Upcoming Conferences

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2016 ASLH Annual Meeting – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – October 3, 2016 Pre-Registration Deadline

The deadline to Pre-Register for the 2016 ASLH Annual Meeting is October 3, 2016. If you miss the deadline, you will be able to register on-site at a higher cost, and hotel rooms may no longer be available. The meeting will take place in Toronto, Canada from October 27, 2016 to October 30, 2016. The ASLH Program is now available. Lauren Benton, Dean of the College of Arts and Science and the Nelson O. Tyrone, Jr. Chair in History at Vanderbilt University, will be delivering the Plenary Lecture entitled “Legal Panics and the Constitution of Empire.”

The meeting site will be the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, directly across the street from Union Station. The guest room rate is C$199 per night, and hotel registrations can be made via the link provided with your meeting registration receipt. It will be emailed to you after registering for the meeting. The registration fee is substantially discounted for ASLH members.  If you are not yet a member or have let your membership lapse, please join or renew your ASLH membership before registering for the annual meeting.  You can join or renew your ASLH membership here.  Annual Meeting pre-registration is available on the registration page. The Society welcomes exhibitors at its annual meeting, and exhibitors can find additional information and reserve space on the exhibitor’s registration page.

 

Pre-conference Digital History Workshop

On 27 October 2016, a one-day pre-conference workshop will be held at the downtown campus of Osgoode Hall Law School to increase awareness of digital legal history, and encourage discussion of how digital methods and technologies can be used to analyze and present the legal past, and of new initiatives to undertake such projects. The workshop combines an extended showcase of four projects that each employs a different approach — O Say Can You See: Early Washington, D.C., Law and FamilyThe Lawyers’ Code: Tracking the Migration and Influence of the Field CodeDigital Harlem; and Voices of Authority: the Old Bailey Courtroom — and a set of hands-on workshops offering a beginner-level introduction to the methods used in those projects. The workshop is free and open to ASLH members. The pre-conference will be held at 1 Dundas Street West, 26th floor at the Osgoode Professional Development campus. No experience in digital history is required. Registration is required as the workshop can only accommodate 60 participants. To register, select here. For questions about the workshop, proceed to its website.

 

ENTRY INTO CANADA: BORDERS & CUSTOMS

Visitors entering Canada must clear Canada Customs border security upon entry. US citizens MUST have a passport to enter Canada. Citizens of other countries may, in addition, be required to obtain a visa. Citizens of visa-exempt countries, other than US citizens, may, in addition to a passport, also need an electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) (available online) if entering Canada BY AIR. This is a new requirement for travel after September 30, 2016. Find out if you need a visa or eTA here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp. If you need a visa, please email the ASLH Treasurer for an invitation letter and Canada Border Services letter. For additional information about documentation required and border procedures please visit the Canada Border Services Agency’s website.

Conference attendees may be asked for proof that you are attending the Conference and it may be useful to have a copy of your registration on hand.

 

ARRIVING BY RAIL

Toronto’s Union Station is centrally located downtown, directly across the street from the conference hotel. It connects to the PATH (underground pedestrian walkway that connects much of the downtown) and to the subway by underground tunnel.

 

ARRIVING BY AIR  – GROUND TRANSPORTATION

From Pearson International Airport to Fairmont Royal York Hotel

UP Express Train

UP Express Group Rate for the ASLH Annual Meeting 2016

The best means of transportation between Pearson International Airport and the Fairmont Royal York Hotel is to take the new light-rail line called the Union Pearson Express (“UP Express”). The terminus of the line is Union Station, which is directly across from the meeting hotel. The UP Express depart every 15 minutes and the journey takes just 25 minutes. The first train departs Pearson Station at 05:27 and the last train departs at 00:57.  The UP Pearson Station is located right beside the blue Link Train at Terminal 1, connecting travellers to Terminal 3. UP Express tickets may be purchased from an UP Express Guest Services Representative at UP Pearson Station at time of travel for only $9.00 CDN (credit card only) for a one-way adult fare when you show confirmation of ASLH meeting registration (print or digital).  Your ticket to return to Pearson Airport can be purchased at UP Express Union Station at time of travel (meeting registration confirmation required).  Alternatively, you can purchase tickets in advance online or by using the UP Mobile App, but regular rates apply. For seniors, a cheaper rate is available ($12 CDN roundtrip).

 

TAXI & LIMOUSINE SERVICES

From Pearson International Airport

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REGULATED FARES FROM PEARSON AIRPORT TO FAIRMONT ROYAL YORK HOTEL (as posted on Toronto Pearson International Airport web-site 05.07.2016)

TAXIS: $53.00CND* plus tip

LIMOUSINES: $58.00 CND* plus tip

Travel time: approximately 30 minutes (longer in rush hour)

*It is important to confirm the rate before the ride, as arriving travellers are sometimes quoted a higher fare.

 

GROUND TRANSPORTATION TO DOWNTOWN TORONTO FROM BILLY BISHOP AIRPORT (Toronto Island) to Fairmont Royal York Hotel:

Complimentary express shuttle bus every fifteen minutes between Billy Bishop Airport and 123 Front St W (one block west of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel);

Taxis – available at taxi stand just outside the ferry terminal

Travel time: approximately 15 minutes

 

GETTING AROUND THE CITY

PUBLIC TRANSIT: Toronto Transit Commission

Toronto has an extensive public transit system that includes subways, streetcars, and buses. The Conference Hotel, Fairmont Royal York, is situated on Front Street, just north of Union Station (the major hub for rail and subway). The TTC is a single-fare system: for example, if you need to switch from subway to streetcar to reach your destination, you do not need to pay again on entering the streetcar, provided you show a valid transfer.

Subway map: https://www.ttc.ca/Subway/interactive_map/interactive_map.jsp#

Streetcar line map: https://www.ttc.ca/PDF/Maps/TTC_Streetcar_network_map.pdf

SINGLE ADULT FARE: $3.25 cash fare (exact change/tokens/tickets); proof of payment required (transfer obtained from driver or machine).

Tickets, tokens, and day passes available for purchase in subway stations (and at some variety stores).

 

Taxis 

Fares are metered and non-negotiable. The driver must start the meter at the beginning of your ride and stop it when you reach your destination.  Fare Rates for 1- 4 Passengers:

  • For the first 0.143 km or part thereof: $3.25
  • For each additional 0.143 km or part thereof: $0.25
  • For waiting time while under engagement, for each 29 seconds: $0.25
  • For each additional passenger in excess of four: $2.00
  • Tips: If your services were acceptable, a 10-15% tip is customary.WALKINGRUNNING/JOGGING: see Toronto’s Running Trails; ASLH Conference attendees might be interested in the Waterfront Trail.
  • Toronto’s downtown underground pedestrian walkway – the PATH – links the Conference Hotel to the heart of the City’s downtown. Map of the PATH.

 

 

Host an ASLH Conference

The American Society for Legal History’s Annual Meetings Committee solicits volunteers from the Society’s friends to serve as local arrangements chair for the Society’s future Annual Meetings. Interesting venues, affordable hotel rates and reasonable funding support for meeting events are highly favored in site selection. Contact the committee’s chair, Craig Joyce of the University of Houston Law Center at <email>.