2006 Conference Information

**Below is a new draft of conference program, posted on October 6, 2006**

The conference program is available in PDF format (requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software).

You will need to register for the conference by August 31, 2006.

The conference registration form is available for download (requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software).

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**New** Letter to Conference Registrants

October 9, 2006

Dear Conference Registrants:

Thank you all for participating in the Third International Conference of the Society for the Study of American Women Writer, which will be held at the Sheraton Society Hill in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from November 8-11, 2006.  

This email is to give you some information about the upcoming conference and to confirm your registration. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to send individual acknowledgments by mail to conference registrants. That is, if you receive this e-mail, you can rest assured that your registration and check were received.

First of all, we have had an unexpectedly large number of people making reservations at the conference hotel, and at the moment it appears the hotel is sold out (though it’s always worth checking to pick up on cancellations).  If you haven’t yet booked your room, you might want to try the Holiday Inn at Independence Hall (1-800-HOLIDAY), which is offering rates comparable to those at the Sheraton, and also the Omni at 4th and Chestnut (215-925-0000). Both hotels are within walking distance of the Sheraton.

I also wanted to give you some information about how to get to the Sheraton Society Hill.  Driving directions are pasted below.  For those of you who will be flying into Philadelphia International Airport, there is a shuttle available that for $8 (one-way) will take you the roughly 30-minute trip to the hotel.  The service is Lady Liberty and it leaves the airport every 30 minutes (between 5 a.m. and midnight).  You can find it by going to the ground transportation desk in the baggage claim area of the airport.  In fact, you can pick up a phone there and dial 27 to reach the shuttle service.  Their number, otherwise, is (215) 724-8888.

I know some of you have wondered about getting a receipt for the conference registration fee—and I wanted to let all of you know that you will get a packet, when you check in at the conference registration desk at the hotel, that will contain a receipt, along with the conference program and your name-tag.  

I also wanted to let you all know that it’s not too late to sign up for the roundtable breakfast on Friday morning.  We have an exciting array of topics that are now listed on the conference program (it’s session #37).  If you would like, belatedly, to register for the breakfast, please send a check for $15 to Melissa Homestead at Department of English, University of Nebraska, 202 Andrews Hall, P.O. Box 88033, ATTN: SSAWW, Lincoln NE 68588-0333, and indicate to her what the check is for.

Lastly, there is a very recent draft of the conference up on the conference website so I encourage you to take a look.  You’ll find it at--http://www.lehigh.edu/~dek7/SSAWW/conferences.htm.  Or go to the “Conferences” page at www.ssaww.org.  

The officers of the SSAWW are all looking forward to meeting you at the conference and we thank you for being a part of what looks to be a great event.  We hope to see you at 5 p.m. on Wednesday the 8th at the opening reception!

Sincerely,
Dawn Keetley
VP-Organizational Affairs, SSAWW
Associate Professor of English
Lehigh University
dek7@lehigh.edu
(610) 758-5926


DIRECTION TO THE SHERATON SOCIETY HILL HOTEL

AIRPLANE:
?        The Airport Shuttle is available at baggage claim every half-hour on the hour.
?        Taxis are available from the airport for the 11-mile trip to the hotel.
?        The airport high-speed line train is located at each terminal.  See airport information desk for directions.
CAR:
?        Traveling North on I-95:
I-95 North: continue to Exit 20, Columbus Boulevard.  At the bottom of the ramp, turn left onto Columbus Blvd. Follow for 6 lights to Dock Street and make a left.  Continue to dead end and turn right.  The hotel is on the right hand side.
?        Traveling South on I-95:
Take Exit I-95 South to Exit 20, Penns Landing/Columbus Blvd..  Follow for about 3 traffic lights to Dock Street and make a left.  Go to dead end and turn right.  The hotel is on the right hand side.
?        Traveling South on NJ Turnpike:
Take the New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 4 (Camden) to Route 73 North.  Follow Route 73 North to Route 38 West.  Take Route 38 West to Route 30 West and follow signs for the Ben Franklin Bridge.  Pass through the toll, cross the bridge and stay in your right hand lane.  Follow signs for South 6th Street on your right. Take 6th Street to Market Street and make a left turn. Follow Market Street to 2nd street and turn right.  Go 1 ½ blocks to a dead end and make a left turn.  The hotel is to your left.
?        Traveling East on 76 (Schuylkill Express way):
Take Exit 326-Valley Forge (Old Exit 24) of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and follow signs to 76 East (Schuylkill Expressway). Take 76 East to Exit 344-676 East/Central Philadelphia.(Old Exit 38).  Follow 676 East to I-95 South.  Take I-95 South to Exit 20 Penns Landing/Columbus Blvd. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left onto Columbus Blvd. Follow for 3 lights to Dock Street and make a left. Go to dead end and turn right.  The hotel is on the right hand side.

30th STREET STATION:
?        Taxis are available at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station to the hotel.
?        The Market Frankford Subway-Elevated Eastbound also runs from the train station.  Take the EL to the Second Street stop and the hotel will be a two-block walk south.

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If you are participating in the conference, you will need to be a member of the SSAWW by July 4, 2006. The membership form is available for download on the "Membership" page, which you can access from the homepage.

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The SSAWW Conference will be held at the Sheraton Society Hill, which is offering a conference rate of $149/night. To make your hotel reservations, please call the Sheraton at (215) 238 6000 or 1-800 325-3535. Tell the reservations agent you are with the SSAWW.

You can also make reservations through the personalized website below. You can access the site to learn more about the event and to book, modify, or cancel a reservation from May 16, 2006 to November 13, 2006

Access to the site is organized by guest type and can be obtained by going to
the appropriate link below:

Attendee
Society for the Study of American Women Writers Third Int'l. Con (click here or cut/paste the following into a browser)
http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=0605165046&key=F04BC

Or
Custom URL (click here or cut/paste the following into a browser)
http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/SSAWW


Meeting Professionals:
To obtain access to real time reporting 24/7, or to enter your own rooming lists & obtain
immediate confirmation numbers, simply enter the password below in "Event Planner Login"
link on your personalized website.

F3891


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http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/termsandconditions.htm

 

 

Address e-mail to Donna Campbell, campbelld at wsu dot edu .