Iowa World
Language Association

IWLA 2019 Travel and Housing Information

The conference will take place at the Iowa Memorial Union on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City.


There are many affordable hotels in the Iowa City area.  We have not reserved a block of rooms, so you are welcome to select your own hotel according to your needs. 

Here are some hotels located within one walkable mile of the conference site (click on each hotel name for a link to their website):

There is also a small hotel attached to the Iowa Memorial Union:

If you are planning to drive from your hotel to the conference site, almost any hotel in the Iowa City or Coralville area will be within a 15 minute drive to the Iowa Memorial Union.


Two parking ramps are located close to the Iowa Memorial Union:

There are other parking opportunities on the University of Iowa campus, too.  Please click here for a map of all parking available on campus.

Food & Fun

Downtown Iowa City is an easy walk from the Iowa Memorial Union, and there are tons of dining options there.  Click here for a handy guide to many restaurants, including their styles, price ranges, etc.

Check out the pedestrian mall ("Ped Mall") if you have a chance!  Click here for more information on some of the offerings there.  Thursday/Friday/Saturday nights are pretty fun to observe the college kids out for a good time.  K-12 teachers might even see some former language students.  Bonus: they'll be horrified!

Questions about Iowa City?  Contact Will Coghill-Behrends (william-behrends at, our local chair, or Pam Wesely (pamela-wesely at, the conference coordinator this year!

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