2013 – Elevator U Conference Update


UPDATE 5-31-2013 – The Gateway Hotel and Conference Center is fully booked for the conference. Please make your reservations at one of the overflow hotels noted below. 

Conference Will Be Held At The Gateway Hotel & Conference Center at Iowa State

2100 Green Hills Drive | Ames, Iowa 50014 | 515-292-8600 | Fax 515-268-2224

Overflow hotels if the Gateway has no vacancies

Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center

Best Western University Park Inn &Suites (across the street)

Getting to Ames, Iowa

Best Airport to Fly To:
Des Moines International Airport in Des Moines, IA (DSM)—www.dsmairport.com
The Des Moines Airport is approximately at 30 minute drive south of Ames

Shuttle Service:
There is a shuttle that travels between Des Moines and Ames regularly throughout the day.  It’s called Executive Express. If you are interested in using the shuttle please contact them directly. To make a reservation click the following link.  https://executiveexpress.hudsonltd.net/res (round trip is approximately $55-63 depending on the surcharge). You can also call in to the company directly to make reservations at 888-522-9899.

The Elevator U Conference Committee is excited to announce the opening of the 2013 online registration site. To register please click the following link.  We look forward to seeing you June 18,19 and 20 in Ames, Iowa!

Click the following link for the agenda; EU-Handout-2013-Web.pdf

Exhibitor Shipping and Other Information Updated: 5/13/13

Elevator U Exhibitor Shipping Information.pdf

Thank you for planning to attend The Elevator U Conference at the Iowa State Center. Your support and exhibits are valuable assets to the conference. We have been asked to coordinate the receiving and handling of display materials. We hope to make the process of sending your exhibit to and from the show easy and efficient as possible.

The Iowa State Center Scheman Building’s event schedule requires that we request exhibitors to ship display materials to arrive no earlier than 2 working days prior to the conference.

If you are bringing your display and products, you can park on the north side of the Scheman Building and unload there. We have carts inside on the ground floor that you can use to bring your items to your booth.
You may start setting up on Tuesday, June 18th 10am – 4pm. Tear Down will be Wednesday, June 19th 9pm – 12am.

If you will be shipping display equipment to the conference site, please use the following address to prevent lost displays and for security:

HOLD FOR: The Elevator U Conference
C/O Pat Dennis
AMES, IA 50011

Please use the attached shipping log form if you are sending any display equipment prior to the event.
The receptionist at the ground floor desk will be responsible for receiving and shipping all equipment. All equipment being shipped from the Scheman Building must have all paperwork attached to the equipment, and the carrier notified of the pickup.

All questions regarding displays or shipping should be directed to Iowa State Center, at 515-294-3347.


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2013 – Elevator U Conference Dates Set

Mark your calendars, June 18th, 19th and 20th are the dates for the 2013 Elevator U Annual Conference.  Hosted by Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa it will be another great event to attend. More details to follow early 2013. For now, mark your calendars and plan on attending!

Click the following link for the agenda; EU-Handout-2013-Web.pdf

2012 Elevator U Conference Agenda Set

For those of you attending this years Elevator U Conference at Michigan State University please note that the agenda is available for download through the following link. Note that presentation topics are subject to change without notice. A couple of important notes are shared below.

Program Agenda/Hand Out Download: http://elevatoru.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/ElevatorU-Conference-Agenda-2012-MSU.pdf

Vendors/Exhibitors: Please note that if shipping material to the show you will need to prepay $45 to have it moved into the Football Stadium. This needs to be done online through MSU. The link is noted below and is NOT arranged through Elevator U. See page three of the Program Agenda/Hand Out above for additional information and complete shipping instructions: http://usd.msu.edu/logistics/services/event-material-management.html

The NAEC Education Committee has reviewed your Continuing Education Application for the 2012 Elevator U Conference. We are pleased to inform you that the committee has approved the educational content at a total value of 12.0 contact hours for CET and  6.0 contact hours for CAT Continuing Education.


  • Watts Up with Lighting @ 1.0 CET/CAT contact hrs.
  • What’s Killing Hoist Rope Life …  @ 1.0 CET/CAT contact hrs.
  • Emergency Power Comparison @ 1.0 CET/CAT contact hrs.
  • ASME: How to Cracker Barrel @ 1.0 CET contact hrs.
  • Elevator Accidents – Cracker Barrel @ 2.0 CET/CAT contact hrs.
  • Is the Elevator Working? @ 1.0 CET contact hrs.
  • Door Restrictors @ 1.0 contact hrs.
  • MCP – Cracker Barrel @ 1.5 CET contact hrs.
  • ADA Design @ 1.5 CET contact hrs.
  • Solid State Starters @ 1.0 CET/CAT contact hrs.

Thank you for your support of this years conference. Have safe travels to Michigan State and see you in June!

Elevator U – Board of Directors