F.A.Q. (Frequently asked Questions + transportation/accommodations)
2019 Quechua Alliance Annual Meeting
- How long does the event last? Do I need to attend the whole gathering?
This is a one-day gathering (from 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM). Since the goal is to promote and build up an engaging community, you will be expected to accompany us throughout the whole event. Trust us, it will be worth it!
- Who can attend? Am I required to speak Quechua or Spanish?
The gather aims to promote space where Quechua speakers, community leaders, college students and scholars can exchange ideas, activities and passion for Quechua. But actually, anyone who is interested in Quechua language is welcome, including non-speakers. We encourage anyone who shares passion for Andean Culture to join us. Native speakers, Quechua students, and Quechua enthusiasts.
As you might be aware, many native Quechua speakers also speak Spanish, therefore some of the conversations or interactions might be conducted in that language (in case you don’t speak Spanish: this aspect won’t affect your overall experience).
- Why is important that I sign up in advance?
The event is growing every year and we want to make sure the venue will fit everyone. As meals are provided, advanced registration is important to ensure enough food is provided for everyone. Finally, knowing who is attending will allow us better prepare a meaningful program of events.
- How should college groups sign up?
If you are planning to be part of a group representing an institution (college, university), you should contact your Quechua faculty, Center for Latin American Studies or Casa Latina/Hispana before signing up individually. It is always more exciting to participate and coordinate as a group, specially since your institution might allocate funds for you to travel expenses!
- Is this event an academic conference?
The Quechua Alliance Meeting is primarily a gathering with different types of activities. Among the activities, we might have some discussions and presentations, games, and dancing. Participants will have the opportunity to submit a presentation in the form of interactive activities, workshops, open discussions, or scholarly talks during the 2019 Call for proposals.
- I have kids, can I bring them to the event?
Yes, we will be happy if you come with your whole family. Keep in mind that we won’t provide special accommodations and you will responsible for any minor you bring to the event.
- Is there any type of travel funding available?
In order to make the event accessible ($15 for general public, $10 for graduate students, and free for undergraduate students), we are unable offer any type of additional funding.
- I am visiting Columbus for the event. What hotels are available?
The Ohio State University is located in the heart of Columbus. Please review this PDF for a list of accommodations closest to the university: Quechua Alliance Accommodations
- I am flying in to the John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH). How can I get to the Ohio State campus?
You can request an Uber, Lyft, or taxi from the airport. Columbus also has a COTA public transportation bus that takes travelers to and from the airport and downtown: https://www.cota.com/how-to-ride/airconnect/.
- Do you have any other question?