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Fourth Annual David Foster Wallace Conference

Illinois State University

Normal, Illinois

June 8-10, 2017

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Thursday, June 8

Activity

Catering Notes

Morning

Lunch

Registration Opens

Stevenson 133

Sandwiches available

Afternoon

1-4pm: Panels

Evening

4-6pm: Eschaton “Heavy”: an updated edition of global thermonuclear war featuring cameo appearances by the present-day political landscape.  We’ll be using the gameplay rules of Eschaton “Light.”  Also tennis balls.

6pm: Dinner and Welcoming Remarks

7pm: Talking DFW18

8pm: DFW Society Meeting

Light Buffet Dinner

Friday, June 9

Activity

Catering Notes

Morning

8:30am Refreshments: Coffee.  Coffee.  Coffee.  Also Bagels and Juice

9am: Panels

8:30 – Bagels, Coffee, etc.

Lunch

12noon: Lunch

1pm: Keynote Address by Jeffrey Severs, University of British Columbia

Full Buffet

Afternoon

Panels

Evening

4pm: Scholarly Roundtable

5pm: The Great Concavity Podcast with David Laird and Matt Bucher

6pm: Dinner and Refreshments

7pm: Town Hall Meeting

Full Buffet (Monical’s)

Saturday, June 10

Activity

Catering Notes

Morning

8:30am Refreshments: Coffee.  Bagels.  Juice.

9am: Panels

8:30 – Bagels, Coffee, etc.

Lunch

12noon Closing Remarks / Wrap-Up

Coordinate Evening Plans (on your own!  Or with the friends you’ve made!)

Sandwiches available

Afternoon

1pm: End of the Tour – a free showing of the iconic film at Normal Theater

Eschaton BYOR – Bring Your Own Racket.  For those who need a rematch, the Eschaton equipment will still be available.  (FYI: For insurance purposes, you are not allowed to get hurt.  Except emotionally.)

Evening

Optional Suggestions

For Hanging Out:

Firehouse Pizza

Maggie Miley’s Irish Pub

For Families:

Children’s Discovery Museum

7-8:30pm: Special Olympics Victory Dance Block Party, Uptown Normal

Bloomington:

Anjou Above

Lucca