A "Roommate and Carpool Matching Service" is available for conference attendees looking to share the costs of travel and lodging. Information provided when attendees complete conference registration form.
The Courtyard by Marriott is adjacent to and connected with the Bloomington Convention Center. A small block of rooms at the Courtyard is reserved for the IU Animal Behavior Conference. The rate for a standard room is $139.00 per night. To reserve a room, call the Hotel directly 812-335-8000 or the Brand Reservations at 800-321-2211. To receive the special group rate, make your reservation by March 7, 2017, and identify yourself as being with the group IU Animal Behavior April 2017 at the time the reservation is made. Where available, reservations may also be made online.
For other lodging options, see the comprehensive list of hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts, and guesthouses on the Visit Bloomington website. You can also search or see reviews of Bloomington area hotels at Trip Advisor and Hotels.com. For reservations and rates in the Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel visit IMU Biddle Hotel web site.
If you're coming from out of town, Bloomington is roughly 45 minutes south of Indianapolis, two hours from Louisville, and four hours from Chicago. At the Ground Transportation Center of the Indianapolis International Airport, located on Level 1 of the Parking Garage, you can claim rental cars or catch a taxi, limousine, or shuttle to Bloomington. The Bloomington Shuttle service provides transportation between the airport and the IMU or the Courtyard by Marriott for $20 per trip ($15 if you reserve tickets online).
If you plan to drive or rent a car, free parking is available at the Courtyard by Marriottt next to the Bloomington Convention Center. You can find information about on-campus visitor parking from the Office of Parking Operations. Garage parking can cost up to $24 a day, and the IMU pay lots cap at $20 (parking is free for customers of the Biddle Hotel). You can also find lots and garages operated by the City of Bloomington downtown (see a list of rates).