Sunday, 17 February 2013

Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture Conference

Andy Tooley reminded me of an interesting upcoming conference at Indianapolis:

Third Biennial Conference on Religion and American Culture Slated for June 6-9, 2013

We are pleased to announce the Third Biennial Conference on Religion and American Culture, to be held at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel, June 6 through June 9. The overarching themes of this third biennial conference will be “thinking again about old topics” and “new developments.” Scholars from multiple perspectives will serve on multidisciplinary panels.

Like the conferences in 2009 and 2011, the room will be set up in a circle with audience members on risers around the central round table. This set-up promotes more participation from the audience and deeper conversation among the panelists and those surrounding them. The hotel is again conveniently located in downtown Indianapolis among restaurants, museums, and public parks--all very conducive to continuing over coffee and meals those conversations begun in sessions.

Thanks to a grant from Lilly Endowment, we have reserved a block of rooms at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel at the special rate of $79 per night. Once those rooms have sold out, rooms will be available at the going room rate, so please be sure to reserve your room right away. The Sheraton is offering a special self-parking rate of $10 per night, easily the best deal in town.
Early registration rates are available until May 5. These early rates are $90 for professionals and $50 for students. Registration after May 5 will be at the onsite rate of $120 for professionals and $70 for students.

To register for the conference and reserve your room, please visit our IU Conferences web page.  (Note: the special hotel rate of $79 will not appear on the screen or on the automated response, but will be confirmed by a second email from the hotel.)

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