Welcome to Kent State University!
Getting here, getting around
The conference will be held on the main campus of Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Registration will be in room 330 (third floor) of the University Library, which is where all meals, breaks and the poster session also will take place. Most food and drink are provided with full registration; see the Program Schedule for details on what is and is not covered.
On Thursday and Friday, all sessions are held in the University Library, room 317, on the third floor. All meals and breaks are held in room 330, as noted above.
On Saturday, all sessions, including lunch and keynote event, are held in room 340 of Franklin Hall.
Campus maps will be provided at registration; here is a link to a map that shows specific locations of the University Library, Franklin Hall, residence halls and downtown Kent (and Kent State University hotel).
If you are driving to campus, you will park in the Student Center parking lot on Summit Street on Thursday and Friday. (Parking rate is $6 per day.) This lot is right in front of the Student Center and Library (tall, 12-story building - you can't miss it). On this parking map, it is the large green area labeled Visitor Parking. Address for the Student Center is 1075 Risman Dr., Kent, Ohio 44242.
This interactive map might also prove helpful, particularly for those staying on campus.
More information about the area
The conference venue is just a short walk to shops and restaurants in the newly renovated downtown Kent, Ohio -- featuring restaurants, shops, live music, art galleries and more.
On the Kent Campus, you can enjoy a mile-long sculpture walk across a park-like 855-acre campus; stroll back through time at the May 4 Visitors Center; or indulge your senses at the world-renowned Kent State University Fashion Museum.
Kent is a short drive to Akron (11 miles), Cleveland (33 miles), Youngstown (40 miles) and Canton (28 miles). Check out the area convention and visitors bureaus for details on museums, restaurants, shopping and historic sites in those regions.
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