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Visitor Info

  About the Venue

The conference will be housed in Rawls Hall at Purdue University. Registration will be on the main floor in the building’s foyer. Session rooms and hospitality spaces (coffee, refreshments & information) and signage will be located throughout the building.  Student assistants and conference coordinators will be available throughout the conference to answer specific attendee questions.

Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, is the flagship University of the six-campus Purdue University system. Purdue was founded on May 6, 1869, as a land-grant university when the Indiana General Assembly accepted a donation of land and money from Lafayette businessman John Purdue to establish a college of science, technology, and agriculture in his name. The first classes were held on September 16, 1874, with six instructors and 39 students.

The West Lafayette campus offers more than 200 majors for undergraduates, over 70 master’s and doctoral programs. In 2018, Purdue’s College of Engineering graduate program ranked 7th in the United States (U.S. News & World Report). In addition, Purdue has 18 intercollegiate sports teams and more than 850 student organizations. Purdue enrolls the fourth largest international student population of any university in the United States.  Environmental and Ecological Engineering (EEE), the conference host, was formally launched in July 2006.  As of Fall 2018, there are 170+ students enrolled in the program.



Purdue EEE employs a modern approach to environmental engineering.  Rather than only considering conventional waste emission treatment, our students approach problems from an integrated perspective that considers both environmental and ecological aspects. We seek a broad systems perspective for addressing environmental issues, with a focus on ecological interactions and resilient designs that take into account complexity and connectivity between systems.  These goals are supported by EEE faculty who have joint appointments in seven academic units.  In the undergraduate curriculum, this philosophy drives the early focus on systems thinking and understanding. This philosophy leads to the inclusion of significant course requirements in ecology, sustainability, and industrial ecology.


Travel Information

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL VISITORS:  If you are an international visitor, student, or faculty member, you are required to complete an ESTA Approval form before entering the United States.  

  By Air

If you are traveling to Purdue via air transportation, the closest destination cities would be:

Shuttle service is available from these airports directly to the greater Lafayette/West Lafayette area.

Shuttle Services (links open in new window):

If you are renting a car, and need directions from the airports to Purdue University, see the "By Car" directions below.

  By Car

Individuals staying in the Purdue Union Hotel, which is directly across Grant Street from the Grant Street Parking Garage, will receive complementary parking in the garage.

Individuals staying in off-campus lodging are requested to bring your garage parking card with you to registration - the receptionists will provide you with a 3-day parking pass that will allow entrance and exit from the Grant Street Garage for the duration of the conference.

For driving directions, please visit the Purdue University Visitor Information Center website to get precise directions by selecting "Grant Street Parking Garage (Visitor Parking)" from the drop-down menu . (Please note that the University is undergoing construction on several main streets around the Conference venues. Refer to this website for the most up to date information and construction maps.) 

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Questions?  Contact Us!

For General Conference Inquiries

Steve Shade

Ball Brothers Director of Advanced Manufacturing Initiatives
Purdue University, College of Engineering
Potter Engineering Center, Room 364
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2022, USA
Telephone: (765) 494-5183
Fax: (765) 494-4482

For Registration & Local Area Inquiries

Missy Gulick

Conference Coordinator
Purdue University Conferences
128 Memorial Mall, Stewart Center, Room 116
West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
Fax: (765) 494-0567