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Host Site:
The historic Hotel Alex Johnson 

Located in the heart of downtown Rapid City, the Alex Johnson provides accommodations and meeting spaces to facilitate the conference.

The Hotel Alex Johnson will be offering us a specialized rate of $89 per night and a 50% discount on valet parking. To reserve a room, you can either contact the Hotel directly by calling (605) 342-1210 and selecting "0" to speak with a front desk agent. The group code for the room block is "IISE23". Alternatively, click this link. The Cut-off date for the room block is Friday January 27, 2023, so book soon!

If arriving by car, it is possible to park your own vehicle in the nearby parking ramp at 518 Main St, Rapid City, SD 57701, United States. It is paid parking, enforced Monday–Friday 7am–6pm and Saturday 9am–5pm. To pay, enter the license plate number and pay at a kiosk upon arrival. 

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Rapid City,
South Dakota

South Dakota Mines is situated in Rapid City, South Dakota. The city has focused on fostering innovative ideas to flourish with the help of the Ascent Innovation Center located near the SD Mines campus. As a catalyst for social, technical and commercial innovations for those in the area, it allows innovative ideas to turn into businesses.

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Black Hills
National Forest

The Black Hills is home to Mount Rushmore, Wind Cave National Park, Jewel cave National Monument, 1,875 square miles of forest, and Black Elk Peak, the highest point east of the Rockies.

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Badlands National Park

Located less than an hour away from Rapid City, Badlands National Park is a nearby must-see destination with otherworldly geological features.

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