Important Information

Deadline for CCTE Dues has been extended to December 30, 2016.

2017 Conference Location

Tarrant Community College, Northeast Campus
828 W Hardwood Rd, Hurst, TX 76054

Website: http://www.tccd.edu/locations/northeast-campus/

Campus Map: http://www.tccd.edu/locations/northeast-campus/map/

Driving Directions: http://www.tccd.edu/locations/northeast-campus/directions/

Local Arrangements Chair: Lisette Blanco-Cerda
LAC Email: Lisette.blanco-cerda@tccd.edu

2017 Conference Hotels

Primary Hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
820 Thousand Oaks Drive
Hurst, TX 76054

To register by phone, call (817) 427-1818 Say you are with the CCTE group.

To register online:

Go to http://www.hiexpress.com/redirect?path=hd&brandCode=ex&locateCode=en&regionCode=1&hotelCode=DFWHT&_PMID=99801505&GPC=CCT

Code is CCT

**This link does not work with a mobile device or iPad – please use from a computer**

Room rates per night are $99.00 (tax is not included) for two queen beds, standard king beds, queen or king suites.

Deadline to make reservation
Committed guest rooms will be held until Monday, February 6, 2017, at which time they will be released. Reservations received after the deadline will be accepted on the basis of availability, even if the group block is filled.

Check in at 3pm, check out at 12noon.

Included in the discounted rate:

A hot breakfast buffet every morning from 6am – 10am and a Manager’s Reception Mon-Thur from 5pm – 7pm.

Complimentary shuttle service to and from DFW Airport as well as anywhere within 5 miles of the hotel (this includes TCCD NE and restaurants within the 5 miles).

Indoor heated pool, fitness center, and business center.
All rooms have free high speed Internet, microwave, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, iron/ironing board hair dryer and flat screen TVs.

Overflow Hotel
Hampton Inn
1600 Hurst Town Center Drive
Hurst, TX 76054

To register by phone, call (817) 503-7777, and use the group code CCT for the group CCTE.

To register online:

Go to http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/D/DALHTHX-CCT-20170302//index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

The group name is CCTE
The Group Code is CCT

Room rates per night are $99.00 (tax is not included)

Check in is 02-MAR-2017
Check out is 04-MAR-2017

CCTE 2016 Donors

CCTE would like to make the following acknowledgements for generous contributions to CCTE and this year’s conference.

University of Texas at San Antonio
Daniel J. Gelo, Dean of College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Deborah D. Thomas, Assistant to the Dean, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Mark Bayer, Chair, Department of English
Letitia Castro, Administrative Associate, Department of English
Beta Omega chapter, Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society:
Eva Duran, Sheldon Baker, Dominique Avila, Dianyzel Mares, Gabriela Lemos
Calvin Hoovestol, Department of English

W.W. Norton, Doug Day

Pearson, Julie Morel

Macmillan Learning, Jill Burk

Wings Press, Bryce Milligan

Northeast Lakeview College, Jason Malcolm, English Department

Our Lady of the Lake University, Leah Larson, English Department

San Antonio College, Mike Burton, English Department

Trinity University, Claudia Stokes, Department of English

University of the Incarnate Word, Emily Clark, English Department

CCTE 2016

CCTE 2016 concluded successfully. Awesome presentations, good food, wonderful conversations, intelligent questions, and the best folks in the world were some of the positives.

Pictures will be posted as they are received. Award winners will be identified soon.

Thank you to everyone who came and made this conference such a great experience.

 

Conference Hotel 2016

The Menger Hotel Information
204 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, TX 78205

T: (210) 223-4361

F: (210)228-0022

Reservations
To phone in a reservation (800) 345-9285 Use group code CCTE2016 to get conference rate

To register online:
Go to www.mengerhotel.com, click on “Reservations” and then enter the dates you will check in and check out.
Click on “Enter your access or promotional code.”
Then click on “group code” and enter group code CCTE2016.
The next screen will ask you to select the type of room

Room rates per night are $115 for one king, two doubles, or two queen beds. Luxury suites are $209 per night.

Group Code: CCTE2016

Reservations must be guaranteed by a major credit card or first night’s full deposit. Reservations cancelled after 48 hours prior to arrival will be assessed one night’s room and tax.

Check in and check out times
Check in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 p.m.

Deadline to make reservation
Committed guest rooms will be held until Monday, February 1, 2016 at which time they will be released. Reservations received after the deadline will be accepted on the basis of availability, even if the group block is filled.

Name changes
Name changes will only be accepted up to 18 hours prior to arrival.

Group rate
The group rate (obtainable with code CCTE2016) is honored three days before the group block starts and three days after the group block ends, based on availability.

Early departure
If any participant decides to leave earlier than the scheduled departure date, there will be a $75.00 early departure fee.

Parking at Menger Hotel
Parking rates are $20.00 Valet parking plus 8.25% tax. There are various city lots around the hotel from $12.00 to $20.00 per day.

Transportation
Shuttle

There is a city shuttle called “Go Airport Shuttle” that leaves every 15-30 minutes from outside the baggage claim area at the San Antonio International Airport. The shuttle will make several hotel drop offs. Cost is $20.25 one way or $36.70 round trip.

Taxi
Two to six people can ride the taxi for the price of one. Approximate fares, excluding gratuity, to the downtown business district from the airport range from $24 – $30.Taxis will charge a flat rate for one to three people. San Antonio offers multiple taxi services.

Streetcar
Downtown travel is a breeze on the streetcar, an open-air, authentic reproduction of a rail streetcar that traveled the streets of San Antonio more than 50 years ago. Four streetcar routes stop at top sights including the Alamo, the Spanish Governor’s Palace, La Villita, Sunset Station, the Southwest School of Art, the Institute of Texan Cultures, the King William Historic District and downtown shopping.

The downtown streetcar station at Convention Plaza provides convenient access for travelers. Order a streetcar pass online or purchase one at the Visitor Center. When you arrive in town, pick up a streetcar brochure in our lobby.

River Taxi
The River Taxi stops at 39 locations along the Riverwalk. Look for the river cruiser with the black and yellow checkered flag.

Directions to Menger Hotel
From the San Antonio International Airport
Leaving the airport, follow the signs to 281 South (also I-37) to downtown San Antonio. It is approximately 15-20 minutes depending on traffic. Entering the downtown area, take the exit marked Houston St/The Alamo. Go right on Houston St. to Bonham (two signals), turn left on Bonham.
From Dallas/Fort Worth, Waco Texas – Take I-35 South into downtown San Antonio to I-37. Merge right and take the I-37 South exit. Once on I-37 South, merge right and take the exit marked Houston St./The Alamo. Go right on Houston St. to Bonham (two signals), turn left at Bonham.

From Corpus Christi
Take I-37 North into downtown San Antonio. Take the exit marked Commerce St. Turn left on Commerce (going under the highway) and drive down to Alamo Plaza (three signals). Turn right on Alamo Plaza, then right on Blum Street (first signal).

From Houston
Take I-10 West into San Antonio to I-37. Merge right and get onto I-37 North. Stay in the right lane and take the exit marked Commerce St. Turn left on Commerce (going under the highway) and drive down to Alamo Plaza (three signals). Turn right on Alamo Plaza, then right on Blum Street (first signal).

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CCTE Conference Overview

LogoWhat is CCTE?
CCTE (Conference of College Teachers of English) is one of the oldest scholarly organizations in Texas with its first meeting in 1933.

It is run by the Executive Council (Officers and Councilors), volunteers who organize the conference and encourage teaching, scholarship, and service.

2016 Conference Overview
CCTE’s 2016 conference dates are: March 3-5, 2016
The conference will be held at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.

Chairs for the 2016 Conference
Rhetoric, Linguistics, Language, Technical Writing, Composition = Melinda McBee
Writing = Marcy Tanter
Literature = Nicholas Webb

CCTE shares the conference with the Texas College English Association. Their CFP is here.