AAS 2024 Update: Registration, Housing, and a Fundraising Goal

Plans for the AAS 2024 Annual Conference in Seattle are moving along! Our Program Committee has just completed its review of proposals (decisions will be emailed on September 14), the Local Arrangements Committee is organizing its Seattle programming, and AAS conference team Robyn Jones and Angie Bermudez are working hard on the innumerable details that go into planning an event with more than 3,000 participants.

You, too, can now start making your Annual Conference plans!

Registration is open, with Early Bird rates available only until October 5, 2023. Don’t miss your opportunity to secure the best rate, whether attending in-person or virtual-only—and remember that AAS members receive a substantial discount on conference registration rates.

You can also now reserve your room at the Sheraton Grand Seattle hotel. The AAS discounted rate of $239/night (plus applicable taxes and fees) will only be available until our housing block is full, which typically happens in late December or early January. Don’t wait until the last minute to secure a room!

The AAS is committed to addressing the concerns of diversity and equity at our Annual Conference, recognizing that many attendees require financial assistance to enable their participation in the event. We are proud to launch the Annual Conference Travel Grant Fund, an initiative designed to broaden participation and make attendance possible for those who may not otherwise have the means to join us. By donating just $20, you can help us reach our initial campaign goal of $100,000. With this milestone achieved, we will have the ability to fund travel to the Annual Conference for years to come.

Learn more and make your donation to the Annual Conference Travel Grant Fund now—and thank you for supporting the future of Asian Studies.