Jennie Thomas 2015-07-29 11:05:20
As Jack Donaghy once told Liz Lemon on 30 Rock, “We’d all like to flee to the Cleve and club-hop down at the Flats and have lunch with Little Richard, but we fight those urges because we have responsibilities.” During the 2015 SAA Annual Meeting August 16?22, you can decide how responsible (or not) you want to be as you experience Cleveland’s worldclass offerings with midwestern sensibilities! Here are some highlights, but be sure to check out the Host Committee blog for more information on the city and everything it has to offer: https://saa2015cle.wordpress.com. Getting There and Around There are a number of options for getting to and around Cleveland. The city sits within a 500 mile radius of nearly half of the U.S. population. It has two main airports: Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE), about 14 miles (or 20 minutes) from the Convention Center and hotels, and Akron-Canton Airport (CAK), about 50 miles (or 53 minutes) away. Train and bus transportation to the city is also available via Amtrak, Greyhound, and Megabus. See the ARCHIVES 2015 website (https://archives2015.sched.org/) for more information. Upon arrival, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) connects busy travelers through four rail lines and 69 different bus routes. For just $5, visitors can snag a one-day Cleveland Pass that allows for unlimited rides. The slick, modern Health Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) links downtown hotspots to hospitals and restaurants. Once downtown, take advantage of the city’s free trolley network, bring your bike, or use your feet. If you’d simply like to tour the city, there are a number of options available—from Lolly the Trolley to Cleveland Segway to the Goodtime II. Everything you need during your stay in Cleveland is only moments away! Cleveland Community Service Project Conference attendees will have the opportunity to give back to the host city by participating in a charitable service project with Shoes and Clothes for Kids (SC4K). SC4K is the only nonprofit organization in Greater Cleveland providing new shoes and clothes throughout the year to thousands of children in need—all at no charge. Volunteers can participate on Tuesday, August 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Woodland Data Center, 4966 Woodland Avenue, to help with a packing day. (SC4K buys pallets of clothes that need to be counted, sorted, and repacked into smaller boxes for its distribution partners.) A minimum of ten volunteers is needed and FREE lunch will be provided to volunteers after the shift. A second opportunity to help SC4K is available if you bring to Cleveland a few articles of children’s back-to-school essentials and clothing, specifically socks and undergarments, to donate to the cause. See “Service Project” (under the “Attend” tab) on the ARCHIVES 2015 website for more information, or contact Host Committee member Nicole Laflamme at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more about SC4K, see the group’s website at https://www.sc4k.org/. Repository Tours Host Committee members Anne Salsich and Leslie Cade have pulled together an amazing array of repository tours and open houses for Tuesday, August 18, and Wednesday, August 19. Tours include everything from Kent State University for the 45th anniversary of the nationally transformative events of May 4, 1970, to nearly every cultural heritage institution in the University Circle area, as well as a walking tour and presentation related to the history of both the town of Oberlin and its world-renowned college. There are many more offerings and space is limited for many of the repository tours, so make sure you secure your spot by contacting the person responsible for each tour (see “For Reservations and Information” in each individual listing). Please note that adding a tour to your Sched.org profile does not constitute official registration! Food and Brew Finally, if you haven’t seen all the recent press hailing Cleveland cuisine and craft brews, prepare to be schooled! We have Iron Chefs and James Beard Award winners running our restaurants! For all the information, check out Destination Cleveland’s online dining guide at http://www.virtualonlinepubs.com/publication/?i=228059, or browse its incomparable website for the numerous articles that have been written and compiled about area chefs, restaurants, breweries, wineries, and available food tours: http:// www.thisiscleveland.com/restaurants/. Looking for a distinctively “Cleveland” meal? Check out Sokolowski’s University Inn, Slyman’s Restaurant, Melt Bar and Grilled, and the Happy Dog. There are around twenty local breweries for you to experience a cold one on a hot August day: IPAs, lagers, and stouts (oh my!) As well as ales, porters, shandies, light, dark, red, black, fruity, bitter, nutty, smoky, sweet—whatever you prefer you can be sure to find here! If transportation is a problem, there’s always the Cleveland Brew Bus, which offers a variety of tours and tastings. And if you like your beer mixed with pastry, Brewnuts is the place for beer-based doughnuts. Words simply can’t do justice to these confections! In addition to this information, look for even more on the Host Committee blog as we count down to the SAA Annual Meeting. We’ve planned a busy blog calendar, full of more food, beer, tourism, sports, and Cleveland history. Tweeting about the Meeting? You can share what’s going on with the #saa15 hashtag and, if you want to let everyone know how much you love your Cleveland experience, please add #ThisIsCLE to your posts!
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