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1999 Annual CRN Conference


"What Works, What Doesn't?:
Community-Based Research and Strategies for Change"

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Cost Information
Travel Information

What: Community Research Network Annual Conference

When: June 11-13, 1999

Where: Amherst, Massachusetts

Who: Scholars, Community activists and organizers, Funders, Students, experienced practitioners of community-based research, and anyone interested in community-based research

**Talk through community-based research process and strategize ways to overcome obstacles
**Get ideas to walk away with and implement at home
**Strengthen the Community Research Network
**Build Relationships

Inspiring, inter-active, restorative conference bringing people together to share their experiences with community-based research, and inform a growing movement.

Including a Workshop for those who want to learn about community-based research for the first time with the guidance of experienced practitioners.

Co-Sponsors include: The Loka Institute*, C.S. Mott Foundation*, W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Managing Information with Rural America (MIRA) Initiative*, The Bonner Foundation*, Consortium for Sustainable Agriculture Research Education*, Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty & Genocide, Childhood Cancer Research Institute, Science & Environmental Health Network, Youth Policy Institute, Applied Research Center*, CTCNet, Institute for Science and Interdisciplinary Studies, Center for Mutual Learning*, Institute for Community Research, Highlander Research & Education Center in Partnership with the Folk & People's Education Association of America

* Indicates Scholarship Sponsors

Registration Information

A registration/check in table will be set up Thursday, June 10 in Moore Hall from 9:00 am - 7:00 pm. At the registration table you will get your room keys, meal cards, and conference packets. After 7:00 pm on Thursday, registration will be in the Campus Center. The Campus Center and Moore Hall are very close to each other. If you follow the directions to registration below, you will have no trouble finding either place. The registration table will be set up at the Campus Center until 10:00 pm. Arrivals after 10:00 pm should go directly to Campus Security (see directions below). Security will give you your keys and conference packets.
Friday and Saturday the registration table will be back in the Campus Center. It will function as the main information center from 8:00 - 5:00.

Cost Information

Print out a scholarship form

Registration fees

Registration Fee $75
Low Income Fee $25 (e.g. students and community-based organizations)
Voluntary contribution to help sponsor a scholarship

Room and Board at Amherst College

Thursday night-Sunday afternoon (includes all meals) $130.
Friday - Sunday (includes all meals) $110
Thursday afternoon workshop (optional) $30**
Meals only, Friday & Saturday (for commuters with alternative accommodations) $30 per day
Meals only, Sunday (breakfast & lunch) $15


Travel Information

We will be coordinating van trips to and from Bradley International Airport (Hartford, CT). For those of you flying into other airports, transportation options are offered below. Van trips will be scheduled every few hours throughout the day from Bradley to Amherst for those of you arriving on Thursday , June 10, and for departures on Sunday, June 13 after 10:00 am. If you are arriving or departing at any other times, you will need to contact Valley Transporter for your transportation to and from the airport (see contact info. below). From Bradley to Amherst is about a 45-minute drive.

Transport From Airport in Providence, RI
Bonanza Bus Lines 1-800-556-3815
From Providence to Springfield: one-way:$24.00 roundtrip:$43.95

Transport from Springfield, MA
Peter Pan Bus Lines 1-800-343-9999
From Springfield to Amherst: $5.00 one way

Transport from Logan International Airport, Boston, MA
Pick-up at airport is Massport (1-800-235-6426); a ride to South Station in Boston costs $6.00.
At South Station go to Peter Pan ticket counter: One way: $21.95... Roundtrip: $43.90
Website with schedules from Boston to Amherst:

Valley Transporter
Bradley to Amherst: $28.00 one-way, $56.00 roundtrip
VIP Bradley: $69.00 set up own time…. $20 waiting fee per hour

Driving from Boston Area
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90) West
Drive approx. 90 minutes to Route 91 North (Exit 4). Take 91 North to exit 19 (Amherst)
Off the exit ramp, go right on Route 9 East (Toward Hadley and Amherst).
You will drive approx. 6 miles before you come to the intersection of Route 116 and Route 9 in Amherst.
Continue straight through the lights and Amherst College will be on your right and left. As you drive down the hill, you should be looking for a sign on your right saying LOKA CONFERENCE. (If you pass under the railroad bridge, you've gone too far.) Turn right at the sign into a parking lot. Signs from there will guide you to registration.

Driving from the South
Take Route 91 North to exit 19...follow above directions

Driving from the West
Take NY Thruway/Mass Pike East to Route 91 North. Follow above directions from there.

Driving from the North
Take 91 South to Exit 20. Off the exit ramp, go immediately into the left lane. At lights, go left onto Damon Rd. Follow to the end and take left at lights over the Coolidge Bridge (Route 9 East). From Route 9 East, follow above directions to Amherst College.

Arriving by Bus in Center of Amherst
Get off of the bus at Amherst Center. Face the town green and walk on the green to the intersection on the upper right corner of the green (the furthest corner from you). This intersection is the beginning of Amherst College. Walk down the hill about 3 minutes and look for signs saying LOKA CONFERENCE. The signs will guide you to registration.

For Arrivals after 10:00 pm on Thursday--Directions to Campus Security
On Route 9 heading East, the right turn for Campus Security is just after the turn for registration. In other words, they are very close to each other, so follow directions to the conference and just make your turn after the sign for the conference. The road to campus Security is actually immediately across from Dickenson St. Security is the second building on your left.

** Conference begins Friday morning. Thursday afternoon workshop "Introduction to Community-Based Research" is optional.


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