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The 2017 DH Forum will be held at Watson Library (Thursday, Sep 28) and at The Forum at Marvin Hall (Friday, Sep 28), a commons space and lecture hall built by students in KU's School of Architecture, Planning & Design.


Thurs, Sept. 28 (Workshops):
Watson Library
1425 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence KS 66045

Friday, Sept. 29
Marvin Forum, Marvin Hall
School of Architecture, Design & Planning
1465 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, KS 66045


Quality Inn
Within Walking Distance:

The Oread

The Halcyon House (Bed & Breakfast)

Downtown (20–minute walk):

Marriott TownePlace Suites

Marriott Springhill Suites

The Eldridge

Other options:

These hotels are two miles or so from the conference location. We hope to be able to facilitate some ride sharing to/from campus.

Baymont Inn

Best Western

Econo Lodge

Hampton Inn

Quality Inn

Airbnb also has a number of listings in Lawrence and is a good option.

Transportation from Kansas City International airport

Kansas City International Airport, MCI  (816) 243-5237

The airport is approximately one 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).The most convenient ways of getting to Lawrence (with door-to-door service) are GTS 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).

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 (GTS) (785) 312-7125
This service 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.

B.A.T.S. KCI (913) 634-5484; (913) 575-3185
This service is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and offers door to door pickup.

Uber  Get a fare estimate for different Uber 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 Streets) 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

Get a fare estimate for different Uber options.


  • Thursday & 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 Street and walk several blocks to Watson.
  • Saturday (The Commons, Spooner Hall): On Saturday there will be plenty of free parking beside the Commons.

Food on Campus

The Union has a food court on the third floor along with the Roasterie coffee shop on the fourth floor. Additionally, Wescoe Underground is located on the first floor of Wescoe Hall.

Concealed Carry

As a part of the University of Kansas, Watson Library and Marvin Hall where the Forum will be held are subject to the Kansas Personal and Family Protection Act, in effect from July 1, 2017. For questions concerning concealed carry on campus, please refer to the University of Kansas Concealed Carry website.

About Lawrence,_Kansas

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).

Lawrence, KS City Guide

Yelp – Lawrence, KS