Donley Symposium Registration

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Full two-day symposium, including two lunches, snacks, and two dinners with bar service: $150. Day sessions only (includes lunches and snacks, no dinners): $75

Please complete the registration form and pay via the online payment form by entering your own payment amount and listing “Donley Symposium” for “purpose of payment.” Please note that platform accepts E-Checks, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express; it does not accept Visa.

If the registration fee creates a hardship, please email

Optional Donation

If you would like to add a donation to the Center for Literature and Medicine to your registration fee, you are welcome to place a higher amount in the payment amount field on the online payment form. Your donation will be used to support Center programming and offset symposium registration costs for students and others with financial need.

If you would prefer to donate directly to the Carol Donley Endowed Scholarship fund for Hiram College Biomedical Humanities majors, you may do so here. Select “Carol Donley Endowed Scholarship” from the Designation dropdown menu.


Lunch, snacks, and dinner (including wine/beer options) will be provided on both Friday and Saturday. Please indicate which meals you will be attending, and list any dietary needs on the registration form (e.g. vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free).


Please make us aware of individual access needs (e.g. mobility, hearing, visual, sensory) on the registration form. While we strive for universal accessibility, the physical space of our campus can present challenges, and advance notice will help us work best to meet your needs.

Travel and Lodging

Hiram College is equidistant (a 45-minute drive) from the Cleveland-Hopkins (CLE) and Akron-Canton (CAK) airports. Uber and Lyft services from either airport to the Aurora/Hiram area are typically in the range of $50. Depending on your flight times, complimentary shuttle service may be available; please email to inquire.

The Aurora Inn, ten miles down the road from campus, will offer a special rate of $109/night for symposium attendees. Call (330) 562-0767 and ask for the Hiram College event rate. Complimentary shuttle service from the Aurora Inn to campus will be provided both Friday and Saturday. Please note whether you require shuttle service on the registration form.

Symposium registration and a majority of sessions will be held in the Kennedy Center, located at 11730 Garfield Road, Hiram OH 44234. Free street parking is available along Garfield Road and adjacent streets.

See the guide to campus buildings and campus map.


Contact Dr. Emily Waples, Director of the Center for Literature and Medicine:

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