Teaching American and Digital Revolutions Attendee Information

Conference details: “Teaching American and Digital Revolutions” The Sixth Biannual Conference in Paine Studies, September 27th-28th, 2024.

Public health precautions: out of care for the safety of vulnerable members of our community and to ensure an inclusive environment, we ask that in-person attendees remain masked while indoors except for when eating/drinking and/or delivering their own presentations. Masks will be available at the information desk. If you are feeling unwell and/or have had exposure to covid-19 or other illnesses, we ask that you take advantage of the virtual option.

In-person conference registration: Attendance is free and open to all. All hybrid registrations are session-by-session, and will be available through zoom webinar in the conference program. Please check the conference website and/or the program for the links.

Hotel: A block of rooms is reserved at the NOMA Hotel New Rochelle. The rates are $149.00 on 9/26/24 and $209.00 on 9/27/24 and 9/28/24 (plus taxes & fees). These rooms will be on hold until August 26th, 2024, when the hotel will release any rooms that have not yet been reserved in your block. You may book online here, using the booking code 092624ITP; or by calling the hotel at 914-576-3700 ext.’0′ and using the group name: ITPS 2024 Group. The hotel advises that using the link on the cellphone, some web browsers, such as Google Chrome and Apple Safari, might not allow you to change the arrival or departure date when booking the hotel reservation. To avoid any potential hiccups, they recommend using a desktop or laptop computer or calling directly to complete your booking. Please consult with the hotel for details about parking if you are driving.

Transportation: Iona University is located one mile (an approximately twenty-minute walk and five-minute drive) from the New Rochelle Metro North (commuter rail from Manhattan) and Amtrak station. There are regular Iona shuttles that run to and from the station: if you show the driver your registration information and an ID, you will be able to take the regular shuttle which runs approximately every half hour. For those flying, the three closest airports are Westchester County Airport, LaGuardia (LGA), and John F. Kennedy (JFK). LGA is the New York City domestic airport and JFK is international: both are in Queens. There is also on-campus parking for those driving. We will provide more details on this in mid-August. For those staying at the conference hotel, there will be a twice a day shuttle to and from the hotel (approximately 45 minutes before the first session each day and after each session concludes in the evening). Please look out for the conference program, which will indicate when the shuttles will be arriving and departing.

Technological details: Each conference space will be equipped with desktop microphones, audience microphones, and screen projectors for presentations, along with camera and computer devices for hybrid sessions. Please check back here by mid-August for further details on whether computers/HTMI cords will be available or whether your own devices will be necessary if you are not in a hybrid session.

Because of the hybrid nature of the program, there is an option to record them. Should you wish your session to not be recorded, please let the organizers know by mid-August. Please note that anyone in a hybrid session that is recorded must complete a media release form, per Iona University policy, and this form must be submitted to the media and digital resources team at the Iona libraries.

Honorarium requests: For those receiving honorariums, please complete both an Iona University check request form and a tax form (either w-8 or w-9, depending on whether you are based in the US or internationally). Once completed, please submit to the ITPS director for processing. It will take approximately one month for checks to be mailed from the finance office.

Accommodation requests: As noted in our correspondence, please let us know if there are any accommodation requests, including but not limited to physical, culinary, and/or relating to family or childcare responsibilities. There will be vegetarian and gluten-free options at the receptions. Please note that lunch on Friday and Saturday is on your own, and there are several restaurants right by campus on North Avenue (all within a five-minute walk of the conference location).

Social media: Since this is a hybrid event, please feel free to share! The ITPS maintains BlueSky, Twitter (X), and Mastodon accounts @theITPS and with the hashtag #ITPSCon. We will also share highlights of the conference through our newsletter, “Page of Reason,” which you can register for here.

Thank you to Ruth and Sid Lapidus, and their generous Lapidus Fund in support of the ITPS, and to the Provost Office at Iona University, Iona Libraries and AV services, Security Team, Business Services, and Chartwells Caterers. Special thanks to Casey Dellicarpini, Aidan Callahan, Joseph Minaya, Casey Hampsey, Anthony Scaccia, Adrian Navarrete, John Hynes, Ellie St. John, TJ Morretti, and Tricia Mulligan.