Costa Rica Details

Hotel: Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose (Phone: 506 2298 0000, Fax: 506 2298 0011).

Conference Hotel Room Rate: $155.00 + tax for single/double occupancy (includes all gratuities and and full breakfast). This special conference rate will be available for three nights before and three nights after July 25 and 26 upon availability. Needless to say, this is an exceptional opportunity to stay at a premier hotel for an affordable rate. See About the San Jose Marriott for registration information and other information.

Hotel Registration: Register here (NOTE: The closing date for obtaining the conference rate is JUNE 9, 2011). To contact the hotel with questions, please call 1-888-236-2427.

Conference Registration: $300 (includes welcome reception, lunches on July 25th and 26th, snacks and drinks for session breaks, and concluding conference dinner).

Registration Form (PDF) Please note that we will only be accepting registration payments via check and money order.

NOTE ON FILLING OUT REGISTRATION FORM: If you plan to email the registration form, please make sure to save it to your desktop before emailing it. That should retain the information you entered. Please check that the information you entered is saved on the form before emailing. If this fails, you may try saving the file as a JPEG (click Save As–>select JPEG from the drop-down list), which would keep the information from being lost.

Conference Theme: “Popular Culture At and Across Borders:  The Hemispheric and Global Flows of Popular Culture.” This theme can be interpreted widely and liberally. Proposals on all areas and types of popular culture are invited, especially topics on Costa Rica and Central America. Send proposals or inquiries to Doug Noverr (, the conference organizer and coordinator. Proposals for panels are also welcomed.

Deadline for Proposals: April 25, 2011. Proposals will be evaluated and accepted soon after their submission.

Inquiries: Please direct all inquiries of whatever nature related to the Conference to Professor Doug Noverr (

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