CEA 2020: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Conference Theme: Tides

51st Annual Conference | March 26-28

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and SpaA ship floats over a relatively large green wave in an impressionistic painting by Claude Monet, while a poem about tides by Tennyson appears beside the painting.

Conference Registration
Registration is now open.  Fees are as follows:
 
Full time:  $100.00
Retired:     $90.00
Graduate student:  $65.00
Contingent/Adjunct:  $65.00

Access your user account and register for CEA 2020 here!

Venue

The 2020 conference will be held at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa.

Phone: 1-843-686-8400

Address: One Hotel Circle, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Use this link for the special CEA room rate that starts at $150.00.

UPDATE: 2/13/2020 ROOMS AT THE $150 RATE ARE NEARLY GONE.  ONCE THAT HAPPENS, THE HIGHER RATES OF $170/$190 (DEPENDING ON THE VIEW) WILL BE THE ONLY ONES AVAILABLE.  THESE FAVORABLE RATES WILL STILL ALLOW YOU TO LODGE ONSITE RATHER THAN AT OTHER HOTELS WHERE HIGHER RATES AND TRANSPORTATION FEES WILL PREVAIL. REMEMBER THAT THE WAIVER OF THE $25.00 RESORT FEE IS STILL IN PLACE AND WILL BE WAIVED WHEN YOU PAY AT THE CONCLUSION OF YOUR STAY.

CEA REGRETS THE INCREASE AND HAS ALREADY EXPANDED ITS $150.00 ROOM BLOCK THREE TIMES TO TRY TO MEET THE DEMAND.  THE HOTEL WILL MAKE NO MORE ADDITIONAL ROOMS AVAILABLE AT THAT PRICE, UNFORTUNATELY.

If you call the hotel directly, make sure you mention you are coming to the CEA conference to get our reduced rates.

Ground Transportation

While some may fly into Hilton Head, others may fly into Savannah, 30 miles away.  There are no shuttles from either airport. Options for ground transportation are as follows:

Uber or Lyft – Savannah Airport to Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa (estimated cost - $50 - $65 one way)

Uber or Lyft -- Hilton Head Airport to Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa (estimated cost - $13 - $20 one way)

Other

Savannah Airport to Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa: Diamond Transportation – 843.247.2156; Yellow Cab Transportation – 843.686.6666

Hilton Head Airport to Marriott Resort and Spa: Diamond Transportation – 843.247.2156; Yellow Cab Transportation – 843.686.6666

Please note – All ground transportation is to be scheduled by the registrant.  CEA is NOT responsible for scheduling and/or coordinating ground transport for registrants.

 

Additional Reminders for Conference Presenters:

CEA equips each room with a data projector and adapter for your laptop.  CEA does not provide computers/laptops and does not provide Internet access.  Therefore, there will be no access to the Internet in the rooms.

  • Any form of special accommodation must have been requested at the time of proposal submission.
  • To preserve time for discussion, CEA limits all presentations to 15 minutes.
  • No person may make more than one presentation at the conference.
  • Presentations must be made in person at the conference venue. Neither proxy nor “virtual” (Skyping, etc.) presentations are permitted.
  • Papers must be presented in English.
  • CEA is unable to sponsor or fund travel or underwrite participant costs.

 A Special Invitation to Graduate Students

Graduate students are encouraged to submit their conference presentation for the CEA Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award, which carries a small prize. Submissions will be solicited via email in January of 2020.

Join the College English Association

All presenters must join CEA to be eligible to present  and to appear on the program. To join or to find out more information about the organization and conference, please see the CEA website.

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Have Questions?

Please contact Lee Anna Maynard at cea.english@gmail.com (please put “Program Chair” in the Subject line).