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

Bloomington Campus

The PolNet 2013 Conference will be held on the campus of Indiana University, located close to downtown Bloomington, Indiana, about 50 miles south of Indianapolis, Indiana. A comprehensive Bloomington Visitor’s Guide will be included with your conference check-in materials or you may request one online at http://www.visitbloomington.com/ .


The IU Bloomington campus is a magnificent blend of traditional and modern architecture set in a landscaped environment.  Walkways meander alongside streams, through woods and along tree lined paths.  We invite you to preview some of the scenes that await you by taking a virtual campus tour www.iub.edu/tour .

Culturally Rich

IU Bloomington’s cultural offerings will surprise you with an impressive art museum, a full opera and symphony season, a non-circulating library of rare books and manuscripts and a museum of world culture….and that is just on the campus.  The community of Bloomington is alive with art and music – international, classical, jazz, bluegrass, early and popular music. To obtain information about events which are occurring during the meeting, check the Events Calendar at: http://indianapublicmedia.org/events/

Local Time and Weather

Bloomington is located in the Eastern Time Zone. At the time of PolNet 2013 Conference Bloomington will be operating on Eastern Daylight Time, the same time as New York City and the East Coast of the United States, and one hour ahead of Chicago.

June weather is generally warm but comfortable with daytime temperature in the mid 80’s and nights in the low 60’s. It is also a time of year where some rainfall can be expected. Indoor meeting rooms are air-conditioned and often require a light sweater or jacket.

Dining in Bloomington

There are many pleasant pubs, restaurants and coffee houses located a short walking distance from campus.

Museums and Special Exhibits

The unique history, collections and research of the Kinsey Institute have established it as a leader internationally in scholarship, teaching and service in sexuality, gender and reproduction. Self-guided tours are available during normal working hours. Visitors may view the Kinsey Art Gallery Monday through Friday 2:00 – 4:00pm.

 Travel the world from Australia to Zanzibar without leaving Bloomington.

Performing Arts