“There are two defining characteristics that have shaped this Indiana town and its people: the land and the university. The hills, forests, and lakes provide a sanctuary; one that is valued and protected. The limestone is quarried and milled by hard-working Hoosiers, and turned into beautiful buildings and sculptures throughout the area and the nation. Students and faculty from across the country and the world flock to Indiana University, bringing ideas and dreams to a community that embraces them all. It’s a place that nurtures artists and scientists, farmers and philosophers, athletes and musicians. It’s a community of aspirations and inspirations, a breeding ground for transformations. Welcome to Bloomington.” - Visit Bloomington
The Academy Award winning film Breaking Away (1979) was filmed in Bloomington and features some of the area’s serene beauty.
Getting to Bloomington
The Indianapolis International Airport will get you closest to Bloomington by flight. Bloomington is 44.3 mi (71.3 km) from Indianapolis, about a one-hour drive by car. Once you arrive in Indianapolis, you’ll find plenty of ground transportation options, including rental cars, shuttles, and more.
Transportation to the Indiana University Bloomington Campus from the Indianapolis Airport is available by the Bloomington-based GO Express shuttle service. They offer transportation services between Bloomington and the Indianapolis Airport on both legs of your journey. For information on routes, times and fares, call 812-332-6004 or visit the website.
The Indianapolis International Airport offers ten car rental options at the Ground Transportation Center on the first floor of the Terminal Garage. Find more information on the Indianapolis International Airport website.
Uber and Lyft services are available from the airport to your selected destination. When using these services for pick-up, exit the terminal to the Ground Transportation Center on the first floor of the Terminal Garage.
The conference will be held at the Cook Center for Public Arts and Humanities in Maxwell Hall and the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, both on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington. The Cook Center is about a 15 minute walk from the O’Neill School.
For your comfort and convenience, we have made the following hotel arrangements.
Biddle Hotel - Indiana Memorial Union
900 E 7th St
Bloomington, IN 47405
A limited number of rooms have been set aside at a special rate for ACEI attendees; please make your reservation here.
Hotel Block Code: ICCA23
Hyatt Place Bloomington
217 W Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN 47404
A limited number of rooms have been set aside at a special rate ($149 per night) for ACEI attendees; please make your reservation here.
Hotel Block Code: ACEI
Courtyard by Marriott
310 S College Ave
Bloomington, IN 47403
A limited number of rooms have been set aside at a special rate ($139 per night) for ACEI attendees; please make your reservation here.
Many students and faculty find downtown Bloomington and the IU campus walkable. If possible, it is the recommended form of transportation for the conference.
The city bus and campus shuttles run on campus and downtown for $1/ride (exact change required).
E-scooters are available throughout Bloomington.
Uber and Lyft are also available for your needs.