Getting to KU

Arriving by Plane

The University of Kansas is located in Lawrence, Kansas, which does not have an airport for commercial jet flights. Attendees should fly to Kansas City International Airport (MCI), in Kansas City, Missouri (USA). This airport is approximately a forty-five minute drive from the University.

Kansas City International Airport (colloquially called "KCI") was originally called Mid-Continent International Airport, or MCI, so the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) adopted MCI as the airport's designator code. It's worth noting that US airports cannot legally use codes beginning with N, K or W as the first letter of the prefix. N is the prefix reserved for aircraft, and K and W are reserved for radio call sign prefixes.

From the Airport to KU

You can rent a car, take an Uber, arrange a shuttle, or pay for a taxi (worst option). The conference organizers are working to coordinate a subsidized form of transportation, if possible. When and if this happens, we will let all attendees know.

Arriving by Train

Lawrence, Kansas is serviced by Amtrak trains.

Arriving by Automobile

Coming from I-70

  • Take the East Lawrence exit. After passing through the tollbooth, turn left (South) at the traffic light intersection onto North 3rd Street. Continue Southbound through 2 traffic lights and continue over the Massachusetts Street Bridge.

  • At the end of the bridge, continue South on Vermont Street to 9th Street, then turn right (west) onto 9th Street.

  • On 9th Street, continue six blocks (about 1500 feet or 500 meters) to Mississippi Street, then turn left (south on Mississippi Street.

  • Follow Mississippi until you pass the KU Stadium and Practice Fields on your right. Just after that, the Parking Garage adjacent to the Kansas Union will be on your left.

Coming from K-10

  • Take K-10 West towards Lawrence.

  • Take the 23rd Street exit and continue West for 4 miles.

  • Turn right (North) on Massachusetts Street and continue for 9 blocks to 14th Street.

  • Turn left on 14th Street and continue for six blocks.

  • At the top of the hill, you will be facing the Kansas Natural History Museum on campus. The Kansas Union is to the right of it. Just past the Union is the Parking Garage.

Local Committee

If you have any questions about these processes, please contact the Local Committee Co-Chairs: Prof. Bartholomew Dean ( and Dr. Anil Kishore Sinha (