CEA 2009: Design
70th Anniversary Conference | March 26–28, 2009
The conference is at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA : 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh ~ Phone: 412-281-7100 | website
Conference rates are $132 until Tuesday, March 3, 2009 (singles and doubles)
(Conference-goers should be aware that nearby parking garages have lower rates than the hotel garage)
Refer to the College English Association to obtain the conference rate
The pre-conference registration fee is $75 (for part-time/retired, $65; for graduate students, $40)
Conference participants may also download a mail-in form.
DEADLINE FOR PRE-CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: March 7, 2009
Registration gives participants entrance to all sessions, including the Thursday plenary session; the Thursday President's Reception (hors d'oeuvres and one free drink!); the general CEA business meeting (Friday, March 27); and an optional Friday evening entertainment at the hotel (until all seats are filled).
Optional events are available for additional fees: the All-Conference Luncheon, the CEA and CEA Affiliate Officers' Breakfast, the Diversity Luncheon, the Women's Connection Reception, and a local excursion tour. All of these events have limited spots, so please register early. (Paper registrations for events that have filled up will be refunded at the conference.)
This year's conference excursion is a multi-site tour with several options. The tour bus leaves from the front entrance of the Omni William Penn Hotel about 2:45 p.m. The 55-seat bus provided by Lenzer Coach USA may begin to load after its arrival, around 2:30 p.m. Those who are going to be boarding the excursion bus should meet in the main lobby of the hotel. The bus will park on William Penn Place (the front of the hotel, near valet).
"Excursioners" will have the option to visit either the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens or the Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History. From there, the tour leads to a scenic ride up the Duquesne Incline, concluding in the SouthSide Works neighborhood. Anyone who does not choose to disembark at the SouthSide Works will be taken back to the hotel via the tour bus. (Excursioners may leave the tour at any time, but are then responsible for their own transportation, and costs incurred.)
Fee: $22. This fee, paid at registration, covers the bus ride and trip up the Duquesne Incline. Tickets to the Phipps Conservatory ($10) and the Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History ($13) are not included, nor are meals or other discretionary costs.
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