Midwest Commutative Algebra and Geometry Meeting:
a conference in honor of Joseph Lipman

Purdue University, West Lafayette
May 17-21, 2004


We advise against arriving before May 16th since most hotels are booked that weekend due to Commencement.

Lafayette's airport (Purdue University Airport) is no longer active. It is in general most convenient to fly into Indianapolis, if you travel by plane. There is a shuttle bus from Indianapolis Airport to Purdue University. The bus leaves from the Ground Transportation Center outside the baggage claim area of Concorse A and stops at the Purdue Union Hotel. The bus stops at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Lafayette by reservation only, and you may ask the driver to let you off at the Hilton Hotel. The shuttle leaves Indianapolis Airport every two hours from 6:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m., and arrives at Purdue about 90 minutes later. The return from Purdue is every two hours from 4:55 a.m.until 8:55 p.m. The round trip costs $37, and reservations are recommended. The bus company is called Lafayette Limo, tel. 765-497-3828, www.lafayettelimo.com.

If you have to fly into Chicago, you can rent a car at the airport. ACE car rental offers reasonable one-way fares if you identify yourself as being associated to Purdue University. Their telephone numbers are 765-463-5548 (Lafayette), 847-297-3350 and 800-323-3221 (Chicago). The drive from Chicago Ohare Airport to Lafayette is about two and a half hours, but can take considerably longer depending on traffic.