About the Rod Serling Conference:
From 2006-2013, Ithaca College hosted five interdisciplinary academic conferences dedicated to the works of Rod Serling.
Ithaca College, where Serling taught from 1967 to 1975, is home to the Rod Serling Archives. The archives include an extensive collection of television scripts, film screenplays, stage play scripts, films, unpublished works, and other materials vital to scholarships associated with the author and television pioneer.
Why was Ithaca College chosen as the place to house the Rod Serling Archives? After Serling's death in 1975, longtime Ithaca College board member Carol Serling decided her husband's work needed a permanent home so that it could be preserved and shared. Ithaca was a natural choice, as it was where Serling shared his creative genius with students for many years. In addition, the College, which is just 50 miles north of Serling's hometown of Binghamton (New York), is very close to the family cottage on Cayuga Lake where, in an Airstream trailer behind the house, some of the most memorable Serling scripts in television history were crafted.
In Fall 2015, the College will once again host an event to honor Serling.