Away from the hustle and bustle of a large city, Shimmy Con will be held in the lovely city of Bloomington, IN.  It is nestled in the rolling hills of southern Indiana, heart of limestone country and the home to Indiana University. There are many great little shops and restaurants to explore.  Check out Visit Bloomington for more information.

All workshops and lectures will be at the Monroe Convention Center and the Performances & Keynote Address will be at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.


302 South College Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47403



Home for all workshop and lecture sessions. The convention center is conveniently attached to the hotel by an indoor walkway. FREE parking is located on the south side and west side of both buildings.


114 E Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN 47408


The Friday and Saturday main stage performances and the Friday keynote address will be held at the lovely Buskirk-Chumley Theater.  

Theater: The theater is a 6 minute walk from the convention center. If you choose to drive, here are the parking options

4th St Parking Garage: 105 W 4th St – entrance on 4th Street between Walnut St and College Ave
-  First 3 hours are free Mon – Fri (7am – 6pm)
-  Free after 6pm daily
-  FREE all day on weekends
Metered Street Parking (behind the theater, on street and nearby around the courthouse square)
-  Metered Hours: Mon – Sat: 9am – 9pm (Free on Sundays)
-  If using coins:  .25 per 15 minutes (accepts $1 coins, quarters, dimes & nickels)
-  If using credit card:  1 hour minimum purchase and $0.30 convenience fee per card swipe
-  Meters will not accept paper currency and meters will not give change


310 S College Ave
Bloomington, IN 47403


Shimmy Con has a group rate with the Courtyard Bloomington by Marriott.   The hotel is conveniently located next door to the Monroe Convention Center and attached by a walkway

Rate: $139/night + tax


Discount:  Use code SCN or group name Shimmy Con July 2017 to receive the special group rate.

Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at (812) 335 – 8000 or by calling the Brand Reservations at (800) 321-2211

To make your reservation online, Click on this link Shimmy Con July 2017. 

Reservation cut off date for the group rate is 6/07/17.

Check-in time is 3:00 pm
Check-out time is 12:00 pm

Rooms Include: 2 queen size beds with or without sofa beds, complimentary Wi-fi, iron & ironing board, hair dryer, complimentary coffee in room, refrigerator and microwave.  24 hour tea service available (request from the front desk bistro). If you need a sofa, verify when you are booking (there is no difference in the rate for this request)