Iowa City, IA: Accommodations and Directions


Flights: You should plan to fly into CID airport in Cedar Rapids. From there, you will need to get a cab (they are cheap) or a shuttle to Iowa City.

By Car: Iowa is 3.5 hours West of Chicago. There is a Megabus that leaves from Chicago’s Train Station.


Please note that we have been informed that there is a swim meet in Iowa City over the weekend of the conference. We have been advised to book early for the conference.

Map of Iowa City Accomodations: Please note that the weekend of the 28th-29th will be a busy one in Iowa City. The Swimming and Dive Championships appear to be in town. Remember that Coralville has a bus system and it is right next to Iowa City.

Heartland Inn: There are 25 rooms reserved for the conference at the Heartland Inn. The hotel is nicely furnished with a shuttle to the law school and a bus stop just outside. Please tell them you are with Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity in order to get the special room rate of $99. Please call directly for this: (319) 351-8132. The 1800 number will not give you this rate. Please reserve these rooms by MARCH 1.

Airbnb (Prices Vary): Iowa City has an Airbnb site that is often used by graduate students and young professionals to find cheap housing in the area. Usually it is an extra room in an individual’s house or possibly a whole house. Iowans are good people, and they will probably give you a nice stay, free muffins, and a lot of kindness (or butter).

Where to Eat in Iowa City

Yelp Iowa City: Learn about the best-rated restaurants in Iowa City and the adjoining city, Coralville.

You can find a great map of places to eat downtown HERE.

Thai Spice: The best Thai in Iowa. Famous curry abounds!


Public Parking Lots: Map of lots in Iowa City. It is a small town, so walks are generally short, but make sure to find a place within walking distance to the Law School.

Law School Parking: More direct parking info about the Law School.

Public Transport

Buses: You will find that Iowa City has free buses, along with a few from Coralville that cost a small amount of money. If you download Bongo, you can see when the next bus is coming. Iowa City is small and the buses are frequent, so it should not be a difficult commute.

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The Transformation of Poverty, Philanthropy, and Healthcare in Late Antiquity: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, March 26-29, 2015

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