Convention Parking and Lodging and Details to know

Are you fired up for the future of Iowa?  We are.

We’re excited that you and hundreds of other Iowans are joining us for Revolution Iowa: From Protest to Power on Saturday, July 15.

It’ll be a high energy day with powerful speeches by Alicia Garza and Bernie Sanders, engaging issue-organizing workshops with other big name movement thinkers that you’ll be telling your friends about, and the opportunity to connect and have fun with other like-minded Iowans.

Together, we’ll turn the resistance of today into the political revolution we need for tomorrow!

Here are your Saturday, July 15 “Details to know”:

  • Registration opens at 8 am.
  • At the registration table, you’ll receive your program packet, your t-shirt ticket, and your name badge.
  • We have a record-sized crowd this year. Please plan time to park, walk, and get through registration.
  • Saturday’s program will kickoff promptly at 9 am!

What to wear — all registrants get a FREE T-SHIRT:

We’re excited to have an event t-shirt for all registrants! Sizes will be first come, first serve. We’d love for you to wear the t-shirt at the event. What’s more powerful (and photogenic) than a room full of social justice fighters? Hundreds wearing the same shirt in solidarity, that’s what!

There are two options to get your event shirt:

  1. In the Des Moines area? We’ll have a t-shirt pick-up at the CCI headquarters
    Friday, July 14 from 6-8 pm.
  1. The day of the event: You will receive your t-shirt ticket at the registration table.

Otherwise, we’re a fairly casual crowd, BUT we do suggest wearing layers as it’s often hard for us to control temperatures at a large conference facility. We’ll also have other CCI/CCI Action shirts available for purchase. AND, we’ll have a photo booth to capture you looking fired up and powerful.

Parking — bring cash:

Event parking is $8/day, and cash only. Street parking is limited. Public parking ramps are free on Saturday’s.

Revolution Iowa is at Hy-Vee Hall in the Iowa Events Center located at 730 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309. Parking is available north of the Iowa Events Center with entrances off of the following streets:

  • 3rd Street
  • 5th Avenue
  • Crocker Street
  • The Iowa Events Center surface parking lots offer the closest and most convenient access to the facility, and easy access to I-235 and other major routes after the event. ADA Accessible parking is available at the Iowa Events Center by entering the lot south of Crocker Street, next to Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center.
  • Cost: $8 for cars and $32 for RVs and Buses, per day.

Fundraiser — together, we fuel the work ahead:

This annual event is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year and true to CCI-style we always make the ask high energy, people-powered, purposeful and fun.  (NO pie silent auction this year. We know! We’re bummed, too. We just couldn’t make it work logistically with the expected crowd size and with the packed agenda.)

Attention candidates, campaigns, and other organizations:

We cannot offer you an opportunity to speak at the convention. Of course, you can attend the convention, just like anyone else. Come hear what everyday Iowans care about! Another FYI, the venue has a no sticker policy.

Invite a friend:

More people = more power! Online registration ends Thursday, July 13 at midnight. We welcome registrations the day of the event.

What do you want to #askBernie?

We’re crowd-sourcing our post-Bernie speech Q & A. Share your question and it might get answered by Bernie on stage!  Tweet your question to @CCIAction, post in the Facebook event, or shoot us an email.

 

Driving Directions

From Interstate 35 from the North:

Follow I-235 West into downtown Des Moines and take the 3rd Street exit to the Iowa Events Center. Parking is available on-site, with additional street and ramp parking within walking distance of our complex.

From Interstate 35 from the South:

Merge onto the I-235 East exit and travel east towards downtown Des Moines. Take the downtown exit and proceed to the 3rd Street exit. Parking is available on-site, with additional street and ramp parking within walking distance of our complex.

From Interstate 80 from the South:

Headed west on I-80, take the I-235 West exit and continue towards downtown Des Moines. Take the 3rd Street exit (Downtown Des Moines) and go south to the Iowa Events Center complex. Parking is available on-site, with additional street and ramp parking within walking distance of our complex.

From Interstate 80 from the West:

Headed east on I-80, take the I-235 East exit and continue towards downtown Des Moines. Take the Iowa Events Center exit (3rd Street) and turn right. Parking is available on-site, with additional street and ramp parking within walking distance of our complex.

Have a question we missed? Don’t hesitate to call the CCI Action headquarters at 515-255-0800. Until then, we look forward to seeing you Saturday, July 15!

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