The Campaign School is a two-day workshop that trains social workers to run for elected office; to work in leadership positions at the local, state and federal levels; and/or serve as effective advocates for social change. Even those who do not have any current ambition to run for office are changed by the understanding of their own political power. Attendees meet political social workers, gain exposure to career paths in political settings and learn valuable skills that can be applied to any practice setting.
Booking Your Hotel Stay
The Campaign School has made a block of rooms available at the Hilton hotel in downtown Hartford, CT for a discounted rate of $109 a night. This rate is only guaranteed until Friday, February 17th! You can make your reservation by using the link here or by entering group code USW. If you would like to book with an alternate hotel, Bradley Airport is a 15-minute drive from downtown Hartford. There are also a number of other hotels in the Hartford area.
The closest airport to UConn and the Campaign School is Bradley International, which is about 15 minutes north of Hartford. Amtrak will bring you directly to downtown Hartford, a short drive from the UConn West Hartford campus.
Getting to UConn From the Airport
The Hilton Hartford is a 20-minute drive from Bradley Airport. Uber is available at Bradley Airport, and an Uber to the hotel would cost between $20-25. You can also take the CT public bus shuttle #30 to the Hilton Hartford, which would take about 35 minutes at a cost of $3.50 for a day pass. The hotel is approximately four miles from UConn’s School of Social Work Campus. We will try to coordinate carpools to the campus the morning of the event. However, Uber is available for approximately $7.
A light breakfast, snacks and lunch will be provided daily during the two-day Campaign School program. Attendees and former Campaign School alumni may gather back at the Hilton Hartford Friday afternoon after day one concludes for networking and socializing. More on that later.
Important Addresses and Contact Information
Hilton Hartford / 315 Trumbull Street, Hartford, CT 06103
UConn School of Social Work / 1798 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117
Still have questions regarding your stay during the Campaign School or need help making travel arrangements? Contact Ayesha R Clarke at 860-985-5530 and/or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Tanya Rhodes Smith at 203 331-2032 and/or email@example.com.
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