Diversity Leaders Conference


The Diversity Leadership Conference is hosted by the Bloomington campus of Indiana University, about 50 miles south of Indianapolis near downtown Bloomington. The conference activities will take place at the Indiana University Auditorium at 1211 East Seventh Street in Bloomington, Indiana. To acquaint yourself with the scenic Bloomington campus, we invite you to take a virtual campus tour. For more detailed travel directions to conference locations, please visit the Travel Directions page of our website.

Bloomington is on Eastern Time and we will move from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time on Sunday, November 2 (along with most other places in the USA). At the time of the Diversity Leadership Conference, Bloomington will be on the same time as New York City and the East Coast of the United States, which is one hour ahead of Chicago.


A Continental Breakfast & Boxed Lunch will be provided. These are included in the FREE conference registration. If you have special dietary needs, please contact us before October 25th. All other meals must be taken care of by conference participants on their own time. For a list of dining options in the Bloomington area, click here.


Contact the hotel directly. Inform the reservation staff that you are attending the Diversity Leadership Conference. Unless you identify yourself as a conference participant, you may be unable to obtain a room. We encourage you to make your reservations early as accommodations are often difficult to secure during this busy time of year.

Information on other Bloomington area hotels is available at visitBloomington.com.

List of Suggested Hotels

Indiana Memorial Union
Located at: 900 E. Seventh Street
Bloomington, IN 47406
Phone number: 812.855.2536
IMU Biddle Hotel

Hampton Inn
Located at: 2100 N. Walnut Street
Bloomington, IN 47404
Phone number: 812.334.2100
Hampton Inn (Special for DLC)

A Summerhouse Inn
Located at: 4501 East 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Phone number: 812.332.2141
A Summerhouse Inn

Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott
Located at: 120 Fairfield Drive
Bloomington, IN 47404
Phone number: 812.331.1122
Fairfield Inn Bloomington

Wi-Fi Access on the IU Campus

Any guest on the IU Bloomington campus can access our no-fee Wi-Fi using the "attwifi" network. AT&T data customers will get the same automatic access, while all other guests need simply agree to an acceptable-use policy before gaining access. This network is available anywhere on the Bloomington campus, including at the Indiana Memorial Union during the conference, no password necessary.


Parking at the Indiana Memorial Union is complimentary for guests of the Biddle Hotel, but costs between $1 and $2 per half hour otherwise. There is free parking at the Jordan parking garage, located at 150 N. Jordan Ave. between 7th Street and 3rd Street (see map below). It is a two-story structure next to Read residence center and in front of the Wright Education building. It has free parking on both levels from 6pm on Friday until 7am on Monday. If you arrive before 6pm on Friday but leave after that hour, you will not have to pay. Rates for parking at any other time or location on campus can be found on the IU Bloomington Parking Operations website.

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