Political Networks 2016

9th Annual Political Networks Workshops & Conference

June 23-25, 2016

Charles F. Knight Center

Washington University in Saint Louis

On the historic Danforth Campus of Washington University in the beautiful Saint Louis Metro Area, the Charles F. Knight Conference Center houses 66 well-appointed rooms, which give easy access to the center of campus and University City's Loop. The hotel houses a pub and provides room service, a full service lunch restaurant, and complimentary high-speed internet. Continental breakfast is included in the daily hotel rate. To make reservations call +1 314-933-9400. Upon making your reservation, please note that you will be attending the 2016 Political Networks Conference. A total of 30 rooms are reserved under the conference rate of $114 per night (before taxes and fees).

The Washington University campus houses many food and drink options, including many provided by the award-winning Bon Appetit Management Company. Conference attendees may also choose to stay in dorm-style housing. Washington University's housing has been noted as among the best in the country.

During the registration period (which is now closed), conference registrants had the option to reserve dorm-style housing on the Washington University campus for three nights. The opportunity to make reservations is now closed. The conference has reserved 80 single-bed rooms in Liggett House. The rooms are quad-suites, where four single rooms share a single bathroom. Each room is $37.50 per night, plus a one-time $12.50 linens fee. The on campus dorm-style housing is only available for the nights of June 22, 23 and 24. The total cost is $125, which must be paid upon registration.

Please note when making your hotel reservations that the conference will conclude after lunch on June 25.

Other nearby hotels (times to Charles F. Knight Center):

Moonrise Hotel (The Loop) -- about 25 minute walk, 7 minute drive

Cheshire Hotel (Clayton) -- about 30 minute walk, 7 minute drive

Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel (Downtown Clayton) -- about 30 minute walk, 5 minute drive, 15 minutes on MetroLink

Clayton Plaza Hotel (Downtown Clayton) -- about 30 minute walk, 5 minute drive, 15 minutes on MetroLink

The Parkway Hotel (Central West End) -- about 8 minute drive, 20 minutes on MetroLink

Holiday Inn Express (Central West End) -- about 9 minute drive, 30 minutes on MetroBus, 25 minutes on MetroLink

Hampton Inn & Suites (Forest Park) -- about 15 minute drive

Family-Friendly Accommodations

PolNet 2016 will be a breastfeeding-friendly conference, and women should feel welcome to feed their babies anywhere in the venue. For caregivers who prefer a quiet, private space the Charles F. Knight Conference Center provides a key-access lactation room, where women are welcome to feed and change their babies. Mothers will need to request a key to to the private, comfortable room at the hotel front desk.

Please let Betsy Sinclair know as soon as possible if you have childcare needs, as short-term care can be arranged in advance.