When is this event?
The GWIS National Conference takes place from June 15th to June 17th, 2017 is Sioux Falls South Dakota. June 15th is the National Council Meeting, June 16th is the Grand Chapter Meeting, and June 17th is the Scientific Conference.
How to I travel to and from events?
The National Chapter meeting and the Grand Chapter meeting are held in the same hotel, the Holiday Inn Downtown.
All other events are within walking distance from the hotel. We will also have Trolley tickets available for travel during the day.
If I drive, where do I park?
There will be free parking at the Holiday Inn downtown if you are a guest at that hotel. Street parking is free after 5pm during the week and on the weekends throughout downtown. There is a parking garage across from the Washington Pavilion, where the Saturday conference is taking place.
Is the GWIS National Conference open to men who want to attend?
Absolutely! As GWIS believes in helping all people succeed in their scientific careers, people of any gender are invited to attend the conference. However, given GWIS is an organization that actively seeks to connect, lead, and empower women in science, please be aware that speakers and other conference topics may choose to focus their message on topics, challenges, and programs related specifically to women in science.
What airport should I fly into?
You have four options for airports, depending on which strategy you want to take. Airports are ordered in distance from Sioux Falls.
Joe Foss Field is the Sioux Falls regional airport. You will be able to get free shuttle rides from the hotel and back when you arrive and depart. Eastern South Dakota GWIS members are also available if the shuttle is not.
The Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City, Iowa is another regional airport option. This airport is 1.5 hours away from Sioux Falls so it will require a car rental.
Eppley Field in Omaha, Nebraska is the closest international airport, which is 3 hours away from Sioux Falls. A rental car will be needed.
The St. Paul International Airport is in St.Paul/Minneapolis and is 5 hours away. A rental care will be needed.