Conference Venue

2019 Iowa Water Conference

Iowa State Center

Located on 76 acres on the Iowa State University campus in Ames, Iowa, the Iowa State Center is the most all-encompassing four-building conference, athletic and performing arts complex on any university campus in the United States. Connected by a span of walkways and offering ample free parking, easy accessibility from the junction of two major mid-Iowa crossroads - Interstate 35 and Highway 30 - and spectacular views both inside and out, the Iowa State Center is celebrating its 30th anniversary as a completed complex.

Scheman Building

scheman building

In the heart of the Center stands Scheman with 21 meeting rooms of varying size, 30,600 square feet of indoor exhibit and conference space, 2,600 square feet of covered outdoor space, and 450-seat Benton Auditorium. Brunnier Art Museum, located on the second floor of the Scheman Building, is Iowa's only American Association of Museums (AAM) accredited museum emphasizing a decorative arts collection located within a performing arts and conference complex. [please note the Museum is closed for renovations until September 2019]

Directions

At the junction of two major mid-Iowa crossroads, Interstate 35 and Highway 30, the Iowa State Center is located at the corner of Lincoln Way and University Blvd, Ames, Iowa.

From Des Moines (south):

* Interstate 35 north to exit 111B
* US Highway 30 west to University Blvd. exit 146
* Turn right onto University Blvd. and continue north to Iowa State Center
* Left onto Center Drive

From Davenport (east):

* Interstate 80 west to Des Moines
* Interstate 35 north to exit 111B
* US Highway 30 west to Univrsity Blvd. exit 146
* Turn right onto University Blvd. and continue north to Iowa State Center
* Left onto Center Drive

From Omaha (west):

* Interstate 80 east to Des Moines
* Interstate 35 north to exit 111B
* US Highway 30 west to University Blvd. exit 146
* Turn ight onto University Blvd and continue north to Iowa State Center
* Left onto Center Drive

From Minneapolis (north):

* Interstate 35 south to exit 111B (second Ames exit)
* US Highway 30 west to University Blvd. exit 146
* Turn right onto University Blvd and continue north to Iowa State Center
* Left onto Center Drive

Map

Overnight accommodations

Lodging arrangements are the responsibility of conference attendees. There are many facilities located in Ames and surrounding communities within easy reach of the conference venue.

For a complete listing of area hotels and information on each, please visit the Ames Convention and Visitor's Bureau lodging page.

To find out what hotels are nearby the Iowa State Center, visit the area hotel map.