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49th Annual ARSC Conference (Bloomington, Indiana on May 11-14, 2016)


Hotel Information


PLEASE NOTE: Many of the room types at the Biddle Hotel are now sold-out, including all
of the lower priced rooms. Please refer to the Biddle Room Rate Information below for
an update. Favorable rates may be found at the following hotels located in downtown Bloomington, within a 15 minute walk to the IMU Conference Center:

Hyatt Place, 217 West Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47404; (812) 339-5950. Current rates range from $108.00 (AAA) to $137.00.

Courtyard Marriott, 310 S College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47403; (812) 335-8000. Current rates range from $119.00 (AAA) to $139.00.

Grant Street Inn B&B, 310 North Grant Street, Bloomington, IN 47408; 800-328-4350. Rooms available May 9-13 only - mention "ARSC" to get the IU rate of $123 per night.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott, 501 N. College Ave., Bloomington, IN 47404; 812-337-7772. Current rates range from $127.00 (AAA) to $166.00.

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The 2016 ARSC conference will be held at the Biddle Hotel and Conference Center, located in the historic Indiana Memorial Union. Nestled in the heart of Indiana University campus, the IMU offers multiple dining options, the IU Bookstore, bowling alley and billiards, hair salon, and technology center. Within a short walk from IMU you can visit exhibits at the Lilly Library, the IU Art Museum, the Kinsey Institute, the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, and the Archives of Traditional Music, in addition to collections at the Herman B. Wells Library and the William and Gayle Cook Music Library. Bloomington's lively Kirkwood Avenue and Downtown Entertainment District are also within walking distance from IMU, offering a diverse range of restaurants, shopping, galleries, and nightlife.

The Biddle Hotel offers guest rooms and suites with luxurious linens and pillow top mattresses, flat screen televisions with premium channels, complimentary wireless internet access, spacious work areas, complimentary self-parking and morning newspaper.

Our contracted dates extend from Monday May 9 through Saturday May 15, 2016, with Sunday departure. If you wish to reserve rooms outside of the Monday-Saturday room block you will need to make your reservation by telephone. Those attending the two day pre-conference workshop should plan to arrive on Monday. The deadline to make reservations at the Biddle Hotel is April 18, 2016. Reservations made after this date, or after our room block is filled, will be on a space available basis at the prevailing rate.

Hotel Information:

Biddle Hotel and Conference Center
900 E. Seventh Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Toll-free reservations: (800) 209-8145
Main IMU Switchboard: (812) 856-6381
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Room Rate Information:

$164 S/D for rooms with 1 King SOLD OUT or 2 Queen beds AVAILABLE
$154 S/D for rooms with 2 Full beds AVAILABLE
$129 S/D for rooms with 1 Queen bed SOLD OUT
$119 S/D for Economy Queen (limited availability) SOLD OUT
$109 S/D for rooms with 1 Full bed SOLD OUT
Rooms with one bed can accommodate 2 people, while rooms with two beds can accommodate up to 4 at no additional charge. Roll-a-way beds can be added to rooms with 2 queen beds for an additional $10 per night. All rooms currently subject to 12% tax. Check-in time is 4:00 PM, check-out time is 1:00 PM.

Room Reservations:

To reserve online go to the Association for Recorded Sound Collections hotel group page.
1. Under "Accommodations", click on the "Reserve Online" button
2. Select desired nights between 5/9/2016 and 5/14/2016
3. Enter group code: ARSC
4. Select room type and finalize transaction

Room Mate Clearinghouse:

If you need a roommate for the meeting, contact Brenda Nelson-Strauss ( and provide your contact information, dates for which you need a roommate, and any preferences. You'll receive a list of others who meet your preferences and then you can make your own arrangements.


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