FAQ

Q: When will presenters be notified of their acceptance to the conference?
We are pleased and flattered to say that we received a record-shattering 103 applications this year. As of the end of January, all applicants have been notified if their proposal has been accepted or declined.

Q: How long should presentations be?
Presentations should be a maximum of 20 minutes, which generally works out to between 8 and 10 pages double-spaced.

Q: Will projectors be available for those who wish to use PowerPoint?
Each presentation room will be equipped with a projector and screen. Presenters will be responsible for bringing a laptop on which to play their presentation. You are encouraged to liaise with your co-panelists and chair to arrange who will bring their laptop. Our projectors connect to computers via a 15 point VGA connector. Please note that Macs and many microbook PCs require a USB to VGA adapter in order to connect to a projector. It is your responsibility to determine if an adapter is required and to bring it if needed.

Q: Is there a registration fee for the conference?
A registration fee of $15 is payable on arrival at the conference. The fee includes lunch and snacks during both days of the conference and admission to the conference reception at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre on Friday evening.  A receipt will be issued if needed.

Q: How do I get to Kingston?
Kingston is located on Highway 401, approximately halfway between Toronto and Montreal. The city is served by GreyhoundCoach Canada, and Megabus bus routes, Via Rail for train service, and Air Canada Jazz by air. For more detailed directions, visit Tourism Kingston’s Travel to Kingston and the Discover Queen’s page.

Q: Where can I stay during the conference?
We have reserved two hotel blocks for the conference. One (Holiday Inn) is located walking distance from the conference whereas the other (Days Inn) is farther away but significantly cheaper. These hotel block offers expire on February 5th and 6th so please book as soon as possible.

Days Inn Kingston
Located: 33 Benson Street (Division 401 exit)
$79.99 per night (plus tax)
$10 per each extra adult in room
$12 cab ride to Queen’s University
Rooms have two Queen beds
Directly off the 401 at Division exit. Many sit down and fast food restaurants directly there as well.
Hotel block protected until February 5th

Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront
Located: 2 Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario
$124.99 per night (plus tax)
$16 vehicle charge per night
Located downtown, 15 minute walk from Queen’s University
Rooms have two double beds
Hotel block protected until February 6th

Q: Now that I’ve arrived in Kingston, how do I get to Queen’s from the bus station/train station/airport/highway?

From the bus station:
Cab fare to downtown/Queen’s costs about $15.
Bus routes 2 and 18 will take you to Queen’s in about 20 minutes. Adult fare is $2.50.

From the train station:
Cab fare to downtown/Queen’s costs about $17.
Bus route 18 takes about 25 minutes to reach Queen’s. Adult fare is $2.75.

From the airport:
Cab fare to downtown/Queen’s costs about $18.
Unfortunately no city busses provide direct service to the airport.

For more information on bussing see Kingston Transit’s trip planner.

From Highway 401:
The easiest way to get to Queen’s from the highway is to exit at Division St. Continuing south on Division takes you directly to campus. Paid visitor parking is available in the underground parking garage at Stuart St and University Ave. There is also a small amount of metered parking available along Union St. See this map for more details.

Q: Once I’ve arrived on campus, where should I go?
Your first stop on campus should be Kingston Hall (103 Stuart St). Conference registration and panels are held here, as well as our lunchtime round table on digital humanities.

The keynote speech and conference reception on Friday evening will be held at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre (36 University Ave).

Saturday evening’s networking mixer will be held at Tir Na Nog Irish Pub (200 Ontario St).
See our McGill-Queen’s 2015 Conference Map for details.

Q: What is the contact info for taxi companies in Kingston?
Amey’s Taxi: 613 546 1111
Kingston and Amherst Taxi: 613 542 3333
Modern Taxi: 613 546 2222

Have a question?  Email us: mcgillqueens2015@gmail.com
FAQ last updated on February 19, 2015.