Registration and Fees
The registration form includes payment of mandatory registration fees, plus optional purchase of dorm housing, banquet tickets, pre-conference workshops and seminars, and field trips. We recommend using the online form as some of these options are first-come first served, though there is a mail-in PDF available. Use the links above to register. After May 1, a late fee of $25 USD applies to all registrations.
Regular Rate: $150 ($175 after May 1)
Student, Independent, Retired Rate: $75 ($100 after May 1)
Membership in ASLE
All presenters must be members of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) and/or one of its international affiliated organizations (ALECC, ASLEC-ANZ, ASLE-India, ASLE-Japan, ASLE-Korea, ASLE-Taiwan, ASLE-UKI, EASLCE, or OSLE-India) by May 1. Information about ASLE membership and online registration/renewal can be found at the ASLE web site.
Cancellations of conference registrations must be made via e-mail to ASLE's Managing Director (email@example.com). Requests received by May 1, 2011, will receive a full refund of all fees, less a $25 processing fee, following the conclusion of the conference. Requests received between May 1 and May 30, 2011, will receive a 50 percent refund of the registration fee ONLY, following the conclusion of the conference, but fees for field trips and the banquet will not be refunded. After May 30, 2011, no refunds will be made.
Dormitory housing is available at Indiana University (dorms are about a 5-10 min. walk from the conference sessions). There is also a conference hotel in downtown Bloomington, the Hilton Garden Inn (within walking distance of the conference, about 10-15 min). Information on both options is found on the Accomodations page.
Sign up for dorms on the conference registration form; the hotel must be booked directly through Hilton. If you have questions please contact ASLE managing director Amy McIntyre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Dormitory costs: $60 per person per night, tax included. These will be available for booking for the duration of the conference, including one night prior to its start and one night after its end (i.e., Monday June 20 -Sunday, June 26).
- Hotel costs: Conference rate is $109.95 + tax per night single or double, if booked by May 6, 2011.
After that, the rate if booked 30 or more days before the conference will increase to $119.95, and if booked 7 or more days prior will increase to $129.95 per night.
Transportation and Parking
Please see the Travel page for information on air travel and shuttle service. Shuttles run between Bloomington and the Indianapolis airport regularly, and are $15-19 one way.
For those with cars, there is a parking lot right across the street from Union Street Dorms. Parking is free in lots and spaces marked “D” if you are staying in the dorms. Ask for a permit when you check in. The D permits don’t give free access to parking in the academic part of campus (where sessions will be held). You will need to pay to park in these lots. It is fairly expensive, about $3 per hour. If you are staying off campus, you can purchase a D permit for $5 per day. Hotel parking is also $5/day.
Pre-Conference Workshops and Seminars (Tuesday, June 21, 2-5pm)
You must contact workshop coordinator Greta Gaard (greta.gaard@uwrf) by March 15 to check availability and pre-register for workshops BEFORE paying. Signing up and paying via the registration form is the FINAL step in registering for these seminars. See the preconference page for full workshop and seminar descriptions.
Author’s Reception (Thursday, June 23, 8:00-9:30pm)
If you have published a book (or books) since the last ASLE conference in June 2009, you may want to participate in the Author’s Reception. This event provides the opportunity to meet and greet readers, as well as sell and sign copies of your books. Please send your name and contact information, along with the title, publisher, and ISBN of the book, to Tom Hillard at email@example.com. You or your publisher must arrange to have copies on hand. ASLE is providing only the space, not the books. For shipping information, see the publishers page.
All author table space is FULL for this event as of April 15, 2011.
Optional Field Trips
Trips are offered on Friday afternoon, June 24 and on Sunday morning, June 26 (post-conference). On Friday, most off campus trips run 1:00-6:00pm, on campus activities are generally 2:30-5:00pm. On Sunday, most trips leave around 8am and return around 2pm (exception is a birding trip that leaves at 6am to take advantage of the most active birding times). Full trip descriptions are found on the website at the Field Trips page. Please note times, costs, and whether lunch is included or not. The trips range in cost from free to $53.
You are welcome to purchase tickets for traveling companions not attending the full conference.
Coach bus transportation will be provided for all off campus events.
Space in trips is limited, and filled on a first come, first served basis. Waitlists will be kept, in the event openings arise; please contact Amy McIntyre at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to be added to a waitlist for a particular trip.
No plenaries or sessions are scheduled during these times so that all conference participants may attend if they desire.
Banquet (Saturday, June 25, 6:30-9pm)
We will serve a buffet that includes local, vegetarian and organic selections, as well as local beers and wines. The cost is $40 per ticket, and seating is limited to 300 persons. You are welcome to purchase a ticket for a spouse or traveling companion. Jennifer Meta Robinson will give a keynote address on local food and farming as part of the banquet program.