Some quick reminders for our 2017 conference at the University of Rochester:
1- The block reservations at our two hotels expire in the next day or two (depending on the hotel). If you have not yet made your reservation, please do so ASAP. Both hotels want to work with us, but can't guarantee availability or pricing after the blocks are released.
2- For our graduate student presenters, if you would like your paper to be considered for our annual grad student prize ($$$), you will need to send us your paper by 5pm EST on October 13th. Please ONLY send presentation-ready papers (ie: no seminar papers that you still intend to cut down). The winning paper will be announced at the conference luncheon on Saturday the 21st. Papers for prize consideration should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
3- For those who have not yet registered, please do so ASAP. We need an accurate headcount to give to the caterers for the luncheon.
4- A few folks have e-mailed to ask about paper length. Papers at NYCEA should be about 15 minutes (7 to 8 pages) in length. This is to ensure time for lively discussion at the end of each panel.
Some useful info for you as you begin to plan your NYCEA conference travel. As mentioned earlier, we have two conference hotels with discounted room blocks. The deadlines to get those rooms are rapidly approaching, so don't delay!
One of those hotels, the Staybridge, is actually hosting our conference dinner on Friday, October 20th. We have finalized the menu, and we are both excited and DROOLING! We will have:
-A fully-stocked salad bar
-Root beer basted beef brisket
-Greek chicken with kalamata olives
-Red roasted potatoes with garlic
-An array of tasty desserts
and a two hour cash bar.
All of this will be in a room at the Staybridge overlooking the Genesee River (see photos below), and after we eat, we will be screening a film by Ida Lupino (the topic of our keynote speaker) as our Friday night entertainment..
We hope to see many of you at the dinner!
As for other updates, the program is coming along--we just need to hear back from a few more folks re: registration, so we can make sure that those who NEED A/V are in rooms that HAVE A/V capability.
Keep an eye on your inbox for more information about the program, deadlines for the graduate paper prize, and other important info. We're only about a month away!
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