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The Program Committee for the 30th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, in coordination with the ACVW Steering Committee and the organizer of the 31st annual conference, has decided to postpone “Profession and Performance.” It will now take place June 2021 (specific dates TBD) in Vermillion, South Dakota, with USD as host. The CFP will be reopened in September 2020. If you have any questions, contact Benjamin.Hagen@usd.edu.

Travel Information

Vermillion, South Dakota, does not have a commercial airport, so the conference organizers encourage attendees to fly in either through the Sioux Falls Regional Airport (FSD) or Sioux Gateway Airport (SUX) airport.

For participants traveling internationally, it may be worth contacting a Woolfian friend in the US to plan a two-stage trip. For instance, you might fly to the US a few days in advance, stay with or nearby your Woolfian friend, and then fly out to Sioux Falls or Sioux City together. For those who would like the benefit of a travel partner within the U.S., contact the conference organizers. We will do our best to connect you with, well, a Woolfian friend.

The conference organizers will also arrange shuttles to run and from FSD and SUX for a modest fee (amount forthcoming).

Attendees may also prefer to arrange and share rental vehicles. If you plan on renting a vehicle at your “final destination” airport and think you may have seats available for others, please contact the organizers with your name, contact information, and itinerary. With your permission, we would like to make a list of drivers available to registrants who would like to hitch a ride to Vermillion.

For those driving either from FSD or SUX, here are detailed directions (though a map app will get you here without any issue!).

Sioux Falls Regional Airport (FSD)

  1. 2801 N. Jaycee Lane, Sioux Falls - 66 miles from Vermillion
  2. Start out going SOUTHEAST on N Jaycee Lane toward N Minnesota Avenue
  3. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto N Minnesota Avenue
  4. Turn RIGHT onto W Russell Street, which becomes W Maple Street
  5. Merge onto I-29 S toward BERESFORD
  6. Merge onto SD-50 W via EXIT 26 toward VERMILLION/YANKTON
  7. Stay STRAIGHT to go onto SD-50L W (Cherry Street)
  8. USD’s campus will be on your left

Sioux Gateway Airport (SUX)

  1. 2403 Aviation Blvd., Sioux City - 46 miles from Vermillion
  2. Start out going NORTHEAST on Ogden Avenue
  3. Turn LEFT onto Mitchell Street
  4. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto Aviation Boulevard, which becomes First Street
  5. Merge onto I-29 N via the ramp on the LEFT toward SIOUX CITY
  6. Take the SD-50 exit, EXIT 26, toward VERMILLION/YANKTON
  7. Turn LEFT onto SD-50 W
  8. Stay STRAIGHT to go onto SD-50L W (Cherry Street)
  9. USD’s campus will be on your left

Attendees who will plan to rent vehicles may also wish to fly into Eppley Airfield (OMA) [137 miles from Vermillion]. For those who wish to travel to Vermillion from an international airport, the closest international airports are St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and Kansas City International Airport (MCI). Both airports are approximately 300 miles from Vermillion. It is worth noting that O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago [502 miles from Vermillion] has flights available to Sioux Falls, Sioux City and Omaha.

Accommodation Information

Conference participants will be able to book housing on campus, but for those who wish to stay in a hotel, see USD’s Hotels page. For information about rooms on campus, see USD’s Coyote Village page. Attendees will also have the option of booking shared or single rooms in a residence hall.

Staying on campus will be the most cost-effective method of staying in Vermillion this June. Here are the rates for staying in the Coyote Village:

  • $46.00/night per person
  • $184.00 per person for a stay between 4 and 7 nights (weekly rate)

For the residence hall, here are the rates:

  • $34.00/night per person (shared room)
  • $136.00 per person for a stay in a shared room between 4 and 7 nights (weekly rate)
  • $40.00/night per person (single room)
  • $160.00 per person for a stay in a single room between 4 and 7 nights (weekly rate)

In addition to the nightly or weekly rate, we will also have to charge a small linen fee (TBD). If you have any questions, please contact the conference organizers at Virginia.Woolf@usd.edu.