Hotels & Travel

Classroom Assessment and Large-Scale Psychometrics: The Twain Shall Meet

Sept. 12–14, 2017  •  University of Kansas  •  Lawrence, Kan.

Getting to the Conference

The University of Kansas is located approximately 50 minutes from Kansas City International Airport (MCI). For participants arriving in Kansas City by plane, a number of shuttle services are available for transportation to Lawrence. A few shuttle options are provided below for your convenience; others are available by searching online. Prices vary by provider.

Shuttle options from MCI to Lawrence:

A variety of rental car options are also available close to the airport for attendees who would prefer to drive themselves to the conference. View rental car options »

Once in Lawrence, shuttles will provide transportation between conference hotels at the conference. Shuttles will also provide transportation between downtown Lawrence and conference hotels on the evening of Wednesday, September 13. See the conference bus schedule.

Parking on Campus

Parking lots on the KU campus are generally restricted to permit holders; as such, conference attendees should avoid parking in these lots to avoid receiving a parking citation. Limited metered parking is available around campus but may not allow for all-day parking.

The best option for attendees wanting to drive to the conference is to park in the Mississippi Street parking garage, which is located directly next to the KU Memorial Union, the conference location. Hourly parking in the Mississippi Street parking garage is $1.75 for the first hour or any portion thereof, and $1.50 per hour for all subsequent hours.

Limited street parking may be available off-campus in the neighborhoods immediately adjacent to the Union. This parking is free but extremely competitive.

Hotel Information

The city of Lawrence has many hotels available for guests to stay at during the conference. However, the Achievement & Assessment Institute has arranged for special group rates for conference participants at three hotels in town. Participants may take advantage of these special rates by reserving a room at any participating hotel by phone and using the group name KU NCME. Contact information for participating conference hotels is below.

Shuttle service will be provided from all three designated conference hotels to the conference location on the KU campus.

Main Conference Hotel and Location of Opening Reception

DoubleTree by Hilton
200 McDonald Drive
Lawrence, KS 66044

Special rate: $99.00
Reservation cut-off date: August 13

Other Conference Hotels

SpringHill Suites
1 Riverfront Plaza, Suite 300
Lawrence, KS 66044

Special rate: $110.00
Reservation cut-off date: July 29

Comfort Inn & Suites
151 McDonald Drive
Lawrence, KS 66044

Special rate: $94.15–$115.40
Reservation cut-off date: August 14

Ask about room options for specific pricing information.

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