SCSMI’s 2014 conference will be held at Franklin & Marshall College, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, from Wednesday, June 11 through Saturday, June 14. Lancaster is easily accessible by train (Amtrak) from Philadelphia and New York and by air via the Philadelphia and Harrisburg airports.
A proposal may be for a traditional academic paper, a poster presentation, or a presentation of work in progress. The deadline is December 15, 2013. Click this link for additional information and submission guidelines.
Conference registration will open on February 15, 2014, when the preliminary program is posted. The registration fee will be $180 for regular members, $90 for student members. This fee includes all meals, from Wednesday midday through Saturday morning. (Saturday lunch and dinner are special events, at an additional cost.)
The conference will offer an optional bus tour of Lancaster County on Saturday morning (June 14), including stops at Lancaster’s farmers’ market, an Amish bakery, an Amish quilt shop, a multi-media “Amish Experience,” and lunch at an Amish farm. The cost is $55.
The conference will conclude with an optional banquet, on Saturday evening. The cost has not yet been determined.
Franklin & Marshall College can be reached easily via the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Harrisburg International Airport (MDT). Click this link for more details about travel.
To promote collegiality and conversation, we encourage conference participants to reside in F&M’s New College House residence hall, which has been set aside for our exclusive use. The cost is $30 a night. For those who prefer to stay at a hotel, we have reserved a block of rooms at a nearby hotel for $115 a night. Click this link for more information about conference accommodations.