The Examined Life Conference: Writing, Humanities and the Art of Medicine

April 11 to 13, 2011 at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA

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  • Travel


    A block of rooms have been reserved at each of these nearby hotels.  Please mention "The Examined Life" when you register.  If they can't find the block, remind them that the block begins on Wednesday April 9, 2014. 

    If you are trying to reserve a room starting before April 9, you must call the hotel and mention "The Examined Life" block, and tell them the block starts on April 9 but that you are going to arrive before that date.  If there are rooms available, this should get you the conference rates.

    Sheraton Iowa City Hotel Online Reservations:  20 minute walk to main venue, or a short bus ride. More expensive, but reasonable and closer to some evening events. Rates: $109/night.  Block expires: March 10.
    210 S Dubuque St.
    Iowa City, IA 52240-4016

    Iowa House Hotel: 10 minute walk to main venue, or a short bus ride. A convenient choice for our guests on a budget.  Rates: $70-90/night.  Block expires: March 12.
    125 North Madison St.
    Iowa City, IA 52242

    Room Sharing

    We have begun collecting a list of people willing to share rooms.  If you would like to reduce your costs by sharing a hotel room, you can indicate that during registration.  You'll be added to the list, and you can then get to the list yourself by emailing David Etler.

    More lodging options can be found here.

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    Accessibility information

    Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact us in advance.

    • Some information about parking and accessibility is included on the map above; click on the location for more information about that specific site.
    • Be sure to consult with the University of Iowa Parking Office and the City of Iowa City Parking Office prior to your visit.
    • During registration, please help us understand your needs by specifying them on the registration form.  We'll do our best to make your participation trouble free.


    The Eastern Iowa Airport (Cedar Rapids, IA) is 20 minutes from Iowa City. The phone number of the Eastern Iowa Airport is 319.362.8336.

    Airport shuttles may be reserved from Cedar Rapids to Iowa City when you arrive at the Cedar Rapids airport, or you may reserve a shuttle to Iowa City in advance by calling 800.383.2219 or 800.725.8460.

    The Quad City International Airport (Moline, IL) is 50 minutes from Iowa City. The phone number is 309.764.9621.

    Suggested dress

    Please feel free to dress in business casual attire.