June 26-29, 2013 6th Annual Political Networks Workshops & Conference Bloomington, IN
"Political Networks in an Interdisciplinary World":  Polnet 2013 @ Indiana University


Biddle Hotel and Conference Center at Indiana Memorial Union

Our conference will take place at the heart of campus, inside the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) Complex that operates as a hotel, a conference center and a student union.  Conference registration, all sessions and many of the PolNet 2013 meal and social functions will be centered at the IMU or in close proximity to the IMU.  For your convenience, we recommend that you book your hotel reservations at the IMU. 

Address: 900 East 7th Street, Bloomington, IN  47405 (see map)


Hotel room rates vary based on type of room (single, double) and Weekday (Sunday – Thursday) or weekend (Friday & Saturday) check-in.

The following were our special conference rates until May 26. Neither the rates nor available rooms are guaranteed after the deadline, but the list should give an idea of the price range at the conerence hotel.

Single, weekday room w/one double bed $105.00
Single, weekday room w/one king bed $155.00
Double, weekday room w/2 double beds  $145.00
Double, weekday room w/2 queen beds  $155.00

*Weekend rates are approximately $20.00 - $30.00 per day higher than the rates listed above.
All rooms are subject to 12% tax.


Phone:  800.209.8145 or 812.856.6381   FAX: 812.855.3426
If phoning, inform the reservation staff person that you are attending the PolNet 2013 Conference.  Unless you identify yourself as a conference participant, you may be unable to obtain a room.

Online: Make reservations online at http://www.imu.indiana.edu/hotel/index.shtml

We encourage you to make your reservations early as accommodations at the IMU are in high demand at this time of the year.  The PolNet Conference block of hotel rooms will be released to the general public on May 25, 2013.

Internet Access

Free, wireless internet access is available throughout the IMU.


Free parking is available to all guests who stay at the Indiana Memorial Union. Commuters or participants who elect to stay at a hotel other than the IMU, may park in one of the two parking lots indicated on the map. View Map. Discount parking passes will be available at the registration desk for PolNet 2013 participants.

Other Options

The city of Bloomington offers a more extensive list of hotel accommodations with a variety of rates and amenities. We did not make special arrangements with other hotels, so if you stay at another hotel, please ensure that you can find your way to campus either through a cab service or public transportation.