Strange Loop

October 1-3, 2020


Stifel Theatre


St. Louis, MO


Registration will open in early June, 2020!

Registration Tips

The registration site we are using follows the order flow below:

Rates and Dates Overview

Strange Loop will be held October 1-3, 2020. Thursday Oct 1st is an optional preconference day for long-form workshops at an additional cost to the main conference.

Item Dates Cost
Regular Rate (until Sep 2) Oct 2-3 $775
Group Rate (minimum of 6) Oct 2-3 $700
Self-paid discount rate Oct 2-3 $550
Student Rate - send student ID Oct 2-3 $450
Late Rate (after Sep 2) Oct 2-3 $900
Preconf - 3 hr workshops Oct 1 $250 each

Hotel Accommodations

Information on the main and overflow hotels is included below. While you may use any hotel in the area, we will only provide shuttle service from Union Station and Hilton Ballpark to events such as the conference party.

Main hotel: Union Station Hotel

Note that as all staff, speakers, and grant attendees are staying at Union Station, there are a limited number of rooms available.

Overflow hotel: Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark

Other options

Generally any hotel search site can be used to find nearby hotels in downtown St. Louis at comparable rates. If you are flying in, it's easiest to find a hotel close to the St. Louis Metrolink light rail, which runs from the airport to downtown St. Louis and has stops near the conference venues.

Other hotels in close walking distance include include: Drury Inn, Pear Tree Inn, Courtyard by Marriott Downtown West, and the St. Louis City Center Hotel.


The conference will be held at the historic Stifel Theatre. The Stifel is a long-time performing arts venue in the heart of downtown St. Louis that was beautifully restored and re-opened in 2011. It hosts a 3500 seat main hall and four large side ballrooms and we'll use them all! We are very excited to return to the Stifel in 2020.

This year we will also be utilizing the Union Station Ballrooms as breakout rooms for the main conference Oct 2-3rd. Shuttles will run between Union Station and the Stifel Theatre throughout the conference days.