Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages

16-17 March 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to Reed?

Our address is 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, although our actual venue is listed at 3017 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR 97202 on GoogleMaps, if you are using GPS or taking a Lyft, Uber, or cab.

Reed is easily accessible via TriMet bus #19 (along SE Woodstock Blvd) and bus #75 (along SE César Chávez Blvd). It's also a pleasant 15-minute walk from the SE Bybee Blvd station on the MAX Orange Line. Fares for both bus and light rail are just $2.50 up to 2.5 hrs of travel, or $5 for the whole day.

Portland International Airport is located in the northeast quadrant of the city. The MAX Red Line has a station right outside the arrivals terminal. From the Red Line, exit at Hollywood Transit Center, and take bus #75 towards Milwaukie. Get off at SE Knight to walk downhill along SE Woodstock Blvd.

If you're driving, park in the West parking lot, located directly adjacent to the Performing Arts Building. Please do not park on the local streets.

Here is a map of campus, and here are detailed directions to the campus.

Where is the Performing Arts Building?

All conference events on campus will take place in the PAB, which is building 21 on the campus map, on the west edge of campus. Both the east and west entrances are wheelchair-accessible.

How do I connect to the internet?

ReedXenia is an open WiFi network for guests. Select “Register as Guest” and you will be prompted to enter a name and email address or phone number. You may then using the email address as the username and the numerical code sent to you as the password. Your browser will automatically redirect you to the Reed homepage.

Where can I eat?

As per FASAL tradition, you'll be eating with us during the conference. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday, alongside tea/coffee breaks, all within the PAB. If you're looking for more options, Commons is the closest alternative for lunch and is in the Grey Campus Center (building 26). Their hours are Fri 7:30AM-10PM and Sat 10AM-2PM, 5PM-7PM.

Please note that you may not bring food into PAB320, the room in which the talks will be presented. You must finish all food and drinks (other than water) before entering.

Where can I get coffee?

Portland is a coffee-drinking town, and South Asianists tend to be a tea-drinking bunch, so we will be providing tea and coffee at all breakfasts and breaks during the conference. Still, some people have additional needs! Commons has drip coffee available, but we do have a coffee shop on campus: Paradox is next to the Student Union (building 27) and is open until 10PM. And just off campus, First Cup and Papaccino’s are right up the road on SE Woodstock.

What do I need to know if I’m presenting a talk?

Talks are scheduled for 30 minutes. This includes 20 minutes for your presentation and 10 minutes reserved for questions.. We expect most people will present from their own laptops, but we will have a backup laptop on hand. We will have common adaptors on hand, but feel free to bring your own. We also recommend having your presentation loaded on a flash drive or on the cloud as a backup.

What do I need to know if I’m presenting a poster?

Poster presentation boards and thumbtacks will be available for hanging your posters. We will provide tripods and foam boards (30x40in or 76x101cm) to mount posters. Note that the size of the foam boards is slightly smaller than what might be provided at other conferences; if this is not adequate for you, you can opt to tape your poster to the wall rather than use the foam board. Please keep the size reasonable. See the guidelines set by the LSA for tips on more effective poster design.

How many volcanoes are there around Portland?

Five. But don't worry, two of them are extinct.