Travel:

 

Little Rock Airport is 70 miles from Arkadelphia, a straight-shot southwest on I-30.  It is still unclear as to whether we will be able to provide a shuttle service between the airport and Arkadelphia.  We will know by the beginning of December.  Car rental may be the option.

 

If traveling by car on I-30 from the east take Exit 78 and turn left on to Hwy 67.  Continue south for c.4 miles.  Turn right on Huddleston and left on 12th Street.  After 1 block you will be at the Fine Arts Building.  Parking is on the north side.

 

If traveling by car on I-30 from the west take Exit 73 and turn right; this is Pine Street.  Follow Pine for c.2 miles through town.  Turn left on 14th Street for 6 short blocks; turn right on Evans for 2 blocks.  You will dead end into the Fine Arts Building.  Parking is on the north side (to your left on 12th street).

 

Lodging:

 

Most of the hotels are at the north exit of I-30 to Arkadelphia.  We will provide shuttle service.  There are three hotels in Arkadelphia, each within a 5-8 minute walk of the Fine Arts building:

 

Pioneer Inn                                                                  Captain Henderson House

870.246.6792                                                              870.230.5544

$30 + tax (funky, yet close)                                       $80-110 + tax (Victorian B&B)

 

College Inn Motel

870.246.2404

$30 + tax (again funky, yet close)

 

Caddo Valley (I-30 & Hwy 7, c.4 miles):

 

Best Western Continental Inn                                    Days Inn        

870.246.5592                                                              870.246.3031

$66 + tax                                                                     $44.10 + tax

 

Holiday Inn Express                                                   Super 8 Motel

870.230.1505                                                                                             870.246.8585

$69 + tax                                                                     $52 + tax

 

A restaurant guide and map will be provided at the conference registration table.

 

A few other items:

 

You may pick up your submission package and materials during the conference.

 

We will schedule rehearsals with the guest composers and performers as time and logistics allow.

 

There will be a table in the lobby selling compact discs from several independent contemporary music labels.  For example, I have asked Richard Brooks from Capstone Records to supply us with multiple copies of the past 20-30 releases, plus all of the SCI Series.  If you have music released on other labels, or simply wish to sell or give away self-produced recordings, please let me know.  This is a not-for-profit effort and all funds will be given to the composer or label.

 

Mid-February is damp and cool: bring rain gear.