Travel, Lodging, Logistics
Thursday, September 24 & Friday, September 25 (Workshops):
1425 Jayhawk Blvd.,
Lawrence, KS 66045
Saturday, September 26
Hall Center for the Humanities
900 Sunnyside Ave,
Lawrence, KS 66044
Note: many of the hotels are already full. If you are interested in finding a roomate to share hotel rooms please use our Ride/Hotel Share spreadsheet.
Within Walking Distance:
The Halcyon House (Bed & Breakfast)
Downtown (20 minute walk):
These hotels are 2 miles or so from the conference location. We hope to be able to provide some ride sharing to/from campus.
Airbnb also has a number of listings in Lawrence and is a good option.
Transportation from airport
Share a Ride! We have created a Google Spreadsheet to help attendees find or arrange shared rides to and from the airport. Feel free to post your travel plans and find and contact other attendees.
The most convenient ways of getting to Lawrence (with door-to-door service) are GTI and Super Shuttle (running $85-$99 one-way); the least expensive ways of getting to Lawrence are via ride-sharing or via RoadRunner shuttle (fixed times and locations).
Kansas City International Airport, MCI (816) 243-5237
This is approximately 1 hour from downtown Lawrence. The following companies provide shuttle service to/from the airport to Lawrence. Reservations are recommended. Shuttles run approximately every 2 to 3 hours (see schedules on their websites).
KCI RoadRunner (800) 747-2524; (785) 272-4877
This service will pick up and drop off at Lawrence Holiday Inn/Holidome only for $46 each way, and you can arrange a door-to-door pick up for $10 more per trip. It is also possible to get a taxi (ca. $8) from the Holidome to your conference hotel.
Ground Transportation Services (785) 312-7125
This service offers door to door pickup.
Five Guys Shuttle (913) 748-5423
$85 per van for 4-6 people. Offers door to door pickup.
Aero Shuttle Express (816) 839-1148
$85 per vehicle, as many passengers as will fit. They offer town car and shuttle van options.
Transportation within Lawrence
Foot: The downtown hotels are a 20-minute walk to the center of campus.
Bus: City/campus bus Route 11 runs approximately every 30 minutes between downtown (e.g. 9th and Massachusetts) and the Kansas Union, Mon-Fri. Other routes (see in particular 32, 4, and 11) run near hotels on west and south of campus on 6th or Iowa streets.
Taxi: e.g. Jayhawk Taxi (785) 843-8294, Lawrence Taxi (785) 304-6748; GTI transportation (785) 312-7125
- Thurday & Friday (Watson Library): The closest pay parking to Watson Library is in the Mississippi Street parking garage at the Kansas Union. It is possible (esp. early and late in the day) to park for free on e.g. Illinois St. and walk several blocks to Watson.
- Saturday (Hall Center for the Humanities): On Saturday there will be plenty of free parking directly across Sunnyside Ave. from the Hall Center.
Food on Campus
The Union and Wescoe Underground have a food court on the third floor along with the Roasterie coffee shop on the fourth floor. Additionally, the Underground is located on the first floor of Wescoe Hall. A buffet lunch and light breakfast will be provided at the Forum on Saturday.
For food, entertainment and shopping options:
There are numerous restaurants, coffee shops, entertainment and shopping venues downtown, which is a 15-20 minute walk from campus and the Oread Hotel (intermittent bus service available). September 25th is also Final Friday in Lawrence.