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MACSEM 2017 (Registration, Parking, Venue, Schedule, and more)

Monday, March 6, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Marysol Quevedo
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March 10-12, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
"Music and Political Change"

Keynote Speaker: Clifford Murphy (Director of Folk and Traditional Arts, National Endowment for the Arts)

“Public Service, Community Engagement, and American Folklife: A View from Washington”


MACSEM 2017 is hosted by Cornell University and will be held at the Cornell Department of Music

Cornell Dept of Music, Lincoln Hall, Room B20
101 Lincoln Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 

Click here for a Google map to Lincoln Hall.


Registration will be available in advance at the MACSEM website and at the door. Due to the distance between campus and local restaurants, the registration includes Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as Sunday brunchPLEASE PRE-REGISTER so conference organizers can estimate numbers for catering. See the bottom of this page for a PayPal link to register online. $25 (student/underemployed) or $40 (faculty). Please let us know if you have a serious food allergy.



Amtrak's Syracuse Station- 80 minute drive from campus

Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport- 10 minute drive from campus
Syracuse Hancock International Airport- 90 minute drive from campus
LaGuardia & John F. Kennedy Airports 4 hour, 30 minute drive from campus


Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit [TCAT]- Local bus service
Big Red Bullet- Service between Ithaca and New York City.
Shortline BusService between Ithaca and New York State, Long Island, New Jersey. 

Note that there is some free parking around the campus on the weekend. The trip from downtown Ithaca to Lincoln Hall is a mile and a half walk uphill. If folks plan on staying somewhere other than Hotel Ithaca (see information below), they will have to find their own transportation.


Lodging:  The Hotel Ithica 
222 South Cayuga Street • Ithaca, New York 14850 • (607) 272-1000 http://www.thehotelithaca.com
Request the Cornell rate to secure the MACSEM discount ($159/night). The booking deadline for the discounted rate is Feb 24. The hotel will work with attendees on pricing after this date, but will not be able to guarantee rooms if booking past the deadline. We will be providing shuttles from the hotel to the university at the beginning and end of each day.

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