Conference Location

Emmaus Bible College
2570 Asbury Road
Dubuque, IA 52001


Lodging at Emmaus

If you requested on-campus housing, we will have a room ready on our dorm floors. These rooms are furnished with one or two single beds and a dresser. Single rooms have community washrooms; therefore, men and women will be on different floors. We are unable to provide family lodging. If you are planning to attend with your children, please make off campus housing arrangements. We provide the bed, linens, meals, and conference packet. We do not provide towels, toiletries, or an alarm clock.

Hotel Information

There are several hotels near Emmaus with reasonable rates. A comprehensive list of local accommodations can be found at


Buffet-style meals are included in your registration fees and will be provided from Thursday evening through Sunday morning at Emmaus. Additionally, our dining hall will be open for refreshments most of the weekend.


Though Iron Sharpens Iron is an adult conference, as a benefit to our attending families, childcare will be offered for children ages 10 and under during the plenary sessions only. Children age 10 and under are not required to pay a registration fee, but parents will need to pre-register for this service (when you register for the conference). Childcare is $10 per child for the entire conference. Children’s meal tickets ($5/ticket ages 4-12; 3 and under free) will be available for purchase at the reception desk. Emmaus does not provide family lodging. 


Emmaus is a 15 minute drive from the Dubuque Regional Airport, serviced by American Airlines. Many local hotels provide free shuttle service to and from the airport and Enterprise services the airport. If you aren’t driving, we suggest contacting one of the services below providing fee-based transportation throughout the tri-state area.

Dubuque Regional Airport    

Avis Car Rental  

#1 Green Cab

Enterprise Car Rental  

Hertz Car Rental


Weather in Dubuque

Late May in Dubuque is typically comfortable with partly cloudy skies and scattered showers. Average daily temperatures range between highs in the 80s and lows in the 50s. If traveling from warmer climates, you may wish to bring a sweater or light jacket (or dress in layers). For more information about the weather or the City of Dubuque, visit and