2019 IWLA National Convention

Des Moines, Iowa ● July 16-19, 2019

Travel and Lodging


Convention Site and Lodging

Sheraton West Des Moines
1800 50th Street 
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Room rate: From $114/night. Room block expires on June 21, 2019.

Book your hotel room(s) online 
or call the 24-hour Reservations Hotline toll-free at (888) 627-8043 and reference “Izaak Walton League” to receive our Group Rate.

The League rate is good for 3 days before and 3 days after the convention if space is available. Room reservations must be cancelled 48 hours prior to your scheduled arrival. An early departure fee of $75 will be applied for checkout prior to the confirmed checkout date.

The hotel has set aside wheelchair-accessible rooms for our group, but you should make that reservation as soon as possible. Standard wireless internet and free self-parking are included for League conference attendees. (The hotel is waiving the $10/day overnight parking fee.) Microwaves and mini-fridges are available but not included in every room.

Tech-savvy travelers can use the Marriott Bonvoy app to check into the hotel; request towels, toiletries, or housekeeping services; and even open your hotel room door!

Display Tables

There is a one-time charge of $15 per table for your division/ chapter displays. Please email meetings@iwla.org to reserve yours.


Des Moines International Airport (DSM) is serviced by American, Delta, Southwest, and United Airlines. Some cities may have service to Des Moines on Allegiant airlines.

Ground Transportation

The Sheraton West Des Moines offers free airport shuttle service. Please call the hotel directly at (515) 223-1800  after you arrive to request an airport pickup. It is approximately 20 minutes from the airport to the hotel.

Rental Cars

All major rental car agencies are available inside the Des Moines Airport in the baggage claim area.


If you’re driving an RV, consider Walnut Woods State Park – 260 acres of wooded bottom land along the Raccoon River, located just 10 minutes from the convention hotel. Campsites have concrete pads and electrical service or full hook-ups and can be reserved in advance.

Walnut Woods State Park
3155 Walnut Woods Dr.
West Des Moines, IA
(515) 285-4502

Hotel Exterior Photo
Hotel Atrium Photo


Planning to drive to convention? We have some fun travel tips of things to see along the way (like this not-so-little guy – the tallest concrete gnome in the world!).
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