Rethinking Marxism’s 5th International Gala Conference

6-8 NOVEMBER 2003

Structure & Content

Global Priority Art Exhibition

Submission of Proposals


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The Conference is being held on the campus of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, located in Amherst, Massachusetts, Hampshire County, USA. The town of Amherst is located in the picturesque Connecticut River Valley at the foothills of the beautiful Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts. Amherst and the surrounding area are served by both fine and casual dining establishments as well as by both local inns and international lodging chains. The University campus and surrounding area are serviced by regularly scheduled buses from New York City, Boston, Hartford, and Springfield. Amtrak offers service directly to Amherst from Washington, Philadelphia, New York, Vermont, and Canada. Amherst is a 45-minute drive from Bradley International Airport, which serves the Hartford/Springfield metropolitan area. Bradley International is a hub for many domestic carriers and offers connecting flights to international carriers. Local companies provide regularly scheduled or door-to-door airport shuttle service.

Maps and driving directions
Bus, train, and airport shuttle services
On-site parking at conference

Hotel rooms have been set aside at a special rate (plus 9.7% tax) for conference participants. These rooms are in the following hotels, listed in order of closest to furthest from UMass. Be sure to mention “Marxism and the World Stage” when making reservations.

Please note: these special rates expire October 6

Campus Center Hotel, UMass–Amherst
$75 single, $85 double
413-549-6000 x. 7714

University Lodge, Amherst
Thursday $59, Friday $79

Howard Johnson, Hadley
Thursday $62, Friday $109

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Hadley
Thursday $109, Friday $139

Econo Lodge, Hadley
Thursday $62, Friday $104

Clarion Hotel, Northampton
Thursday $89.95, Friday $119.95

In addition to these, there are many other lodging accommodations in Amherst and the surrounding area (but with whom there are no special conference rates). To find information about lodging in Amherst and the surrounding area, click here. Some of the lodgings are within walking distance of the conference site. Others lodgings are on the free bus line that serves Amherst and surrounding areas. Some lodgings are far enough from the conference site that a car would be necessary.
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Maps and driving directions:
To find locator maps and driving directions to Amherst, click here.
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Airports serving the Amherst area include:
Bradley International in Hartford/Springfield (45 minute drive to Amherst)
Logan International in Boston (2 hour drive to Amherst)
John F. Kennedy International in New York City (3 hour drive to Amherst)
LaGuardia International in New York City (3 hour drive to Amherst)
Newark Liberty International in Newark, New Jersey (3.5 hour drive to Amherst)
Albany International in Albany, New York (2 hour drive to Amherst)

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Bus, train, and airport shuttle services:
Amtrak train service from Boston, New York and Springfield
Peter Pan Bus Lines service from Boston, New York, and Logan and Hartford Airports
Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) regional bus service
UMass Bus Service around Amherst and surrounding areas
Valley Transporter shuttle service from Bradley, Logan, New York, Providence airports
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To find restaurants and dining options in Amherst and the surrounding area, click here.
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On-site parking at conference:
Discounted parking for conference participants is available at the Campus Center Parking Garage at a cost of $4 per day. On Thursday and Friday, on-campus parking other than in the Campus Garage is restricted. However, on Saturday and Sunday, parking is open and free anywhere on campus.
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Babysitting services are available during the day or evening throughout the conference. For more information about babysitting services or to make babysitting arrangements, please contact Stephen Healy at
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