CAPN 2017

The 47th Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest (CAPN) at Portland State University

Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest (CAPN)

47th Annual Meeting 

Portland State University
Portland, Oregon on March 24-25, 2017

The keynote speaker will be Professor Richard J. A. Talbert of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Title of Talk: "Some Portable Sundials and Their Roman Owners: Issues of Intellect and Values"


Call for Papers  |  Schedule  |  Registration  |  Location and Lodging 

Call for Papers

The organizers invite papers on any aspect of the Ancient Mediterranean World, including Greece, Rome, and the Ancient Near East. Papers that are likely to be of broad interest and make connections among the different elements of the ancient world are especially welcome, as are papers that focus on pedagogical topics. 

Abstracts of no more than 300 words for presentations of no more than 20 minutes must be submitted by email to by January 22, 2017. All abstracts will be judged anonymously, and responses will be sent by mid-February.

For further information, contact Brian Turner ( at Portland State University.

See you in March!




Friday 24 March 2017




Keynote Address  
Professor Richard J. A. Talbert  
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lincoln Hall 75 
Recital Hall 


Reception to Follow

Smith Memorial Student Union 
SMSU 296/298



Saturday 25 March 2017




Please complete the registration form and send your check separately to the address below. The registration deadline for CAPN 2017 has been extended to Monday 27 February 2017. Please be sure that all payments are mailed to the address below on or before Friday 3 March 2017. There will be no on-site registration.

Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest
℅ Mary Jaeger
1267 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1267

Checks made payable to "CAPN" 


Location and Lodging 



All events will occur in the Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU) located at 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon


Campus Parking:

Parking is free in Parking Structure One on Saturday and after 7 pm on Friday.

Lodging: A block of 15 rooms has been reserved at the University Place Hotel adjacent to PSU’s campus. Please make your registration by MARCH 6th, 2017  and use the room block name CAPN17 to receive the discounted conference rate. Details below.

Since the hotel is walkable to PSU’s main campus, [Interactive Campus Map] there will be no shuttle from the hotel to the conference facility. The next closest hotel, although more expensive, is the Hotel Modera.


University Place Hotel 
(5 Comfort Double Doubles, 10 Comfort King)

For reservations (503-221-0140 or 1-866-845-4647) ask for the "CAPN 17" Room Block 

Available Check In: 3/23/2017  
If guests need to stay before the block date, please let the hotel agent know the block starts on 3/23, if not, the hotel agent will not see the block. There is a $10 per person plus tax for the 3rd and 4th adult in the room.
Check Out:  3/26/2017(or extend your stay)

Rate: $86.00 plus 15.3% lodging tax

Cutoff Date: 3/6/2017

  • Rate includes FREE WiFi
  • Rate includes FREE Full Service Breakfast in our onsite Restaurant. 
  • Comfort Rooms Feature Microwave, Fridge, Keurig Coffee Maker


  • Plenty of Onsite Parking Available
  • $3.00 per hour
  • $12.00 per day
  • $15.00 for overnight 
  • For public transportation from and to the airport
    • Plan your trip on 
    • TriMet and Downtown Street Car Lines Just Outside Our Front Doors
    • Blue Star Shuttle ($14/way/person), please contact them at 1-800-247-2272 
    • Onsite Budget-AVis Car Rental contact: 503-222-5421