CP Conference 2016


Online registration is closed for the conference.  However, we will be offering on-site registration at the following rates:
– $60 for students, underemployed faculty, independent scholars, and artists

– $100 for faculty.

Included in this fee are refreshments between panels, three lunches, and one evening reception.
Registration is free for Notre Dame faculty, students, and staff.

Conference Location

The 2016 Console-ing Passions Conference will take place in McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame. McKenna Hall is located on Notre Dame Avenue, directly east and across the street from the conference hotel, the Morris Inn.  See the map below.


Residence hall guests: Your rooms will be in Ryan Hall.  It is a 5-minute walk to McKenna Hall, our conference location.  Check in is at 4:00 p.m. and check out is at 11:00 a.m. Please go directly to the residence hall to get your key.  You will be asked to show a copy of your registration confirmation and some form of identification.

A person will be on duty at Ryan Hall to handle check-ins from 4-11pm. If someone arrives before 4pm, they can leave their luggage at the registration desk in McKenna Hall Conference Center until check-in time. If they arrive after 11pm, there is a phone number listed at the front door of Ryan Hall to call for after-hours check-in.


Last minute bookings: Several hotels are within walking distance of the Notre Dame campus, including Fairfield Inn & Suites, the Ivy Court Inn, The Inn at St. Mary’s, and the Hilton Garden Inn.  Many other hotels are located within a few miles of the University, from upscale downtown options, like the DoubleTree By Hilton, to budget hotels, such as Days Inn, Comfort Suites, and Holiday Inn Express.

Travel, Transportation, and Parking

The University of Notre Dame and South Bend area are readily accessible by airplane, train, bus, and car.

The South Bend International Airport (SBIA) is serviced by Delta, United, and Allegiant airlines, with connections through Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Las Vegas, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Newark, Orlando, Phoenix, and Tampa.  SBIA is 5 miles (8k) east of the University of Notre Dame campus and 3 miles (4.8k) northwest of downtown South Bend.  Greyhound and Hoosier Ride provide bus service to and from SBIA.  Taxi service and rental cars are available at SBIA.

Chicago’s O’Hare airport is the closest major international hub to South Bend.  Coach USA shuttle service, Barons Bus line, and the South Shore Rail Line service the Notre Dame/South Bend area from Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway airports.




Valet parking for conference attendees is available adjacent to the Morris Inn for a fee.  A free visitor parking lot is available a short distance away, in the BK1 lot, adjacent to the Hammes Bookstore.  See the map below, or click here for an interactive map of the Notre Dame campus: http://map.nd.edu/

Visitor’s Guide

Click here for suggestions on dining, bars, and local attractions.

 Campus Map

cpnd map

Conference Organizers: Christine Becker, Michael Kackman, Mary Celeste Kearney, Susan Ohmer, and Pamela Robertson Wojcik / Department of Film, Television, & Theatre / University of Notre Dame.

Conference Co-Sponsors: Center for Creative Computing, Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement, Department of Africana Studies, Department of American Studies, Department of Anthropology, Department of Art, Art History and Design, Department of English, Department of Film, Television and Theatre, Department of Sociology, Gender Studies Program, Graduate School, Institute for Latino Studies, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, Liu Institute for Asian Studies, Nanovic Institute for European Studies, and Undergraduate Studies, College of Arts and Letters, University of Notre Dame.

Click here for the Call for Papers

Click here for the Call for Undergraduate Papers