ISWC will be held in Bethlehem's Southside district. The workshops and tutorials will be held at Lehigh University's Rauch Business Center and the main conference will be held at the Sands Bethlehem Hotel and the Sands Event Center.

Workshops at Lehigh University (Oct. 11-12)

Rauch Business Center
621 Taylor St.
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University will be celebrating its Sesquicentennial while ISWC 2015 is in town. Lehigh is a private research university with approximately 4900 undergraduate students and 2100 graduate students. Its beautiful wooded campus spans over 2000 acres, including many gothic style buildings nestled on the side of South Mountain. The workshops and tutorials will be held Oct. 11-12 in the Rauch Business Center, the home of Lehigh's College of Business and Economics.


On Sunday, parking is free at all metered spaces. On all other days, the meters costs $1 per hour from 8am to 9pm.  For $4 a day, you can park in the Zoellner Parking Garage at East Packer Avenue and Hillside Avenue. This garage is part of the Zoellner Arts Center which is next to the Rauch Business Center.

Conference at Sands Bethlehem Hotel (Oct. 13-15)

Sands Bethlehem Hotel
77 Sands Blvd.
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Built on the land of Bethlehem Steel, the Sands Casino Resort includes 10 restaurants, 4 bars, a premium outlet mall, and for those who are so inclined, table games and slots. From Oct. 13-15, the main conference will be held in the Sands Hotel and the adjacent Sands Event Center. The casino is on the opposite end of the complex from the hotel and conference spaces, and unless you seek it out, it is easy to forget that it is there.


Parking is free. If heading east on Daly Ave. (Rte. 412), turn left onto Sands Blvd. before the Minsi Trail Bridge, enter the traffic circle, take the second turn out of the circle, go across the second circle, and park in the lots to either side of the road. Enter the complex via the hotel, which is near the second traffic circle. If heading west on Daly Ave. (Rte. 412), turn right onto Sands Blvd. before the Minsi Trail Bridge and follow signs to the hotel and the Outlet Shops. Enter the traffic circle and take the first exit out, then follow the directions above.