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Cleveland Hopkins Airport (CLE) is a Continental Airlines hub and serves an array of other airlines.
To reach the Renaissance Hotel from CLE, the simplest mode of transport is the RTA Red Line train (one way travel: $2.25). Follow signs at the airport to the Red Line platform; the trip to the Tower City station is about 25 minutes, and the Renaissance is attached to Tower City Center. Alternatively, taxi fare from CLE to the Renaissance is currently $33.
Within Cleveland: the HealthLine (rapid bus transit) stop is across from the Renaissance lobby and travels down Euclid Avenue past Cleveland State University and the Cleveland Clinic to Case Western Reserve University and the cultural amenities of University Circle. From the Renaissance to Adelbert Rd. (CWRU and University Circle stop), the trip is approximately 25 minutes. Buses run every 5 minutes during peak periods, every 10 minutes off-peak, and every 30 minutes overnight. All conferees will find a day pass in their registration packets for unlimited travel on the HealthLine and the RTA system on Friday 9 April. For more information, see the HealthLine schedule.
Free trolley buses circulate the downtown area Monday through Friday, for travel in the more immediate vicinity of the conference hotel.
The Conference is pleased to offer free historical walking tours of downtown Cleveland. Groups will depart from the conference registration desk according to the schedule in the printed program.
Following Friday afternoon's plenary in Ford Auditorium of the Allen Library Building, there will be a reception in the Allen Memorial Medical Library, on the second floor. The Dittrick Medical History Center Museum , on the third floor, will be open 7-8:30 and features the Virtue, Vice, and Contraband: A History of Contraception in America, showcasing the Percy Skuy Collection.
Conference badges give conference attendees a $2 discount on tickets to the Cleveland Cinematheque, a Narrative Conference partner, on Friday evening 9 April 2010. Showing at 7:30 is Mulholland Dr. (2001; David Lynch) and at 10:15 Night of Lust/Le Concerto de la Peur (1963; José Bénazéraf).
Also Friday evening at 7 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art is an Inuit film Before Tomorrow (2008; Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Madeline Ivalu). The Museum is open and free of charge until 9 p.m. on Friday evening.
The Renaissance and Tower City Center connect a pedestrian walkway to the Gateway complex, including Quicken Loans Arena (home of the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball and Lake Erie Monsters hockey teams) and Progressive Field (home of the Cleveland Indians baseball team). The Monsters play at the Q on Wednesday 7 April at 7 p.m., the Cavaliers tip off on Sunday 11 April at 1 p.m., and the first pitch of the Indians' 2010 season is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. on Monday 12 April.
The Renaissance is also within walking distance of Playhouse Square, which features a number of theaters offering performances throughout the weekend.
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