2013 Travel Hints
By AirIndianapolis has a well-connected airport (airport code IND), and is served by most of the major airlines. The information for the airport is at http://www.indianapolisairport.com/. Major airlines which service the airport are:
By CarThe following link will let you generate driving directions from your location to the Vermont Street Parking Garage attached to the Campus Center where the VM Workshop will be held:
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By TrainAmtrak provides train service to Indianapolis (station code IND). The following URL gives more information about the service and you can book tickets directly with Amtrak.
If You're Bringing FamilyThat's great! They'll have a great time; we're a friendly bunch, and we welcome spouses and friends. Still, we realize that hanging out with a bunch of systems guys may not be the top of their list of Fun Things to Do With Their Lives. Fortunately, the Indianapolis Visitor's Center has a big collection of fun things to do while in Indy, so here's some pointers to their lists:
- Breweries in or near Indy:
Did you really think we'd miss calling this one out? There are some great local brews, and the tours are lots of fun.
- Local Visitor's Guide (free):
The Visitor's Bureau guide can be picked up free, and there's lots of great suggestions in the booklet on things to do OTHER than listen to us talk at the sessions.
Dorm Housing Address
- For the best drive-up, unloading address as displayed by Google Maps, use:
- 910 West North Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202T
Technically, the address is 850 West Michigan Street, but there is no vehicle access at that point. The building was "University Place Hotel"; it has just been renovated into dorm rooms and renamed "University Tower". It is located diagonally across the intersection from the Campus Center, where the sessions will be presented, and which houses the Food Court where all meals will be provided as part of the $100 registration fee. The Thursday Evening Reception Dinner, also included, will be held elsewhere (TBD).