Location & Accommodations

Conference Location

The 2024 First Conference on Global Indigenous Studies from Multiple Perspectives will be taking place on the Indiana University – Bloomington’s campus at the historical Indiana Memorial Union (IMU).

The IMU is located at the heart of Indiana University – Bloomington’s campus at:
900 E Seventh St. Bloomington, IN 47405


Getting to the IMU

  • Take IN-37 S toward Bloomington. (turns into I-69)
  • Exit I-69 S onto IN-45 N/IN-46 E.
  • Turn right on N. College Avenue.
  • Turn left on W. Seventh Street.
  • Take I-69 N toward Bloomington.
  • Exit I-69 N onto W. Bloomfield Road.
  • Continue onto W. Second Street.
  • Turn left on S. Henderson Street.
  • Continue straight onto S. Indiana Avenue.
  • Turn right on E. Seventh Street.
  • Take IN-46 W toward Bloomington.
  • Continue straight onto E. Third Street.
  • Turn right on S. Indiana Avenue.
  • Turn right on E. Seventh Street.
  • Take IN-45 N/IN-46 E toward Bloomington.
  • Turn right on N. College Avenue.
  • Turn left on E. Seventh Street.

Getting around the IMU

Upon entering the IMU, follow signage to the conference registration and meeting room spaces. Please reach out to a member of our team if you need help navigating, or download a PDF map of the building here:

IMU Building Map & Info 


Hotel Accommodations

Primary hotel accommodations for the conference are on-site at the IMU through The Biddle Hotel. The Biddle Hotel is a part of the conference site (IU’s Indiana Memorial Union), so no in-town transportation will be required to go to from the conference to your room. Space at the Biddle Hotel is limited, so make your reservation as soon as possible.


A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees from November 14–17, 2024. Rooms rates vary from $120.60 - $174 + tax per room, per night. The deadline to reserve your room is October 14, 2024, or while availability lasts.

Click here to book a room at The Biddle Hotel.

To get the CGIS room block rate, click “Add Code” and choose Group Code. In the “Type Code Here” space, use CGISMP to get the discounted rates. You may also book a room by calling 800-209-8145 or 812-855-2536.

Interested in exploring other hotel options? View a list of additional hotels near Indiana University's campus here.


Parking at Indiana Memorial Union

Conference attendees may park in either of the IMU pay lots adjacent to the building. Both lots are open from 7 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week.

  • IMU pay lot #1 is located along the east side of the building, just south of Seventh Street. The entrance is at the intersection of Seventh Street and Forrest Avenue.
  • IMU pay lot #2 is located on the north side of the building, directly across Seventh Street. The entrance is on Eighth Street between Woodlawn Avenue and Forrest Avenue.

Parking Rates

Monday through Friday

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.: $2.50 per half hour
7 p.m. to midnight: $1.75 per half hour

Saturday and Sunday

$1.50 per half hour
Daily maximum of $28 per car per entrance to the lot.

For guests staying at The Biddle Hotel, parking is $6/car.

Visiting Bloomington

Interested in getting to know Bloomington during your stay this fall? Check out our Exploring Bloomington page or the links below for fun options!

About Indiana University – Bloomington Campus


Indiana University students get it all—the storybook experience of what college should be like, and the endless opportunities that come with it. Top-ranked academics. Awe-inspiring faculty. Dynamic campus life. International culture. Phenomenal music and arts events. The excitement of IU Hoosier sports. And a jaw-droppingly beautiful campus. 

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of IU’s seven campuses and two regional centers statewide. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of our world-class contributions in research and the arts.

Learn more about campus and what it has to offer here: About Indiana University – Bloomington.

About Bloomington, IN


Bloomington is nestled in the rolling hills of southern Indiana and home to 85,000 residents and serves as a home away from home for tens of thousands of Indiana University students and alumni. 

You'll cherish the city's dynamic energy, spectacular scenery, and outdoor activities, world-class educational opportunities, Big Ten sporting events, thriving local businesses, vibrant arts scene and unique shopping and dining experiences.

Bloomington's admittedly unique character welcomes all to participate in community building. The friendly, safe, and inviting environment embrace visitors and ideas from across the globe.

Looking for things to do while in town? Check out Visit Bloomington for the latest events and happenings!


Land Acknowledgement

We wish to acknowledge and honor the Indigenous communities native to this region and recognize that Indiana University Bloomington is built on Indigenous homelands and resources. We recognize the myaamiaki, Lënape, Bodwéwadmik, and saawanwa people as the past, present, and future caretakers of this land. For more information, please visit the IU First Nations Educational & Cultural Center.