Travel and Lodging

Conference Location

The conference will again be held in Stevenson Hall at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois

Travel By Air

Direct to Bloomington-Normal
You'll travel to Bloomington's Central Illinois Regional Airport (CIRA).  Airport Code BMI

Via Chicago O'Hare (ORD) or Midway (MDW)
You can often find cheaper tickets (especially for international travel) traveling through Chicago. From there, you can take a shuttle bus directly from the airport to the Amtrak Station in Normal.  The shuttle service takes around three hours each way.  The Amtrak station is four blocks east of Stevenson Hall.


The 2017 Conference has room blocks reserved at the following hotels:

Holiday Inn

Click to Reserve Online at DFW Conference Rate
(Group Code DFW)
Located Across from BMI Airport
$119 - Standard Room
$129 - King Suite
Includes Free Shuttle to Campus
Reserve by May 9, 2017

Eastland Suites

Group Code 1838
Reserve by May 18, 2017
Located Near BMI Airport
(309) 662-0000
$89 - Single Queen/Double Double
$109 - Single King Suite with Sleeper Sofa
$159 - Double King Loft Suite
Includes Hot Breakfast and Free Shuttle to Campus

The Chateau

Ask for "David Foster Wallace" when booking
Reserve by May 18, 2017
Located on Veterans Parkway, 2 miles east of Campus
(easy driving access to campus, interstate, and airport)
$115 - Single-Bed Room
Includes Free Shuttle to Campus

Additional Lodging

For those looking for lower rates, there's a trio of motels about about 1.5 miles north of campus.  They're just off Exit 165 on I-55, and easy access by car.  Connect Transit also offers a bus route (the Yellow Line) that runs almost directly from these motels to campus.

Connect Transit

  • Yellow Line Map: The Yellow Line goes straight down Main Street, and then turns east toward campus.  The stop at Fell and College Avenue is one block east of Stevenson Hall.  Or check their Connect Transit Website.

Cab Companies

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