CELA 2015 Conference, March 24-28, 2015

Travel and Lodging


Manhattan is conveniently located just off Interstate 70 in the scenic Flint Hills in northeast Kansas. Conference attendees can fly directly into Manhattan via Manhattan Regional Airport with direct flights from Dallas and Chicago. Attendees can also fly into Wichita Mid-Continent Airport or Kansas City International Airport and drive to Manhattan.

The two hour drive from Wichita to Manhattan takes you through Chase County, the heart of the scenic Flint Hills, (PrairyErth). Interstate 70 connects Kansas City and Manhattan (about one hour and 52 mins), passing by Lawrence, KS and Topeka, KS (about 45 mins) as you travel into the Flint Hills.

K-State will provide transportation from and to MHK for conference attendees flying into Manhattan. For those flying into Wichita or Kansas City shuttle and rental car services are available for attendees to arrange.

From Wichita

Attendees can rent a car and drive to Manhattan from Wichita.

From Kansas City

Attendees can rent a car or arrange a shuttle to Manhattan from Kansas City.


The Manhattan Convention & Visitors Bureau website offers further information on how to get to Manhattan and transportation to and from airports.

Please note that K-State will provide transportation to and from all conference activities from the hotels listed below. For more information about visiting Manhattan, KS please click here.

Accommodations – As of March 2nd, the room block guaranteed rate for all hotels has ended. The group rate will be honored as available at the hotels listed below. The Holiday Inn and Bluemont Hotel are both sold out with the exception of a couple of single nights during the conference. Call for availability. Numerous rooms are still available at the Hilton Garden Inn and Fairfield Inn.

Holiday Inn – $109.95 per night
1641 Anderson Ave
Manhattan, KS 66502
800-962-0014Group Code: CEL

This hotel no longer has rooms available throughout the entire conference. Only single nights are available.

Fairfield Inn – $119 per night
300 Colorado
Manhattan, KS 66502
Hilton Garden Inn – $124 per night
410 S 3rd St
Manhattan, KS 66502
Bluemont Hotel – $90 per night
1222 Bluemont Ave
Manhattan, KS 66502

This hotel no longer has rooms available throughout the entire conference. Only single nights are available.

The Holiday Inn offers free parking to their guests. Those who stay at the Holiday Inn will not need to purchase a parking permit for the conference due to the Alumni Center being located across the street.

Map of Accommodations and Conference Venues


Conference Venues

The CELA 2015 conference will take place in Manhattan, KS March 24-28. Venues for the conference include the Kansas State University Alumni CenterK-State Student Union and Seaton Hall. Events in the evening including the conference session featuring films will be held in the Wareham Opera House and the closing celebration will be hosted at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. Shuttle vans will circulate between downtown Manhattan and campus at the beginning and end of each day. Transportation will be provided to the closing celebration.

Information for International Attendees