2021 Registration Information

                                                                        Conference Registration


The 2021 pre-registration fees for in person attendance are valid until September 13, 2021, 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.

Recognizing the difficulties created by the pandemic, we are offering the opportunity for scholars unable to travel due to the pandemic to present their papers virtually.

Registration cost for a Virtual Presentation are valid until September 13, 2021:

  1.  $100 for faculty members, independent scholars and playwrights.

        2. $80 for graduate students.

 Virtual presenters will be sent a copy of Text and Presentation, be able to attend at least one (maybe two) of the in-person sessions, and be able to attend the plenaries.

Registration after September 13:

For those who wish to register for in person attendance after September 13 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.

For those who wish to register for virtual attendance after September 14 or the day of the conference, the fees increase by category to

      1. $120  Faculty, independent scholars, and playwrights.

      2.  $90  Graduate students


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.)

If you wish to pay by check, then download 2021CDCregistration-1 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.

To keep up to date on conference news, like us on Facebook.


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.

You can make your reservation one of three ways:

The easiest way is use our own dedicated website:  Reservations can be made via PassKey utilizing this link:  https://book.passkey.com/e/50189549

For voice reservations, the phone number to call is 866-247-3571 and reference the group name:  Comparative Drama Conference 2021.  Group code C21.  

Reservations can be made online by visiting www.DoubleTreeOrlandoDowntown.com, selecting your arrival/departure date, clicking on special Rates and entering group code C21 in the Group Code Box.


The discounted rate is no longer available after: 9/13/2021

*If guests book outside the block or do not mention the group name or code, they will  not be counted as part of the conference room block.  So please book within the guidelines above.

*Please do not email reservation requests

*48 Hour cancellation policy on all individual reservations

*Overnight self-parking $19.00 per day

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

*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.


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


Uber/Lyft and Orlando have come to an understanding and folks arriving to Orlando International Airport will be able to hire an Uber/Lyft 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.

2021 Keynote Event

A Conversation with Anne Washburn

October 15, 2021  8 p.m.


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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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