This is a one-day mathematics conference held once or twice a year, usually in April and October in Des Moines, Iowa. The format consists of four hour-long talks, with a one-and-a-half or two hour lunch. between the 2nd and 3rd talk. The first talk typically starts at 11:00 am and the last talk finishes about 5:00 pm.
We usually meet at The University of Iowa John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center, located at 1200 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309. Here is a map.
The conference first met in March of 1994; the April 2014 meeting represented the twentieth year and the twenty-seventh meeting. (There have not been two meetings every year.)
It is jointly organized by the Mathematics Departments of Creighton University, Iowa State University, The University of Iowa, and The University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Faculty and students from a number of other nearby universities also attend. All are welcome. There is no registration fee. If you have any questions, please contact one of the organizers.
Detailed driving directions: Off I-80, take I-480 North. Go about 3 miles and take the exit onto Hwy 75 North. Take the first exit off Hwy 75 onto Cumming St. Turn right at the lights onto Cumming St. (now heading east). Head east about 0.3 miles to 24th ST. Turn right on 24th St. (now heading south). Take the next right onto Burt St. (heading west). Drive about 0.1-0.2 miles and find street parking or park in the lot north of Burt. We will be meeting in the Eppley Bldg. Eppley is south of Burt, visible from the street, and labeled in large letters. Meeting will be on the 3rd floor in Room 309.
There was a very nice AMS special session at the AMS regional meeting at Iowa State.