October 18-19, 2008



Those arriving on Friday, October 17 are welcome to attend Prof. Wood's afternoon presentation to the Purdue Philosophy Department Colloquium at 4:30PM in Beering (BRNG) 2290.  The "official" meeting program will begin on Saturday, October 18, at 12:00PM (EDT) and will conclude by 1:30 PM on Sunday, October 19.


The Union Club Hotel, in the Purdue Memorial Union (PMU), 101 N. Grant Street, is conveniently located next to the meeting location in the Stewart Center (STEW) and adjacent to the Grant Street Parking Garage (PGG).  A block of rooms will be held until October 6 (or it is filled) at the preferred rate of $92 (+12%) for a "Double and Twin" and $110 (+12%) for a "Double Deluxe."  (Be sure to mention the group name: "Midwest Study Group/Kant Society")

Other convenient hotel options include ...

Hilton Garden Inn, West Lafayette (approx. 1/2 mile from PMU), 356 E. State Street.

Some rooms are available at the preferred rate of $94 (+12%) if reserved by September 26th with the group code: KANT.

University Plaza Hotel, West Lafayette (approx. 3.5 miles from PMU) 3001 Northwestern Ave.  Some rooms are available at the preferred rate of $92 (single) or $102 (double) (+12%) if reserved by September 17th with the group code: Kant Study Group.

Holiday Inn Select, Lafayette City Center (approx. 1.25 miles from PMU), 515 South Street, Lafayette.  Some rooms are available at the preferred rate of $95 (single) or $105 (double) (+12%) if reserved by September 12th with the group code: Kant Study Group (online group booking code: KSG).  WEDS OCT 15th: ROOMS STILL AVAILABLE HERE.


On Saturday evening there will be a reception and then a group dinner at Khana Khazana Indian Grill, a short walk from the Union.  (The dinner buffet is $10.50, entrées range from $9.95 to $13.95)  If you plan to attend the reception or dinner, please let Pat Kain know, so we can make proper arrangements.

Some other convenient dining options for the weekend include...

On the lower level of the Union:

  1. Flatbreads, a gourmet sandwich, salad and soup concept featuring hot artisan breads baked in a gas-fired, open-hearth oven. (Friday to 7:30PM, closed Sat & Sun)

  2. La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill, delicious “south of the border” cuisine featuring high quality, fresh ingredients and famous for its salsa bar.(Friday to 7PM, Sat & Sun 10-3:30)

  3. Lemongrass, featuring wok-fired entrees and Pho soups, emphasizing vegetables, sauces and spices found primarily in Thailand and Vietnam.(Friday to 7PM, closed Sat & Sun)

  4. Pappy's Sweet Shop, since 1927, featuring diner fare and soda fountain treats. (Friday to midnight, Sat & Sun 7AM-9PM)

  5. Starbucks offers hot and cold drinks and baked goods. (Friday to 11PM, Sat 8AM-2:30PM, Sun 8AM-11PM)

  6. Urban Market, an upscale convenience store featuring organic, sustainable and natural foods, with a new cereal bar concept called Loops.(Friday to 10PM)

  7. Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen offers pizza, pasta, garlic breadsticks, salads and more.(Friday to 10PM, Sat & Sun 10-10)

  8. Zia Juice, a new take on our popular Freshens concept, featuring freshly squeezed juices, a variety of delicious smoothies and healthy snacks.(Friday to 7PM, Sat & Sun 12-6PM)

The Sagamore Restaurant, on the second floor of the Union, offers table service breakfast on weekends. (6:30- 11 AM)

Within a few blocks:

  1. Boiler Market (pizza, sandwiches, etc.)

  2. Subway

  3. Parthenon (Greek)

  4. Einstein Bagels

  5. Chipotle

  6. Basil Thai (Thai)

  7. Triple XXX diner (24/7 diner fare)

  8. Olive House (Mediterranean)

Within a half-mile:

  1. Nine Irish Brothers (Irish Pub)

  2. El Rodeo (Mexican)

  3. Silver Dipper Ice Cream

  4. Panera

  5. Scotty's Brewhouse

Just across the river (about 1 to 1.5 miles):

  1. La Scala (Italian)

  2. Chumley's (Sports Bar)

  3. Scagnoli's (Cajun & BBQ)

  4. Lafayette Brewing Company

  5. Maize (American fine dining)

  6. Sarge Oak (fine steaks)

  7. Bistro 501 (French)

Local Area Info:

Purdue Visitor's Information Center

Lafayette - West Lafayette Visitor's Guide

Purdue Exponent (student paper)

Lafayette Journal & Courier


2008 Organizer: Patrick Kain (Purdue)