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Hosted by The University of
in Oxford, Mississippi
We invite you to take a Virtual Campus Tour of Ole Miss
or to have a Live Look-In at the Grove, the center of campus activity.
For more information on things to do and see in Oxford and Northeast Mississippi, click here.
All panel sessions will be held
in various rooms at the E.F. Yerby Conference Center.
(Click here for map.)
The Plenary Session will be held in the building's main auditorium.
All conference presenters must be regular members of SECOL and must register for the conference. Click here to join SECOL. All conference attenders are strongly encouraged to register.
Graduate Students -- Pre-registration: $20; On-Site Registration: $25
Regular -- Pre-registration: $35; On-Site: $40
Click here to download an Acrobat-compatible pre-registration form or here for a printable html document.
Optional excursions are being planned for conference participants, including: a Double Decker bus tour of Oxford; Rowan Oak; the University Museums; the J.D. Williams Library; Square Books; the Peabody Hotel, Beale Street, Graceland, the Pyramid, Mud Island and the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis; and Elvis Presley's birthplace in Tupelo. Also planned are a book/poetry reading at Off Square Books and an outing to a local catfish and buffet restaurant. Details will be forthcoming.
Travel to Oxford, MS -- Oxford is located at the crossroads of State Highways 6, 7 and 30 in north central Mississippi. Oxford is approximately 3 hours by car from Birmingham, 5 hours from Little Rock or Nashville, and 7 hours from New Orleans or Atlanta. Greyhound Buslines has a stop in Oxford. Memphis has the closest international airport (approximately one hour from Oxford), although Tupelo, MS has a small regional airport (only 50 minutes away). The Memphis International Airport is a hub for Northwest Airlines but is also serviced by American, Continental, Delta and United Airlines, AirTran, US Airways and TWA. The Tupelo Airport currently is serviced only by Northwest Airlink.
UNITED AIRLINES is the official airlines of the SECOL LXII-2000 conference in Oxford, Mississippi. If you or your travel agent call United's toll-free number (1-800-521-4041) to book your reservations, you will receive a 5% discount off the lowest applicable discount fare, including First Class, or a 10% discount off full fare unrestricted coach fares, purchased 7 days in advance. An additional 5% discount will apply when tickets are purchased at least 60 days in advance of your travel date. Discounts also apply on Shuttle by United and United Express. Call United's Specialized Meeting Reservations Center at 1-800-521-4041 to obtain the best fares and schedule information. Make sure you refer to the Meeting ID Number, which is 526ZL. Dedicated reservation agents are on duty 7 days a week from 7:00 AM to 12:00 midnight EST. If you would like to check out flight schedules to Memphis or Tupelo before calling, take a look at this.
Arrangements will be made to make available shuttle transportation from Memphis to Oxford. The cost of this transportation will be $30 one way and $50 roundtrip. Click here to download an Acrobat-compatible pdf form with which you may register for this transportation or click here for an html file.
Lodging -- A block of 80 rooms at a special rate of $55 per night has been reserved at the Downtown Inn, which is located just off campus, for the conference. Although the hotel is only a ten-minute walk from the Ole Miss Student Union, where the meeting rooms are located, transportation from the hotel to campus will be provided at regular intervals. If you are interested in sharing a hotel room with another conference participant, please press here.
Those wishing to reserve rooms for the conference should call the Downtown Inn(click here for a map), 400 North Lamar Street, Oxford, Mississippi 38655, at (662)234-3031 and mention that they will be attending SECOL 2000.