MWCBS 2015 (September 25-27) Registration and Hotel Reservation portals now available


The registration process for the 2015 MWCBS is now available online at Please note: all panelists must register for the conference by September 1, 2015. Participants will be able to pick up materials beginning on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 24th. Sessions begin Friday morning.

You may use your credit card for payment. This year’s conference fees are as follows:

  • Early Registration (through 1 September): $120.00
  • Regular Registration (after 1 September): $140.00
  • Early Registration for Graduate Students (through 1 September): $80.00
  • Regular Registration for Graduate Students (after 1 September): $100.00

The registration process will also allow you to donate to the MWCBS Travel Grant fund, which helps subsidize costs to the annual conference for the youngest members of our organization, who find it increasingly difficult in these times of shrinking university budgets to secure conference funding. The MWCBS relies on member contributions to fund the grants, and the donations we receive will determine the number of awards we are able to give out. The Travel Grant Application is available in a separate post below and the deadline is September 1, 2015.

Note: If you have used Regonline before and forgotten your password, you can request it after you have entered your email address.


The MWCBS 2015 is hosted by Wayne State University and will be held at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel. This hotel was first opened in 1924 and has recently been restored to its earlier glory. In the heart of downtown Detroit, the Book Cadillac is conveniently located for all conference participants who want to explore the city center.

You can book your room at The hotel rate includes free wifi.

The most convenient and cost effective way to reach the hotel from the airport is to use the airport-hotel shuttle service, Skoot. Please go to to make your reservation in advance of your trip.


The conference registration and hotel costs will also include breakfast for all participants as well as refreshments throughout the day.

On Friday, September 25th, there will be an early evening reception and plenary speech that includes alcohol and canapés. The plenary speaker is Alison Games, Dorothy M. Brown Distinguished Professor of History at Georgetown University.

On Saturday, September 26th, there will be the MWCBS membership luncheon and keynote address, for an additional cost of $25 requested at the time of registration. The keynote speaker is Patrick Brantlinger, Professor Emeritus at Indiana University.


Local arrangements will provide a guide to Detroit that will be posted on this site later in the summer.

A draft version of the program will be available soon and will be posted on this site. For program related questions, please contact:

Jennifer McNabb, Ph.D.
Chair, Program Committee, MWCBS
Professor, Department of History
Associate Director, Centennial Honors College
Associate Editor, Quidditas
438 Morgan
Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455-1390
For all other conference related questions, please contact:
Lia Paradis, Ph.D.
President, MWCBS
Associate Professor and Chair, Slippery Rock University
1 Morrow Way
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
724 738-2403

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