MiPsummer 2009 Travel
Baton Rouge is located about 70 miles NW of New Orleans.
Participants are encouraged to fly into the Baton Rouge Airport (BTR). Convenient airline connections into Baton Rouge (Delta, American, Continental, Northwest) are available from international airports [Atlanta (ATL), Dallas (DFW), and Houston (IAH)], as are connecting flights from Memphis (MEM). No connecting flights to Baton Rouge exist from New Orleans. Taxi service from the Baton Rouge Airport to the Lod Cook Conference Center and Hotel on the LSU campus (3848 W. Lakeshore Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808; Tel 225-383-2665) costs approximately $21-25. Typically, taxis are waiting outside the baggage claim area in front of the airport; if not, the Yellow Cab tel. is 225-926-6400 and Mackie's Airport Cab Service is 225-357-4883.
Traveling to Baton Rouge from the West (on I-10 E), one would cross the Mississippi River bridge, turn south, and remain on I-10. After about 1 mile, exit to the right at Dalrymple Drive (Exit 156B). At the bottom of the exit ramp, take a right on Dalrymple and continue about 0.7 miles to the LSU campus. Take a left onto W. Lakeshore Drive and continue 0.4 miles. The Lod Cook Hotel will be on your right.
If approaching Baton Rouge from the East on I-12 W, I-12 will merge with I-10. Continue on I-10 W and exit on Dalyrmple Drive. Proceed to the hotel as described above.