Discounted rates are available for POETIC 2012 participants at the hotels listed below.

Reservations must be made directly through the hotels, and a credit card is required to confirm your room reservation.

Deadline for hotel reservations has now been extended to August 1, 2012. Quote group code POETIC for discounted rates.

Reservations requested after that date are subject to availability, and may not receive the discounted rates.


Hilton Garden Inn

900 East 7th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Tel: (800) 209-8145 (reservations)
Tel: (812) 856-6381 (Main IMU Switchboard)
Distance from conference venue: 0 mile, 0 minute walk

The Biddle Hotel and Conference Center in the Indiana Memorial Union is the venue for the POETIC 2012 Conference. Located in the heart of the university campus, the Biddle Hotel features comfortably furnished rooms and access to all the amenities within the Indiana Memorial Union, the largest student union in the USA. The Hotel amenities include complimentary on-campus parking, wireless internet access, free local phone calls, in-room movies, six on-site eateries and room service, bowling, billiards and game center, and it is within easy distance of the center of campus and downtown Bloomington. All rooms in the Hotel and Conference Center are nonsmoking.

One double bed ĘC $105-$125 + tax per night
Two double beds - $125-$155 + tax per night
One king bed - $135-$165 + tax per night
Two queen beds - $135 + tax per night

Room type descriptions and images can be found on Guests can make reservations online or by calling 800-209-8145. Quote the group code POETIC to receive the conference room rate.


Hilton Garden Inn

245 N. College Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47404
Tel: (812) 331-1335
Distance from conference venue: .78 miles, 12 minute walk

The Hilton Garden Inn Bloomington hotel is located just off the courthouse square in the heart of downtown Bloomington, within walking distance of a variety of boutiques and shops. The clean and modern rooms include complimentary high-speed Internet, large in-room work stations, marble bathrooms and flat screen TVs. For relaxing, the Hilton Garden Inn hotel also has an indoor pool and whirlpool.

Rate: $119.95 + 12% tax (single or double). A limited number of rooms may be available at the US Govt. rate of $97.00 for eligible US Federal Govt. employees. Please call the hotel directly to inquire.

For reservations call the hotel at (812) 331-1335 or book online at and quote the group code POETIC to receive the conference room rate.



310 N. Grant Street Bloomington, IN 47408
Tel: (812) 334 2353 or (800) 328 4350
Fax: (812) 331 8673
Distance: .37 miles, 6 minute walk

This luxurious, romantic inn offers twenty-four beautifully appointed rooms, individually decorated with antiques and elegant furnishings. All rooms feature private baths, color TVs and phones. Many offer fireplaces and private entrances. Suites include whirlpool tubs. A lavish breakfast begins each day. Within walking distance of fine restaurants, just a few blocks from IU and one of southern Indiana's most beautiful downtown squares.

Rates: $119 + 12% tax (single or double)

For reservations call, fax or e-mail through website and request the POETIC Conference rates.



2100 N. Walnut Street
Bloomington, IN 47404
Tel: (812) 334 2100
Fax: (812) 334 8433
Distance: 1.59 miles, 10 minute drive (not within walking distance)

Completely renovated in 2005, the Hampton Inn Bloomington offers all the amenities any business traveler needs. Complimentary hot breakfast served daily, free newspaper 7-days a week, free wireless internet access in all rooms, voice mail, 25″ TVs, exercise room and outdoor pool await you. An attractive alternative for participants who have their own transportation.

Rates: $79 + 12% tax (single or double)

Only a very limited number of rooms are reserved for the $79 rate. Please contact Workshop Coordinator directly at if you would like to book one of these rooms. The hotel website is located at