Chautauqua Institution is a large facility (see map here). It has extensive, centrally-run cultural programming during the summer and a good bit of decentralized business activity that includes most of the hotels and restaurants. Parts of the Institute are open year-round, but it’s mainly oriented toward the 9-week summer season that runs from late June through the end of August. Our conference is taking place after the regular season. These dining and shopping facilities will be open at the hours listed:
Athenaeum Hotel Lounge (with bar food) · Daily, 12–8 p.m.
Afterwords Café · Daily, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Brick Walk Cafe · Sat–Sun, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Starbucks Gazebo · Sat–Sun, 7 a.m.–12 p.m.
Plaza Market · Sat–Sun, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
Chautauqua Bookstore· Daily, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
The Afterwords Café, Brick Walk Cafe, Starbucks Gazebo, and bookstore are all a few steps from the meeting room in the Hultquist Center.
We will provide continental breakfasts (coffee and tea, pastries, yogurt, and fruit) on Saturday and Sunday, and a boxed lunch on Saturday, all at the meeting room. Light snacks such as nuts and fruit will also be available during the day. On Friday evening there will be an opening reception and banquet at a restaurant on the Chautauqua grounds. On Saturday evening, participants may elect for an outing to Lily Dale to partake in the program “Spiritualism and Suffragists: An Evening at Lily Dale,” hosted by Carrie Bramen and Celeste Elliott. Details here.
All our sessions are plenaries. We are meeting in 101 Hultquist Center, on the main plaza, which has a maximum capacity of 75. (It’s F22 on the map.) Tech support will be available.