SSAWW Triennial Conference Graduate Student Paper Award – Winners Announced

SSAWW Triennial Conference

Graduate Student Paper Award

Thank you to all who submitted papers for this award and to the SSAWW reviewers who carefully read each submission.

Of the twenty-six entries received, the reviewers have awarded the following:

1st Place: Lauren Kimball, Rutgers University
2nd Place: Meagan Solomon, Texas Christian University
Honorable Mention: Hannah Champion, Universite Bordeaux Montaigne and University of Eastern Finland
Honorable Mention: Genevieve Hay, Tufts University

Congratulations to all the award recipients and honorable mentions!

Every three years, after the SSAWW Triennial Conference, we invite submissions to be considered for the SSAWW Graduate Student Paper Award, awarded to the best paper presented by a graduate student at the conference. This award brings public recognition (on the SSAWW website) as well as a monetary prize for the first-place ($250.00) and second-place ($150.00) winners. Note that this award is separate from the Legacy awards

Staceyann Chin – Keynote Speaker – Get your copy today!

Staceyann Chin

Keynote speaker 2018 SSAWW triennial Conference
Copies of Chin’s book The Other Side of Paradise are available for purchase at the conference.  You can pay with a credit card via the link below or with cash at registration.  Ms. Chin will do a book signing following the event tonight, so get your copy now!

Click Here to 
Purchase The Other Side of Paradise – $17.00

Show your PayPal receipt when you pick up your copy of the book or pay in cash at the registration desk.

Staceyann Chin – Keynote Speaker – Book available for purchase and pick up at Conference

Staceyann Chin

Keynote speaker 2018 SSAWW triennial Conference
Copies of Chin’s book The Other Side of Paradise are available for purchase at the conference.  You can pay with a credit card via the link below or with cash at registration.  Ms. Chin will do a book signing following the event, so get your copy now!

Click Here to 
Purchase The Other Side of Paradise – $17.00

Show your PayPal receipt when you pick up your copy of the book or pay in cash at the registration desk.

 

Transportation – Denver Information

GETTING AROUND THE MILE HIGH CITY


Transportation to the Westin Denver Downtown

The Westin Denver Downtown is in a central location, allowing conference attendees easy access to many of the excellent restaurants, museums, independent bookstores, coffee shops, and stores in the area. To make your way to the hotel for this exciting event, consider the following available options. For additional information, please visit https://www.flydenver.com/parking_transit.

  • Rental Vehicles: The conference hotel is approximately 27 miles from the Denver International Airport (DEN)—a 35-minute drive. The hotel has two parking options for hotel guests: 1) on-site parking is $35.00 USD per day and 2) valet parking is $45.00 USD per day.
  • A Line Commuter Train: Traveling to downtown Denver, the commuter train will “run every 15 minutes during peak travel times.” Tickets may be purchased for $9.00 USD per day “and includes unlimited rides on the A Line during a single business day.”
  • Denver Super Shuttle: This shared ride service is available for approximately $30.00 USD one way. Reservations are required in advance. To book a ride, visit https://www.supershuttle.com.
  • Taxi Service: From the airport to downtown Denver, there is a flat rate of $55.57 USD (the airport access fee already included). Additional fees may be incurred for multiple stops, if electing to share a cab.
  • RTD Bus Service: The RTD public bus service offers transportation to the area for a nominal fee of $9.00 USD for a one-day pass. Buses will “depart approximately every 15 minutes during peak hours and drivers will help you load and unload your luggage. All buses are wheelchair accessible.”

Free MallRide

Besides walking and exploring all that the Mile High City has to offer, one of the best ways to move around downtown Denver is to use RTD’s Free MallRide shuttle bus, which stops at every corner on 16th Street between Civic Center Station and Union Station. Available to passengers seven days a week, this shuttle service “starts running at 4:59 a.m. on weekdays, 5:30 a.m. on Saturdays, and 6:30 a.m. on Sundays” and “continues throughout the day with the last complete round-trip of the night starting out at 1:21 a.m.” For more information on this free service or to review the Free MallRide map, please visit http://www.rtd-denver.com/FREEMallRide.shtml.


Free MetroRide

In addition to the FreeMallRide service, RTD offers Free MetroRide during the “weekday rush hours (5:15 am-9:00 am and 2:30 pm-6:30 pm) and provides convenient connections to bus, light rail, and commuter rail.” Free MetroRide provides its passengers access to 18th and 19th streets in downtown Denver with fourteen select stops between Union Station and Civic Center Station. Look for RTD stops with a “white canopy and/or marker with a map of the route and downtown area.” For more information on this free service or to review the Free MetroRide map, its drop-off locations, and schedule, please visit the RTD website at http://www.rtd-denver.com/FreeMetroRide.shtml.

2018 Triennial Conference – Book Display

2018 SSAWW Triennial Conference – Book Display

For those interested in having their books on display at the 2018 SSAWW Triennial Conference, we will be partnering with The Scholar’s Choice to meet that need. They will be displaying books throughout the conference in Molly Brown, where our book/journal exhibition and art exhibitions are scheduled to take place. Please reach out to your press and have them contact Mary Lynn Howe at Scholar’s Choice for additional information; her E-mail address is mlh@scholarschoice.com.

SSAWW Conference – Registration Desk Volunteer Needed (Registration Waiver – Respond ASAP)

One of the volunteers at the registration desk has had to withdraw from the conference; therefore, we need to fill a vacancy on Wednesday evening from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

This position comes with a full registration waiver (or reimbursement, if the individual selected has already paid). If you are interested, please e-mail at ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com as soon as possible.  This is not restricted to graduate students, though we would prefer to open the position to a graduate student, independent scholar, or early career scholar.