Panel sessions for the 2020 Boston Annual Conference are tentatively scheduled to begin on Thursday evening, (March 19) and end on Sunday afternoon (March 22). We reserve the right to alter the schedule as needed to accommodate more sessions.
With approximately 40 sessions generally scheduled in a given time slot, it is impossible not to have some overlap in sessions on similar topics. In response to participants feedback, the AAS program committee has complied a category and keywords lists. You can help the program committee try its best to avoid such scheduling issues by doing the following in the proposal:
- Time Periods and Keywords: The categories are used for scheduling purposes only. Your selection of a time period and keyword(s) have no bearing on whether or not a proposal is accepted. Select a category that best fits your proposal.
Additionally, those submitting proposals (organizers of sessions or individuals) should indicate any potential scheduling conflicts—along with a specific reason—on the proposal. You may indicate work, travel, personal religious conflicts, etc. on the proposal application.
If you agree to participate in the AAS Annual Conference, you are agreeing to be scheduled during any of the time slots. The committee will attempt to accommodate conflicts, but cannot guarantee a particular time slot. The AAS DOES NOT allow any scheduling changes once the schedule has been determined.
PRE-REGISTRATION is required of ALL PARTICIPANTS on accepted sessions, including those composed of individual papers.
The names of participants accepted to appear on the formal program WILL NOT appear in the Printed Program unless participants are pre-registered by the November 8, 2019 participant registration deadline. The AAS does not require participants to join the AAS to participate on a formal panel session and offers non-member rates. However, pre-registration is required by the November 8, 2019 deadline to secure your name is printed in the printed program.
After pre-registration, if participants find they are unable to attend, they must request a refund no later than December 2, 2019. We suggest all participants in need of financial assistance from their institutions or other sources and/or those participants needing to complete a visa application begin the process immediately after notice of acceptance. The AAS cannot make exceptions for refund requests; including those submitted on the basis of denied funding and/or visa applications. Pre-registration information will be sent to all participants at the time they are notified of their acceptance to the program.
THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS IN REGARD TO THE PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT FOR PARTICIPANTS.
The AAS will supply all session rooms with a Basic A/V package which includes LCD projector, Screen, Microphone, Speakers, and Cabling for Laptop and Sounds (additional microphones will be added for roundtable discussions).
It is the responsibility of panel participants to bring their own LAPTOP COMPUTERS (and in the case of Macintosh laptops, a dongle to connect with the projector cord) and/or arrange and pay for additional equipment and services needed from the hotel. The AAS cannot assist in these preparations.
To maximize efficiency and minimize set-up costs, A/V equipment provided by the AAS is limited to LCD Projectors, screens, microphones, speakers and necessary cabling for laptop and sounds. The AAS DOES NOT PROVIDE laptop computers, TV/DVD equipment, overhead projectors, slide projectors, or any other equipment or supplies potentially needed for presentations.