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2014 SOF Conference, September 11 – 14, Madison, Wisconsin

Overture Center.Madison

Save the Date!

The Annual Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship Authorship Conference

will be held in Madison, Wisconsin from Thursday, September 11th through Sunday, September 14th, 2014.


What: Stay current with the latest in research, publications, debate, film, and performance from the Shakespeare authorship movement, domestically and abroad.

Saturday’s program will include an optional excursion to the renowned American Players Theater in Spring Green, Wisconsin, an outdoor theater nestled in a beautiful forested setting, for a production of Much Ado About Nothing. Those attending will enjoy an Elizabethan inspired,  al fresco banquet prepared by local farm to table caterers Enos Farms on the grounds of the theatre. Expect additional entertainment and a chance to meet with actors or staff from the APT.

Also planned will be a screening of the final version of Nothing is Truer than Truth, a film by Cheryl Eagan-Donovan.

[NOTE: The previously scheduled Thursday evening Rasputina concert will not be taking place. Stay tuned for updated information on the opening event. ]

Watch for a full conference agenda for all the details, including the date and time of the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship Annual Meeting.

Where: The conference will be hosted at the Overture Center, Madison’s downtown home for arts and culture (pictured above).   The Overture Center is located in the heart of downtown, and on the popular State Street, a primarily pedestrian mall linking the Wisconsin State Capitol with the University of Wisconsin campus.  It is Madison’s premier shopping and dining district. Conference lodging will be provided by the Madison Concourse Hotel, located 2 blocks from the Overture Center.   See details below for rate and reservation information. Watch for additional lodging options to be listed in the near future.

Why: Watch for the agenda and list of fantastic speakers, artists and performers assembling in Madison to mark the 2014 Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship Conference. Don’t miss it!

Who: Could be you! look for the Call for Papers and Presentations in the upcoming spring issue of the Shakespeare Oxford Newsletter for details on submitting a proposal.

How: The Madison Airport (MSN) is located about 5 miles from the Overture Center and the Madison Concourse Hotel. This airport is serviced by American Eagle, Delta Airline, Frontier Airlines, and United Airlines. Carpooling from Chicago (3 hrs) or Milwaukee (1.5 hrs) airports will be explored for direct flight options.

Madison Concourse Hotel lodging at the SOF Conference rate: The special conference room rate is $139/night for a single and $149/night for a double (plus tax). Rooms may be booked by calling the hotel directly (800-356-8293) and mentioning the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship. This room rate will be honored for three days before and three days after the dates of the Conference (depending on availability). This rate is good until August 15 or until all available rooms have been booked.

Alternative Lodging:

HI – Madison (Hostel), 141 South Butler Street, Madison, WI (10-15 minute walk from Overture Center).

Hampton Inn and Suites, 440 W. Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703, (608) 255-0360 (7 minute walk from Overture Center).

Doubletree, 525 W Johnson St., Madison, WI 53703, (608) 251-5511 (10 minute walk from Overture Center).

Best Western Inn on the Park, 22 S. Carroll Street, Madison WI 53703, (608) 285-8000 (5 minute walk from Overture Center).

Be on the lookout for conference registration rates and list of speakers and topics in the near future.

— Richard Joyrich, Sara Tedeschi

posted May 1, 2014


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