Information for Attendees

Registration fees

Early bird (until May 1, 2022) $35

Regular $50 (in-person or virtual)

Committee Members complimentary

Invited keynote speakers complimentary

Students complimentary

How to get to Des Moines, Iowa

  • Des Moines is easily accessible by auto or air.
  • By air: Des Moines International Airport (airport code DSM) is a 15-minute drive from Drake University. A traveler-friendly airport, DSM airport serves 24 cities with nonstop service and typically welcomes nearly 3 million people annually. 
  • By auto: Des Moines is located at the intersection of I-35 and I-80 and within a day’s drive from major cities including Chicago, Minneapolis, Kansas City, and Omaha. Drake University is located just blocks off I-235 at the 31st Street exit.
  • For further travel information, please click here.

Getting around


Things to do

Des Moines is a vibrant, mid-sized city offering a variety of attractions, events, live music, theater, a local food scene, and more. We encourage in-person attendees to add a day or two to your visit to explore the city and surrounding area.

A few of our favorite local highlights:

Click here for a full calendar of area events.


  • There’s an expression in the Midwestern United States: “If you don’t like the weather, wait a day (or an hour).” Weather in Des Moines in July ranges from hot and humid to chilly and rainy, but we mostly enjoy warm, sunny days.
  • Average high: 86 degrees (F).
  • Average low: 67 degrees (F).
  • Average rain days: 6 


Des Moines has a robust local food scene. Reservations are encouraged. Click here to explore some of the restaurants, chefs, and cuisine that make our mouths water and satisfy our cravings.