Important Details about the 124th Annual Meeting
Location of Main Events
AHA and affiliated societies sessions will be held in the Manchester Grand Hyatt and the San Diego Marriott. The AHA headquarters office will be located in the Hyatt’s second floor level Show Office II. The Local Arrangements Committee office will be in the Hyatt’s Betsy Room A/B and the AHA Press Office will be in Betsy C, both on the second level.
Meeting registration desks will be located in the Hyatt’s Douglas Pavilion A and will be open Thursday, January 7, 12:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.; Friday, January 8, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; and Saturday, January 9, 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Onsite member registration will be $179 members, $200 nonmembers, $79 student members, $89 student nonmembers, $79 retired and unemployed, and $42 precollegiate teachers. Individuals who have preregistered should go to preregistration booths to collect badges and other meeting material. Exhibitors should go to desks marked “Exhibitors” to collect badges. Meeting participants can also pay AHA membership dues and purchase AHA publications at the “Membership” and “Publications” counters. Publications can be examined at the Association’s booth 401, located in the Hyatt’s Douglas Pavilion.
Exhibits will be located in the Hyatt’s Douglas Pavilion. It will be open Thursday, January 7, 3:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.; Friday, January 8, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; Saturday, January 9, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; and Sunday, January 10, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
The Job Center, located in the Marriott’s Marriott Hall, will be open Thursday, January 7, 12:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.; Friday, January 8, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; Saturday, January 9, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; and Sunday, January 10, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Admission to AHA sessions, the exhibit hall, and the Job Center requires an AHA badge.
Messaging System and Internet Access
The AHA will employ an electronic two-way messaging system to allow everyone registered for the meeting to communicate with each other. The system will is accessible via the AHA annual meeting page. Meeting attendees are encouraged to use the Internet services provided in their hotel rooms and other public locations. Extensive information about the availability and price of Internet services, including free WiFi options, is posted on the web site. A limited number of Internet terminals will also be available in the Marriott’s Marriott Hall during Job Center hours. The system will be the designated form of communication for those using the Job Center, and interviewers and interviewees can use it to schedule and confirm interviews. AHA staff answering the phones at the meeting will be able to post messages for attendees directly into the system. Attendees will be able to sign up to receive an SMS/cell phone text message alert when they have a new message. Persons with messages waiting will be able to use any Internet-connected computer to log in using a password that will be printed on their badges.
There will be a Wireless Café in the Hyatt’s Worthington’s Foyer on the second floor, open 24 hours a day, from 12 noon on Thursday, January 7 through 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 10.
Meal Ticket Cashier
Tickets for meal events—except those sponsored by organizations that sell their own tickets—will be available from the meal ticket cashiers at the “Meal Ticket Cashier” counter in the Hyatt’s Douglas Pavilion A. All payments must be made in U.S. currency. Meal ticket cashiers will have a list of all luncheons and the CWH breakfast, and whether the sponsoring organizations will have tickets available for sale at the annual meeting.
A limited number of tickets for the annual Breakfast Meeting of the AHA Committee on Women Historians will be available through the cashiers on a first-come, first-served basis. These tickets will be $36. Breakfast tickets prepaid through the meeting preregistration form are printed with the attendee’s badge and can be removed to present to the ticket collector at the door.
Nine luncheons will be held during the annual meeting, four on Friday, January 8, and five on Saturday, January 9.
Schedule of Luncheon Meetings
Friday, January 8
- American Society of Church History
- Conference on Asian History
- Conference on Latin American History
- Organization of History Teachers
Saturday, January 9
- American Catholic Historical Association
- AHA Modern European History Section
- College Board
- Coordinating Council for Women in History
- Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
Sharon K. Tune is the AHA’s convention director.Last Updated: December 17, 2009 4:40 PM