Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
October 11-13, 2007, The University of Akron
The Ohio Shakespeare Conference has changed its name with the addition of West Virginia's Marshall University to its consortium.

Hotel and Travel

Conference Hotel

The Crowne Plaza Quaker Square will be offering OVSC participants a rate of $89 per night. Call 330-253-5970 or 866-668-6689 to make reservations. Be sure to mention the OVSC to receive the conference rate.

Parking

A campus parking pass will accompany your conference registration acknowledgement. The Quaker Square provides parking at a reasonable rate, with in and out privileges. The walk from the hotel to the conference rooms at the Student Union is a pleasant 15-20 minutes (and downhill at the end of the day). There will also be a shuttle operating between the hotel and the Union for your convenience.

Air Travel

There are two airports to consider when flying to the conference. The Akron Canton airport (CAK) is within 25-35 minutes of campus, and Cleveland Hopkins International (CLE) is about 45-60 minutes from downtown Akron. Depending on your itinerary, prices can be substantially differnt between the two, so both are worth checking out.

Ground Transportation

Shuttle One Services can provide transportation from either airport. From CAK, the charge is $45 one way, with $5 per additional person; from CLE, they ask $70 one way, with $10 per additional person. We are hoping to help people arriving at similar times to form groups so that they can take advantage of the lower cost of shared rides, so please let us know when you'll be arriving and departing. If you reserve with Shuttle Once Services, they ask that you email this form to them at inquiry@shuttleoneservices.com; if you could add the ovsc@uakron.edu address to your message, we may be able to match other riders to your van as well.

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