Publication Date

October 3, 2019

The 134th annual meeting of the American Historical Association will be held Friday through Monday, January 3–6, 2020, in New York City. The online program will be posted on the AHA website in mid-September, and members can look forward to receiving the printed program in mid-November. A meeting app will also be available for smartphones and tablets. Annual meeting sessions and events are scheduled at the New York Hilton and the Sheraton New York. The hotels are right across the street from each other.

Preregistration begins in mid-September. The lower preregistration rates will be in effect through December 13; after that, the higher on-site rates apply. Registration will be available online at from September 12 until the end of the meeting, and in person beginning at 11 a.m. on January 3 on the Second Floor Promenade of the New York Hilton.

Admission to the Exhibit Hall requires a 2020 meeting registration badge.

Hotel reservations: Attendees will make hotel reservations for both standard rooms and suites though the AHA’s housing service, Experient. See the AHA’s website at for detailed information. Reservations can be made online or by calling a toll-free number beginning September 12. AHA rates are available three days before and after the meeting dates, depending on the number of rooms available.

The last day to make or change reservations through the housing service is December 10, 2019. After that date, rooms will be available at the AHA’s convention rates on a space-available basis, and all reservations, changes, and cancellations must be made directly with the hotels. Hotel no-show policies will apply for reservations not canceled at least 72 hours before the first night’s stay.

Hotel and Rate Information

New York Hilton
1335 Avenue of the Americas (hdqtrs.)

Single: $185
Double: $185
Triple: $225
Quadruple: $245

Sheraton New York
811 7th Ave. 53rd St. (co-hdqtrs.)

Single: $178
Double: $198
Triple: $228
Quadruple: $258

Rates are subject to hotel occupancy tax and will be honored three days before and three days after the official meeting dates of January 3-6 based on availability. Information on booking a room at the discounted rate is available at

A map showing the location of the hotels for AHA20.

Transportation information will be available online at and in the annual meeting program.

Group meetings and reunions: Societies and groups that have not already made arrangements to hold receptions or other meetings should send requests for room space as soon as possible to

Resolutions for the business meeting must be submitted to the executive director by November 1 to allow time for publication. They must be in proper parliamentary form; must be signed by at least 100 members of the Association in good standing; must not be more than 300 words in length, including any introductory material; and must deal with a matter of concern to the Association, to the discipline of history, or to the academic profession. Resolutions submitted by the deadline, and meeting the criteria for consideration, shall be published in the December issue of Perspectives on History. For complete information about business resolutions, please consult the AHA Bylaws at

Refund policy: Advance registrants who are unable to attend the meeting may request a refund of their registration fee. Refund requests must be emailed to ltownsend@historians.orgby December 13, 2019, and will incur a $20 fee. Refunds will not be processed after that date.

ASL Interpretation at the 2020 Annual Meeting

The AHA offers complimentary sign-interpreting service upon request to our attendees. Please notify the AHA of the sessions you plan to attend and register for the meeting by Nov. 1, 2019. This service is also available upon request for the Presidential Address and Business Meeting. Requests should be submitted to ( by Nov. 1, 2019.

Dates and Deadlines

September 12 Preregistration opens.

September 12 Housing opens.

September 30 Deadline to submit membership dues and address changes in order to receive the program in the mail.

November 1 Program mailed to members.

December 11 Last day to make hotel reservations through the housing service. Subsequent reservations taken on a space-available basis at the convention rate.

December 13 Last day for preregistration pricing.

December 13 Deadline to submit registration refund requests.

January 3, 2020 Annual meeting opens at 11 a.m. at the New York Hilton and Sheraton New York. Note that the 2020 meeting takes place from Friday, January 3 through Monday, January 6.

Meeting Registration

Take advantage of reduced rates by preregistering for the conference. Make sure your membership is up to date so you can enjoy member pricing at each level. Register online at


Preregistration (Member): $183
After Dec. 13 (Member): $220
Preregistration (Non-Member): $298
After Dec. 13 (Non-Member): $358


Preregistration (Member): $183
After Dec. 13 (Member): $220
Preregistration (Non-Member): $183
After Dec. 13 (Non-Member): $220


Preregistration (Member): $84
After Dec. 13 (Member): $101
Preregistration (Non-Member): $128
After Dec. 13 (Non-Member): $155

Unemployed/Underemployed/Job Candidate

Preregistration (Member): $45
After Dec. 13 (Member): $56
Preregistration (Non-Member): $140
After Dec. 13 (Non-Member): $168


Preregistration (Member): $87
After Dec. 13 (Member): $106
Preregistration (Non-Member): $149
After Dec. 13 (Non-Member): $180

K-12 Teacher

Preregistration (Member): $65
After Dec. 13 (Member): $78
Preregistration (Non-Member): $125
After Dec. 13 (Non-Member): $150

Bring your Graduate/Undergraduate/K-12 student discount

For members only. Member rate plus $15 per student ($30 onsite). Bring as many high school, undergraduate, and pre-candidacy graduate students as you want for only $15 each!

Advance registration must be completed by midnight EST on December 13, 2019. Thereafter, onsite rates will apply. Everyone attending the meeting is expected to register. Admission to the Exhibit Hall and Job Center requires a registration badge. Special note for speakers: All US-based historians presenting on AHA sessions must be AHA members, and all participants must register.

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