Important Details about the 125th Annual Meeting
Location of main events: AHA and affiliated societies sessions will be held in the John B. Hynes Memorial Convention Center, the Boston Marriott Copley Place, and the Westin Copley Place Boston. The AHA headquarters office will be located in the Hynes Main Lobby’s Show Office on the plaza level. The Local Arrangements Committee and press office will be in the Hynes Room 108.
Registration: Meeting registration counters will be located in the Hynes Cafeteria Room and will be open Thursday, January 6, from 12:00–7:00 p.m.; Friday, January 7, from 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; and Saturday, January 8, from 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Onsite member registration will be $184 members, $206 nonmembers, $81 student members, $92 student nonmembers, $81 retired and unemployed, and $43 precollegiate teachers (evidence of employment is required for the precollegiate teachers’ rate). Individuals who have preregistered should go to preregistration self look-up counters to collect badges and other meeting material. Exhibitors should go to counters 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 and 500, located in the Hynes Exhibit Hall A.
Refund Policy: Advance registrants who are unable to attend the meeting may request a refund of their registration fee. Cancellations and refund requests should be submitted in writing and postmarked (or e-mailed) by December 22, 2010. Refunds will be processed less a $20 administrative fee. No refunds will be issued for requests postmarked or e-mailed after December 22, 2010. Refunds will not be given for no-shows. Cancellations and refund requests should be submitted to the American Historical Association, Business Office, 400 A Street SE, Washington, DC 20003 or e-mailed to Scott Sobelman. Faxed refund requests will not be accepted. Proof of payment—copies of front and back of cancelled check or copy of credit card statement—may also be required.
Exhibit Hall: Exhibits will be located in the Hynes’ Exhibit Hall A. The exhibit hall will be open Thursday, January 6, from 3:00–7:00 p.m.; Friday January 7, from 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; Saturday, January 8, from 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; and Sunday, January 9, from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Job Center: The Job Center, located in the Hynes’ Ballroom A, will be open Thursday, January 6, from 12:30–6:00 p.m.; Friday, January 7, from 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; Saturday, January 8, from 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; and Sunday, January 9, from 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. The system will be accessible via a link on 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 Wi-Fi options, is posted on the annual meeting page. A limited number of internet terminals will also be available in the Hynes’ Ballroom A 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 or an e-mail 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. More information will be emailed to those who register for the meeting.
Sharon K. Tune is the AHA’s convention director.Last Updated: December 23, 2010 11:16 AM