Construction and Parking

There is currently some construction near the Harrison parking ramp. If you are driving to the conference, please follow the directions below. There is also a surface lot next to the parking garage. Directions to park there are below.

To get to the Harrison parking ramp from I-69

  • Take the Saginaw St. exit (Exit 136) from I-69.
  • Go north on S. Saginaw St.
  • Turn right (East) onto 1st St.
  • Turn left (North) onto Harrison St.
  • The Harrison ramp will be on your right.

To get to the surface lot (Lot T)  from I-475 North

  • From I-69, get on I-475 North.
  • Take Exit 8A onto north bound Chavez Dr.
  • Turn left (West) onto Robert T. Longway Blvd.
  • Turn left (South) onto south bound Chavez Dr.
  • Turn right (West) onto Kearsley St.
  • At stop sign, keep left on Kearsley St.
  • Turn left (South) onto Wallenberg St.
  • Lot T will be on your right.

Info for Conference Attendees
  • Registration is free and breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided.
  • The conference presentations will take place on the 3rd floor of French Hall.
  • The keynote address (2-3 pm) will be in French Hall Rm. 111. There will be an ASL interpreter.
  • Free parking on campus.  The Harrison St. ramp is closest. (See Travel Info page.)

If you need ASL interpretation at other sessions, please contact us (

Abstracts linked

Abstract links are now available on the conference program. Just click on the presentation title to read the abstract.

Conference Program

The conference program has  been posted. (See “Program” tab at the top.)  Links to abstracts will be added Monday, Oct .11.

If you need ASL interpretation, please let us know (

Travel information

We have a block of rooms reserved at two nearby hotels for anyone needing accommodations. More information can be found in the “Travel Information” section.


We will be emailing acceptance notices tomorrow, Monday, Sept. 27.

Abstracts being reviewed

A quick update: Abstracts have been sent out for review. If you submitted something, you should be hearing back from us by the end of the month.

Also, we have been getting questions about registration. This year, there will be no registration fee. More information to follow….

Extended deadline for abstract submission

The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended until Tuesday, Sept. 7 (11:59 pm ET).

Please submit your abstract by email ( and include the following information in your message:

1. Author name(s)
2. Author affiliation(s)
3. Paper title

For more information, please check the “Call for Papers” section of this site.