Thank you for joining us for the 11th International Drainage Symposium, August 30-September 2, 2022 in Des Moines, Iowa!

Please find attendee details below.

Symposium Facility and Hotels

Marriott Des Moines Downtown
700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

The IDS government hotel block is located at a nearby facility, details below.

Hyatt Place Downtown Des Moines
418 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

Symposium Programs

View the symposium program and abstract book.

Attendee FAQ

Have questions? View the attendee FAQ.


Marriott Des Moines Downtown is located approximately 14 minutes (5.5 miles) from the Des Moines International Airport. The airport shuttle service is anticipated to start back on August 27. When you arrive to the airport, call the hotel at 515-245-5500 and request a shuttle, if available. Note that shuttles depart on the hour, each hour. Otherwise, our recommended economical method of travel to and from the airport is to take a taxi, Uber, or Lyft.

COVID-19 Policy

Please note any interaction with the general public poses a risk of being exposed to COVID-19, and we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed while in attendance at the event. To help promote the health and safety of others, attendees will be required to complete a self-assessed proof of health screening within 24 hours prior to attending the event. A “pass” result is required in order to receive access to the event. Information will be emailed to attendees on Monday, August 29 with information on completing the health screening. 

The event will follow the Des Moines public health guidelines. As of now, no public health orders are currently in effect in Des Moines. Face coverings are still highly recommended for those who are immunocompromised and those who are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated or boosted. Face coverings provide an added layer of protection for those who are fully vaccinated and boosted. We will inform attendees if any changes occur prior to the event. By attending the symposium, you knowingly and freely accept the risks associated with COVID-19.    

Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided to attendees at the proof of screening checkpoint, and hand sanitizing wipes will be provided throughout the meeting rooms.

Photo credit: Marriott Des Moines Downtown