American Portuguese Studies Association 11th InternationalConference

Hosted by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures (RLL)

at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), 18–20 October 2018

 

Conference Presidential Theme

“Democracy in Question: What Does and What Can Culture Accomplish?” (English / Portuguese)

 

Conference Program Information

The Conference Program may be viewed here

Information about the Keynote speakers may be viewed here

Details regarding the Conference Cultural Program may be viewed here

The Conference Cultural program includes an art exhibit by the Cape Verdean artist Idá Abreu and a concert by the Angolan musician Waldemar Bastos. Information on both the exhibit and the concert can be found at the link above. Please note, however, that the concert is free thanks to the generosity of the sponsoring institutions of the conference host, the University of Michigan.

 

Conference Registration

Please register for the conference at this site: https://umich.irisregistration.com/Form/APSA2018

**Please note that all participants must be current members of APSA. To pay your dues, please use the following link: http://apsa.us/membership/ If you have not paid your dues by October 1st, we cannot guarantee that your name will appear in the conference program**

Registration & Info Desk
 
A registration and information desk will be available for the duration of the conference.
Thursday October, 18th – 8am – 7pm
– Outside of the Henderson Room, 3rd floor of the Michigan League
**Conference packets and name tags will be available beginning at 8am. Please stop by prior to the first keynote address.**
Friday October 19th – 8am – 7pm
– Outside of The Kalamazoo Room, 2nd floor of the Michigan League
Saturday, October 20th – 8am – 7pm
– Outside of the Kalamazoo Room, 2nd floor of the Michigan League

 

2018 Conference Registration Rates:

**Early Registration – By August 31st, 2018**

  • Faculty Registration (US, Europe, Canada): $125
  • Faculty Registration (Outside US, Europe, Canada): $100
  • Independent Scholar Registration: $100
  • Student Registration: $30

**Late Registration – After September 1st, 2018**

  • Faculty Registration (US, Europe, Canada): $175
  • Faculty Registration (Outside US, Europe, Canada): $150
  • Independent Scholar Registration: $150
  • Student Registration: $80

 

Hotels

A list of hotels can be found here. We have negotiated rates with these hotels. Please mention APSA when you are booking your reservations.

 

Transportation and Parking

Below, please find some additional links that you may find helpful during your visit to Ann Arbor:
The Michigan Flyer – a shuttle that runs between DTW Airport to Ann Arbor
 
The Detroit Connector – a shuttle from the UM Ann Arbor Campus to downtown Detroit
 
Virtual Campus Map – a virtual map of the main campus here at University of Michigan.
 
Ann Arbor Visitors Guide – A guide to all things Ann Arbor including fantastic local restaurants
 
Uber and Lyft both has a significant presence in Ann Arbor as well. 
Parking – There is parking available at the City of Ann Arbor lots. City-owned parking facilities are marked by white signs with a green letter P (lots) or blue signs with a white P (structures). The lots on Maynard Street or Liberty Square on E. Washington are the closest to the Michigan League and Rackham School of Graduate Studies. Rate in parking structures are $1.20 per hour. The Liberty Square structure (on Washington west of State) has a flat fee of $3 after 3pm Mon-Fri and all day on Sat. Rates for city meters are $1.60 per hour. All city parking is free on Sunday. For information on parking in Ann Arbor please visit:http://www.a2dda.org/transportation/

Sponsors

APSA wishes to thank the generous institutions and organizations who are helping to sponsor the 2018 APSA Conference:

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