2024 Registration Information

                                                                        Conference Registration


Pre-registration for In person attendance:

The 2024 pre-registration fees for in person attendance are valid until March 5, 2024, 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 in person pre-registration fee for categories 1 – 4 covers all conference events and services, including 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.

In Person Registration after March 5:

For those who wish to register for in person attendance after March 5 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.

Virtual Participant Registration:

The 2023 pre-registration fees for virtual attendance are valid until March 5, 2024, and are as follows:

       Virtual Presenter/Chair, Faculty $50 ($70 after 3/5)

      Virtual Presenter/Chair, Graduate Student $40 ($60 after 3/5)

Virtual participants will have access to the all the virtual sessions.  


For pre-registering we accept credit cards and checks.  If you wish to pay by credit card,  just click here to register.  (Please note that there is a nominal fee charged to pay by credit card.)  You will be purchasing your ticket through EventBrite. 

If you wish to pay by check, then download 2024CDCregistration-1 (2) and then 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

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 $155 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 Central Florida adventures.

For voice reservations, the phone number to call is 866-247-3571 and reference the group name:  Comparative Drama Conference 2024.  Group code CD4.  

Reservations can be made via PassKey utilizing this link:  https://book.passkey.com/e/50571464

When using this link, select Attendee in the drop down


After this date the discounted rate is no longer available:  3/4/2024

If guests book outside the block or do not mention the group name or code, they will not be counted as part of our contracted room block, so please ensure your room is booked under the conference.

*Please do not email reservation requests

*48 Hour cancellation policy on all individual reservations

*Overnight parking $30.00 per day

*Check in time 4pm  Check out 12 noon-If you require an earlier check-in, the hotel suggests booking your reservation for the night before to accommodate the early check-in request. 

*Early Check In cannot be promised as the hotel’s departure time is 12 noon

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.

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 30 dollars a day) but also on street free parking.


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


My most recent trips on Lyft from Downtown Orlando to the airport have been around 20-25 dollars.

Public Bus

You can take the Lynx bus and get from the airport to the hotel for $2.50

This link will give you the bus information.

2024 Keynote Event

A Conversation with Mary Zimmerman


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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 Office of the Provost 

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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