union Parking Ramp costs approximately $12/day.
Weather: March weather is unpredictable in Iowa. We can have very cold and windy weather (even snowstorms) or we can be getting glimpses of spring with warmth and sunshine. Please check our local weather forecast close to the event and plan accordingly.
Additional information about visiting Iowa State University and Ames, IA can be found on the Iowa State University Visitor's Guide.