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Ad and Exhibit rates

49th Annual Meeting

Victoria, Canada — November 5-8, 2014

Theme: Bordersongs

Conference Hotel:

The Fairmont Empress, Victoria, BC. Room rate for WLA: Can$149

Exhibitors will receive one 6′ covered table for each table reserved.

Exhibit Hours

Thursday, November 6th, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday, November 7th, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, November 8th, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Exhibit Set-Up

Wednesday, November 5th, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Thursday, November 6th, prior to 8:00 am

Exhibit Dismantle

Saturday, November 8th, after 12:00 pm

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

Information for Publishers.

Publishers who have booked a display table (or tables) for the Western Literature Association’s 49th Annual Conference (Bordersongs 2014) please note: The conference takes place at the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria British Columbia, Canada, 5-8 November 2014.
The hotel highly recommends any shipments go through a customs broker.  Fed Ex and Purolator  have their own brokers. Should you choose to use another shipper, please be sure to confirm with your shipping company that the items will be brokered.  All shipments should use the shipping label attached here. And all shipments must include copies of the attached Canadian Border Services letter regarding special arrangements for this international conference.  The hotel asks that you arrange for any shipment to arrive not too far in advance of the conference start date. 
Displays will be in the Palm Court where the Wednesday evening reception and the pre banquet reception (and probably morning coffee service) will be held. Set up will be Wednesday afternoon, November 5. The room is not 100% secure because staff have access via an unlockable service entrance at back of house; however the doors to the public areas lock once closed and you should be able to confidently leave your displays in place overnight.
The hotel contact person is
James Rault, Conference Services Manager
Tel +1 250 995 4683
Please also carry a copy of this letter when you personally enter Canada.


Advertisers, please send a pdf file of each ad to handley@usc.edu by August 15th.

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:

William R. Handley, Executive Secretary
Western Literature Association
Department of English
THH 404
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0354

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