Annual Meeting

On to Denver: the 131st Annual Meeting at a Glance

AHA Staff | Sep 1, 2016

The 131st annual meeting of the American Historical Association will be held January 5–8, 2017, in Denver. 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 Colorado Convention Center, Hyatt Regency Denver, and Sheraton Denver Downtown. Guest rooms will also be available at the Grand Hyatt Denver and Denver Marriott City Center. All hotels are within four blocks of the Convention Center.

Preregistration begins in mid-September. The lower preregistration rates will be in effect through December 16; after that the higher on-site rates apply. Registration will be available online from September 14 until the end of the meeting, and in person beginning at 11 a.m. January 5 in the Convention Center’s Four Seasons Ballroom 1.

Admission to the Exhibit Hall, Job Center, Career Fair, and Internet Center requires a 2017 meeting registration badge.

Hotel reservations: Attendees will make hotel reservations for both standard rooms and suites though the AHA’s housing service, Experient. See 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, 2016. 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.

Transportation information will be available 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 e-mailed to by December 16, 2016, and will incur a $20 fee. Refunds will not be processed after that date.

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