Letter to conference participants 2018

All of the conference events take place in Laurel Hall, which is a short (5-7 minute) walk from the Nathan Hale Inn and the South campus dorms. Laurel Hall is behind the Student Union building, which is located at 2110 Hillside Road. Registration opens at 8:00 am on Monday and Tuesday in the Laurel Hall atrium. The Monday workshop begins at 9:00am, and the Tuesday keynote will begin promptly at 8:30 am. A light continental breakfast is provided each day, and refreshments are served at breaks.  Lunch is provided on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, but not on Thursday.

Paper and Poster Presentations:

If you are presenting a paper, please bring your paper presentation on a flash/thumb drive.  Each presentation room has a PC computer and a projector. The presentations flow more smoothly if everyone loads their presentations onto the desktop before the session begins. Also, we ask that the last presenter in each of the concurrent sessions serve as the chair/time keeper so that all papers receive adequate and equal presentation time. For a 30 minute presentation, please plan to talk for 25 minutes, and leave 5 minutes for questions and transitioning between speakers.  Finally, please take a moment to check the draft program posted online and email me if there are any errors in the title or listed authors. Feel free to email me at betsy@uconn.edu if you have any questions about your presentation.


If you are bringing a poster, it should be no larger than 4 feet tall by 6 feet wide.  We will supply thumbtacks.  Please come to the Student Union Ballroom at 4:45pm to hang your poster.  Your poster number is in the program book, with your abstract. Please take a moment to check the draft program posted online and email me if there are any errors in the title or listed authors.



Accommodations, Transportation and Parking:


If you are staying in the Nathan Hale hotel, the street address is 855 Bolton Road, Storrs, CT. The hotel phone number is 860-427-7888. If you are staying in the South Campus residence halls, you need to check in at the housing desk in Rome Hall (South Campus building D). The street address is 626 Gilbert Road Ext. Storrs, CT.


If you have booked an airport shuttle through conference services, you will receive a separate email with details regarding the airport shuttle. If you have any logistical questions or questions about the airport shuttle, please contact them directly at conferences@uconn.edu  If you are flying and you have not booked a shuttle, you can take a taxi or an uber from the airport to campus.  You can also take a taxi or uber from the train station. We do not endorse any taxi or ride share companies, but we provide a taxi # here for your convenience: AAA Cab & Livery (860)-623-8888.


If you have a car— If you are staying in the dorms, you should park your car in the student lot and walk to events. If you are staying in the Nathan Hale Hotel, you should keep your car parked in the hotel parking lot. You won’t find legal parking any closer than the hotel/dorm parking lots.  If you are driving in each day, park in the South Garage (505 Stadium Road) and bring your ticket to the registration desk to be validated.


Please be aware- There is a great deal of construction on campus right now, and a large part of Hillside Road is closed.  See the emails from conference services for more detailed information about parking, road closures, etc.


The website includes a great deal of information that should be helpful to you as you prepare to travel.  Please let me know if we can be of any additional assistance to you.