2020 Registration Information

                                                                       Conference Registration

Pre-registration

The 2020 pre-registration fees are valid until March 2, 2020, 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 2:

For those who wish to register after March 2 or at the conference, the fees increase by category to

  1. $145 (faculty members) /$110 (graduate students)
  2. $90 (Non-presenter session chair)
  3. $80 (Guest)
  4. $50  (Student guest)
  5. One-day pass fees remain the same.

Payment:

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 2020 CDC Registration and mail to:

Comparative Drama Conference
ATTN: William Boles
Rollins College
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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Conference Hotel

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The conference hotel will be held at 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 March 29 through April 9, 2019.)

March 2nd is the last day to book the hotel at the above rate.  After that day, the rates will resort to normal pricing.

You can book one or two ways:

Click on our dedicated booking page: https://book.passkey.com/e/49922549

Or

You can book by phone, please call 866-247-3571 or 407-425-4455 Option #1 referencing the group name :  COMPARATIVE DRAMA 2020  code: CD2

Please make sure you mention the group name or code, so your booking counts toward the conference block.

Other information from the hotel:

*Please do not email reservation requests

*48 Hour Cxl Policy

*Self Parking in Hotel Garage $20.24 per day

*Check in time 4pm  Check out 12 noon

*Early Check In cannot be promised as our departure time is 12 noon

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.

Transportation from Orlando International Airport

(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.

Some are more expensive than others.  If you are interested in ride sharing and seeing when other people are arriving to Orlando International Airport, you might send me your information and I can post it on our Facebook page with your e-mail address.

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.

Taxi

The average cost of a taxi ride is $55, depending on traffic.

Uber

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.

Public Bus

You can take the Lynx bus and get from the airport to the hotel for $2.

This link will give you the bus information.

Shuttles

Unfortunately, our shuttle of choice (Mears) no longer takes people downtown from the airport.

Our previous shuttle of choice SuperShuttle had a mixed reaction from attendees a few years ago.  Some people found the service exemplary and a few others found it spotty.

However, I have arranged for a discount for attendees using SuperShuttle.

2020 Keynote Event

A Conversation with Anne Washburn

April 3, 2020  8 p.m.

Annie Russell Theatre

Rollins College

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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 our new reception hall.

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

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