Local Transportation


Lawrence’s bus system is shared with the University. The bus schedule changes when classes are not in session, as will be the case during the IASSIST 2017 conference. For information about bus routes, schedules, and fares, visit LawrenceTransit.org and KU on Wheels. A Lawrence Transit app and SMS service are also available.


The conference venue, KU Memorial Union, is located one block from the Oread Hotel and two blocks from the campus housing option. Downtown Lawrence is within walking distance of campus.  TownePlace Suites is 1 mile (a 25 minute walk) from the Union; Springhill Suites is 1.3 miles from the Union (a 30 minute walk). View a map of walking routes to downtown hotels. Since KU is on a hill, walkers will encounter a steep hike from Tennessee Street west to Jayhawk Boulevard.

Conference Shuttle

A shuttle between the downtown hotels and the Union will be available in the morning and at the end of the day on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of the conference.

ADA Service

Paratransit services will be available for attendees with special transportation needs. Information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Campus Parking

Visitor parking permits may be purchased in person at the KU Parking & Transit Office. An hourly rate parking garage is located between the Oread Hotel and the KU Memorial Union. Limited free on-street parking is available within a few blocks of the Union.  Visit KU Parking & Transit for more information.


Lawrence is served by ridesharing companies, including Uber and Lyft.


Multiple taxi services are available.