AERI: Welcome to Bloomington!

Event Location

Indiana Memorial Union, Indiana University, 900 E. 7th St., Bloomington, IN 47405


Bloomington has many options for winding down at the end of the day. The Oliver Winery is located just 10 miles north of town and has a wide variety of local wines. Cardinal Spirits is a craft distillery using local ingredients whenever possible and located just off of the B-line trail. If you're more interested in beer, options include Upland Brewery, Function Brewery, Big Woods/Quaff On, and Switchyard Brewery.

Another great thing about Bloomington is the wide variety of amazing food — award-winning pizza from Mother Bears, world-famous wings from BuffaLouie's, the Uptown Cafe highlighting Cajun & Creole flavors, and Fourth Street's collection of ethnic restaurants from around the world.

What do past participants say about AERI?


  The most valuable factor is being in a room, collaborating, talking, laughing, and nerding out with like-minded individuals.  



Indiana Memorial Union is attached to the Biddle Hotel. AERI participants may stay in a designated room block at the rate of $129/night. Reservation instructions will be provided following acceptance to AERI.

Bloomington also offers a wide variety of lodging throughout town, from everyday budget motels to more upscale hotels. You can also agree with most Btownies and go local. For more information about Bloomington, check out Visit Bloomington!

Apply to Attend

To ensure a valuable experience for everyone, attendance is limited to 50 accepted participants. Past attendees may re-apply, but priority will be granted to new participants. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The final deadline to apply is April 15, 2020.

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