The conference will be held at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. The nearest major airport is Lambert airport in St. Louis. I suggest you try to arrive in St. Louis on Thursday afternoon or evening, that way I can pick you up. If you are arriving in St. Louis late in the night or early Friday morning, you will need to arrange for a ride with the BART shuttle system:

Also, there is a local airport in Marion, IL ( that operates daily flights to and from St. Louis. If you are flying into that airport, I will be able to arrange for you to be picked up at any time.


You are welcome either to make your own arrangements with a local hotel (e.g. or ask me to set you up with lodging at another grad student’s house.


There will be a complimentary banquet on Friday evening after the Keynote. We’re thinking Thai food.