AAS Annual Conference, March 24-27, Honolulu, Hawai'i & Online

The AAS is looking forward to once again hosting in-person meetings in 2022. Please mark the date of the upcoming conference and join us in Honolulu, Hawai'i next spring.


Join us March 24-27, 2022 at the Hawai'i Convention Center and the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Resort Hotel, in Honolulu, Hawai'i.

The Association for Asian Studies annual conference is the largest academic conference worldwide dedicated exclusively to Asian Studies research with topics covering all countries in Asia across 30 academic disciplines. The AAS annual conference is the ideal setting to meet face-to-face with senior and junior faculty in the field as well as students, administrators, librarians, foundation and museum staff, and program managers alike.

The AAS 2022 conference program will include both in-person sessions and virtual sessions. Both formats will also include networking opportunities and opportunities to connect with Exhibitors.

Vaccination Requirement

In keeping with the Association's duty to care and responsibility as host, all participants at the in-person 2022 AAS Annual Conference, whether a presenter, attendee, exhibitor, staff, guest, or vendor will be required to be fully-vaccinated. "Full-vaccination" means that either 14 days have passed since receiving the second dose of FDA or WHO authorized (or emergency use authorized) double-dozed vaccines or single-dose vaccine. Proof of vaccination will be required to attend #AAS2022. Click here for details.

Attendees in Hawaii can expect to see enhanced health and safety measures and protocols, which will include masks mandates, daily temperature screenings, social distancing in meeting spaces, hand sanitizer stations in the exhibit halls, and high traffic areas; as well a deep cleaning throughout the day and overnight.  We are working diligently with the venues, local governments, local officials, and our selected vendors to ensure the conference will take place in an environment that is both safe and inclusive.

For full details view our COVID-19 Health and Safety webpage.

Why I registered?

Naomi Slusser, University of Hawaii at Manoa

"As a new student of Asian Studies, I am eager to become a part of the broader community.  I’m looking forward to the 2022 Annual Conference as an opportunity to connect with Asian Studies professionals and learn more about their research."

Join us in Honolulu!


Registration and Housing are now open for the AAS 2022 Annual Conference! Click below for more information

Covid-19 Health & Safety

We are committed to the health and safety of our members, attendees, exhibitors, and partners. Click below to view the protocols and safety measures that will be in place in Honolulu.

Meeting Space

Hosting a meeting or reception in Hawaii? Reserve Meeting Space today!