2022 Annual Conference Format and Call for Proposals
The AAS is pleased to announce the AAS 2022 Annual Conference will take place in-person in Honolulu, Hawaii, while also offering virtual attendance and presentation options.
Over the last few months, we have worked diligently to determine how to adapt the upcoming conference to a format that will work best in the current environment. Although many protocols and guidelines have loosened, we are aware of a few factors that may affect someone's ability to participate and attend; i.e. existing travel restrictions, the slow vaccine rollout in some countries, etc. Alternatively, we also understand that many members, organizations, and other stakeholders are eager to come together again in person.
After reviewing extensive research including costs, numerous format alternatives and feedback received from a member survey, the AAS Board of Directors voted that the best course of action is to move forward with a hybrid in-person conference format that incorporates simultaneous virtual sessions.
The AAS 2022 hybrid conference will consist of in-person sessions with a limited number of virtual sessions. However, although the conference format will be hybrid, sessions are not. All presenters and participants in a session must be in the same format. All in-person sessions must have all presenters on-site in Honolulu presenting in person; all virtual sessions must have all virtual presenters.
For more details, please visit the frequently asked questions.
The in-person portion of the conference will take place at the Hawaii Convention Center and the Hilton Hawaii Village Waikiki Beach Resort. The AAS is working closely with each venue and following guidelines and protocol suggestions from the CDC and state and local authorities.
Attendees in Hawaii can expect to see these enhanced health and safety measures and protocols, should they be necessary at the time of the event, which includes providing hand sanitizer and masks onsite, daily temperature screenings, social distancing in meeting spaces, exhibit halls, and high traffic areas. We will also be incorporating new badge pick-up procedures that will limit person-to-person contact. We are committed to the safety of our members and being good stewards of public health.
Call for Proposals
We are now accepting proposals for the 2022 Annual Conference. If submitting a proposal, you will be required to indicate on the proposal submission application your preferred presentation format: in-person or online. All panel members must agree to the chosen session format. Please make sure to check with fellow session participants before submitting a proposal. Individual Paper proposal submitters may also select the option to either present in-person on a session or virtually as an individual.
For more details, please visit the Call for Proposals information page.
Registration and Housing
Registration and Housing will officially open in September 2021. However, for your convenience and to assist with estimating expenses and travel budgets, registration and hotel rates are available for viewing. Click here to view the rates.