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    Alex Young, PhD Candidate, University of Southern California

Ad and Exhibit rates

50th Annual Meeting

Reno, Nevada — October 14-17, 2015

Theme: Visual Culture and the Urban West

Conference Hotel: Harrah’s, Reno. Room rate for WLA: $99 for Friday and Saturday, $59 for all other days.

Exhibitors will receive one 6′ covered table for each table reserved. They will also receive one complimentary conference registration per table reserved.

Exhibit Hours

Thursday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Exhibit Set-Up

Wednesday, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

or Thursday, prior to 8:00 am

Exhibit Dismantle

Saturday, after 12:00 pm

BOOK EXHIBIT: US$250.00 for the first table, $150 for each additional table.



The hotel contact person is Melissa Olofson,  775.788.3095

The Group Services Coordinator or Convention Services Manager must be notified in advance of shipping arrangements to ensure proper acceptance of items upon arrival at the Hotel.All shipments must be addressed using the following example:

Harrah’s Reno
219 North Center St.
Reno, NV 89501
Attention:  CONVENTION SERVICES – 3rd floor
GROUP NAME: Western Literature Conference
All boxes using the address example shown above will be delivered to the Convention Office and placed in storage on the Convention Center Floor – 3rd Floor at Harrah’s Reno. Note: Please have your tracking numbers available. HANDLING CHARGE – M/A # S10WLA5The following charges will apply for all incoming and outgoing group-coded shipments:  (Prices are subject to change)0 – 15 lbs        $5.00 per package
16 – 30 lbs       $8.00 per package
31 – 50 lbs       $10.00 per package
51 – 75 lbs       $12.00 per package
76 – 100 lbs     $15.00 per package
Over 100 lbs    $ .18 per poundNote:  Handling charges will be posted directly to the appropriate account.


Harrah’s Reno has limited storage facilities.  Boxes should be scheduled for delivery no more than 2-3 days prior to actual group main arrival date.



Publishers who wish to advertise in our conference program, please send a pdf file of each ad to nwitschi@westernlit.org. Deadline: August 15, 2015.


Program Ads:
Full-Page (7.5” x 9.75”) $300
Half-Page (3.625” x 9.75” [vertical] or 7.75” x 4.75” [horizontal])
Quarter-Page (3.625”w x 4.75”h)$100

For further information or to reserve space, please contact:

Nicolas S. Witschi, Executive Secretary
Western Literature Association
Department of English
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008

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