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    The International Society for the Study of
    Religion, Nature & Culture
    Celebrating its 10th Anniversary

    ISSRNC 2016 CONFERENCE

    Religion, Science and the Future

    A Conference Sponsored by the

    The International Society for the Study of
    Religion, Nature and Culture


    14 – 17 January 2016
    The University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida


    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    J. Baird Callicott

    Elaine Howard Ecklund

    Ursula Goodenough

    Graham Harvey

    Ailton Krenak

    Winona LaDuke

    Tim LeCain

    Ibrahim Özdemir

    Lisa Sideris

    Kocku von Stuckrad
    Bron Taylor
    Emma Tomalin
    Jace Weaver
    Kyle Powys Whyte
    David Sloan Wilson

    REGISTRATION
    Please review the registration levels below and then use the PayPal link to pay for your registration. You will receive a receipt for the transaction and an email confirming the terms of your registration.

    To join the ISSRNC or renew your membership, please first go to the membership page and select the appropriate membership level and complete the transaction. Please then return to this page to register for "Religion, Science and the Future."

    Note: All Presenters must be members by 15 Nov 2015.
    MEMBER PRICES:
    $295 (regular faculty registration; banquet included)
    $200 (student/member; banquet included) *

    NON-MEMBER PRICES
    $325 (public and faculty, no banquet)
    $250 (student non-member registration; no banquet)
    $40 (non-member, banquet)

    ONE-DAY FEE
    $150

    Between 15 and November and 14 December those who have to cancel will be eligible for a 50% refund. For planning and budgetary reasons refunds after that time are not possible.

    * A limited number of student members of the ISSRNC who volunteer at the conference can receive a discount on registration; please contact Ipsita Chatterjea before registering regarding availability.
    PLEASE SELECT FROM THE DROP-DOWN MENU:

    HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
    REITZ UNION HOTEL
    • Trip Advisor rates this 4/5
    • Room rates: $109/night for Double Full or Single Queen, or $119/night for Double Queen
    • Complimentary breakfast
    • RTS buses to Airport and Downtown
    • Booking: contact Amanda Baugh for details
    • Florida Green Lodging
    HOLIDAY INN (UNIVERSITY)
    • 3 Stars and a rating of 7.6 (Good)
    • Room rates: $109/night for Double Queen or Single King
    • Complimentary breakfast
    • Shuttle service to Airport, Downtown, and the Reitz
    • 15-20 min walk to the Reitz and 20 min walk to Downtown
    • Booking: use Group Code “ISS” when reserving room. Code is valid until Dec. 28, 2015
    • Florida Green Lodging
    HILTON AT UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
    • 3 Stars and a rating of 8.1 (Excellent)
    • Room rates: $139/night for Double Full or Single King
    • Shuttle service to both the Reitz and Downtown
    • 40 min walk to the Reitz Union
    • RTS buses to the Reitz and Downtown
    • Booking: use Group Code “SBM116” when reserving room. Code is valid until December 15, 2015
    • Florida Green Lodging
    HAMPTON INN (DOWNTOWN)
    • 3 Stars and a rating of 8.8 (Excellent)
    • Room rates: $119/ night for Standard King; $129/ night for Standard double queen.
    • Complimentary breakfast
    • Cab service
    • 35-40 min walk to Reitz
    • RTS buses to Reitz and Airport
    • Booking: use Group Code “C-ISS” when reserving room. Code is valid until December 14, 2015
    • Florida Green Lodging
    PARAMOUNT PLAZA HOTEL
    • 3 Stars and a rating of 7.6 (Good)
    • Room rates: $84/night for Double Queen or Single King
    • Complimentary breakfast
    • Shuttle service to Airport, Reitz, and Downtown
    • 40 min walk to Reitz
    • RTS buses to campus
    • Booking: call hotel to book room and mention ISSRNC to get Group Discount. Valid until January 1, 2016
    QUALITY INN
    • 2 Stars and a rating of 7.7 (Good)
    • Room rates: $69/night for Double Queen and $74/night for Single King
    • Complimentary breakfast
    • 35 min walk to the Reitz
    • RTS buses to campus
    • Budget friendly option
    ECONO LODGE
    • 1 Star and a rating of 6.2 (Good)
    • Room rates: $60/night for a Double Full or Single Queen
    • Complimentary breakfast
    • 35 min walk to the Reitz
    • RTS buses to campus
    • Budget friendly option
    Map of Hotels near UF
    DIRECTIONS FROM REGIONAL AIRPORTS
    University of Florida Directions to the
    University of Florida
    from
    Regional Airports
    Gainesville Regional Airport Gainesville Regional
    Airport Shuttle
    Information
    REGIONAL TRANSIT SYSTEM (RTS)
    The Gainesville RTS is a highly reliable and safe public transit service for the city of Gainesville. There are 37 city routes (16 on Saturday, and 12 on Sunday) as well as ten campus routes and five late night “Later Gator” routes which run as late as 3:00 am. All of the hotels listed are on at least one major RTS route. The regular city buses (one or two digit numbers) and the Later Gator buses (letters A-F) require exact cash amount. However, there is an All-Day Pass which may be for unlimited rides on multiple routes for one day. The cost of the All-Day Pass is $3.00 exactly. This is best option for anyone who chooses RTS. The campus bus routes (three digit numbers) are always free, however they have a much more limited run time (typically 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, and heavily reduced on weekends). Due to this being a holiday weekend, all routes will have reduced service.
    Regional Transit System Gainesville Regional Transit
    Information and Route Maps
    Bus Routes Serving Local Hotels:
    Reitz Union Hotel 25A: Gainesville Airport to Commuter Lot.
    46: Reitz Union to Rosa Parks Downtown Station
    Holiday Inn (University) 5: Oaks Mall to Rosa Parks Downtown Station
    Hilton at UF 20: Reitz Union to Oaks Mall
    21: Reitz Union to Cabana Beach (Apartments)
    117: (Campus bus) Park-N-Ride 2
    Hampton Inn (Downtown) 46: Reitz Union to Rosa Parks Downtown Station
    25A: Gainesville Airport to Commuter Lot
    Paramount Plaza Hotel 13: Beaty Towers to Career Source
    Quality Inn 13: Beaty Towers to Career Source
    Howard Johnson Express 13: Beaty Towers to Career Source
    Econo Lodge 13: Beaty Towers to Career Source
    ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION
    UBER GAINESVILLE: Uber Taxi Service is operating in Gainesville and rides can be requested via their app or their website.

    PLEASE NOTE: cab and ride sharing services in Gainesville and elsewhere have their critics and fans and it would be wise to review any such service one might use in Gainesville before relying on it.

    SWIFT CYCLE: Located in between campus and Downtown at 607 W. University Ave. They have 6 hybrid bikes for $25/day and 3 beach bikes for $15/day. Rentals are on a first come, first serve basis. Locks are provided for multi-day rentals. Ask about multi-day discount. Visit the Swift Cycle web site or call them at 352-226-8790.

    GATOR CYCLE: Located slightly farther away at the corner of Archer Road and SW 34th Street. Approximately 20 bikes to choose from including road and town bikes starting at $30/day. Discount available if more than a few days. No locks provided for multi-day rental and bike is renter’s responsibility. Flat repair kit included. For information and to reserve your bike online please visit the Gator Cycle web site or call them at 352-373-3962.