Conference Registration Site: https://www.pdcnet.org/amintaphil/Conferences-and-Meetings
Room and Travel Information for 2016 AMINTAPHIL Conference (Winston-Salem, NC, Oct. 13-16, 2016)
Local Host: The Philosophy Department, Wake Forest University (Tel: 336-758-5359). Department
Administrative Coordinator: Donna Simmons Simmonde@wfu.edu
Room: Call Graylyn Conference Center (1-800-472-9596) directly to make room reservations. Ask for reservation and mention “AMINTAPHIL Conference” when you make the reservation. Do not use the website for conference room reservations. The rate is $159/night (single occupancy) plus a $15 estate/facility charge. There is a $20 charge for an additional person in the room. The room rate also includes a full buffet breakfast. For your information, the website for Graylyn is http://www.graylyn.com/
We have contracted a block of rooms for the AMINTAPHIL Conference for three nights (Thursday, Oct 13 to Sunday, Oct. 16). You are encouraged to book all three nights for the duration of the conference. If you are interested in staying longer than those three nights, you might want to ask Graylyn to see whether they can give you the same room rate or contact the Philosophy Department Administrative Coordinator Donna Simmons email@example.com for options.
Travel: The regional airport at Greensboro NC (GSO) serves this area. It is served by several major airlines: Delta, American, United, Frontier, and Allegiant. Direct flights are available from a number of cities, mostly in the eastern half of the US including New York (La Guardia), Washington DC (Reagan National and Dulles), Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, Newark, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Miami, Orlando and Denver. If you are flying in from outside of these cities, most likely you will need to make one stop for connecting flights.
The Greensboro airport (called Piedmont Triad International Airport, albeit without international flights) is located about 20 miles east of Winston-Salem. Your ground transportation to and from this airport will be covered by Wake Forest at no charge to you. (Information will be provided later regarding how to make reservations with the shuttle company contracted to provide this service.) Car rentals are available at the airport.
If you are flying in and out of the Greensboro airport, you might want to make airline reservations as soon as you can. There is a brief overlap between our conference and a major international trade show (the furniture market) in High Point (one of the three cities that form the Piedmont Triad). There might not be much of a problem if you fly in on the Thursday and fly out on the Sunday of our conference, as most of you would. But you might still want to book early just to be sure.
You might want to consider using Charlotte (CLT) or Raleigh-Durham (RDU) airports. These are major hubs (especially Charlotte) where you can find more direct flights, including international flights. But both airports are between 80-90 miles away from Winston-Salem. So you would either need to rent a car or use the more limited and expensive shuttle services for these airports. (You are on your own for ground transportation to and from these airports.)
For those considering driving, Winston-Salem is located between Washington DC and Atlanta — about 300 miles from each of the two cities. Amtrak stops in Greensboro twice a day. Transportation between the train station and Graylyn will be a bit challenging.
Local Transportation: You would need a car if you are interested in sight-seeing in the area or in the region. Otherwise, we will provide shuttles for conference events. Graylyn Conference Center is also within walking (a very nice walk) distance from the university campus (20-30 minutes), where the Friday and Saturday sessions will be held. Taxi cabs are available by phone. Graylyn also provides individual shuttle services. For questions regarding local arrangements: please contact Win-chiat Lee firstname.lastname@example.org or Donna Simmons email@example.com.