Travel and Accommodation



Arrival: Flights should be reserved to Des Moines, IA to arrive in time for the reception at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 16.

Departure: Researchers will be free to leave the meeting by 9:00 am on Friday, May 18; we suggest booking a flight no earlier than 11:00 am. Industry and NSF representatives should plan to depart from Des Moines no earlier than 2 pm on May 18.

Travel between the airport and hotel: There is no shuttle service between the airport and the hotel. Attendees will need to use rental vehicles or cabs/Uber/Lyft to travel between the airport and the hotel (2405 SE Creekview Dr., Ankeny, IA 50021). Map and directions to hotel

Hotel Accommodation

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard Hotel in Ankeny, IA. Reservations can be made online at this link.

Deadline to obtain group rate rooms: April 25, 2018

Monsanto Learning Center

The learning center is located at 1551 Hwy 210, Huxley, IA, 50124, just off I-235 (see map). Please indicate on the registration form whether you can provide transportation or if you will need a ride so we can arrange car pools. Map and directions to Huxley Learning Center

I-Cubs game, Principal Park, Des Moines

We will go directly from the Learning Center to the ballpark following Thursday's meeting. Maps and directions to the ballpark