Full Schedule

Below is a link to the full SLSA 2019 schedule including room assignments.

SLSA 2019 Schedule

(The schedule has a few quirks because it is output through EasyChair. For example, all panels and events are included in the schedule itself but the “Authors” list only includes papers and not workshops. The “Program” button will always take you back to the starting page.)



Conference goers are offered a complimentary continental breakfast starting at 7:00 a.m. each day. It will be located in Pacific Ballroom Lobby, around the corner from the registration desk.

Box Lunches

Box lunches can be picked up in Pacific Ballroom Lobby, around the corner from the registration desk, at 13:00 on Thursday and Friday and 12:00 noon on Saturday. (If you made a special request, look for a box with your name on it.)


Complimentary snacks will be available in the Pacific Ballroom Lobby starting at 14:30 p.m.

Food Trucks

Thursday, November 7, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 9, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

On Thursday and Saturday evenings, two of the three food trucks below will be parked in the Maya Lin Plaza for the convenience of conference goers attending art receptions and other evening events in the area. (Dinners are not included in the conference registration fee.)

Green Room

Thursday, November 7,  7:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 9,  7:00-9:00 p.m.

On Thursday and Saturday evenings, the Green Room Cafe (G)will stay open until 9:00 p.m. for the convenience of conference goers attending art receptions and other evening events in the area.


Various food concessions are located in the Student Center, and there are a number of restaurants in the nearby Marketplace (F), across a pedestrian bridge from the main campus.

Books Books Books!

Thursday, November 7, 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday, November 8, 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 9, 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Tables with books from the following publishing concerns will be located in Pacific Ballroom Lobby, around the corner from the registration desk. on all three days of the conference.

A  Amphitheater
B Beall Center for Art & Technology
C Contemporary Art Center and xMPL
F Food and dining options in the Marketplace
G Green Room Cafe
H Hotel shuttle stop
M Music & Media Bldg
P Parking structure
R Room Gallery
U University Art Gallery
W Winifred Smith Hall
A Pl Arts Plaza
ML Pl  Maya Lin Plaza
CTSA Claire Trevor School of the Arts





Travel Info


The 2019 conference will be held on the campus of UC Irvine. Most conference panels and the keynotes will be at the Conference Center , with additional events taking place in nearby venues on campus.

Shuttle buses will be available to ferry conference participants from the hotel to the campus in the morning and back in the evening. The campus dropoff/pickup point is H on the map below.  The schedule is:

Mornings (to campus): Every half hour, 7:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Thursday evening (to hotel): Every half hour, 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. 
Friday/Saturday evening (to hotel): Every half hour, 7:00 to 11:30 p.m.

At other times you are on your own, but cabs, Lyft, and Uber are all available locally.

For those driving to campus, there will be reserved parking spaces in the parking structure directly across the street from the Conference Center, in the building P (SCPS) on the detail map below.

Many special events will take place with the the yellow CTSA circle. For details see the Special Events page.

Map of the entire campus


A limited number of rooms are available at reduced rates at the Atrium Hotel in Irvine, across the street from the John Wayne Airport (SNA) and about 2 miles from the UC Irvine campus. To reserve a room for SLSA 2019, please call 1-800-854-3012 and reference  SLSA 2019 CONFERENCE.

Travel tip: flying

The closest airport to UC Irvine is John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, which is right across the street from the conference hotel. Many major airlines fly into SNA from all over the United States.

Alternative airports are Long Beach Airport (LGB), which is much smaller as well as 25 miles north of UC Irvine, and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which is 45 miles north of UC Irvine. Unless you are renting a car, transportation from either LAX or LGB will be expensive ($75 – $150 for Lyft, Uber, cab) as there is no straightforward public transportation route.

Land Acknowledgment

This conference and the UCI campus are located on the homelands of the Acjachemen and Tongva peoples. Read more about some of UCI’s efforts towards indigenous community engagement here.



Q: Are the fires going to affect the conference?

A: Not unless new fires start up in Orange County in the coming week. Fortunately, as of Nov. 1, none of the fires around LA were near UC Irvine, and the prevailing winds have been blowing most of the smoke and ash away from Irvine. Air quality is good, and you can track it here if you want up-to-date information. The LAX and Santa Ana airports are functioning normally.

Q: Do I have to be a presenter to attend SLSA 2019?

A: You do not have to be a presenter to attend SLSA 2019, but you do have to register for the conference. See our Registration page for a SLSA registration link.

Q: Can I get a refund if I have to cancel?

A: Yes, up until November 4th. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after Nov. 4, 2019.

Q: Where can I find the conference schedule?

A: The  schedule of events is now up on our Full Schedules page.

Q: What is the room assignment for my panel?

A: Room assignments are now listed on the conference schedule.

Q: What computers and A/V equipment will be in the room where my panel is assigned?

A: The rooms will have computers with USB-A drives and the following installed software:
–Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer
– Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, Excel
– Adobe Reader
– VLC Media Player
– Zoom for videoconferencing

Q: We have a remote participant on our panel. How does that work?

A: For panels that have made videoconferencing arrangements with us, we will  have Zoom installed for your remote participants. At the beginning of your session, a SLSA volunteer will help you set up the Zoom connection to your panelist. Be sure to have their email address handy.

Q: Will I be able to get on the UCI wifi?

A: Yes. Here is how you  connect to the UCI Student Center Visitor Wireless Network:
1.  Connect to ‘Student Center Visitors Wireless Network’.
2.  Type in ‘anteaters’ when prompted for a password.
3. Enjoy your internet access.

Q: What is the SLSA 2019 conference code of conduct?

The University of California, in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and university policy, prohibits discrimination against or harassment of any person at the University on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, age, or service in the uniformed services. The University also prohibits sexual harassment and sexual violence. Conference attendees are expected to abide by UCI’s code of conduct while on campus, including its Principles Against Intolerance and its support of the rights of free speech and academic freedom.




We are grateful to the following for their support of SLSA 2019:


Society for Literature, Science and the Arts


Claire Trevor School of the Arts
Institute for 21st Century Creativity
Humanities Center
UCI Illuminations
Department of Art
Department of History
Beall Center for Art and Technology
Newkirk Center for Science and Society
Speculative Prototyping Lab


For questions and inquiries please email Conference Assistant Ivette Morales (UC Irvine),  slsaucirvine@gmail.com.

The conference co-chairs are Antoinette LaFarge (UC Irvine) and Jesse Colin Jackson (UC Irvine) .