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MACLAS 2020 will be held on the campus of Salisbury University, Salisbury,MD, March 27-28.

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We’re delighted that MACLAS’ 40th anniversary conference in spring 2020 will be held on the beautiful campus of Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD, on Friday & Saturday, March 27-28. We invite scholars of Latin America & the Caribbean from across the mid-Atlantic region and beyond to join us. The registration link for the conference is here:

Click here for MACLAS 2020 call for papers.

  • About Salisbury, MD

Known as “Maryland’s Coastal College Town,” the City of Salisbury has long been the crossroads of the historic Delmarva Peninsula. With a population of some 30,000, it’s the largest city on the Eastern Shore and the No. 1 fastest growing city in Maryland, according to city officials. Founded in 1732 and incorporated in 1854, it also is the county seat for Wicomico. The area offers the ideal mix of an urban center, nestled within a scenic rural region, centrally located to major metropolitan areas. Located just two miles from campus, Downtown Salisbury is a designated Main Street Maryland community, with shops, restaurants and events. A trolley service runs between SU and downtown during the semester. 

  • Wicomico County and the Eastern Shore

Situated perfectly between the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, Wicomico County offers outdoor adventures, Eastern Shore food, culture and history, and an affordable cost of living. With a population of some 102,000, the county has over 60 restaurants, 20 shopping centers and various accommodations to suit your needs. Wicomico County Tourism is a hub for things to see and do. The Eastern Shore is known for its accessibility to waterways, beaches and nature, as well as its slower pace with less traffic and congestion. Salisbury is situated directly on the Wicomico River, a popular waterway for boaters and kayakers, along with the Manokin and Nanticoke rivers. All lead to the nearby Chesapeake Bay, the nation’s largest estuary and a hub for environmental research. The city boasts the second largest water port in Maryland, plus boat ramps and marinas.

  • Getting to and around Salisbury: Travel Information for MACLAS 2020

Salisbury University is accessible by car, train, or plane. 

Salisbury University’s beautiful 200-acre campus is located on the south end of the City of Salisbury in Wicomico County on Maryland’s scenic Eastern Shore, which is part of the Delmarva Peninsula. Salisbury is 30 miles west of the beach resorts at Ocean City, MD, and the Assateague Island National Seashore. The city also is 115 miles southeast of Baltimore, MD, and Washington, D.C.; 125 miles south of Philadelphia, PA; and 125 miles north of Norfolk, VA.

  • Flying to Salisbury

The Salisbury Regional Airport (SBY) offers American Airlines flights daily to connect you to-and-from hubs in Philadelphia, PA, and Charlotte, NC. Rental car and taxi services are available to connect you to campus.

  • Driving to Salisbury

    The City of Salisbury is at the junction of east-west U.S. Route 50 and north-south U.S. Route 13. SU is located on Route 13 Business at the south end of the city. Driving directions are available using Google Maps: 1101 Camden Ave Salisbury, MD 21801-6837.

  • Traveling in Salisbury to Campus

From the intersection of the two major highways (Routes 50 and 13), take Route 13 Business south to SU, located on the south end of the city. (Route 13 Business is also known as Salisbury Boulevard. Most Salisbury hotels are located on Salisbury Boulevard.)

Follow Route 13 Business south to the College Avenue stoplight. Turn right and proceed west on College Avenue. At the first traffic signal, turn left onto southbound Camden Avenue.

  • Traveling by train/bus