|From the Supplement to the 127th Annual Meeting
Important Details about the 127th Annual Meeting
Location of main events: AHA and affiliated societies sessions will be held in the New Orleans Marriott, Sheraton New Orleans, Hotel Monteleone, and Roosevelt New Orleans. The AHA headquarters office will be located in the Marriott's Mardi Gras Ballroom Salon F.
Registration: Meeting registration counters will be located in the New Orleans Marriott's Mardi Gras Ballroom and will be open Thursday, January 3, from 12:00.–7:00 p.m.; Friday, January 4, from 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; and Saturday, January 5, from 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Onsite member registration will be $190 members, $240 nonmembers, $81 student members, $121 student nonmembers, $83 retired and unemployed, and $44 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 201, located in the Marriott's Grand Ballroom.
Exhibit Hall: Exhibits will be located in the Marriott's Grand Ballroom. It will be open Thursday, January 3, from 3:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.; Friday January 4, from 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; Saturday, January 5, from 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; and Sunday, January 6, from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Job Center: The Job Center, located in the Sheraton New Orleans Napoleon Ballroom, will be open Thursday, January 3, from 12:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.; Friday, January 4, from 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; Saturday, January 5, from 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; and Sunday, January 6, 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 with each other. The system will be accessible via a link on the AHA's 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 Sheraton's Napoleon Ballroom 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 Director of Meetings.Last Updated: December 23, 2012 10:05 PM