AHA Annual Meeting
On to Washington, DC: The 2018 Annual Meeting at a Glance
The 132nd annual meeting of the American Historical Association will be held January 4–7, 2018, in Washington, DC. 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 Marriott Wardman Park, the Omni Shoreham Hotel, and the Washington Hilton. Free bus transportation will connect the Hilton to the other meeting hotels.
Pre-registration begins in mid-September. The lower pre-registration rates will be in effect through December 15; after that the higher on-site rates apply. Registration will be available online from September 13 until the end of the meeting, and in person beginning at 11 a.m. January 4 at the Marriott’s Convention Registration Desk.
Admission to the Exhibit Hall and Job Center requires a 2018 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 for detailed information. Reservations can be made online or by calling a toll-free number. 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 12, 2017. 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
Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road NW (headquarters)
Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street NW (co-headquarters)
1919 Connecticut Avenue NW
Rates are subject to hotel occupancy tax and will be honored three days before and three days after the official meeting dates of January 4—7, based on availability. Free bus transportation will connect the Hilton to the other meeting hotels. Information on booking a room at the discounted rate is available at historians.org/annual-meeting.
Transportation information will be available online 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Refund policy: Advance registrants who are unable to attend the meeting may request a refund of their registration fee. Refund requests must be e-mailed to email@example.com by December 15, 2017, and will incur a $20 fee. Refunds will not be processed after that date.
ASL Interpretation at the 2018 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 Dec. 1, 2017. This service is also available upon request for the Presidential Address and Business Meeting.
Requests should be submitted to Debbie Doyle (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Dec. 1, 2017
Dates and Deadlines
September 13 Preregistration opens.
September 13 Housing opens.
September 30 Deadline to submit membership dues and address changes in order to receive the program in the mail.
October 15 Interviewing institutions can download Job Center reservation forms at historians.org/jobcenter.
November 1 Program mailed to members.
December 12 Last day to make hotel reservations through the housing service. Subsequent reservations taken on a space-available basis at the convention rate.
December 15 Last day for preregistration pricing.
December 15 Deadline to submit registration and Job Center refund requests.
January 4, 2018 Annual meeting opens at 11 a.m. at the Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham Hotel, and Washington Hilton.
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