Important Dates:

Oct. 12, 2010
Hotel Registration "special rate" ends

Conference Hotel

*All prices in Canadian Dollars

All conference events will be at the Fairmont Empress Hotel and Victoria Conference Centre.

UPDATE: The block of rooms we had reserved for MSA 12 attendees at the Fairmont Empress has now officially been sold out. Rooms will continue to be bookable at the conference rate, but now based upon availability only. We have secured additional rooms at Swans Hotel, which is a few minutes walk to the Fairmont (see below).

FAIRMONT Rates & Information:

Room Type and Rate
Fairmont $165.00
Deluxe $179.00
Harbourview Deluxe $189.00
Junior Suite $220.00
One Bedroom Cityview Suite $325.00
Signature Room $265.00
One Bedroom Harbourview Suite $380.00
Two Bedroom Harbourview Suite $600.00
Vice Regal $710.00

Room Type and Rate
Fairmont Gold City View $240.00
Fairmont Gold Harbourview $295.00
Fairmont Gold Junior Suite $350.00
Fairmont Gold One Bedroom Suite $475.00
Fairmont Gold Two Bedroom Suite $705.00

Each additional occupant will be charged $30.00 per night per person ($50.00 for Fairmont Gold rooms). There is no charge for children up to and including the age of 18 years who share with their parents. Maximum occupancy per room is 4 persons.

Reservations must be made by noon on October 12, 2010, for the special rate. The conference rate is available for three days/nights before and after the conference.

-Register online by clicking on this link:
-Register by phone toll free at 1-800-441-1414 or call the hotel directly: 250-384-8111.

To obtain the preferred rate, please identify yourself as affiliated with the Modernist Studies Association meeting November 11-14, 2010.

Internet Access: We are pleased to offer complimentary wireless internet access throughout the hotel and conference centre to all MSA participants. To access this service, you must enroll in the Fairmont President’s Club at Please note that one of your organizers enrolled a year ago and has had no spam as a consequence; it seems to be very low-commitment.

Swans Hotel Rates & Information

Swans Hotel
506 Pandora Ave
Victoria, BC V8W 1N6, Canada
(250) 361-3310

Experience the ‘Building of Flowers’ in the City of Gardens. Located in the heart of historic “Old Towne” Victoria, Swans is just minutes to Victoria’s famous Inner Harbour where you can enjoy local attractions, events and entertainment, shopping and so much more.

Our boutique hotel offers a variety of 29 distinctive suites. Perfect for business and leisure travelers our suites are also ideal for families, with children of any age. Many suites feature two-story lofts, accommodating up to six adults. Each suite offers spacious and comfortable living areas with fully equipped kitchens (an average suite is approximately 500 sq ft).

MSA Special Rate:

MSA conferees are eligible for a special rate of $139 for one bedroom or studio suites, double occupancy. Our one bedrooms can sleep two couples as they have a pull out hide-a-bed but each additional occupant would be $35.00. All of our suites have kitchens with the basic pots, pans, plates etc., high ceilings, and either a Juliet balcony or a terrace. In addition, all rooms contain original modernist art from the local region.

(There are also a couple of suites available for only $109, but they are right above the pub so they are noisy until about 2am; but if budget is a major issue for you, and noise isn't, you may wish to consider them. Swans would also give students a special price consideration if they want to share one of the two bedroom suites, which can sleep up to 3 couples or 4 singles.)

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Roommate Finder:

Seeking a roommate? Our MSA 12 Google Group offers a place to post and read roommate requests.

In order to participate in the roommate finder, you MUST be registered for MSA 12. Once you have registered and received your confirmation, please email

You will then receive the Google Group link by email.