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How to Get Here

The BABEL 2017 Conference Make/Risk/Work will be held at the University of Nevada, Reno ( Located at 1664 N. Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada 89557, it is an easy drive on the 80. The campus is located just North of downtown Reno, Nevada.

The local airport is the Reno-Tahoe International airport ( Southwest, American, Alaska, United, Jetblue, Allegiant, Frontier, Delta, Volaris regularly fly out of this airport.

There is a free shuttle from the airport to the conference hotel at Circus Circus.

The closest larger International airports include San Jose, California (SJC-San Jose International-Lufthansa, Hainan, ANA, Air Canada, AeroMexico, and Air China), Sacramento, CA (SMF-Sacramento International Airport), Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland International Airport-Norwegian and British Airways flies into Oakland), San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco International Airport).

You can drive from SFO (the farthest larger international airport from Reno) to Reno in less than 3 hours with a car. If you fly to Las Vegas, please organize a connecting flight because it takes up to 8 hours to drive from Las Vegas to Reno.

If you are flying from the UK, we suggest booking flights through Oakland and then getting a connection there to Reno or driving the 2ish hours to get to Reno if you wish by car.

There is also an $1-$8 Megabus from San Francisco to Reno:

The University of Nevada Reno campus is an uphill 10+ minute walk from Circus Circus. Conference venues will be on campus and/or there will be a shuttle provided for outside campus events/venues.


The Conference Hotel has booked a block of rooms in the newly renovated tower of Circus Circus (  in Reno, NV for $58 a night locked rate for the conference. Please book before September 30 to get the conference rate [follow this link and use hotel code ICBABL7]. Room rates begin at $58 a night for one or 2 people in a room with a king bed, and increases by $10 dollars for each additional person. (1 bed, 2 people, $58 a night; 2 bed, 2-3 people, $68 a night; 2 bed, 4 people, $88 a night). There is free wifi, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle to and from the hotel.

Circus Circus is a family-friendly casino hotel. This means an environment that includes a space that will be inclusive to colleagues who do not wish to partake in alcohol and/or gambling. There are inexpensive food venues in Circus Circus as well as family friendly restaurants. There is also an arcade.

Circus Circus is close to their sister casino hotel The El Dorado ( which includes the full panoply of gambling options and free drinks (if one is gambling, even playing penny slots), and adult bars and more upscale restaurants.

We suggest the Whitney Peak Hotel ( for a non-casino and non-smoking hotel. The best rates can be had on expedia,,

Babel Travel Funds

As in previous years, BABEL will book and pay for a number of hotel rooms that those requesting support can then share. We need to know how many rooms will be required, so we ask that everyone who would like support email us with that information by September 15. That will also allow us to assess if we have remaining funds to provide additional support beyond lodging. (If you do not need lodging support because you will be staying with a friend, for instance, you can contact us to request alternative travel support.)

If you are a NTT participant of BABEL 17, please contact Myra Seaman ( and Rick Godden ( for potential BABEL travel funds to help you come to the conference.


Please register using this link:

The questions are given below for reference, as well:

  • Name:
  • Address:
  • Email Address:
  • Twitter handle:
  • Name on Badge and description:
  • [As per this recent article, we feel it makes no sense to do academic affiliation, so instead, we ask people to write a description (several words). For example, Dorothy Kim, “medievalist, digital humanist, feminist”]
  • If you are participating in a roundtable or a panel, please tell us if you want people to tweet your presentation, comments, etc.- [Yes or No]
  • Please indicate which pronoun you would prefer to be on your badge and given to your session moderator.
    • She/her
    • He/him
    • they/them
    • zie/zem
    • Prefer not to designate

While the UNR campus is ADA accessible, would you like to make us aware of any accommodations that would facilitate your participation in the conference? Please feel free to indicate a need or desire for lactations rooms, quiet spaces, mobility assistance, france/chemical-free spaces, stair-free access (available in all buildings), assistance organizing child care, etc.


Please indicate your top two choices of practica per day you plan to attend the conference

  • Make (Day 1, Friday, October 27, 2017)
    • 1.
    • 2.
  • Risk (Day 2, Saturday, October 28, 2017)
    • 1.
  • Work (Day 3, Saturday, October 29, 2017)
    • 1.

Radical Conviviality

[Your email is required in order to participate in radical conviviality]

  • Friday Night
  • Saturday Night 

Registration Fees

[Payable at Eventbright here:]

  • RISK practicum only (free)
  • LATE Registration ($175)
  • Non Tenure Track ($75)
  • MAKE practicum only ($20 for materials)
  • Single Day Registration ($50- please specify day below)
  • NSHE Faculty ($105)
  • WORK practicum only (free)
  • NSHE Single Day Registration ($35- please specify day below)
  • Tenure Track Faculty ($125)
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