Venue, Hotels & Travel
The e-Science 2008 conference will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, in the United States.
The planned site is the University Place Conference Center & Hotel at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Indiana University’s second-largest campus.
Indianapolis, or “Indy,” has a population of more than 785,000, making it the thirteenth-largest city in the United States. Indy is also the capital and largest city in the state of Indiana, which is known as the “Crossroads of America.” Appropriately, Indianapolis is within a day’s drive of half the nation’s population. With great shopping, restaurants, museums, nightlife, sporting events, and other attractions, there is always plenty to do in Indy.
Additional information about hotels and travel will be added as it is finalized.
The Indianapolis International Airport offers travel on 11 major airlines and is less than 15 minutes away from downtown Indianapolis.
A limited number of rooms have been reserved at a group rate for the IEEE eScience Conference at the beautiful Conrad Indianapolis Hotel, but there is still currently plenty of availability. Transportation to and from the hotel to the conference venue will be provided in the mornings and evenings. To receive the workshop rate, accommodations must be booked no later than Saturday, November 15, 2008.
The workshop rate for attendees is $149 per night for a single rate and $179 per night for a double, plus local taxes and fees (currently 16%).
Accommodations can be booked at the workshop rate by calling (317) 713-5000 and referencing the IEEE eScience Workshop room block or by going online at www.conradindianapolis.com and entering the conference code IEE in the field labeled Group/Convention Code (please note, the group code is IEE NOT IEEE). If the Web site claims there is no availability even after entering the code, please call the hotel to book your room and tell them you are with the IEEE eScience conference.
If you have questions about making hotel reservations, contact:
50 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 USA
Tel: (317) 713-5000
Fax: (317) 638-3687
E-mail: indianapolisinfo [at] conradhotels [dot] com
Letters of Invitation
If you need a Letter of Invitation to attend e-Science 2008, please e-mail your request to the conference registrar, Melissa Kocias, at iuconfs [at] indiana [dot] edu. In order to receive a Letter of Invitation, you must first register for the conference and pay all necessary fees.
Passports & Visas
Visitors to the United States are required to have a passport from their country of citizenship and, in most cases, a visa. Visit UnitedStatesVisas.gov for information on getting a visa. The Indiana University Office of International Services has additional information for short-term visitors to the United States, including details about the Visa Waiver Program.
You can use XE.com’s currency converter to calculate your funds in United States dollars. University Place accepts traveler’s checks and has an ATM that accepts credit cards.
In the interest of the majority of participants, the organizers reserve the right to adjust or change the conference program as necessary.