Strange Loop

October 1-3, 2020


Stifel Theatre


St. Louis, MO

Strange Loop Amenities

We provide a number of services for conference attendees.


Shuttle busses and an ADA-compliant van are available for all conference events. On the preconference and conference days, these shuttles pick up at the beginning of the day from the conference hotels (Union Station, Hilton Ballpark, and Pear Tree Inn) and return there at the end of the day. For the conference party at the City Museum on the evening of the preconference day, shuttles will run continuously between the conference hotels and the City Museum. On conference days, shuttles run continuously between the Stifel Theatre and Union Station. During Thursday night unsessions, shuttles will be available between Union Station and the other hotels.


Live captioning to a secondary screen will be available during the preconference events (PWLConf, elm-conf, and Software with a Mission) and in the main theater and two ballrooms during the main conference. If you require captioning and know which talks you are interested in, email us so we can arrange to have captioners in those room -

Lactation room

There is a room at the Stifel Theatre equipped with a refrigerator and a lock for nursing mothers. Ask for directions at the registration desk. For more information, email

Quiet room

Need to get away from things? There is a room on the northeast side of the main floor of Stifel Theatre where we ask that visitors keep noise to a whisper. Directions are marked from the registration desk.

Single occupant restroom

Located behind the registration desk at the Stifel Theatre in the Kiel Lounge.

Assistive listening devices

Devices are available for the main theater at Stifel. Ask at the registration desk. In side rooms, sound engineers can provide headphones connected to the sound board.

Mobility assistance

The Stifel Theatre and Union Station are ADA compliant, but also old and at times cumbersome to navigate. Let us know if you would like additional mobility assistance at the registration desk or ahead of time at

Conference slack

All registrants will receive an email invitation to the Strange Loop slack. It is a great way to connect with other attendees, find out about conference events, and contact conference staff.

What did we forget?

If there is a service you require to help you get the most of Strange Loop, and you don't see it listed here, please let us know so that we can see if it is possible to provide it. Email us at or stop by the registration desk.