Broadening the Scope of Vocational Exploration

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About the Conference

The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) is pleased to invite teams of campus leaders to the fifth national conference of the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE), which will be held March 21−23, 2019, at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. NetVUE is a nationwide campus-supported network administered by CIC that fosters the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation among college and university students.

Under the theme “Broadening the Scope of Vocational Exploration,” the 2019 NetVUE Conference will focus on the growing importance of vocation and calling across a wide range of concerns in undergraduate education. Greater attention is being paid to vocational exploration in a variety of contexts, including theological reflection across faith traditions, intellectual inquiry into issues of morality and ethics, and initiatives to develop students as future professional and civic leaders.

An array of distinguished speakers will address such topics as vocation in a world of accelerating change, the increasingly diverse religious and ethical worldviews of undergraduate students, and moral leadership as a calling. Concurrent sessions will highlight successful campus programs and offer research-based analyses of vocational exploration in theory and practice. The entire conference is designed to provide participants with a wide range of resources to sustain and broaden the work of vocational exploration—in the classroom, the advising process, career development, campus ministry, community engagement, and other campus venues. Participants will also have opportunities to network with colleagues in similar roles at other institutions.

Each NetVUE member college and university is invited to designate a three- to five-person campus team, led by the president, chief academic officer, or another officer at the vice-presidential level. The team should include others who play key roles in helping undergraduates consider their vocations in relation to personal development, educational plans, and postgraduate choices. Campus representatives may include faculty members, student life staff, chaplains, vocation program directors, and career services advisors.

Thanks to member dues and generous support from Lilly Endowment Inc., the registration fee of $800, which includes the costs of accommodations, all conference meals, and program materials, will be waived for three team members of NetVUE institutions. Two additional team members—up to five total—may register at the institution’s expense. Participating institutions will be responsible for covering travel expenses for all team members.

While all NetVUE members are invited to participate, early registration is encouraged, as space is limited. Conference registrations received after February 1, 2019, will be accommodated only on a space-available basis.

About NetVUE

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The Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) is a nationwide association of colleges and universities administered by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) that supports students in the work of vocational exploration and discernment. Through national conferences and regional gatherings, faculty seminars and scholarly resources, campus visit and consulting programs, and a wide range of grant initiatives, NetVUE encourages member institutions to develop and extend vocation-related conversations and programming on their campuses.

NetVUE is supported by member dues and by the generosity of Lilly Endowment Inc., which has brought conversations about vocation and calling to national prominence through a series of major grant initiatives over the past two decades. Among these were its Programs for the Theological Exploration of Vocation (PTEV), which supported major initiatives on 88 college and university campuses between 1999 and 2009. As Lilly’s direct support of PTEV concluded, CIC, with support from Lilly, launched NetVUE in 2009. Since that time, more than 225 colleges and universities have joined the CIC-sponsored network.

Biennial national conferences of NetVUE have been held since 2011, with the 2017 NetVUE Conference bringing together more than 600 campus leaders from 170 colleges and universities to explore vocational frameworks and practices. NetVUE member institutions, most of which are rooted in the liberal arts, represent a wide range of religiously-affiliated institutions as well as many without specific religious ties. They are united by their commitment to strengthen and deepen vocational exploration and discernment on their campuses, both in the classroom and in other areas of undergraduate student life.

NetVUE Purposes

NetVUE has five main purposes:

  1. Deepen the understanding of the intellectual and theological dimensions of vocational exploration;
  2. Examine the role of vocational exploration in a variety of institutional contexts;
  3. Share knowledge, best practices, and reflection on experiences across participating campuses;
  4. Facilitate the incorporation of additional colleges and universities into this enterprise; and
  5. Sustain an extended program in the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation.

NetVUE Activities

In addition to the large national conference held every other year, NetVUE offers a number of programs and services to member institutions:
  • Regional gatherings and multi-campus collaborations on specific topics conducted in non-conference years (six gatherings were held during 2017–2018);
  • Modest grants to support the further development of existing vocational exploration programs and the professional development of faculty and staff members;
  • An annual faculty development seminar, Teaching Vocational Exploration, for which faculty members may be nominated;
  • Consulting and campus visit services to strengthen or develop programs at member institutions;
  • Development of scholarly resources for vocational exploration, including At This Time and In This Place: Vocation and Higher Education (2016), Vocation across the Academy: A New Vocabulary for Higher Education (2017), and Hearing Vocation Differently: Meaning, Purpose, and Identity in the Multi-Faith Academy (forthcoming), all published by Oxford University Press;
  • An online community for the exchange of resources and ideas among member institutions; and
  • A small NetVUE staff, housed at Hope College, to support the network.
NetVUE is administered by CIC with generous support from Lilly Endowment Inc. and member dues. An Advisory Council composed of representatives from member institutions guides CIC in the administration of NetVUE. View additional information about NetVUE, including resources from prior conferences.


Not Yet a Member of NetVUE?

CIC welcomes the participation of additional independent colleges and universities in NetVUE. Institutions that join NetVUE gain access to the array of resources, programs, and services intended to support vocational exploration and discernment among undergraduate students. View additional information about NetVUE membership, including an application to join. Please complete the membership application prior to submitting conference registration. For questions about NetVUE, please contact David S. Cunningham, director of NetVUE, at dcunningham@cic.nche.edu or (616) 395-6750.

Featured Speakers

 

 

  • Rebecca S. Chopp
    Rebecca S. Chopp
    University of Denver
  • Katherine (Trina) Janiec Jones
    Katherine (Trina) Janiec Jones
    Wofford College
  • Rachel S. Mikva
    Rachel S. Mikva
    Chicago Theological Seminary
  • Anantanand Rambachan
    Anantanand Rambachan
    St. Olaf College
  • Zeenat Rahman
    Zeenat Rahman
    Aspen Institute
  • Robert M. Franklin, Jr.
    Robert M. Franklin, Jr.
    Emory University

Schedule

 

 

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Concurrent Campus PresentationsConcurrent Campus Presentations8Concurrent Session<p>​Conference participants are invited to submit proposals for presentations about campus vocational exploration programs. <a href="/NetvueCall">Please see Call for Proposals.</a></p>
Small Group Discussions by Campus RoleSmall Group Discussions by Campus Role3<p>​Participants will meet in small groups of campus leaders serving in similar roles to discuss the effectiveness of different approaches that can sustain programs on vocation, with attention to varying institutional missions and participants’ experiences. Each group also will consider ways to broaden vocational exploration efforts on their campuses.</p>
Breakfast Roundtable DiscussionsBreakfast Roundtable Discussions5
Orientation Session for Those New to NetVUEOrientation Session for Those New to NetVUE3<p>​Those participating in the NetVUE Conference for the first time are invited to gather for an orientation to NetVUE. The session will provide information about NetVUE’s history, programs, and services. This session also will offer guidance about participating in the NetVUE Conference and will allow newcomers to get to know others.</p>
Presidents ForumPresidents Forum8<em>(Open only to currently-serving presidents)</em><br><br>Presidents are invited to take part in candid conversation regarding changing institutional contexts and approaches to broaden and sustain vocational exploration initiatives while attending to institutional mission and resources. Two NetVUE member presidents will facilitate the discussion. <br><blockquote>Conveners:<br><strong><em>J. Michael Pressimone</em></strong>, President, Fontbonne University<br><strong><em>Susan Traverso</em></strong>, President, Thiel College</blockquote>
Opportunities for Vocational Reflection (Optional)Opportunities for Vocational Reflection (Optional)21
Lunch by Campus RoleLunch by Campus Role9<p>Conference participants will sit at tables designated by campus role.​</p>
Workshops on Vocational Resources to Enrich Campus InitiativesWorkshops on Vocational Resources to Enrich Campus Initiatives10Concurrent Session<h3>​Getting the Word Out: Telling the Story of Successful Programs </h3>Many NetVUE institutions are operating highly successful vocational exploration programs, from which their undergraduate students are benefitting enormously. But it can be difficult at times to make these successes known and recognized, even among the college’s faculty and staff members—let alone to its wider constituencies (including alumni, current and prospective parents, and trustees). This panel—which comprises journalists and scholars with extensive experience in social media, blogging, and writing for a wider audience—will offer insights and suggestions for telling these important success stories more compellingly. <br><blockquote><strong><em>Kalpana Jain</em></strong>, Senior Religion and Ethics Editor, <em>The Conversation US</em><br><strong><em>Caryn D. Riswold</em></strong>, Mike and Marge McCoy Family Distinguished Chair in Lutheran Heritage and Mission, and Professor of Religion, Wartburg College<br><strong><em>C. Hannah Schell</em></strong>, NetVUE Online Community Coordinator, Council of Independent Colleges<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Interfaith Vocational Reflection at Distinctively Religious Campuses</h3>At many colleges with distinctive religious missions and constituencies, student bodies are becoming increasingly diverse with respect to faith commitment or lifestance. What challenges do such institutions face when carrying out programs in vocational exploration and discernment? Do the Christian roots of the concept of vocation allow for, encourage, or even demand a religiously inclusive approach? What role can the college’s traditional constituencies play in adjusting to this new context? Presenters from three NetVUE institutions will speak to the challenges and opportunities for interfaith vocation programs at religiously distinctive institutions.<br><blockquote><strong><em>John D. Barton</em></strong>, Professor of Religion and Director, Center for Faith and Learning, Pepperdine University<br><strong><em>Jeffrey Carlson</em></strong>, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Professor of Religion, Dominican University (IL)<br><strong><em>Marion H. Larson</em></strong>, Department Chair and Professor of English, and Director of Faculty Development, Bethel University (MN)<br><strong><em>Sara L. H. Shady</em></strong>, Professor of Philosophy, Bethel University (MN)<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Mentoring Students of Color for Deep Purpose</h3>How do students of color experience vocational exploration programs at predominantly white institutions? How are their questions of personal identity and spirituality shaped by the current national landscape of race and religion? Three presenters who have reflected deeply on these questions will offer their perspectives on vocation, spirituality, religion, and purpose in the lives of students of color. They also will describe effective practices used in higher education to address these topics and offer realistic next steps for campus programs.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Keith J. Baltimore</em></strong>, University Minister, Protestant Christian Ministry, DePaul University<br><strong><em>Younus Y. Mirza</em></strong>, Assistant Professor of Islam, Allegheny College<br><strong><em>Monica M. Smith</em></strong>, Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Augustana College (IL)<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Virtue, Vice, Vocation: Scholarship on Ethics and Calling</h3>The first volume in the NetVUE Scholarly Resources Project, <em>At This Time and In This Place: Vocation and Higher Education</em>, featured a number of chapters that explored the relationships among virtue, vice, and vocation. These essays have generated additional scholarly discussion, particularly within the wider field of virtue ethics. In this session, one of the volume’s contributors will be joined by two other experts in this field. Together, they will lead a conversation about the scholarly merit and practical application of the language of virtue and vice as an element of vocational reflection programs.  <br><blockquote><strong><em>Douglas V. Henry</em></strong>, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Baylor University<br><strong><em>David Matzko McCarthy</em></strong>, Associate Provost and Fr. James M. Forker Professor of Catholic Social Teaching, Mount St. Mary’s University (MD)<br><strong><em>Elizabeth Newman</em></strong>, Eula Mae and John Baugh Professor of Theology and Ethics and Director, Master of Theological Studies Program, Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Vocation across the Curriculum: Lessons from the NetVUE Faculty Seminar</h3>What does it mean to “teach” vocation in the college context? What do we know about effective practices for implementing vocational reflection in the classroom? This session, convened by the co-leaders of NetVUE’s faculty seminar, Teaching Vocational Exploration, features four presenters from a variety of academic disciplines, who will speak to their experiences of implementing vocational exploration in a curricular setting.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Geoffrey W. Bateman</em></strong>, Associate Professor of Peace and Justice Studies and Associate Dean of Student Support and Experiential Learning, Regis University (CO)<br><strong><em>Lindsay Bosko-Dunbar</em></strong>, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Faculty Director of Pathways to Purpose, Spring Hill College<br><strong><em>Esteban Loustaunau</em></strong>, Associate Professor of Spanish and Director of the SOPHIA Program, Assumption College<br><strong><em>Robin Shura</em></strong>, Associate Professor of Sociology, Kent State University at Stark<br><br><h4>Conveners:</h4><strong><em>Darby K. Ray</em></strong>, Donald W. and Ann M. Harward Professor of Civic Engagement and Professor of Religious Studies, and Director, Harward Center for Community Partnerships, Bates College<br><strong><em>Paul J. Wadell</em></strong>, Professor of Religious Studies, St. Norbert College<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Vocation in the Health Professions</h3>By some estimates, nearly half of entering undergraduates plan to pursue careers in the health professions. Of these, a large majority imagine that they will be physicians. Many of these students will discover—sometimes with considerable pain—that medicine is not, in fact, their calling. Other students may avoid considering health careers because of misperceptions about the skills and capacities that these diverse fields require. Three presenters with wide experience addressing these issues, both in theory and practice, will lead a conversation on vocational exploration programs for students who face these questions. <br><blockquote><strong><em>Tina S. Holland</em></strong>, President, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University<br><strong><em>Margaret E. Mohrmann</em></strong>, Professor Emerita of Pediatrics, Medical Education, and Religious Studies, University of Virginia<br><strong><em>Kurt A. Schackmuth</em></strong>, Vice President for Mission and Interim Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Lewis University</blockquote>
Business Meeting of NetVUE MembersBusiness Meeting of NetVUE Members11
Networking ReceptionNetworking Reception12
Dinner on Your OwnDinner on Your Own13
Breakfast Roundtable DiscussionsBreakfast Roundtable Discussions14
Opportunities for Worship and Vocational Reflection (Optional)Opportunities for Worship and Vocational Reflection (Optional)25
Concurrent Campus PresentationsConcurrent Campus Presentations27Concurrent Session<p>​Conference participants are invited to submit proposals for presentations about campus vocational exploration programs. <a href="/NetvueCall">Please see Call for Proposals.</a></p>
Networking and Refreshment BreakNetworking and Refreshment Break26
Welcome and Bobby Fong Memorial Keynote Address: Rebecca S. ChoppWelcome and Bobby Fong Memorial Keynote Address: Rebecca S. Chopp2Rebecca S. ChoppPlenary Session<p>​<em>The keynote address is offered in memory of Bobby Fong (1950–2014), who was president of Ursinus College and Butler University and played a key role in the founding of NetVUE.</em><br><br></p><h3>The Future as Vocation</h3><p>Current trends for work, society, and the individual’s search for meaning are disrupting our traditional understanding of vocation. By some accounts, nearly 60 percent of today’s jobs will be automated by 2030, and 85 percent of the jobs in 2030 haven’t been invented yet. Seven out of ten workers face an uncertain future. Continuous vocational navigation through career, life, and society will be more important than ever, and this process will be shaped by a person’s faith commitments, values and talents, and political and cultural perspectives. In this world of accelerating change, how can higher education leaders design a 21st-century understanding of vocation that encourages students and graduates to develop lives of meaning, purpose, and commitment? Which educational practices effectively support the skills, habits, and capacities needed for life-long vocational design and agility? <br><br>Chair: <strong><em>Tracy Y. Espy</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Pfeiffer University<br></p>
Closing Plenary Session: Robert M. Franklin, Jr.Closing Plenary Session: Robert M. Franklin, Jr.18Robert M. Franklin, Jr.Plenary Session<h3>​The Vocation of Moral Leadership</h3><p>Moral leadership across societies has become an urgent concern. Ethical reform and social change take place when ideas, individuals, and institutions align for the common good. Colleges and universities have often led and modeled change to advance our society. This address will suggest that educational leaders are called to demonstrate moral leadership with confidence and humility at a time of declining intellectual clarity and social and moral cohesion. By embracing this work as a vocation, leaders can embody and act with courage, integrity, and imagination as they strive to serve the common good and invite others to join them. This vocation can be carried out by gifted individuals, dedicated groups, and enduring institutions.<br><br>Chair: <strong><em>Kent L. Henning</em></strong>, President, Grand View University<br></p>
Boxed Lunches and DepartureBoxed Lunches and Departure19
Opportunities for Vocational Reflection (Optional)Opportunities for Vocational Reflection (Optional)15
Concurrent Campus PresentationsConcurrent Campus Presentations16Concurrent Session<p>​Conference participants are invited to submit proposals for presentations about campus vocational exploration programs. <a href="/NetvueCall">Please see Call for Proposals.</a></p>
Networking and Refreshment BreakNetworking and Refreshment Break17
NetVUE Advisory Council MeetingNetVUE Advisory Council Meeting31
Welcoming Reception and Dinner with Remarks: Christopher L. CobleWelcoming Reception and Dinner with Remarks: Christopher L. Coble4<p>​The evening reception and dinner will provide an inviting setting to greet old friends and meet new ones.<br><br>Remarks: <strong><em>Christopher L. Coble</em></strong>, Vice President for Religion, Lilly Endowment Inc.<br></p>
Plenary Session Panel: Katherine (Trina) Janiec Jones, Rachel S. Mikva, Anantanand Rambachan, and Zeenat RahmanPlenary Session Panel: Katherine (Trina) Janiec Jones, Rachel S. Mikva, Anantanand Rambachan, and Zeenat Rahman6Katherine (Trina) Janiec Jones; Rachel S. Mikva; Anantanand Rambachan; Zeenat RahmanPlenary Session<h3>​Vocation in Multi-Faith Environments: Lifestance, Diversity, Difference</h3><p>The language of vocation has deep roots in the Christian theological tradition. Given the increasingly multi-faith context of undergraduate life, many have asked whether this terminology can truly serve as a new vocabulary for higher education. Yet all students—regardless of their academic field, religious background, or demographic identity—will encounter people of diverse lifestances and beliefs. Students need space to reflect on their experiences and understandings of differences, particularly as they explore and discern their own vocations. The three scholars on this panel have explored these issues in their contributions to the newest volume from the NetVUE Scholarly Resources Project, <em>Hearing Vocation Differently: Meaning, Purpose, and Identity in the Multi-Faith Academy</em> (Oxford, forthcoming). They will engage in a conversation about how a broader understanding of vocational exploration and discernment can address the increasingly diverse context of undergraduate education today.<br></p>
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Call for Proposals

Deadline for Proposal Submission: November 9, 2018

Participating institutions are invited to develop a concurrent session presentation about any aspect of vocational exploration and discernment. Ideas and programs that emerge from campus experience linked to NetVUE programs, grants, campus visits, faculty seminars, or other initiatives are especially encouraged, as are presentations that intersect with this year’s conference theme, “Broadening the Scope of Vocational Exploration.” Presentations may focus on any facet of vocation, whether from the perspective of a curricular program in an academic discipline (theology, ethics, literature, psychology, or any other field) or across disciplines, or in relation to campus activities in advising and mentoring, career development, campus ministry, community engagement, or any other campus venue where vocational exploration takes place. Proposals may share effective practices, emerging opportunities, or assessment of what has worked well—and what could be improved—for campus vocational exploration programs.


Guidelines for Submitting a Concurrent Session Proposal

Presentation proposals should include a plan for 15–20 minutes of presentation complemented by a time for questions and discussion with session participants. Some sessions allow 45 minutes for a presentation by an individual or a single institutional team followed by discussion. Other sessions are 60 minutes, which can allow for two or more institutions or individuals to present on closely related themes. To propose a concurrent session presentation, please submit the following (not to exceed two pages):
  1. Title that describes the presentation topic or theme;
  2. Description of the proposed content;
  3. Two or three discussion questions designed to encourage conversation among session participants; and
  4. Names and titles of those who will make the presentation.
Please include a one-paragraph biographical description of each presenter that references current and previous positions, published academic works, and notable awards and service to the campus or elsewhere.

Concurrent session proposals should be submitted to David S. Cunningham, director of NetVUE, at dcunningham@cic.nche.edu. Proposals must be submitted by November 9, 2018.
Deadline for Proposal Submission: November 9, 2018

Participating institutions are invited to develop a concurrent session presentation about any aspect of vocational exploration and discernment. Ideas and programs that emerge from campus experience linked to NetVUE programs, grants, campus visits, faculty seminars, or other initiatives are especially encouraged, as are presentations that intersect with this year’s conference theme, “Broadening the Scope of Vocational Exploration.” Presentations may focus on any facet of vocation, whether from the perspective of a curricular program in an academic discipline (theology, ethics, literature, psychology, or any other field) or across disciplines, or in relation to campus activities in advising and mentoring, career development, campus ministry, community engagement, or any other campus venue where vocational exploration takes place. Proposals may share effective practices, emerging opportunities, or assessment of what has worked well—and what could be improved—for campus vocational exploration programs.


Guidelines for Submitting a Concurrent Session Proposal

Presentation proposals should include a plan for 15–20 minutes of presentation complemented by a time for questions and discussion with session participants. Some sessions allow 45 minutes for a presentation by an individual or a single institutional team followed by discussion. Other sessions are 60 minutes, which can allow for two or more institutions or individuals to present on closely related themes. To propose a concurrent session presentation, please submit the following (not to exceed two pages):
  1. Title that describes the presentation topic or theme;
  2. Description of the proposed content;
  3. Two or three discussion questions designed to encourage conversation among session participants; and
  4. Names and titles of those who will make the presentation.
Please include a one-paragraph biographical description of each presenter that references current and previous positions, published academic works, and notable awards and service to the campus or elsewhere.

Concurrent session proposals should be submitted to David S. Cunningham, director of NetVUE, at dcunningham@cic.nche.edu. Proposals must be submitted by November 9, 2018.

An Ongoing Conversation

As a learning community, NetVUE supports member campuses as they seek to broaden the scope of vocational exploration and discernment. Learning communities flourish when members share common readings, join in mutual conversations, and compare their perspectives. At the 2019 NetVUE Conference, the initiatives described below are designed to stimulate and strengthen the NetVUE community of reflection and discernment.

participants talking to each other seated at roundtables 

Pre-Conference Readings

Prior to the conference, all participants will be encouraged to read a small selection of materials to help focus discussions throughout the conference. Participants will be provided access to these readings several weeks in advance of the conference.
 

Guided Reflections on Vocation

Conference participants can consider their own vocations during opportunities for individual reflection and communal liturgy. Participants will receive information about these opportunities upon arrival in Louisville.


Small Discussion Groups

On Thursday afternoon and during the Friday lunch, participants will meet in small groups with campus leaders who work in similar roles on NetVUE campuses. Friday and Saturday breakfast sessions also will provide opportunities for discussions about specific vocational topics. The primary purpose of these conversations is to compare and contrast approaches to vocational reflection and discernment and to consider how vocational initiatives can be sustained over time.

Hotel and Travel

 Location

​The Galt House Hotel

140 North Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 589-5200

 Hotel Information


front view of hotelPlease note: Participants must make their own hotel reservations after registering for the conference. The hotel room rate for conference dates is included with conference registration.

Room Rate:
$149 single/double per night

Hotel Reservation Deadline:
February 15, 2019

Louisville’s only waterfront hotel, the Galt House Hotel is located four blocks from Fourth Street Live and eight miles from the Louisville International Airport. The hotel also is just minutes from several Louisville attractions including the KFC Yum! Center, Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, the Muhammad Ali Center, and Whiskey and Museum Rows. A family run hotel since 1835, the Galt House Hotel is now the largest hotel in Kentucky, consisting of two towers. Connecting the towers is the famous Conservatory, which features a cafe, a cocktail lounge and gathering area, an aviary, and a greenhouse space. The hotel offers seven restaurants and lounges including the famous rooftop Rivue Restaurant and Lounge with its spectacular views of downtown and the waterfront.


Hotel Reservation Procedure

Participants first need to register for the NetVUE Conference in order to make a hotel reservation. After registration, participants will receive a confirmation email that includes detailed instructions and a code to make a reservation at the Galt House Hotel. CIC will cover the expense of the first three team members’ hotel rooms for the conference dates. The registration fee for fourth and fifth team members already includes payment of the discounted hotel room rate of $149 single/double per night. Participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations.

The hotel reservation deadline is Friday, February 15, 2019. Hotel rooms may sell out before the deadline, so participants are encouraged to register for the Conference and reserve their hotel rooms as soon as possible. Please note that hotel reservations made after the deadline can only be accommodated on a space-available basis and may be at a rate higher than the CIC rate.

Participants who wish to extend their stay beyond the conference dates may do so at their own expense. A limited number of rooms are available at the conference rate for an extended stay. Please call the Galt House Hotel at (502) 589-5200 to make arrangements.

 Travel

Travel Costs

Please note that travel expenses of all team members are the responsibility of individuals or their institutions. A limited number of travel grants are available to NetVUE member colleges and universities with limited resources or with unusually high travel expenses. To inquire about a travel grant, please contact David S. Cunningham, director of NetVUE, at dcunningham@cic.nche.edu or (616) 395-6750.
 

Hotel Parking

Self-parking for conference participants at the Galt House Hotel is $15 per day, and valet parking is $23 per day.
 

Galt House Shuttle Service

Xtreme Transportation provides airport shuttle service. Cost is $15 one way and $25 round trip when booked in advance. The shuttle departs Louisville International Airport every half hour from 7:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m. and hourly from 1:15–10:15 p.m.

The shuttle from the Galt House Hotel to the airport departs every half hour from 4:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. and hourly from 1:00–11:00 p.m. To schedule, contact Xtreme Transportation by phone at (502) 561-4022, by email at galthouseshuttle@xtremetransportation.com, or the Xtreme Transportation website Opens in new window.
 

Taxicabs

Taxicabs are available at the airport terminal traffic island on the left of the taxi stand. The estimated fare to the Galt House Hotel is $20 one way. The Louisville International Airport (SDF) taxicab providers are:
  • CityScoot—(502) 566-6384
  • Green Cab—(502) 635-6400; (502) 797-6064
  • Ready Cab—(502) 451-4114
  • Taxi7—(502) 777-7777
  • Yellow Cab—(502) 636-5511

Rideshares

Lyft and Uber are the only authorized ridesharing services available from the Louisville Airport. The Lyft and Uber pick-up area is located on the lower level, east side of the terminal on the inner curb.