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The conference will be held in Bloomington, Indiana, USA on the campus of Indiana University (IU) in the Oak Room of the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU).

Traveling to IU

To reach IU by air, fly into the Indianapolis international airport (IND) and take a shuttle bus to Bloomington, IN.


We originally reserved a block of rooms, and though that block has now expired, we are still able to offer discounted hotel accommodations at the Hilton Garden Inn. Click on that link and enter "GSO" (without the quotes) in the "Group/Convention Code" field (presented after you have selected your dates and advanced to the second page--recent changes to the Hilton web site may also require you to login or set up an account, and the web site appears to temporarily be broken) and you will be offered the discounted rate of $109/night, instead of the usual $159/night. Alternatively, you should be able to call them and tell them you are with the "GSO workshop" to obtain the discount. If there are problems with the web site or the generic reservations number, call Shannon at (812) 961-3914, mention GSO, and you can still get the reduced rate, as long as rooms remain available. It is highly recommended that you make reservations as soon as possible, due to multiple sporting events and festivals in town the weekend of the workshop.

The Hilton Garden Inn is about a 15 minute walk from the IMU, where the workshop is being held, and is located just off the "town square". There are many excellent restaurants, of many ethnicities, with only a slight detour over to Kirkwood (aka 5th St.) or 4th St., or on the town square itself.

For those who have been to IU before and know that the IMU itself has hotel rooms, the reason we cannot recommend it is that it is fully booked for one of the nights of the workshop, due to a soccer tournament, amongst other things. We are sorry about that. If the Hilton is also fully booked when you call, try using Google maps to find the Indiana Memorial Union, Bloomington, IN, and then search for nearby hotels.

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