Practical Matters

We’re excited to see you all in De Pere next week! If you haven’t checked out our skeleton schedule yet, do so now. Here are some practical tips about getting here and making the most of the weekend:

Getting here

St. Norbert College is on Grant Street in De Pere, WI. If you’re arriving by plane, you should call the Kress Inn at 800-221-5070 for a shuttle to campus. The Kress will pick up campers who are staying at the Kress or in the dorms. THATCamp LAC will begin in the Mulva Library Presentation room; most of the unconference will take place in the Mulva Library. On this map of SNC’s campus, the library is building 23. If you’re driving, you should park at the Kress Inn or in the Visitor Parking lots (P11 and P14 on the map). If you’re staying in the dorms, please park in lot P6 overnight.

Checking in

Whether you’re staying in the hotel or the dorms, you should check in at the Kress Inn. The folks at the desk there can point you in the right direction. On this map of SNC’s campus, the Kress Inn is building 11, and the Michel’s Hall dorm is building 35.

Staying in the Dorms

Thanks to Rebecca Frost-Davis for putting these reminders together.

Just in case you haven’t stayed in a dorm since college, here’s some information for those of us who took the dorm option. Thanks to Patrick Olejniczak of the Kress Inn & Bemis Conference Center.

  • The dorm room is configured with common space for the bathroom and living room for all four occupants. You can get a private bedroom. Please see the diagram layout
  • The dorm rooms include linens (towels and bedding) and wireless internet access but do not include private bathrooms, toiletries or televisions.
  • My advice: Don’t forget to bring all of your own toiletries and a hairdryer if you need one.


Make sure, if at all possible, that you bring a laptop, tablet, or smart phone with you to sessions. You’ll want to be able to access sites as folks talk about them, take notes, check out the schedule as it evolves, post session notes to the blog, and live-tweet sessions.


We hope to keep a lively back-channel discussion going through Twitter. If you’re not already following @thatcamplac, you should! Please add the following hashtags to your THATCamp LAC tweets: #thatcamp and #lac. The former will add your tweets to the larger THATCamp stream. THATCamp Prime at George Mason University will coincide with THATCamp LAC, and we hope some larger Twitter conversations will emerge between the two camps. The “#lac” tag will distinguish our tweets from those coming out of THATCamp Prime.


You will find information about logging into the WiFi network on slips of papers in your nametag holders. Your credentials will only work during the days of the camp.

Those of you staying at the Kress Inn will need to get separate credentials to access the hotel wifi. The hotel staff can assist with this.


Bar night

For those of you who arrive on Friday, we’ll have an informal gathering in the upstairs bar at The Abbey, a local bar and restaurant just next to the Kress Inn. Come by to meet campers and start conversations that will continue all weekend. We’ll be there from 6pm to 9pm.


If you’re staying in the Kress Inn, they provide a generous breakfast. We encourage those of you staying in the hotel to eat breakfast there. We will have coffee in the library lobby for everyone. We will also provide a limited amount of light breakfast food. This breakfast food in the library is intended primarily for those in the dorms who won’t have breakfast provided. There are also some places within walking distance where you can get breakfast: Nicolet Restaurant serves a great breakfast for the very hungry; and Luna Cafe, a coffee shop steps from campus, serves bakery fare and, on the weekends, breakfast plates.


On Saturday we’ll set you loose for lunch. At the bottom of this page you’ll find a list of restaurants within easy walking or driving distance. On Sunday St. Norbert College will provide lunch, which we’ll enjoy while presenting and watching Dork Shorts presentations (more on that below). We’ve taken the dietary needs you all listed on our earlier survey into consideration while planning this meal. If you forgot to let us know about any needs, please email the organizers ASAP.


On Saturday night those who are interested will head to Titletown Brewing Company for what promises to be a fun evening. We’ve reserved a school bus to take us to the restaurant, so you won’t need to worry about driving. The bus will pick campers up in the Kress Inn parking lot at 5:45. The Titletown brewmaster—an SNC alum—has agreed to provide a free beer tasting for THATCampers. Campers are encouraged to buy dinner at Titletown.

Dork Shorts

We want to cap off THATCamp LAC with dork shorts presentations. These are, as their name implies, very short talks: everyone gets three Powerpoint slides (max) and two minutes to speak. At the end of two minutes, participants are “played off” with annoying music or, more generously, applause. Dork shorts are a fun way to talk *briefly* about what project, class, question, or concern brought you to THATCamp LAC. As a crowning event, these presentations will give everyone a chance to see what the small college DH community is up to. If possible, we’ll record the dork shorts presentations and post them to our website.

If you’d like to take part in these presentations, please be thinking about what you can present. We’ll ask everyone to sign up for their time slot by the end of the day Saturday, and to email their slides to one of the organizers by the beginning of the day Sunday. That way we can assemble everything into one long presentation, and save having to switch computers every two minutes.

Nearby Restaurants

* indicates restaurants within easy (<5 minutes) walking distance from campus

For more details about restaurants in the greater Green Bay area, see this comprehensive guide, composed by Karlyn Crowley, an English professor at St. Norbert.

West De Pere (campus side of river)

The Abbey • Pub Food
303 Reid St. • (920) 336-7242

* Big Apple Bagels • Bagels
400 Reid St. B • (920) 336-2275

El Maya • Mexican
1620 Lawrence Dr. • (920) 337-0552

* Erbert & Gerbert’s • Sandwiches
377 Main Ave. • (920) 964-3727

* Gallagher’s Pizza • Pizza &c.
330 Reid St. • (920) 337-6666

* Gyro Kabobs • Greek/Middle Eastern
337 Main Ave. • (920) 339-0048

* Luna Cafe • Coffee shop
330 Main Ave. • (920) 336-1557

* Nicky’s Lionhead Tavern • pub food; good beer selection
331 Main Ave. • (920) 983-2991

* Nicolet Restaurant • breakfast (& L & D)
525 Reid St. • (920) 336-8726

* Pasquale’s • Italian, Chicago Hot Dogs
305 Main Ave. • (920) 336-3330

East De Pere (over the river; no woods to speak of)

#1 Chinese • 118 S. Broadway • Chinese

Alpha Delights • Bakery/Cafe
143 N. Wisconsin St. • (920) 339-9144

Bilotti’s • Italian & Pizza
113 N. Broadway • (920) 336-1811

Broadway Bistro • American
100 S. Broadway • (920) 347-3955

Caliente • Mexican
623 George St. • (920) 336-8737

Great Harvest Bread • Bakery/Café
802 George St. • (920) 336-9111

Hansen’s Dairy and Deli
124 N. Broadway • (920) 857-3821

Seroogy’s • Chocolatier
114 N. Wisconsin St. • (800) 776-0377

Union Hotel • Wisconsin Supper Club
200 N. Broadway • (920) 336-6131

Zestys • Frozen Custard
3718 Riverside Dr. • (920) 884-0505