Our Society's 2017 Conference
Marconi Conference Center, Marshall CA, USA

The 47th Annual International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations Conference will be held at the beautiful Marconi Conference Center State Park in Marshall, California, U.S.A.

2017 Conference ~ Message from our President
“Revolutions” in the Late 20th and early 21st Century

June 30 to July 3, 2017

Dear ISCSC Members, Colleagues, Friends,

The 47th Annual ISCSC Conference is fast approaching! If you have not done so, plese register
BEFORE MAY 15TH to meet the extended deadline . We are anticipating robust presentations and camaraderie. Please find below several useful resources and answers to frequently asked questions.

Toby Huff, President

• REGISTRATION: Instructions,
registration form and payment details are available HERE .
• PROGRAM & AGENDA: The conference program & agenda are available
• PROGRAM ABSTRACTS: An abstract of program presentations is available
• MAPS: A detailed site map of the conference facility and grounds is available
HERE . A location map to find the Conference Center is available on the Registration Page .
• PHONE SERVICE: Due to location, there is limited cell-phone service at Marconi. You may bring a calling card with a 1-800 access number to make calls from your room phone or one of the public phones on the property. To receive a call in your room, give callers the private number posted by your room phone.
• MESSAGES: Messages left for guests at the Front Desk, (415) 663-9020, will be posted in the reception area or, in the case of an emergency, delivered.
• SMOKING: All Marconi buildings are non-smoking. Ashtrays are located at entrances, on decks and on patios of buildings.
• GUEST ROOMS: have bed linens; private bathrooms with towels, soap, drinking glasses, and coffee makers/supplies; clock-radios; flashlights; telephones (see above); and free, AT&T Wi-Fi access.
• THE FRONT DESK: sells candy, snacks, drinks, meeting supplies, souvenirs, note cards, postage stamps and a few toiletries. A luggage cart, irons, ironing boards and hairdryers are available.
• The Front Desk Staff has First Aid equipment, an AED, and directions to medical services.
• A self-service Business Center is located in the check-in building and offers guests a computer with Wi-Fi internet access, printer, photocopier and scanner.
• ATTIRE: Comfortable walking shoes, a waterproof jacket or coat, and a sweater or sweatshirt are recommended.
• Marconi does not have TV, so reading materials are suggested.
• Campers and motor homes are prohibited from parking at Marconi. Fires, candles, incense and pets are also not permitted.
• Please visit the
Marconi website for additional and detailed information.

TRANSPORTATION: We recommend Marin Door-to-Door (415) 457-2717 or your choice of rental car for ease of transportation to and from Marconi Conference Center.
The following additional charter bus, van, and/or limousine companies are also available: All West Coachlines, Inc. (916) 423-4000, Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation 1-800-546-6688, Black Tie Transportation 1-800-445-0444.

• Registered members of our group can check in and pick up their guestroom key at the front desk from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (see map).
• Advance notice is required for later check-ins.
• Check-out time is 10:00 a.m.
• All guests must vacate lodging rooms and return keys to the desk by that time. A surcharge of $10 will be assessed for any lodging room key not returned at check-out.
• All persons using Marconi facilities (including children and babies) must be registered for safety reasons.
• A guestroom accessible to the handicapped (ADA) is available with advance notice.

• Meals are served in Redwood Dining Hall (
see map ).
– Breakfast buffet: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
– Lunch buffet: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (conference guests only)
– Full service dinner: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.* (conference guests only)
*Seating later than 6:30pm requires pre-approval by Marconi.
• Marconi offers a vegetarian choice at every meal. We can provide for many other dietary requirements with sufficient notice to the ISCSC Conference Planner.
• Sample menus for meals can be found
• Redwood Dining Hall is open for meal service only and not available for meetings, talks or receptions.

• Our assigned meeting buildings are Cypress and Pine Lodges (see map).
• Meeting buildings are ADA compliant for accessibility.
• Each Marconi meeting building will have a PC and projector, projection screen, a whiteboard/easel with flip-chart, bulletin boards, push pins, a water cooler, water pitchers and cups, a public telephone and an in-house telephone.
• Each Marconi meeting building has complimentary AT&T WiFi availability.
• If you will be using the PC and projector for your session, please bring your presentation on a memory drive (PC-compatible). You may want to consider bringing paper copies/notes for your own reference in case of equipment failure or power outage.