Location & Directions


The closest airport to Iowa State University is the Des Moines International Airport.

Travel from the Des Moines International Airport to Gateway Hotel/Holiday Inn Conference Center options:

    • Executive Express: This shuttle service will take you to Ames, if you register through our website you can specify the hotel where you would prefer to be dropped off
    • Taxi: A taxi ride from the Des Moines Airport to Ames, IA, will cost approximately $90
    • Rent A Car: The map below will guide you to the hotels


Conference City & University

Iowa State University

Ames, IA Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Website

Conference Sessions

Gerdin Business Building, Iowa State University

Dinner Venue (5-15-14)

Reiman Gardens

Conference Hotels:

Gateway Hotel, Ames, IA


Block rate is $109.00/night plus tax


Holiday Inn Conference Center, Ames, IA (use this link to get the conference rate)

1-888-HOLIDAY (465-4329)

Block rate is $99.00/night plus tax

Mention “MWAIS” when you call to reserve your room!