The weather in Lawrence in October is mild, with an average high in the mid 70's Fahrenheit (around 21 degrees Celsius) and an average low in the mid 40's Fahrenheit (around 4 degrees Celsius).
The conference will be held on campus in 120 Snow Hall. Campus parking is available behind Snow Hall (along Memorial Drive) and nearby parking lots. Parking is open and free on Saturday but requires a parking permit on Friday. (The conference can cover the cost of parking permits but we will need your license tag number for the permit.) There are two parking garages, each about a 10-minute walk from Snow Hall. More information about parking can be found at KU Parking. Bus service is available every day except Sunday between campus and downtown. Be sure to check the bus schedule for the dates you will be here.
KU offers a guest wireless network, KUGUEST. You can access this though your wireless devices by selecting KUGUEST from your network control panel. KU is also a member of the eduroam network. If you are visiting from another eduroam institution you can use your eduroam login. Please consult your technical department for eduroam setup instructions before leaving your institution.
Lawrence also has a widely-known music scene, with a number of clubs downtown, various folk music venues around town, and several concert halls.
Traveling to Lawrence
If you are driving, Lawrence is just off I-70, about 30 miles east of Topeka and about 50 miles west of Kansas City, MO.
Parking on campus is unrestricted on Saturday and Sunday except at accessible parking spaces, parking garages and meters. (There is a fee at the parking garages and you must still feed the meters.) You must have a parking permit to park on Friday. The conference will provide parking permits.
On Saturdays there is a public bus service.