Celebrating 100 Years of Hispanism in Kansas

Conference seminars are for KU faculty, graduate students, researchers, and staff.

Wednesday, October 16: Symposium will kick off with an evening reception to welcome our co-sponsors, conference participants, keynote speakers, KU faculty, graduate students, emeriti, and distinguished guests.

Thursday-Friday, October 17-18: Two-day conference @ KU Union and Wescoe Hall. Conference participants will receive an email with a website link for registration fee. Registration fee will include 1 ticket to the Centennial Dinner Gala and 1 ticket to the Brazilian Lunch.

Thursday, October 17: Centennial Dinner Gala will be by invitation-only to conference participants and its supporters.

Friday, October 18: Brazilian Lunch will be by invitation-only to conference participants and its supporters.

Unable to attend but still want to support our KU endowment funds? Please consider donating today!

Welcome Reception

Location: TBD

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Time: TBD

By invitation-only. This event is for our co-sponsors, conference participants, KU Spanish & Portuguese faculty, emeriti, graduate students, and staff. 

Conference Information

The Department of Spanish & Portuguese at The University of Kansas will host a two-day Hispanism conference in celebration of its centennial anniversary on October 17 and 18, 2019. Program of events will be available no later than September 2019. 

Conference participants, you will be receiving a link to your email to with information on conference registration fees in June 2019.

Call for Papers deadline for One Hundred Years of Hispanism in Kansas and Beyond was due May 20, 2019. See Call for Papers.pdf.

For any questions, please email the Centennial Committee at spanport_cfp@ku.edu.

Centennial Dinner Gala

Location: Adams Alumni Center

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM

By invitation-only. This event is for our co-sponsors, conference participants, KU Spanish & Portuguese faculty, emeriti, graduate students, and staff. 

Unable to attend but still want to support our KU endowment funds? Donate today!

Brazilian Lunch

Location: TBD

Date: Friday, October 18, 2019

Time: TBD

By invitation-only. This event is for our co-sponsors, conference participants, KU Spanish & Portuguese faculty, emeriti, graduate students, and staff. 

October 17, 2019

Conference Keynote Speaker: TBA

Centennial Dinner Gala Keynote Speaker: TBA

Sponsors

The symposium was generously supported by:

  • KU Libraries

Become a Sponsor & In-Kind Donor

We hope that you will consider supporting our centennial event through sponsorship, auction item donations, or in-kind services. 

Sponsorships include complimentary event tickets, print and media exposure, recognition at the event, and in our event program. Please contact Sylvia Meulener at sylvia.meulener@ku.edu for event inquiries or sponsorship opportunities. 

2019 Centennial Event Calendar 

Click here to print the calendar.


Special Group Rate Hotel Partners

Hampton Inn by Hilton

Address: 2300 W 6th St, Lawrence, KS 66049

Phone: (785) 841-4994

Please reserve by Tuesday, October 1, 2019 to receive the king bed room at $99.00 plus applicable taxes/night from October 15 - October 19, 2019. Book here for KU Dept of Spanish & Portuguese group rate.

Hotel additional info: check-in is at 3:00 PM and check-out is at 12:00 PM. Within 5 minutes drive from KU, includes complimentary parking, internet, and breakfast.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott

Address: 900 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS 66044

Phone: (785) 842-8800

Please reserve by Thursday, September 26, 2019 to receive their special king suite at $139.00 plus applicable taxes/night from October 15 - October 19, 2019. Book here for KU Dept of Spanish & Portuguese group rate.

Hotel additional info: check-in is at 4:00 PM and check-out is at 12:00 PM. Located in downtown Lawrence, includes complimentary parking, internet, and breakfast.

 

The Oread

Address: 1200 Oread Ave, Lawrence, KS 66044

Phone: (785) 693-2490

Please reserve by Sunday, September 15, 2019 to receive their special king suite at $125.00 plus applicable taxes/night from October 15 - October 18, 2019 by calling (785) 693-2490 and using our group name: KU Spanish & Portuguese Department.

Hotel additional info: check-in is at 4:00 PM and check-out is at 11:00 AM. Located at KU Campus. Valet parking $15 per vehicle per night.

The Eldridge

Address: 701 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044

Phone: (785) 749-5011

Please reserve by Sunday, September 15, 2019 to receive their special king suite at $125.00 plus applicable taxes/night from October 15 - October 18, 2019 by calling (785) 749-5011 and using our group name: KU Spanish & Portuguese Department.

Hotel additional info: check-in is at 4:00 PM and check-out is at 11:00 AM. Located in downtown Lawrence. Valet parking $15 per vehicle per night.



Other hotels in the area

DoubleTree by Hilton

Address: 200 MacDonald Dr, Lawrence, KS 66044

Phone: (785) 841-4994

Hotel additional info: check-in is at 4:00 PM and check-out is at 11:00 AM. Within 5 minutes drive from KU, includes complimentary parking and $20 breakfast voucher per person per day, which can be redeemed at the hotel restaurant.

SpringHill Suites by Marriot

Address: One Riverfront Plaza, Lawrence, KS 66044

Phone: (785)-841-2700

Hotel additional info: check-in is at 3:00 PM and check-out is at 12:00 PM. Located in downtown Lawrence, includes complimentary parking, internet, and breakfast.

Public Transportation

Lawrence Transit has information regarding the bus system. The regular fare is $1 for a one-way trip, or you can buy a day pass for $2.75. Route information and bus schedules can be found here. Most bus routes serve the KU campus.

Car services such as Uber and Lyft are also available in Lawrence.  You can find estimates regarding their fares online and access their services through their respective mobile apps.

Parking at KU

On the first day, the conference panels will take place in the Kansas Memorial Union. The second day, the conference panels will take place at Wescoe Hall.

There is a parking garage located next to the Kansas Memorial Union with entrances on Jayhawk Blvd as well as Mississippi Street. Parking in the garage is $1.75 for the first hour and $1.50 for each subsequent hour. Parking may also be found for free in the neighborhoods surrounding KU.

More information and visiting parking can be found on the KU Parking and Transit Office.

Accessibility at KU

The University of Kansas is continually striving to improve accessibility on campus. If you have questions about accessibility or with relation to improved accessibility, be sure to call the ADA Resource for Equity and Accesibility at 785-864-4946. You can view an accessibility map here.

Watson Library Exhibit

Location: Haricome Gallery, third floor west wing 

Title: “Strong Foundations: 100 Years of Hispanic Studies at the University of Kansas” 

Opening Date: Thursday, September 12, 2019 with invited keynote speaker Benjamin Fraser 

This exhibit will commemorate the centennial anniversary of the Department of Spanish & Portuguese. It will open on September 12, 2019 and run through spring 2020. 


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