The Association's 120th Annual Meeting will be held in Philadelphia at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Loews Philadelphia, and Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown hotels. Many of the profession's most distinguished members will be present to deliver papers and over 1,200 scholars, including 107 foreign scholars, will participate in the three-and-one-half-day meeting. In addition, more than four dozen specialized societies will be meeting in conjunction with the AHA. Each society will be holding its own sessions, luncheons, and/or meetings, as well as joint sessions with the Association. James J. Sheehan of Stanford University will deliver the presidential address on the evening of January 6, and recipients of the 2005 book awards, honorary foreign membership, the Awards for Scholarly Distinction, the Troyer Steele Anderson Prize, the Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award, the Beveridge Family Teaching Prize, the William Gilbert Award, the John O'Connor Film Award, and the Nancy Lyman Roelker Mentorship Award will be announced.
Noted below are the locations of various events:
||Marriott and Loews hotels
|Affiliated Society Events
||Marriott, Loews, and Courtyard hotels
|AHA Headquarters/Staff Office
||Marriott, Registration 1 (5th level)
|Press Room Marriott
|Local Arrangements Committee Office
||Marriott, Room 501
|AHA Job Register
||Marriott, Grand Ballroom Salon H
||Marriott, Franklin Hall
|Messaging and Internet Center
||Marriott, Grand Ballroom Salon E
|AHA Meeting Registration
and Meal Ticket Cashiers
|Marriott, Liberty Ballroom
The AHA has reserved substantial blocks of rooms at eight downtown hotels, all within blocks of the hotels where events are scheduled: Marriott, Loews, Courtyard, DoubleTree Philadelphia, Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City, Wyndham Philadelphia at Franklin Plaza, Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City, and Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown.
The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown (215-625-2900) at 1201 Market Street, will serve as headquarters. The Loews Philadelphia (215-627-1200) at 1200 Market Street, will serve as co-headquarters and is adjacent to the Marriott. Events have also been scheduled at the Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown (215-496-3200), at 21 Juniper Street. Additional blocks of rooms have been reserved at the DoubleTree Philadelphia (215-893-1600) at 237 South Broad Street; the Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City (215-923-0100) at 1100 Arch Street; the Wyndham Philadelphia at Franklin Plaza (215-448-2000) at 17th and Race Streets; the Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City (215-665-9100) at 1301 Race Street; and the Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown ; 215-735-9300) at 1305-11 Walnut Street.
Rates at the Marriott and the Loews are $99 single and $109 double. Rates at the Wyndham are $97 single and $107 double. Rates at the DoubleTree, Hilton, and Holiday Inn are $95 single and double. Rates at the Courtyard are $94 single and $104 double and at the Hampton Inn $93 single and $103 double. All rooms are subject to city and state occupancy taxes of 14 percent per room, per night. Rates are in effect three days before and after the meeting dates (January 58) and are available for only a limited number of rooms at each property.
Beginning September 6, 2005, hotel reservations must be made exclusively with ITS, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau's exclusive housing vendor, based in Deerfield, Illinois. Requests for reservations will be accepted by ITS via the Internet (through a special link on the AHA annual meeting web page), which will take the user to housing bureau's online services for the AHA meeting, as the AHA itself cannot process reservations. Make your reservations via the Internet for best availability and immediate confirmation.
The housing bureau will also accept reservations via the call center, fax, or mail (only if accompanied by a check deposit) through 5:00 p.m. CST, December 14, 2005.
ITS's call center (toll-free, 800-650-6835) will accept reservations from the United States and Canada during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time, Monday through Friday. International callers may call 847-282-2515 to make reservations during normal business hours. Phone reservations are limited to five per callrequests for more than five must be submitted in writing.
Faxes from the U.S. and Canada may be sent 24 hours a day, seven days a week to 800-521-6017, but will be processed during business hours. International attendees may fax to 847-940-2386. Please use one form per room, making copies as needed. Only fully completed forms will be accepted.
Reservations for suites can be made by through the call center, Internet, or the housing form.
Reservation requests can be sent by mail only if payments are made by check, and should be sent to AHA Housing Bureau, 108 Wilmot Road, 4th Floor, P.O. Box 825, Deerfield, IL 60015-0825. The checks should be made payable to AHA Housing Bureau, in U.S. funds, drawn on a U.S. bank. Only fully completed forms will be accepted.
The Housing Bureau will send a confirmation of all new reservations, modifications, and cancellations. The bureau will send out confirmations by mail, fax, or e-mail no later than 72 hours of processing reservations. Room reservations made by Internet and phone are confirmed immediately with a confirmation number. Please note that the individual hotels will not send out a separate confirmation.
A deposit is required for all reservations. For standard room reservations, the deposit is $125 per room. The deposit is $250 for a one-bedroom suite and $375 for a two-bedroom suite. Deposits can be guaranteed via credit card or by check payment. If payment is to be made by a check, payable to the AHA Housing Bureau, in U.S. funds, drawn on a U.S. bank, must accompany the completed housing request form. If payment is to be by credit card, the card will be billed immediately. ITS accepts American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Diner's Club, and Discover cards. The bureau does not accept money orders, wire transfers, or invoices for room deposits. Please note that reservations will not be processed without a deposit.
The cutoff date for the AHA's official block is 5:00 p.m. CST, December 14, 2005. After this date, remaining inventory in the block will be released and rooms will be available at the discounted convention rates only on a space-available basis. If all hotels sell out, the AHA will work with the bureau to secure additional hotel rooms.
Changes, Cancellations, and Refunds
Meeting attendees can continue to make and modify (depending on availability) or cancel reservations from September 6 through December 14, 2005, 5:00 p.m. CST by telephone, fax, in writing, or through e-mail. Attendees will not be penalized for any cancellation made on or before December 14. Reservations canceled after December 14 but prior to 72 hours of arrival will be subject to an $18 processing fee. Cancellations will be refunded through the same method of payment by which the attendee originally paid the deposit.
Do not contact the hotel directly until after December 19, 2005. After that date, attendees who wish to cancel must contact the hotel directly. Reservations canceled within 72 hours of arrival date are subject to forfeiture of the entire amount of the deposit.
Arrangements for Persons Requiring Physical, Sight, or Hearing Accessibility
To facilitate hotel reservations and participation in the meeting for those who need physical, sight, or hearing accessibility, the following information is provided. Guests should advise the housing bureau about specific needs when room reservations are made.
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The city of Philadelphia hosts a web site, Accessible Philadelphia, to provide up-to-date information on access to city facilities, procedures for requesting reasonable accommodations, and other important information relating to accessibility.
All hotels have accessible lobbies; several have autoslide doors. Thresholds and doormats are in compliance with ADA regulations and doorman services are available at most properties. Lobbies have marble floors and/or low-pile area carpeting. All hotels have accessible registration desks or provide clipboards to guests to complete registration documentation. Elevators connect all levels of each hotel, and have keypads that are wheelchair accessible, Braille numerals beside each control button, and audible direction. Restrooms in lobbies and on meeting room floors are accessible by guests using wheelchairs and have tactile signage.
All hotels have accessible guest roomsthe quantity at each property is noted in the listing below. These rooms feature among other amenities wheelchair-accessible doors, lever/lever door handles, security peepholes, ample room space, grab bars in restrooms, low sinks with insulated pipes, accessible towel racks, and accessible mirrors. The following auxiliary aids are available at most properties: flashing fire alarm, doorbell, and telephone; vibrating alarm clock; closed-caption decoders; Braille signage; and TDD telephones.
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Parking: ADA guests are accommodated on the Filbert Street driveway entrance to the hotel by valet parking attendants.
Guest rooms: The hotel has 68 ADA-approved accessible rooms; 52 are non-smoking. Thirty deluxe rooms feature king-size beds and 26 deluxe rooms feature two double beds. Thirty-one of the rooms have roll-in showers and 29 feature tubs, four with grab bars.
Meeting rooms: The meeting rooms are located on floors 3, 4, and 5, are accessible by elevator, and are fully carpeted. All meeting room doors are ADA compliant.
Restaurants: Allie's American Grille and Champions Sports Bar are located in the hotel's lobby level and are entirely accessible. JW's Steakhouse is located on the mezzanine level (access via elevator from lobby) and is also accessible.
Parking: ADA guests are accommodated at the 12th Street valet parking entrance by hotel staff or by the doorman at the Market Street entrance if arriving by taxi.
Guest rooms: The hotel has 17 ADA-approved accessible rooms, including one suite.
Meeting rooms: All meeting rooms-located on the second, third, and fourth floors of the hotel-are accessible via elevator, and can be set up to accommodate wheelchair requirements.
Restaurants: Solefood Restaurant, Bar, and Lounge is on the lobby level and is entirely accessible.
Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown
Parking: Hotel guests are accommodated by valet parking.
Guest rooms: The hotel has 21 guestrooms with roll-in showers, offering a mix of king beds and two queen beds. All but two of the accessible rooms are nonsmoking.
Meeting rooms: The hotel's eleven meeting rooms are located on the first floor and the mezzanine level, and are accessible via elevator.
Restaurants: Junipers Café, open for breakfast, and the Lobby Lounge and Restaurant, open for lunch and dinner, have accessible areas of seating.
Parking: ADA guests are accommodated at the garage entrance by valet parking.
Guest rooms: The hotel has 10 ADA-approved accessible rooms.
Restaurant: Standing O is located on the lobby level and Academy Café on the second floor and both are accessible.
Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City
Parking: The parking garage has four designated spaces on each floor directly located next to elevators. An elevator that leads into the hotel lobby provides accessibility to the hotel.
Guest Rooms: The hotel has 10 ADA-approved accessible rooms. Three have roll-in showers and accessible tubs and seven have roll-in showers only. The hotel also has 12 TTY-machines for hearing impaired guests. Guests' swimming pool on the second floor is handicap accessible.
Restaurant: The Tenth Floor Grill and Lounge has accessibility to all areas of dining.
Wyndham Philadelphia at Franklin Plaza
Parking: There are 10 spaces each on "P1" and "P2" levels of the hotel's garage that can accommodate vans up to 6 feet, 4 inches. The elevator from the garage level accesses directly into the main lobby.
Guest rooms: The hotel has 22 ADA-approved guestrooms with roll-in showers and has 15 TTY transmitters for hearing-impaired guests.
Restaurants: Shula's Steak House and Terrace Restaurant are located on the lobby level and are accessible. The lobby bar has ramp access to the bar and seating area.
Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City
Parking: ADA guests are accommodated on 13th Street/Main Lobby entrance of the hotel by valet parking staff.
Guest rooms: Ten guest rooms are accessible to individuals in wheelchairs.
Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown
Parking: The hotel has self parking with a number of designated parking spaces. An elevator from the garage leads to the lobby. The hotel has wheelchair ramps for easy accessibility to all hotel entrances.
Guest rooms: The hotel has eight accessible guest rooms.
Restaurants: The Breakfast Bar located on the first floor is equipped with wheelchair ramps.
Transportation to Philadelphia
Association Travel Concepts (ATC) is the official travel agency for the annual meeting. As such, ATC has negotiated discounts with United Airlines, US Airways, American Airlines, Amtrak, Avis Rent A Car, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car to bring attendees special air, rail, and car rental rates that are lower than those available to the public. These cost-saving options may be booked online at the AHA Travel Center web sitejust follow the member travel links from http://www.atcmeetings.com/aha. Individuals can also fax 858-362-3153 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. ATC staff are available for reservations from 9:00 a.m.7:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.
By calling ATC, attendees will secure discounts of 10 to 15 percent off the lowest available fare for United (ID number 510CK) and 10 to 15 percent off applicable classes of service for US Airways (ID number GF65653502) and American (ID number A6416AH) on tickets purchased more than 30 days prior to the meeting. For tickets purchased less than 30 days prior, the discounts will be 5 to 10 percent. Some restrictions may apply and service fees will vary. Discounts apply for travel Monday, January 2 through Wednesday, January 11, 2006.
ATC will also search for the lowest available fare on any airline serving the Philadelphia International Airport. ATC provides personalized service, advance seat assignments, special meal requests, frequent flier program updates, electronic ticketing, e-mail access for convenient booking of your tickets, and more.
These cost saving options may also be booked online by going to the AHA's Travel Center and following the member travel link. Low fares available only on the Web can be found using the ATC search engine. Attendees can explore region-to-region flat zone rates and consolidator and net fares without a Saturday night stayover to find lower fares.
Amtrak offers a 10 percent discount off the lowest available fare to/from Philadelphia. Discount fares available December 30, 2005, through January 14, 2006. To book space, call your travel agent or Amtrak at 800-872-1477 and refer to fare order number X92H-947 when making the booking. Fares cannot be booked via the Internet. Special high-speed Metroliner Service is available every hour along the Northeast corridor. Fare is valid on Metroliner and Acela service for all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts (for a list, see http://www.Amtrak.com). The offer is also valid with sleepers, business class, or first class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges. The offer is not valid on Auto Train.
Attendees can also arrange to rent a car through Avis (ID number J952801; 800-331-1600) or Enterprise (ID number 32H7476; 800-593-0505), with discounted rates effective January 2 through January 11, 2006.
Philadelphia Mass Transit
Philadelphia's mass transit system is operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). SEPTA operates a coordinated system of bus, subway, elevated train, and trolley lines that covers all of Philadelphia and parts of the surrounding counties. Suburban Station and Market East Station serve the AHA's meeting hotels and are in the heart of the business, shopping, and hotel districts. Also, 30th Street Station provides quick connections with Amtrak. Each of these stations connects the entire rail system with the city's Airport Rail Line. SEPTA also operates a large fleet of buses and street cars through the city and suburbs with highly concentrated service in the Center City area. Two subway linesthe Market-Frankford (east-west) and Broad Street (north-south)crisscross the city. Bus Route 42 connects Center City with the Civic Center and University City. The Broad Street Line connects Center City with the sports complex in South Philadelphia.
Cash fare on most routes is $2 (exact change required). Discounted tokens and passes are available at SEPTA sales offices and at commercial sales outlets. During off-peak hours, senior citizens ride buses and streetcars for free; $1 on the train. The easiest way to travel to all of Philadelphia's sights and attractions is with SEPTA's Day Pass. The tourist-friendly pass is good for one day of unlimited riding on all City Transit vehicles, plus a one-way trip on the Airport Line. A Day Pass costs $5 and can be purchased at the Visitors Center at 6th and Market Streets. Visit the web site or call (215-580-7800) to check latest fares and packages. Calls are answered 6:00 a.m.midnight daily.
Stops within the central Philadelphia area are at four locations: University City Station (Convention Avenue at South Street) is located near the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; 30th Street Station (30th and Market Streets) is located directly in the Amtrak station; Suburban Station (16th and Market Streets) is located in the heart of the central Philadelphia business and shopping districts; and Market East Station (10th and Market Streets) is located in the Gallery Shopping Mall.
The following stops serve AHA meeting hotels: Market East Station for the Marriott (direct entrance), Courtyard, Loews, Hilton, Hampton Inn, and Holiday Inn Express. Suburban Station for the DoubleTree and Wyndham (several blocks).
Arriving by Air
The Philadelphia area is served by the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), and is served by all major domestic carriers. The new international terminal features 13 international gates and 56 U.S. immigration booths. To review a terminal layout, see http://www.phl.org. The airport is located seven miles from downtown. Incoming visitors can reach hotels via taxi, van shuttle, limo, or mass transit.
Taxis are readily available outside the baggage claim area of the airport. Exit the terminal and walk to Zone 5 where the taxicab dispatcher will hail a cab for you. The taxi fare from the airport to Center City Philadelphia is a $25 flat fee, one way, not including an optional gratuity. The trip takes approximately 20 minutes, though longer in rush hours.
Lady Liberty Airport Shuttle provides airport shuttle service to all Philadelphia hotels. Reservations are not necessary. The Lady Liberty van runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The one-way fare between Philadelphia International Airport and Center City Philadelphia is $8 per adult, $4 per child 612 years, and free for children under 6 years of age. After luggage is collected, go to the Ground Transportation Desk (a staffed desk with monitors, not to be confused with the bank of phones connecting to local hotels). Pick up the phone and dial 27, or call 215-724-8888. Tell the dispatcher which terminal you are in and your destination and follow the instructions you receive. Remain in the seating area near the Ground Transportation Counter (open 5:00 a.m. to midnight) and you will be called when your driver arrives. The shuttle vans are waiting in a holding lot at the airport and are dispatched into the terminals once a call is received. The average wait time is 10 to 15 minutes. Two pieces of luggage plus one carry-on piece per passenger are allowed. Excess luggage will be charged at the discretion of the dispatcher and driverit's best to get a quote from the driver before boarding.
For return transfers, call Lady Liberty at least 24 hours in advance at 215-724-8888. Transfers are available between 5:00 a.m. and midnight daily, with departure from the hotel scheduled by reservation. Allow a minimum of two hours for the return trip. Since Lady Liberty's last shuttle is at midnight, taxi or train are the only options after that time. It is customary to tip the shuttle driver, usually $1 per suitcase.
Executive Airport and Limousine Service
CAR ONE Sedan and Limousine is the leader in chauffeured transportation to and from the Philadelphia International Airport. CAR ONE Express Service offers the option of a town car or limousine from the airport to the hotel. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance by calling 800-787-2271, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Town car service is $52, plus an 18 percent gratuity charge; limousine service is available for $124 plus gratuity. Sedans can hold up to 4 people comfortably and limousines can hold up to 8 people comfortably. By providing full flight information details in advance, arrangements can be made for pick up at the airport upon arrival. After collecting luggage, dial x48 on one of the courtesy phones in the baggage claim areas and let the guest service agent know your terminal. Proceed to the Ground Transportation Counter where attendants direct passengers once the car has arrived at the curb. For an additional $5, the driver can meet the passenger in the baggage claim area.
SEPTA's R1 Airport Line provides fast and convenient service to and from the five airport terminals, departing every 20 minutes from the airport. Each terminal has a station located between the security checkpoint and baggage claim. The R1 Airport Line costs $5.50 for one-way fare downtown. The trip takes about 20 minutes, with trains departing every half hour from 6:00 a.m. to midnight.
Arriving by Train
Amtrak's 30th Street Station is located at 30th and Market Streets, a 10-minute taxi ride ($6) from the hotels. Riders can also transfer from Amtrak to a SEPTA Regional Rail train for no extra charge by showing the conductor the Amtrak ticket stub (which should be saved for the return trip as well). If purchasing a SEPTA ticket, the special fare for travel between 30th Street, Suburban, and Market East Stations is only sold as a round-trip fare for $3.50.
Directions to downtown: From the north, take I-95 South to Exit 22 (previously 17) I-676W and follow Independence Hall signs, turn right onto Callowhill Street, then follow signs to "8th Street South-Chinatown," then to Pennsylvania Convention Centermeeting hotels are clustered around the center. From the south, take I-95 North to Exit 22 (previously 17) I-676 W. Bear right and exit onto Callowhill Street, then follow signs to "8th Street South-Chinatown," then to Pennsylvania Convention Center. From the east via Ben Franklin Bridge, bear left after crossing the bridge and follow signs to "8th Street South-Chinatown," then to the convention center. From the east via Walt Whitman Bridge, take I-76 West toward Central Philadelphia and exit at Exit 344 (previously 38), which leads to I-676 East to Broad Street, then exit to Vine Street. From the west, take I-76 East to Central Philadelphia, to exit 344 (previously 38), I-676 E to Broad Street exit to Vine Street. For more specific directions, key in the convention center address (1100 Arch Street) on MapQuest (http://www.mapquest.com).
Parking at Hotels and Convention Center: Current published rates at the hotels for each 24-hour period are: Marriottno self park, $32 valet park; Loewsno self, $30 valet; Courtyardno self, $32.20 valet; Doubletree$18 self, $22 valet; Hilton Garden Innno self or valet service; Wyndham$20 self, $22 valet; Hampton Inn$15 self, $18 valet; Holiday Inn$18 self, no valet.
Additional Parking Options in Philadelphia: Philadelphia has more than 7,000 metered and non-metered timed spaces in the central business and shopping areas. There are several thousand additional spaces throughout the city. Meter rates are either $1.00 or $.50 per hour depending upon whether the meter is in a central location. Meter times vary from one to four hours. Most meters take quarters only; some still take dimes and nickels. Drivers should pay attention to the posted meter and regulation signs. Red signs will indicate when parking is prohibited; the green signs indicate when and how long drivers can park.
In addition to street parking, there are more than 40 parking lots in downtown within the vicinity of the meeting hotels. Daily rates range from $12$24. The Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) operates several garages and lots throughout the city. The PPA's Parking Locator allows users to search the city's more than 1,000 off-street parking locations for the best parking options based on price, proximity, and hours of operation. PPA parking facilities in downtown Philadelphia include: Parking Plaza Garage, 8th and Filbert Streets (operates MondaySaturday, 6:00 a.m.midnight; Sunday 9:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.; $10 for 24-hour period); AutoPark at the Gallery Mall, 9th and Market Streets (operates MondaySunday, 6:00 a.m.midnight; $12.50 for 24 hour-hour period); AutoPark at JFK Plaza, 15th and Arch Streets, with entrances on Arch Street at 16th and on Cherry Street (operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; hourly rates during the day and $7 for overnight, from 4:00 p.m.6:00 a.m.); AutoPark at City Center, 15th and Arch Streets (operates MondayFriday, 5:30 a.m.9:30 p.m. and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.; $15 for 24-hour period); Philadelphia Gateway Parking Garage, 1540 Vine Street, with entrances on Spring and 16th Streets (operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; $14 for 24-hour period); AutoPark at Jefferson, southwest corner of 10th and Ludlow Streets (operates 6:30 a.m.11:30 p.m.; charges $12 for 24-hour period).
In order to make the necessary arrangements, hearing-impaired members who will need sign-interpreting service at the AHA annual meeting must notify the Headquarters Office and register for the meeting by December 2, 2005. After reviewing the program, but not later than December 2, members who have made such requests should inform Headquarters of the sessions they plan to attend. Headquarters will then, with the assistance of the Local Arrangements Committee and the Registry of Interpreters, secure the services of appropriate interpreters. The AHA will assume the cost for up to nine hours of interpreting service or a maximum of $400 per member, whichever is less.
In addition, if a member so requests, an interpreter will be provided for the General Meeting (Friday, January 6, 8:30 p.m.) and the Annual Business Meeting (Saturday, January 7, 4:45 p.m.). Please contact Sharon K. Tune, Convention Director, AHA, 400 A Street SE, Washington, DC 20003, by December 2, 2005.
Intending participants are urged to preregister at the reduced rates of $75 members; $95 nonmembers; $45 student members; $55 student nonmembers; $45 unemployed; and $20 precollegiate teachers (evidence of employment is required for the precollegiate teachers' rate). The AHA also offers special preregistration rates of $50 for middle and high school teachers and $100 for undergraduate teachers each leading groups of up to five students. A preregistration form is included as an insert in the program and is available through the AHA headquarters office. Attendees can also preregister online beginning September 23, 2005 via a link on the AHA's annual meeting web page. Please note that preregistration for the 2006 meeting will be handled by a processing service and forms should be sent to the address on the form and not to the AHA office. Preregistrants will receive confirmation within four to six weeks.
Advance registration must be received by Wednesday, January 4, 2006. Registration materials, including badges, will be distributed at the meeting during the regular business hours noted below. Individuals who have preregistered should go to booths designated for preregistrants in the Marriott's Liberty Ballroom.
Fees for registering at the meeting will be $90 members; $110 nonmembers; $50 student members; $60 student nonmembers; $50 unemployed; and $25 precollegiate teachers (evidence of employment is required for the precollegiate teachers' rate).
The registration desks will be located in the Marriott's Liberty Ballroom and will be open during the following hours:
|Thursday, January 5
||12:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
|Friday, January 6
|| 8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
|Saturday, January 7
||8:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Admission to all sessions, exhibits, and the Job Register requires a Registration Badge.
Advance registrants who are unable to attend the meeting may request a refund of their registration fee. A written request accompanied by the meeting badge must be postmarked by December 23, 2005, and should include a copy of the preregistration form that was submitted. Proof of paymentcopies of front and back of cancelled check or copy of credit card statementmay also be required. All refunds are subject to a $10 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for requests postmarked after December 23, 2005.
Messaging and Internet Center
The AHA will employ an electronic two-way messaging system to allow everyone registered for the annual meeting to communicate electronically with each other. The system will utilize easy-to-use terminals in the Marriott's Grand Ballroom E. The system replaces the traditional locator file and the various inconspicuous hard-to-use message boards. The system will be the designated form of communication for those using the Job Register. Interviewers and interviewees can schedule and confirm interviews. AHA staff answering the phones at the meeting will be able to take messages for attendees and post them directly into the system.
The system will use large monitors to display the names of persons with messages waiting for them. Persons with messages waiting will be able to use any available terminal to log in using a password that will be printed on their badges. Each terminal will have all the simple instructions necessary to receive or send messages to other registered conference attendees.
There will also be a few Internet terminals available for checking regular e-mail accounts. Persons who use the "Telnet" protocol to reach their university's servers are advised that some universities employ firewalls that prevent access from outside the university system. If you wish to be able to check your e-mail and avoid this problem, you may consider having your e-mail forwarded to one of the commonly available free e-mail services (such as Yahoo or Excite) that are accessible via a web browser.
The AHA Council, divisions, and committees will report to the Association at the annual business meeting. Reports are subject to discussion and appropriate motions relating to them. Resolutions on other matters for the business meeting will be handled as follows: (1) resolutions signed by 25 members of the Association will be accepted until December 15, 2005, (2) resolutions received by October 15, 2005, will take precedence and will be published in the December issue of Perspectives; and (3) resolutions must be no more than 300 words in length. Resolutions should be sent to the Executive Director at the AHA headquarters, with a copy to the Parliamentarian, Michael Les Benedict, Department of History, Ohio State University, 230 West 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210.
At its meeting on May 1516, 1980, the Council adopted the following bylaw (as amended May 89, 1994) pursuant to Article VII, Sections 1-5, of the constitution: No motion, resolution, or other business shall be passed by a division of the members at the annual business meeting unless there is present a quorum of 100 members in good standing.
Voting cards will be distributed to members at the meeting.
The foyer of the Marriott's Liberty Ballroom has been reserved from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, January 6, for affiliated societies to display materials and to meet with members of the profession.
The exhibits are located in the Marriott's Franklin Hall on the hotel's fourth level and will be open during the following hours:
|Thursday, January 5
||3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
|Friday, January 6
|| 9:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
|Saturday, January 7
||9:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
|Sunday, January 8
||9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Admission to the Exhibit Hall requires an AHA registration badge.
The Job Register, located in the Marriott's Grand Ballroom Salon H, on the hotel's fifth level, will be open during the following hours:
|Thursday, January 5
||12:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
|Friday, January 6
|| 9:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
|Saturday, January 7
||9:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
|Sunday, January 8
||9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Admission to the Job Register facility requires an AHA registration badge.
The AHA provides the names of the following childcare suppliers as a service to members who may be interested, but the AHA assumes no responsibility for their performance, licensing, insurance, and so on. Both companies note that they are fully insured, licensed, and bonded, and they will make arrangements to provide childcare in the client's hotel room or elsewhere. Pay rates are generally based on a caregiver's training and experience and the requirements of the particular engagement. Typical rates are $13 to $15 per hour.
Your Other Hands
215-790-0990; fax 215-545-5237
Office hours: requests not restricted to set office hours,
contact 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Philadelphia Nanny Network
610-645-6550; fax 610-645-6540
Hours: MondayFriday, 8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
After clearance of room allocation with the convention director, all other arrangements for meal meetings must be conducted directly between the organization and the hotel.
Schedule of Breakfast Meeting
Breakfasts are scheduled as indicated. Luncheons are scheduled for 12:15 p.m. Tickets for breakfasts and luncheons (except those sponsored by organizations that sell their own tickets) will be available from the meal ticket cashiers in the AHA registration area, located in the Marriott's Liberty Ballroom. All payments must be made in U.S. currency, by cash or traveler's check.
Saturday, January 7
Schedule of Luncheon Meetings
Friday, January 6
Saturday, January 7
Two-Year College Faculty
History faculty from two-year colleges are invited to a special cash-bar reception on Friday, January 6 from 5:307:00 p.m. in Salon I of the Marriott's Grand Ballroom. Members of the AHA Council, divisions, and committees will host this opportunity to become better acquainted and to discuss informally how the Association might better serve this constituency's needs.
Committee on Minority Historians
The Committee on Minority Historians invites minority graduate students and first year faculty to a complimentary continental breakfast on Friday, January 6, from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. in the Loews' Washington Room A. Please join the committee in a discussion of life in the profession. If you are interested in attending, please email Cliff Jacobs by December 5, 2005, to register. Individuals who wish to participate in the discussion only are invited to arrive at 8:15 a.m.
The CMH also invites annual meeting attendees to a reception on Saturday, January 7, 5:307:00 p.m. in the Marriott's Independence Ballroom Salon 2.
Committee for Graduate Students
The Committee for Graduate Students either sponsors the following events or recommends them to graduate students.
Friday, January 6
Saturday, January 7
Graduate students are also invited to use the lounge in the Room 502 of the Marriott. Graduate student members of the Coordinating Council for Women in History will staff this drop-in room. Hours will be Friday, January 6, 7:30 a.m.1:00 p.m. Come by and get to know future colleagues.