Drake University is located in Des Moines, Iowa, approximately fifteen minutes from the Des Moines International Airport (DSM). There is also a Greyhound bus station approximately five minutes from campus. Parking is available at the hotel for students who choose to drive to the workshop.
A map of the Drake campus (including the hotel) can be found here. The Harmon Fine Arts Center is #29, and the Holiday Inn Express is #35.
The workshop bunks down at the Drake Holiday Inn Express, which is within walking distance of Drake University. The hotel serves a free hot breakfast every morning and has complimentary internet access.
We have a special group rate of $99/night. (515) 218-2422 gets you to the hotel's front desk - use that to reserve rooms, since the larger Holiday Inn organization has no clue what deals we've cut.