The 2018 pre-registration fees are valid until March 6, 2018, and are as follows:
1. Presenter, Reader or Presenter Session Chair:
$125 for faculty members, independent scholars and playwrights (unless playwright is a graduate student)
$100 for graduate students
2. Non-presenter Session Chair: $80
3. Guest: $70
4. Student Guest: $40
5. One-day guest passes: $30 ($20 for students)
The pre-registration fee for categories 1 – 4 covers all conference events and services, including a copy of the conference Programs and Abstracts book, a copy of the current edition of Text and Presentation, and admission to all conference events and the conference reception. One-day passes include conference admission only (including plenaries and keynote event).
Presenters are required to pre-register. Those whose papers are accepted are expected to attend the conference; papers are not read in absentia. Submitters of abstracts are also advised to apply for travel funds from their home institutions as early as possible. International attendees please visit this page for further instructions.
Registration after March 6:
For those who wish to register after March 6 or at the conference, the fees increase by category to
- $145 (faculty members) /$110 (graduate students)
- $90 (Non-presenter session chair)
- $80 (Guest)
- $50 (Student guest)
- One-day pass fees remain the same.
For pre-registering we accept credit cards and checks. If you wish to pay by credit card, just click here. Please note that there is a nominal fee charged to pay by credit card.)
If you wish to pay by check, then download 2018 CDC Registration and mail to:
Comparative Drama Conference
ATTN: William Boles
1000 Holt Avenue-2766
Winter Park, FL 32789
We will also accept credit card, check, and cash at the conference registration desk.
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The conference hotel will be the DoubleTree by Hilton in Downtown Orlando.
The address is: 60 South Ivanhoe Boulevard, Orlando, Florida, 32804.
The rates are $149 a night (two queen size beds). The hotel is extending the rate before and after the conference to allow attendees to mix their conference participation with some theme park adventure. (Rates apply to April 1 through April 12, 2018.) March 5th is the last day to book the hotel at the above rate. After that day, the rates will resort to normal pricing.
MARCH 5th, 2018 update:
Due to website difficulties, the hotel has extended our group rate of $149 until April 4th.
Please call the Reservation desk at (407)425-4455 to book your hotel room for the conference.
Guests may call the hotel and speak to their in-house reservation agents until 7 pm each day, or call their central reservations office at 866-247-3571, referencing the group name: Comparative Drama Conference 2018, code: DRC.
Click here to go the our dedicated reservation site for the conference hotel or call 866-247-3571 or 407-425-4455, Option #1, referencing the group name: Comparative Drama Conference 2018, code: DRC. If you use the web link and you get a message saying no rooms are available, please contact William Boles at email@example.com and he will have the hotel open up more room availability.
The hotel has a number of amenities, especially for Hilton Honors members. If you are not yet a member, the CDC recommends you become one to enjoy the free perks that come with that membership. Click here to go to the membership page.
(Please be aware that there are three airports in the Central Florida that have Orlando in their title: Orlando Sanford airport [40 minutes from downtown], Orlando Melbourne Airport [60-75 minutes from downtown] and the Orlando International Airport [20 minutes from downtown]. Most major carriers service Orlando International Airport. Please double check when you book your flights.
There are numerous ways to get from the Orlando International Airport to the DoubleTree hotel.
Renting a car
You can rent a car (in case you come with family members who want to hit the parks while you attend the conference). All the major rental car agencies are located at the airport. (In case you want to rent a car for the day, there is an Enterprise Rental Car Agency just a few blocks from the hotel.) The hotel has a parking deck (around 20 dollars a day) but also on street free parking.
The average cost of a taxi ride is $55, depending on traffic.
You can also use Mears for your transportation to the hotel and back.
Please click here to take you to a Mears site dedicated to the conference, where a discount will be applied. (Discount good April 3-8, 2018.)
Or you can use this Comparative Drama Conference Cash Coupon from Mears and call them directly.
Uber and Orlando have come to an understanding and folks arriving to Orlando International Airport will be able to hire an Uber to pick them up.
2018 Keynote Event
A Conversation with Simon Stephens
April 6, 2018
Rollins College is excited to host the Comparative Drama Conference in Orlando and Winter Park, Florida. While the majority of the conference will take place in Downtown Orlando, on Friday night the conference moves to the Rollins College campus and the Annie Russell Theater, followed by a reception hosted by Rollins College President Grant Cornwell in the atrium of the Bush Science Center.
The hosting of the Comparative Drama Conference is supported by numerous offices and departments across the Rollins campus, including:
The Office of the President
The Dean of the College of Liberal Arts
The Department of English
The Department of Theater
The Writing Minor
Thomas P. Johnson Distinguished Visiting Artist Fund