Conference

Conference — by the Numbers

For those of you trying to decide about the Conference and whether or not to stay “on campus” at the conference center, I thought I would provide some data:

  • The closest accommodation to the conference center is a 2-star motel “Classic Motor Lodge” about five miles away.
  • This will cost $312 for accommodation only* — there is no restaurant.
  • Add the Meals Only option from Whispering Pines ($310.50* for FULL breakfast, lunch, dinner and breaks — 10 main meals plus snacks & appetizers!) and it comes to $622.50.

Shared accommodation at Whispering Pines with meals comes to $670.00.*
So, what does that extra $47.50 provide?

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Ambience – comfortable, quaint rooms many with a water view. Cozy hang out spaces, most with fireplaces.
Convenience – no worries about driving in the woods in the dark. No having to be abstemious because you have to drive. Sit around the campfire until the wee hours.
Camaraderie – because one of the things we LOVE about this conference is sitting together, eating together and talking big and small talk.

For folks with family, did I mention the canoes? Volleyball court (sand)? Recreational field for kicking balls around? Horsehoes? Fishing? Hiking? All within the compound.

‘Nuff said.

FOR THOSE SEEKING ROOMMATES!
From next Friday on, I will send out an email listing people who are looking for roommates and their email addresses. I will also post it here on the website. All you need to do is send me an email by Thursday night.

Questions? Email me or comment on this post 🙂

*Inclusive of taxes, fees and gratuities.

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Professor of Communication - Visual Communication and Digital Media
Department of Communication & Graphic Design
Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI, U.S.
Research interests include web, usability, visual rhetoric, cultural aesthetics, material culture and other modalities and media that deal with the cultural impact of images and music.

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