2019 ACDA SOUTH CONFERENCE

University, Mississippi
Saturday, March 09, 2019
 

 

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2019 ACDA SOUTH CONFERENCE
Saturday, March 09, 2019 - Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The University of Mississippi
Conference Registration
120 Alumni Drive
University, Mississippi 38677
United States

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 WELCOME

The University of Mississippi invites faculty and students to participate in the American College Dance Association's South Conference, March 9-12, 2019, in Oxford, Mississippi.  Our conference will be an exciting celebration of dance in higher education with a wide variety of master classes, scholarly research presentations, opportunities for student and faculty exchanges in and out of the studio, happenings, adjudication and informal concerts, feedback sessions and a Gala Concert.  

The theme for our conference is It's Happening! Included in the class schedule will be workshops that will lead to site-specific happenings.  The students who participate in these workshops will create and lead Happenings around historic Civil Rights markers on The University of Mississippi campus.  These sites include the James Meredith statue (first African American student admitted to the university), the steps of the Lyceum, the Confederate Statue, and the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, where then candidate Barack Obama and eventually the first African-American President of the United States participated in his first Presidential Debate.  Our student dinner will also be unique, as it will include a special Happening for the students. Additionally, special faculty seminars and workshops have been planned. 

As our department now includes a film component, we will be including a Dance on Camera Showcase during the conference. If you have a Dance on Camera project that you would like to present, (no longer than 10 minutes), please go to the Concerts page to submit your film. Watch the schedule for details.

ACDA values diversity and maintains a commitment to the development of conferences that reflect and give value to the various forms, styles, cultural traditions and aesthetic dimensions of dance in performance. We encourage attention to diversity within informal and adjudication concerts, master classes and panel discussions and/or lectures. All institutions and individuals are invited to attend and participate in the full array of scheduled events, whether or not you are planning to present choreography for adjudication. The experience of taking master classes, attending research presentations, viewing concerts, and listening to adjudicators' comments, as well as the energy exchange among dancers and faculty from other schools, has proven invaluable for our students, regardless of their levels of dance experience. Faculty also benefit from these experiences as well as the opportunity to present research and for peer response, among other professional development opportunities.

Conference attendance is open to ACDA members and non-members, although only members may register during the member priority period and only institutional members may present work in adjudication concerts. Additionally, members pay a discounted registration fee. If you have not yet joined ACDA, we urge you to do so to help further the important work we do for college and university dance programs and to receive the benefits of membership.

ACDA regional conferences provide the opportunity for students and faculty to have their dance works adjudicated by a panel of nationally recognized dance professionals in an open and constructive forum. We have secured 3 wonderful Adjudicators, Gerri Houlihan, Rennie Harris and Sydney Skybetter. See the CONCERTS + page for more information. We will have news soon about our Guest Artists.

While we would like to accommodate all who wish to attend our conference, space is limited and registration fills quickly. Please note registration opening dates in DEADLINES/FORMS. Our maximum capacity is 400 registrants and 40 adjudicated dances.

Registration fees, information and instructions are available on the REGISTRATION page. It is highly recommended that you read Registration Instructions carefully before starting to register your group. 

Conferences often fill before the closing deadline and when we reach maximum capacity, we will be unable to accept additional participants. If you are closed out of the conference, adjudication or the informal concert, email the Conference Coordinator immediately to be put on the waitlist; be specific in your request. Your place on the waitlist is determined by the date and time of your email request.

Due to the rising costs of processing cancellations, as well as the negative impact on other ACDA members of holding then releasing registrations and adjudication slots, a $25.00 cancellation fee will be assessed on each individual registrant and a $75.00 cancellation fee will be assessed on each adjudication slot cancelled prior to full payment. There are no refunds on paid registrations. Register only the number of participants and reserve only the number of adjudication slots that you are committed to bringing. 



The University of Mississippi is in the process of researching the history of slavery as related to the construction and beginnings of the university.  We will be offering Slavery Tours during the conference.  See the schedule for when they will be offered.  As a part of this effort of expanding awareness of the history of slavery on campus, special classes will be offered where ACDA participants will be able to create site-specific works on these sites, as well as famous Civil Rights sites.  On March 11, before the Faculty and Student dinners, there will be a performance of the works created by the participant of these classes.  Watch the schedule for details.

All of us at The University of Mississippi look forward to seeing you at the conference. For those of you who will be first-time visitors to our area the university is located in Oxford, Mississippi, nestled in the green countryside of north-central Mississippi, about 70 miles south of Memphis, TN and 25 miles east of the culturally rich Mississippi Delta. It is the home to a dynamic community of artists, musicians and literary figures, namely Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner.  Travel & Leisure magazine named Oxford one of the "top 10 coolest college towns in America."

We look forward to hosting each and every one of you and treating all y'all to some real southern hospitality!

Hotty Toddy!

Jennifer Mizenko
ACDA South Conference Coordinator


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 ADJUDICATION AT THE CONFERENCE

If you are interested in the adjudication process, please refer to ADJUDICATION on the ACDA website. Time and space will limit the number of dances we can adjudicate to no more than 40.  Dances will be accepted for adjudication, like registration, on a first registered-first accepted basis with payment (or proof of intention to pay) received within two weeks of registration. If payment is not received within that time frame, slots may be lost. If you choose to have two pieces adjudicated, at least one piece must be choreographed by a student. Please remember that you must be an ACDA institutional member in good standing to qualify for adjudication.

 CONFERENCE ADJUDICATORS, GUEST ARTISTS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

ADJUDICATORS
Rennie Harris
Gerri Houlihan
Sydney Skybetter

GUEST ARTISTS
TBA

SPECIAL EVENTS
Slavery Tours
Site Specific Happenings
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Historical Slavery & Civil Rights locations
Dance on Camera Showcase
Special Happening at the Student Dinner

 Detailed information available on CONCERTS + 
 TRAVEL AND LODGING INFORMATION

TRAVEL

By Air
The nearest airport is the Memphis International Airport (MEM), located approximately 70 miles from the conference site.

Airport Shuttle Service:
The University of Mississippi, Division of Outreach offers shuttle service to and from the Memphis International Airport, which is located approximately 1.5 hours from the conference site.  You will be responsible for making your own arrangements for this service by contacting shuttle@olemiss.edu.  The fee is $85 one-way and $135 round trip.

By Car
Directions to the University of Mississippi (check-in location, The Ford Center) - Directions to Campus

Local Car Rental:
Enterprise, 201A Ricky D. Britt Sr. Blvd, Oxford, MS  38655,  662-281-0508

Local Transportation:
The Courtyard Marriott Inn and the Inn at Ole Miss are both walking distance to all conference facilities.
Taxis, Ube and Lyft are available in Oxford,MS.  More information will be provided onsite.

PARKING

In order to park on campus during the weekday, all vehicles must have a parking pass.  At the time of registration, you will have the option of purchasing a pass for the week.  This pass will be distributed a the time of onsite check-in. The fee is $1.50 per day, per vehicle.

ACDA has secured block booking at six hotels. When making your reservation, indicate that you are with ACDA to get the reduced rates quoted below.

Detailed hotel information follows.

THE INN AT OLE MISS HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER
Distance from conference: less than 0.5 miles. Easy walk to all conference venues.
120 Alumni Drive
University, MS  38677
Reservations can be made by calling: 1-888-486-7666 (Reference: ACDA South Region)
Online: https://www.theinnatolemiss.com/

              Reference Group #4316
Standard Guest Room: $109* (1 -2 people/room)
Deluxe Guest Room: $119* (1-2 people/room)
All rooms include small refrigerator and coffee-maker (microwave available upon request)
Complimentary Breakfast Included
Local Shuttle Available: Yes, to the downtown Square area only from 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Extra Person Charge: $10.00/person over two people/room
*The above rates are subject to the appropriate state and local taxes, current rate of 7% state tax and 2% city tax.
RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY FEBRUARY 8, 2019


COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT OXFORD
Distance from conference: 0.5 miles. Easy walk
305 Jackson Avenue East
Oxford, MS  38655
Reservations can be made by calling: 1-662-638-6014 (Reference: ACDA South Region)
Reservations can be made online: Couryard Marriott Online Reservation
Double Guest Room: $119
All rooms include small refrigerator, microwave, and a coffee-maker.
Complimentary Breakfast Included
Located within walking distance of fast food establishments the Square, and all conference venues.
Local Shuttle Available: Yes, but check with hotel staff about times of operation.
Parking is Complimentary
The above rates are subject to the appropriate state and local taxes, currently a rate of 7% state tax, and 2% city tax.
ALL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY FEBRUARY 28, 2019

HAMPTON INN OXFORD WEST
Distance from conference: 1 mile. Short Drive
110 Heritage Drive
Oxford, MS  38655
Reservations can be made by calling: 1-662-232-2242 (Reference SRC)
Standard Double Queen Guest Room: $109*
All rooms include a small refrigerator, microwave, and a coffee-maker.
Complimentary Breakfast Included
Located within walking distance of fast food establishments and other restaurants.
Local Shuttle Available: Check with hotel staff about times of operation.
Parking is Complimentary
The above rates are subject the appropriate state and local taxes, current rate of 7% for state tax, and 2% for city tax.
RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY FEBRUARY 28, 2019

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS OXFORD
Distance from conference: 1 mile. Short Drive
112 Heritage Drive
Oxford, MS  38655
Reservations an be made by calling: 1-662-235-2500 (Reference: ACD)
Standard Double Queen Guest Room: $109
All rooms include a small refrigerator, microwave, and a coffee-maker
Complimentary Breakfast Included.
Located within walking distance of fast food establishments and other restaurants.
Local Shuttle Available: Check with hotel staff about times of operation.
Parking is Complimentary.
The rates above are subject to the appropriate state and local taxes, currently rate of 7% state tax, and 2% city tax.
RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY FEBRUARY 28, 2019

HAMPTON INN OXFORD CONFERENCE CENTER
Distance from conference: 4 miles. Short Drive.
103 Ed Perry Blvd
Oxford, MS  38655
Reservations can be made by calling: 1-662-234-5565 (Reference: SCR)
Standard Double Queen Guest Room: $109*
All rooms include a small refrigerator, microwave, and a coffee-maker
Complimentary Breakfast Included
Parking is Complimentary
The above rates are subject to the appropriate state and local taxes, current rate of 7% state tax, and 2% city tax.
RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY FEBRUARY 28, 2019

TOWNEPLACE SUITES MARRIOTT

Distance from conference:  4 miles.  Short Drive
105 Ed Perry Blvd.

Oxford, MS 38655
Reservations can be made online by
clicking here.
Studio - Double Queen Guest Room: $109*

All rooms include a small refrigerator, microwave, and a coffee-maker
Complimentary Breakfast included.

Parking Charge: Complimentary
The above rates are subject to the appropriate state and local taxes, current rate of  7% state tax and 2% city tax.
RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY FEBRUARY 28, 2019.


If you have a small group you can also try Airbnb.  Many homes in Oxford rent out rooms and suites.




 FOOD OPTIONS


For the ACDA Membership Meeting and Regional Planning Meeting we will be offering Box Lunches from Newks Eatery. More information will be supplied at a later date.

Oxford is a fairly small town, so there are many food options near campus.
Examples are Newks (two locations), McAlister's Deli, Chipotle, 5 Guys, Java Juice, Maharaja Indian Cuisine, Rice & Spice and Panera.

There are also some fun lunch and dinner options on the Square, such as Bottle Tree Bakery, Ajax, and the Blind Pig.  More high end restaurants include Saint  Leo, City Grocery, Boure, and McEwens. Just off the Square there are many restaurants in or near the Mid-Town Shopping Center. These include Snack Bar, Jinsei, Track 61, Volta and the Oxford Canteen.

See this website for more details on Oxford Eateries. Oxford Eateries

There is even a delivery service called Landshark.  Give them extra time though, as they have to pick up the food and then bring it to you. Landshark Delivery


WiFi on campus: The University of Mississippi is a part of the Eduroam Network.  If your institution is also a part of this Network you can sign into OleMiss wifi with your webID and password from our institution. See the Eduroam Network for details.


 
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Contact Information

  • Conference Coordinator:  Jennifer Mizenko
    Email: jmizenko@olemiss.edu
    Phone: (
    662) 915-5969



Payment Instructions

  • Payment Methods:
    • Checks
    • Purchase Orders
    • Mastercard or Visa

    All checks should be payable to
     "The University of Mississippi"

    Send checks to:
    Mary Leach
    The University of Mississippi
    Division of Outreach and Continuing Education
    Office of Professional Development
    Post Office Box 1848
    University, MS 38677-1848

    If you plan to send a purchase order, please send it to the address above, or email it to pdll@olemiss.edu
    Upon receipt of your PO, an invoice will be created and sent via email or regular mail.

    Credit Cards:
    Mastercard and Visa Accepted
    On registration Checkout, select "plastic" as Payment Method.
    Complete your registration by clicking on FINISH before making credit card payment. 
    If you do not click on FINISH, your registration will not be saved.

    For credit card payments, CLICK HERE after completing your registration. 

    If you are need of a W-9 from the University of Mississippi, please email a request to pdll@olemiss.edu.

    Federal ID# 64-6001159


ACDA gratefully acknowledges support from our generous Lifetime Members:
Elizabeth Lowe Ahearn, Judy Allen, Tiffanee Arnold, Ruth Barnes, Jean Baxter, Lorelei E. Bayne, Jeanne Beaman, Paul Besaw, B.J. Bray, Lori Bryhni, Mary Cochran (deceased), Keith Skip Costa, Mary-Jean Cowell, Karen Dearborn, Susan Douglas Roberts, Abby Fiat, Barry Fischer, Lynda Fitzgerald, Lisa A. Fusillo, Amy Ginsburg, Lonny Joseph Gordon, Erica Helm, Gerri P. Houlihan, Luke Kahlich, Annie Kloppenberg, Joanne Lawrence, Paula Levine, Li Chiao-Ping, Luis Martinez, Rhythm McCarthy, Suzanne Ostersmith, Damon Rago, Lana Kay Rosenberg, Ann Sanders, Russell Sandifer, Mark Santillano, Brent Schneider, William Seigh, Andrew Vaca, Holly Williams, Alcine Wiltz, Candace Winters-March, Darci Brown Wutz, and Marcy Jo Yonkey-Clayton