The general registration fee will be $215.00. The fee will include meals and refreshments. We encourage you to join ClassCrits as a Full Member and you will receive a discounted registration rate of $200. Full voting membership dues are $25 for 2019. To become a dues paying member now click ClassCrits Member and select ClassCrits Member. We can provide a limited number of registration fee waivers, see below for details: **REGISTRATION FEE WAIVER GRANT POLICY and APPLICATION.
The conference fee can be paid by credit card/debit card or by mailing a check to ClassCrits by October 23, 2019. $ Please note there is a $3.00 processing fee to pay by credit card/debit card via this website. Meals and refreshments during the conference are included in the conference fee.
TRAVEL & LODGING
Conference attendees are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn & Suites and Tower Square Hotel. We hope to organize some carpooling throughout the conference between the Hampton Inn, Tower Square and the University.
-Hampton Inn & Suitesis located at 851 East Columbus Avenue, Springfield, MA 01105. The Hampton Inn offers free parking and breakfast. The cost per night is $152.02 (includes taxes & fees). You must book by October 23, 2019. Call 413-310-2300 and mention ClassCrits to get the group rate or register using this link:bit.ly/2IWzEwyHamptonInn.
-Tower Square Hotelis located at 2 Boland Way, Springfield MA 01115. The cost per night is $124.66(includes tax & fees) and parking is $10 per day. The Tower Square Hotel is within walking distance of the Springfield Union Station (train/bus) www.springfieldunionstation.com. You can call the hotel to make a reservation and mention ClassCrits: 413-781-7111 or call Pattie Chenevert directly at 413-750-3020 or make reservations on-line at bit.ly/2XGcYc1Tower. You must book by October 23, 2019.
There are other lodging options near the University but you will need to organize local transportation between such lodging and the conference site.
Western New England University is located approximately 90 miles from Boston, 30 miles from Hartford, CT, and 150 miles from New York City. Springfield is easily accessible by car, air, bus and train: Amtrak and Peter Pan Bus Lines service downtown Springfield, Bradley International Airport (located in Windsor Locks, CT) is a short 20 mile drive from the campus, and many livery servicesare available to transport you to/from Boston’s Logan International Airport (90 miles).
To join ClassCrits, visit www.classcrits.org, where you can join to be on our contact list and post a profile that will build our network and showcase your work. Associate membership is free; full voting membership dues are $25 for 2019.
**REGISTRATION FEE WAIVER GRANT POLICY
ClassCrits, Inc. has up to ten (10) full registration grants to award to eligible conference participants on the basis of an application, the requirements of which are detailed below and which are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. The grants cover only the cost of conference registration for ClassCrits XII. Grants made by ClassCrits, Inc. will be paid directly to the hosting institution on behalf of those who have been selected to receive a grant award.
The deadline for applying for a registration grant is October 1, 2019. However, because the grants are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis, we encourage early application. To apply for a grant, after reading the criteria below, please proceed to the ClassCrits Conference Registration Fee Waiver application. If you have problems or questions, please email email@example.com with “Registration Grant” in the subject heading.
a. Generally an applicant must have an annual income at or below $50,000 and be a conference participant.
b. A conference participant is a person who has committed to attending the ClassCrits XII annual conference in November 2019 and who has received Conference confirmation that the applicant will present intellectual and/or activist-related work, is commenting on such work, or is presenting a Work-In-Progress at the Conference.
c. Grant priorities include students, postgraduates, adjuncts and activists. Though those who hold full-time tenured/tenure-track positions are ineligible for these grants, ClassCrits, Inc. may consider applications from retired faculty and faculty from the Global South.
Exceptions: Full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty are ineligible for a grant. The same applies for students, faculty, and staff of the host institution (ClassCrits, Inc. generally expects host institutions to provide funds to cover the costs of attendance for these individuals as well as other local participants).
The online application will ask for the following information (applicants may add other information which they believe may be helpful to ClassCrits, Inc. in making grant decisions):
- Institutional affiliation and current position (current or most recent if postgrad or otherwise unaffiliated);
- Area of expertise or study;
- Summary of travel plans (indicating your commitment to attend);
- Short description of current employment status, annual income, and explanation of why a grant is necessary; and
- Conference presentation title and confirmation that you have submitted an abstract.