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AIB 2007 Annual Meeting | June 25-28

About Indianapolis

Indianapolis is the 12th largest city in the nation and has been ongoing a major revitalization in the last 10 years, while still maintaining its rich historic culture and architectural elements. Indy is the perfect balance of cosmopolitan style and small-town charm that makes it a successful destination for leisure travel, conventions and group tours, catering to more than 20 million visitors a year. Indianapolis is known as the "Crossroads of America" due to its easy accessibility from a wide variety of locations, with many interstate highways bisecting the city. Indy is a fresh and diverse cultural city with an enriching array of arts, attractions, historical sites and special events.

Travel Information

Indianapolis International Airport

Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is located less than 15 minutes via interstate highway from downtown Indianapolis. Indianapolis International is served by 10 major and 19 national passenger airlines and offers 39 daily non-stop flights with additional service to more than 100 locations. For more information please visit the Indianapolis Airport website.

Please make sure to visit the Air Travel Discounts page for special discounts from Star Alliance for members attending the conference.

From the Airport

Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is located approximately 15 miles southwest of The Westin Indianapolis Hotel and Resort. A number of options are available to get to the Westin Hotel from the airport:

Carey Indiana Limousine: Offers both private and a shared ride limo service. The shared ride is $11 per person plus gratuity; the reservation would be set up based upon your flight information, and you would need to go to the Ground Transportation Center, where you would be picked up within a 20 minute window. They may stop at one or two other hotels downtown. A private car would be $54 plus gratuity. To make a reservation please call the concierge desk at +1-317-231-3975 or visit the Carey Indiana website.

Scheduled City Bus Service: City bus service to downtown Indianapolis with stops on the city's west side is available at the Courtesy Vehicle Island across from the Northwest, Midwest Connect baggage claim areas. For more information, call +1-317-635-3344 or visit the IndyGo website.

Taxi Service: Taxi service is available on the Terminal side of Lower Terminal Drive. Push the taxi call button curbside at the taxi area to call your cab. Fares start at USD 7 minimum and are metered. The cost to Westin should run approximately USD 25. Tipping taxi drivers is customary in the USA.

Rental Car: All car rental counters are located on the Lower Level Terminal Drive, across from baggage claims 1-4. There are counters for the majority of national and international chains. Hertz offers discounts for AIB conference attendees, so please make sure to check their rates. Please note that the Westin Indianapolis Hotel has a surcharge for overnight parking.

Please make sure to visit the Car Rental Discounts page for special discounts from Hertz for members attending the conference.



Indianapolis Zoo

Indianapolis Zoo is located close to downtown and opens at 9 am daily. Highlights of the zoo include Indiana’s largest aquarium, open exhibit areas with 350 different animal species. Since opening in 1964, the Indianapolis Zoo has grown into a world-class facility hosting a million visitors each year. For more information, call 1-317-630-2001 or visit the Indianapolis Zoo website.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, opened in 1909, is the world's largest spectator facility and the only racetrack to host the Indy Racing League, NASCAR and Formula One. Since 1911, the Speedway has been the home of the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing," the Indianapolis 500 each May. The Allstate 400 at the Brickyard (formerly Brickyard 400) has quickly become one of NASCAR's most coveted races since the inaugural event in 1994 and heats up the track in late July. The Speedway completed the Triple Crown of Racing in 2000 with the addition of June's United States Grand Prix, the only Formula One race run in the United States.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum located on the grounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is recognized as one of the most highly visible museums in the world devoted to automobiles and auto racing.

Admission: Adults $3.00; Children 6-15 years old $1.00; Children under 6 free.
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm (EST) 364 days a year, Closed Christmas day. Phone: 1-317-492-6784.
Tract Tours: Adults $3.00; Children 6-15 years old $1.00; Children under 6 free.

Grounds Tour Information: The Grounds Tour is an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes view of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s operations. For more information call (1-317-492-6747) or Mary Geiss.

For more information, please visit the Indianapolis Speedway website.

NCAA Hall of Champions

The NCAA Hall of Champions tributes former NCAA students-athletes and champions, NCAA championship sports and a gallery for special exhibitions.

Admission: $3.00 adults and seniors; $2.00 students; children 5 and under free.
Hours: 10 am to 5 pm on Monday through Saturday, Noon to 5 pm on Sundays

For more information call 1-800-735-NCAA or visit the NCAA Hall of Champions website.

Other Attractions

Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (web)
Tel: 1-317-334-3322
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art (web)
Tel: 1-317-636-9378
Indiana Historical Society (web)
Tel: 1-317-232-1882
Indiana State Museum (web)
Tel: 1-317-232-1637
Murat Theatre (web)
Tel: 1-317-231-0000
National Art Museum of Sport (web)
Tel: 1-317-274-3870
NCAA Hall of Champions (web)
Tel: 1-317-916-4255
White River State Park (web)
Tel: 1-317-233-2434



Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
10 11 12 13 14 15 Jazz Fest
Grand Prix
16 Jazz Fest
Grand Prix
17 Jazz Fest
Grand Prix
18 Baseball
19 Baseball
20 Baseball
21 Baseball
22 Tennis 23 Indian Market
24 Indian Market 25 AIB 26 AIB 27 AIB 28 AIB 29 Wild Kingdom 30 Baseball
1 Baseball 2 3 4 Indepnd Day 5 6 7

Event Details

Jazz Fest - June 15-17 (web)
Indy Jazz Fest presented by Kroger brings together the best in jazz, blues, roots, rhythm and blues and zydeco for a family-oriented, three-day weekend.
Tel: 1-317-940-9945
US Grand Prix - June 15-17 (web)
Formula One visits the U.S.
Tel: 1-800-822-4639
Baseball - June 18-21,30, July 1 (web)
The Indianapolis Indians, Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, play home games at Victory Field, recognized as the "Best Minor League Ballpark in America." Tickets: $7-$12
Tel: 1-317-269-3545
RCA Tennis - June 15-22 (web)
The RCA Championships has established itself among the world's greatest men's tennis events. Spectators can enjoy some of the world's best tennis, as well as unique shopping...
Tel: 1-317-632-8000
Indian market - June 23-24 (web)
The Eiteljorg Museum's Indian Market allows guests to immerse themselves in the artwork, food and traditions of Native American cultures. Nearly 200 artists from more than 60 different tribes participate in the event, showcasing some of the finest traditional and contemporary pottery, painting, sculpture, jewelry and cultural items being produced today. This year's signature artist is Marcus Amerman (Choctaw). Indian Market weekend also includes performances, food and educational activities for all ages.
Tel: 1-317-636-9378


Recommended Restaurants

  • St. Elmo’s Steak House (Steak House)
    Contact: 317-635-0636 or (web)
    Price: $24 to 40
  • Palomino (Mediterranean)
    Contact: 317-974-0400 or (web)
    Price: $12 to $24
  • Elements (American Innovative)
    Contact: 317-713-5000 or (web)
    Price: $24 to $40
  • Dunaways Palazzo Ossigeno (Italian & Mediterranean)
    Contact: 317-638-7663 or (web)
    Price: $24 to $40
  • Oceanaire Seafood Room (Seafood)
    Contact: 317-955-2277 or (web)
    Price: $24 to $40
  • Restaurant du Soleil (French)
    Contact: 317-713-5000 or (web)
    Price: $24 to $40
  • Bosphorus (Turkish)
    Contact: 317-974-1770 or (web)
    Price: $12 to $24
  • Greek Islands(weekend bellydancing)
    Contact: 317-636-0700 or (web)
    Price: $12 and under
  • Indian Garden (N. Indian)
    Contact: 317-634-6060 or (web)
    Price: $12 to $24
  • El Sol de Tala (Mexican)
    Contact: 317-636-8252
    Price: $12 and under
  • Shapiro’s Deli
    Contact: 317-631-4041 or (web)
    Price: $12 and under
  • Bazbeaux Pizza (Gourmet Pizza)
    Contact: 317-636-7662 or (web)
    Price: $12 and under
  • Mikado (Japanese)
    Contact: 317-972-4180
    Price: $12 to $24
  • PF Chang’s Chinese Bistro (Chinese)
    Contact: 317-974-5747 or (web)
    Price: $12 to $24
  • Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery (American)
    Contact: 317-681-8180 or (web)
    Price: $12 to $24
  • Claddagh Irish Pub (Irish)
    Contact: 317-822-6274 or (web)
    Price: $12 and under
  • For more restaurants, please visit Indy Dining Guide


    Live Music, Dance and Entertainment

  • Biergarten at the Ratskeller
    Food, beer & music outdoors
  • Hesperus "Wild Kingdom" Musical Theatre
    Indy Historical Center - June 29th
  • Love in Any Language
    Indy Choruses - June 23-24
  • Jazz Kitchen (American & Latin food)
    Best Jazz & weekly Latin dance
  • Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre
    Milano Inn - Fridays & Saturdays
  • Howl at the Moon
    Piano bar & sing-along
  • ComedySportz Indianapolis
    Improv comedy
  • Indiana Roof Ballroom
    Big Band Sundays - 5:00pm-9:00pm

  • For more information please visit Indy CitySearch


    Indy on Your Own

    • Wheel Fun Rentals 10A-10P All types of bicycles 317-767-5072
    • Ice Skating Indiana/World Skating Academy
    • Jog, Walk, Run: Waterfront, Central Canal, River Promenade; Old Washington Street Bridge & Sculpture in the Park
    • Shopping: Circle Centre Mall


    For More Information

    Indianapolis Information/Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association;