How to Register

Tuition & Meals – C.S. Lewis Foundation

Rates: scroll down to see registration rates.

Register: Online & phone registration are now closed. To register, please come to the new registrations table during check-in at the Conference. Full conference, single day, and single session options are available. For more information on single day/session pricing, email Michael Sutherlin at


Lodging – Hotel UMass

Rates: scroll down to see lodging rates.

Online: Register for Lodging using Hotel UMass’ secure event registration provider.

Phone: Call 877-822-2110.


Tuition & Meal Rates

NOTE: After June 28, 2016, all registration will be on-site and will not include breakfast.

Meals for the event are included with registration. See below for the meals that are included with each registration package.

Single day and single session rates are available. Contact for details.




Hotel Guests – Tuition/Meals

Note: rates do not include lodging. See below for more info.
Please note that late registrations (after 06/28/16) will not include breakfast.

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Meals included for hotel guests:

  • Full Conference Package – includes Friday lunch & dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch, & dinner; and Sunday breakfast & lunch.
  • Main Conference Package – includes Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch, & dinner; and Sunday breakfast & lunch.




Commuters – Tuition/Meals

Note: rates do not include lodging. See below for more info.

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Meals included for commuters:

  • Full Conference Package – includes Friday lunch & dinner; Saturday lunch & dinner; and Sunday lunch.
  • Main Conference Package – includes Friday dinner, Saturday lunch & dinner; and Sunday lunch.



Lodging Rates – Hotel UMass

NOTE: the special rate below is available until June 27, 2016. After that, the rates will be full hotel rates.

The following room rate is per room, per night (not per person). It includes lodging for each night reserved. Wifi is complimentary as is parking for one vehicle per room.

Parking per additional vehicle is available at a discounted conference rate of $5 per day (passes can be picked up at event check in; payment will be made to the parking attendant at the parking garage upon exit each day)

Note: if you are attending the Early Arrival Track Sessions on Friday morning and afternoon, please be aware that you may stay on Thursday evening for your convenience. Conference group rates are available 3 days prior to and 3 days after the conference (note: if you wish to stay after the event, please contact Hotel UMass directly by phone).


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Optional activities

On Saturday, July 9th, from 12 noon to 2 p.m we will be holding an optional Faculty Forum Luncheon during the main lunchtime. There will be a special speaker for the luncheon, on a topic focused on higher education, but the luncheon is open to all. There is a $15 charge for the catered meal.

We are also offering an optional trip to the scenic Pioneer Valley town of Northfield, Massachusetts, birthplace of Dwight L. Moody, on Saturday from 2:25 – 6:15 p.m. There will be tours of the birthplace of D.L. Moody and a reception at the “Green Pastures” home, site of our newest C.S. Lewis Study Center. Transportation and refreshments will be provided.

Shuttle Transportation

For your benefit, we’ve listed a few of the shuttle services that operate from Bradley International Airport to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Valley Transporter: 413-253-1350

Seemo Shuttle: 413-586-1120


  • Online Registration for tuition/meals (to the C.S. Lewis Foundation) requires payment in full.
  • Refunds
    • Tuition & Meals (C.S. Lewis Foundation): $50 of the tuition is non-refundable. The remainder of the tuition is refundable if registration is cancelled by 6/2/2016. After 6/2/2016, 100% of the tuition fee is non-refundable.
    • Room (Hotel UMass): Cancellations made prior to 24 hours of the event will receive a full refund. Guests cancelling after 24 hours of the event will be charged the full amount of the reservation.
  • Photography/filming policy: by registering for the event, you give your consent to be filmed/photographed during the event for potential use for archival, fundraising, marketing, and promotional productions of the C.S. Lewis Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. If you would like to opt-out, please email us at selmore at and provide us with a note and a headshot photo of yourself so that we don’t inadvertently use your image.

Regional Attractions

Amherst and the surrounding area is host to several points of interest including historic sites, museums, libraries, shops, and the town center. You will have free time on on Saturday afternoon to explore on your own.

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