Midwest Commutative Algebra and Geometry Conference

Outside West Lafayette

Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana
May 22 - 26, 2011

Practical Information

You can find a Purdue University campus map by clicking here.

If you have a car, there is parking in the visitor parking lot next to the Purdue Memorial Union. Parking garage fees are as follows: 1st 30 minutes - $1.00, 2nd 30 minutes - $2.00, thereafter $1.00 an hour. Maximum of $10.00 a day. Garage parking for overnight Union Club Hotel guests is complimentary. For more information visit the University Parking page.

If you travel by plane, you will want to fly into Indianapolis. There is convenient shuttle service from the airport directly to the Purdue Union. The shuttle leaves from the ground transportation zone 6 every two hours from 6:30 am to 10:30 pm (Lafayette Limo, www.lafayettelimo.com) and every two hours from 6:20 am to 10:20 pm (Star of America, www.soashuttle.com). It is advisable to make a reservation, though not strictly necessary. Please let us know if your flight arrives after the last shuttle leaves. There is also shuttle service from O'Hare Airport in Chicago to the Purdue Airport (Express Air Coach, www.expressaircoach.com). A reservation and payment in advance are required.

If you are planning to rent a car at the airport (or in general too), here is a suggestion:

     go to: www.priceline.com
     click on: cars
     click on: name your own price
     select the pick up and drop off airport (say, Indianapolis, IN) then put down the pick up/drop off dates and times
     click on: economy car
     click on: bid now
     write all the required information and bid $12-$15/day.

Warning: The above price is not guaranteed at the Indianapolis airport. We hear that people got $11-$15/day deals at other airports in the past...so this method is definitely worth trying. As a practical note, it is likely that you will get a better price as you bid closer to the rental day and the car will be better too. In addition, it also seems that in Chicago (ORD airport) you can get the lowest car bids.