AAS Conference Connection: 4 Weeks ‘Til Boston

Welcome to your latest AAS Conference Connection news

Conference Registration

JOIN the 3000+ scholars, students, librarians, and more who have already pre-registered and plan to meet in Boston, March 19-22 for the AAS Annual Conference. Pre-Registration rates expire TODAY, February 18, 2020. Register now to save. Late-registration fees will take effect on February 19, 2020.   

Conference Hotel

Additional rooms have been added to our blocks at the Sheraton and Marriott Copley Place. Book quickly, as these rooms will not last long! Rooms have also recently opened up again at the Hilton, but are limited and may close again once re-booked. AAS discounted conference rates and hotel-booking link are available on our hotel accommodations webpage

A reminder regarding hotel reservations and third parties
The AAS DOES NOT work with any third parties in regards to booking hotel room or airfares for conference attendance. If a company contacts you and states that they are calling on behalf of the AAS, THIS IS A SCAM. No one person or organization has been authorized to contact conference attendees to sell these services despite their claims. We will never call you, and if an email arrives from any other address other than “asianstudies.org” on this topic, please disregard the message.

New! “Meet Your Council” Events

Don’t miss this new opportunity to meet with your AAS Council representatives to learn more about the role of the AAS Councils, their representation of the membership, grants & awards opportunities, book prizes, and more. “Meet Your Council” information sessions will take place from 8:00 to 8:40a.m. on Friday, March 20 in the Hynes Convention Center. Come join the representatives of the China and Inner Asia Council, Northeast Asia Council, South Asia Council, Southeast Asia Council and the representatives of the Council of Conferences, which consists of the chairs of each AAS Regional Conference. Coffee, tea, and a continental breakfast will be served. To add this to your schedule, click here to find the location of your representative council. 

New! Mentor Program

We are pleased to announce that the AAS Conference Mentor Program has officially launched. Although many slots filled up quickly, there are still a few slots remaining. If you are a student or junior scholar interested in participating in a small group mentoring session at the conference, take a look at the remaining open topics and book your spot today. For more information, click here.

On-site Childcare at the Conference

As a reminder, the AAS is offering on-site childcare options called CAMP AAS at the Annual Conference. Multiple rates and time-frames are available, including hourly, half-day, full-day, and full conference (4 days) rates. For more information on the schedule and rates, and to reserve a spot for your child, please visit our website.

AAS Secretariat staff are working remotely due to CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19. Please contact staff by email rather than phone. Staff directory