Strange Loop

October 1-3, 2020


Union Station


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 hotel 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. If you're at a nearby hotel, please feel free to use the shuttles too!

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 Union Station. Union Station was once one of the largest railroad stations in the world, and is now a hotel and conference space, with destination amenities like an aquarium, Ferris wheel, and restaurants.