Veterans Studies Association

Veterans in Society Conference

St. Louis, MO

 Veteran Identity, Advocacy, and Representation


J.C. PennEy Conference Center at

the University of Missouri-St. LouiS

March 22–24, 2020


We invite scholars at all levels—to cross national, cultural, historical, and disciplinary boundaries



Recommended Conference Hotels
Hilton Garden Inn St. Louis Airport   
Cost: $86.70/night
Reservation link.
This hotel is closest to campus and the airport.  Free shuttle to and from the airport. We will run a shuttle at set times back and forth from the hotel to the conference.

The Moonrise Hotel
Cost: $149 King / $159 Double Queen
Booking code: SOCIETY2020
This hotel is farther away but in a great location for other activities, sightseeing, and nightlife. No shuttle to the conference but MetroLink (light rail) accessible to both the conference and to the airport. (~15 minutes ride, $2.50 per trip). Uber/Taxis are available ~$30 for the trip

Other Hotels
Airport region - lots of options
Easy taxi or uber to UMSL Campus/Conference 
Clayton (business/dining district in St. Louis County). Ubers/Taxis no problem.  MetroLink is tougher
Seven Gables Hotel Polished 1926 inn offering uniquely decorated rooms & suites, plus free continental breakfast.
Clayton Plaza Hotel Unpretentious hotel with a casual restaurant/bar & free breakfast, plus 2 pools.
Hampton Inn and Suites Clayton/St Louis-Galleria Area Straightforward lodging with free hot breakfast & Wi-Fi, plus a fitness center and a pool.