Registration: Conference registration is available through a U of Oregon ecommerce platform. Please be sure to update your membership in the SEA. As in the past, membership is required for conference registrants.
Travel: Make travel plans soon. The Eugene airport, Mahlon Sweet Field, uses the code EUG and is served by United, American, Delta, Alaska, and Allegiant Airlines from cities shown on the map below. It is not a major hub, obviously, and fares fluctuate widely.
For guests staying at the Eugene Hilton, a free shuttle bus is available to and from the airport. For those staying elsewhere, taxi service costs $20 -25 to central Eugene. Uber and Lyft will be operating in Eugene by the time of the conference.
Alternatively, one can fly to Portland (PDX) and reach Eugene by Amtrak train or by bus. Least expensive is the Bolt bus service, which departs downtown Portland for Eugene twice a day for $15 one way.
Be aware that to fly back to the Eastern Time Zone and reach the destination by late afternoon requires leaving early on Sunday or Monday morning. There are departing flights to Portland, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles between 5 and 8 am.
Conference sessions on Friday and Saturday will be held at the Hilton Eugene. On Thursday, February 28th we will be meeting at the Erb Memorial Union on the UO Campus. To reach campus from the Hilton one has the option of a half-hour walk of 1.4 miles, or a bus ride on Eugene’s state-of-the-art EMX bus service (route shown on map below). A Hilton shuttle may also transport SEA participants in the morning and evening.
Lodging: To reserve a room at the conference hotel, the Hilton Eugene, call the reservations line at 1-800-937-6660 and ask for code UOSEA or follow this Hilton booking link. The room block rate is $139/night.
An additional room block has been reserved at the Phoenix Inn, located at the corner of Alder St. and Franklin Blvd, roughly mid-way between the two conference sites. Call 541-344-0001 and ask for the code OSEA, or use the Phoenix booking link. The rate there is $109/night but it is a much smaller hotel so call early.