Fees and Directions
Thanks to the generosity of several offices and groups at Smith College,
we are able to make the conference affordable for anyone who wishes
to attend. Nobody will be turned away because of the fee. 2006 conference fees are:
Regular Registration: $50
Five-College Students, Faculty and Staff: $15
Smith Students, Faculty and Staff: Free
If the conference fee would make it too costly to attend, please indicate
so on the registration form.
What does registration include?
Registration includes attendance at all conference lectures, performances
and break-out sessions, as well as a packet with information about
the conference and about local attractions and amenities. Because
we want to keep the conference affordable, the only food included are a pastry and beverage bar prior to the morning lectures Saturday and Sunday.
Where can I stay while in Northampton?
There are several hotels in the area, both within walking distance and a short bus or cab ride away. The closest are:
For a more comprehensive list of accomodations in the area, please visit Smith's Local Accomodations
How do I get to the conference?
The conference will be held in Davis Ballroom at Smith College.
From the Smith website:
From the South: Northampton is on Route I-91 in Massachusetts. Take Exit 18, and follow Route 5 north into the center of town. Turn left onto Route 9/Main Street. Go straight approximately 1 mile (passing the college gates and the museum of art) until you get to Prospect Street; turn right. Davis Ballroom, where the conference will be held, will be a yellow building on your left side, set back from the street with a long lawn in front. There is limited parking available on campus, so you'll have to park on the street nearby.
From the North: From I-91 South, take Exit 20, and follow onto Route 5 south into the center of town. At the intersection of Route 5 and Route 9 (Main Street), turn right onto Route 9. Then follow the same directions as above from Route 9 to campus.
From the East or West via the Massachusetts Turnpike: Northampton is on Route I-91 North (Mass Pike exit 4). Once on I-91, follow the directions above for visitors from the south.
Peter Pan, Greyhound and Vermont Transit serve the area. Most routes go to the main bus terminal in Springfield, where you can catch another bus to Northampton. Buses run almost hourly between Springfield and Northampton. Smith is a 10-minute walk or a short taxi ride from the bus station. Call (413) 586-1030 for bus schedules.
Amtrak -- (800) 872-7245 -- runs trains to Springfield. From Springfield you can take a bus or get van service to Northampton from Valley Transporter. Valley Transporter requires advance reservations; call (413) 253-1350 or, from the airports or outside the 413 area code, (800) 872-8752.
The closest airport is Bradley International. It is served by most major airlines and is located about 35 miles south of Northampton near Hartford, Connecticut. Flying into Bradley rather than to Boston's Logan Airport gives you a shorter drive to Northampton and spares you city traffic congestion.
Limousines, buses and rental cars are available at the airport. Transportation to Smith from the Boston or Hartford airports is also available from Valley Transporter, Seemo Shuttle, or Michael's Limousine Services. Valley Transporter can be reached at (413) 253-1350, or from outside the 413 area code dial (800) 872-8752. Seemo's Shuttle can be reached at (800) 908-2829. Michael's Limousine Services can be reached at (413) 583-6392 or (800) 533-8470.