U.S. Midwest heads east for the Fall 2015 Conference!

Please join us October 9, 10, and 11 at Washington College, Chestertown Maryland



Host Institution:

Washington College

300 Washington Ave

Chestertown Maryland 21620


Local Arrangements Organizer:

Dr. Jennifer Benson

Office Phone:  410-810-4747



About the Area:

Located on the Maryland Eastern Shore, Washington College was founded in 1782 under the patronage of George Washington.  The College has approximately 1400 students.  Neighboring Chestertown (http://townofchestertown.com/) was founded on the shore of the Chester River in 1706 and maintains the charter of a small colonial town. The College and Chestertown are surrounded by farm land and the county borders the Chesapeake Bay.  Though situated in a rural county, Washington College is only 90 minutes from Baltimore and Philadelphia.


Websites with Directions


  • If you are driving to Washington College, please click or visit


  • All SWIP presentations will be held in Goldstein Hall, Room 100. Free evening and weekend parking is available nearby. Please click or visit




Air Travel and Free SWIP Shuttle

  • The two major airports in relative proximity are Philadelphia International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Airport.
  • Since Washington College is 90 minutes from either airport, and some will not want to rent a car, we will offer one free Friday evening and Sunday afternoon shuttle between Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) and the College.   Estimated shuttle departure from BWI will be 6pm, Friday Oct 9th.  Estimated arrival at BWI will be 2pm Sunday Oct 11th.       RSVP to Jennifer Benson at jbenson2@washcoll.edu



Keeping U.S. Midwest SWIP Affordable:

  • This conference is free and open to the public.
  • Those who will attend the conference out of pocket, and need free lodging, please contact Jennifer Benson at jbenson2@washcoll.edu.  We do have some guest accommodations on campus that will be free of charge, though the spots are limited.
  • If you intend to fly, seek to use BWI airport so you can take advantage of the free SWIP shuttle to and from the College.
  • U.S. Midwest SWIP has always sought to provide travel grants to those for whom the cost of travel is prohibitive. One need not be a member of U.S. Midwest SWIP to apply.  Please contact Stephanie Rivera-Berruz ( riveraberruzs@wpunj.edu) for more information.

Print version: Local arrangements US Midwest SWIP 2015

 Annotated Map: 2015 SWIP Map