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Winter Institute for Intercultural Communication (WIIC)

Winter Institute for Intercultural Communication (WIIC)

Welcome to the Winter Institute for Intercultural Communication (WIIC), where the Summer Institute faculty fly east to engage with you on current topics, putting theory into practice for the work we love to do.

Winter Institute for
Intercultural Communication (WIIC)

March 13-16, 2018
Springfield, Massachusetts

Welcome to the Winter Institute for Intercultural Communication (WIIC), where the Summer Institute faculty fly east to engage with you on current topics, putting theory into practice for the work we love to do.

3-day Workshops, March 13-15, 2018

Please note:  Since workshops run concurrently, only one workshop may be attended per session. Workshops are held from 9am to 5pm daily.

1-day Workshops, March 16, 2018

From Bradley International Airport (BDL)

Schoephoester Road
Windsor Locks, CT 06096

  • Driving from Airport: Continue to Schoephoester Road. Take I-91 North to East Columbus Ave. in Springfield. (You will stay on I-91 for roughly 19 miles) Take exit 6 from I-91 N; continue on East Columbus Ave. Drive to Main St.  (It will take approximately 25 minutes)
  • Public Transportation from Airport/Terminal A: You’ll take the 30-Bradley Flyer into downtown Hartford, and then board a transfer (It will take approximately 2.5 hours). To plan your trip, go to: https://www.cttransit.com/trip-planner

Rates:

  • 1-Day Pass = $3.00
  • 3-Day Pass = $7.50
  • 5-Day Pass = $12.00

Amtrak to Springfield, MA (SPG)

Bus – Peter Pan Bus lines (Serves the Northeast corridor of the United States)

WIIC Location & Accommodations

The 2018 Winter Institute for Intercultural Communication ​is taking place in Springfield, Massachusetts. Known as Hoop City, the City of Homes, and The City of Firsts, Springfield is situated 90 miles from Boston, MA, 85 miles from Providence, RI, and 90 miles from Albany, NY.

UMass Center at Springfield

1500 Main St.
Springfield, MA 01103

We recommend staying at The Sheraton and reserving your room by using the link below to be granted the discount rate. The Sheraton is connected to the UMass Springfield Center, and provides a fitness center and spa.​

The Sheraton
Monarch Place, Springfield, MA 01144​

Discounted group rate is $119/night plus taxes.
Group rate available until February 10, 2018.
Subject to availability.

Make your reservation at:
https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/WIIC