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22nd Annual COTSEAL-SEASSI Conference on Southeast Asian Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics

The 2014 COTSEAL-SEASSI Conference will be held July 18-19 in Room 206, Ingraham Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

View the conference program here:

2014 COTSEAL/SEASSI Conference Program

Call for Papers (Deadline now past)

See information on Travel Grants for presenters at the conference.

Conference Logistics

Transportation from the Airport

The Dane County Regional (Madison) airport code is MSN. http://www.msnairport.com/ There are frequent connecting flights from Chicago, Minneapolis, Detroit, and other cities, operated by a variety of airlines, including American, Delta, and United. The airport is 5.8 miles from the conference site on campus.

Taxis from the airport to the campus area:

Union Cab (a worker cooperative) http://www.unioncab.com/ 608-242-2000

Badger Cab http://www.badgercab.com/index.php 608-256-0106


We recommend Lowell Center, run by UW-Madison. It's comfortable, clean, and an easy walk to restaurants and the conference site (and the rest of the UW-Madison campus). Unfortunately, there is no discount on rooms for conference attendees. The website is http://conferencing.uwex.edu/ Rates are listed below:

The Lowell Center Guest Room Rates

Standard Room

One person occupancy: $89 per night

Two person occupancy: $101 per night

Deluxe Room

One person occupancy: $109 per night

Two person occupancy:$121 per night

Extended Stay Room

One person occupancy:

one to seven nights: $129 per night;

eight to 16 nights: $109 per night;

17 or more nights $70 per night

Two person occupancy: above rates +$12 per night


There will be a wine and snacks reception provided by COTSEAL on Friday night, July 18 (5-7 pm), and a box lunch provided at the conference on Saturday, July 19. You're on your own for dinner on Friday and Saturday, but it's expected that conference attendees will get together and go out to eat in groups. There's a wide selection of reasonably-priced restaurants on State St., a short walk from campus and Lowell Center (hotel), and more dining options--including Southeast Asian food--1-3 miles awayfor those with cars or taking a taxi.

Poetry Night

Poetry Night is a long-running SEASSI/COTSEAL tradition. It takes place from 7-9 pm Saturday night, July 19, Rooms B-1:A&B at Lowell Center. It's an opportunity for SEASSI students, faculty, and COTSEAL conference attendees to share and listen to poetry and songs in Southeast Asian languages. More information about Poetry Night will be sent out soon. We hope that all of you can stay Saturday night and attend, and perform yourself if you're so inclined.

Poetry Night Flier

For questions about the conference, e-mail Conference Co-Chairs Bac Tran and Lopao Vang.

Last updated on July 13, 2014.