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October 25-28, 2007
The Society for Ethnomusicology
53rd Annual Conference - Ethnomusicology Beyond Disciplines


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Travel by Air:

You will be flying into the Hartford Bradley International Airport.  It is approximately 30 minutes to the Crowne Plaza and 35 minutes to the Inn at Middletown.

For more information about flights or the airport, visit their website at: http://www.bradleyairport.com/home/

Ground Transportation & Shuttle Service:

NEW THIS YEAR!   Ride Share Finder
This year, all conference sessions will be held on the Wesleyan University campus.  No sessions will be held in a central host hotel as in previous years.  The conference organizers will provide shuttle service to and from the hotels and campus, however, we know that many attendees may still plan to drive themselves to campus.  Parking is very limited on the Wesleyan University campus.  In an effort to reduce the number of cars on campus and to assist attendees with rising transportation costs, the conference organizers are encouraging SEM members to ride share.  This service is designed for SEM members to connect with others looking to share a ride to and from the airport and to the conference sessions. 

SEM is offering transportation to the Hartford Airport at the end of the conference.  Buses will leave the Usdan Center at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, 10/28 , after the conclusion of the last session.  The buses will stop at the Inn at Middletown and the Crowne Plaza Hotel so that participants can pick up their luggage.  The buses should arrive at the Hartford Airport at approximately 2:00 pm.  If your flight leaves prior to 3:00 pm, you will need to look at other options for transportation.  The cost for the airport shuttle is $10 per person.  Tickets can be purchased at the SEM registration table.  Space is limited and tickets will be sold on a first come basis.

SEM is not providing airport transportation at the start of the conference.  More information about transportation to and from the Hartford Airport can be found at:  http://www.bradleyairport.com/Transport/

Please note:  SEM, the Local Arrangements Committee and Indiana University Conference cannot be held responsible for any arrangements made by using the Ride Share Finder form.  Information submitted via this form will be used only as part of the Ride Finder Service for the 2008 Conference and will be destroyed after the conference is held. By submitting the form, you authorize Indiana University Conferences to post this information on the conference website. You will be able to update or remove your own posting at any time before the conference. 

Limousine & Shuttle Service:  There are several companies who offer these services.  Click here for a comprehensive listing: http://www.bradleyairport.com/Transport/limo.aspx

Rental Cars:
There are five on-site rental car companies at the Hartford, Bradley International Airport.

Alamo          800-GO-ALAMO
Avis             800-331-1212
Budget         800-527-0700
Hertz            800-654-3131
National        800-CAR-RENT


One way transportation between the airport and the Inn at Middletown is approximately $50.00-$60.00.

One way transportation between the airport and the Crowne Plaza Hartford-Cromwell is approximately $50.00-$60.00.

Driving Directions:

To the Inn at Middletown from Hartford, Bradley International Airport and all points north: (approx. 29 miles)
Take I-91 South, Exit 22S (on left) to Route 9 South. Exit 15 off Route 9 South. Proceed straight one block and make a left at light onto Main Street. After the 4th light, the hotel will be on the left next to Brook’s Drug Store.

The address for the Inn at Middletown is:
70 Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: (860) 854-6300
Fax: (860) 854-6301

To the Crowne Plaza Hartford-Cromwell from Hartford, Bradley International Airport: (approx. 25 miles)
Take I-91 N or S to Exit 21. Turn Left off the Exit. Hotel is on the Left.

The address for the Crowne Plaza Hartford-Cromwell is:
100 Berlin Road
Cromwell, CT 06416
Tel: 860-635-2000
Fax: 860-635-7768


The average high temperature in Middletown in October is 61 degrees and the average low temperature is 43 degrees.  Average rainfall in October is 4.81 inches.  Please visit the Weather Channel or current weather conditions.



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