Wrapping Up AAS 2017

Bob Snow, who will retire in June from his position as the AAS Director of Outreach and Strategic Initiatives, receives a commendation for his ten years of service from AAS President Laurel Kendall at the President’s Reception on Saturday, March 18.

As the 2017 annual conference enters its final hours, here are your AAS Sunday highlights:

Panel sessions run from 8:30am to 12:45pm.

The Exhibit Hall is open between 9:00am and noon—and many publishers will be offering deep last-day discounts on their books! 

Graduate students interested in submitting their presented papers to the Area Councils for consideration in the “Best Graduate Student Paper” competitions must do so by the end of the day. See your individual Area Council page on the AAS website for more information.

Graduate students eligible for travel stipends who have not yet picked them up should visit the Vide office on the Lower Concourse to do so; stipends are available during registration hours this morning (8:00 to 11:30am).

If you’re interested in doing some Toronto tourism before you leave, check out our guide to the city, written by York University scholars Josh Fogel and Joan Judge, for ideas about what to do. For those heading to the Royal Ontario Museum, show your conference badge to receive 20% off the price of admission. (You can also get the discount if ordering ROM tickets online; simply type in the promo code AAS2017.)

Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s conference! We’ll have several wrap-up posts here at #AsiaNow in the days ahead, so please look out for those. See you next year at AAS 2018 in Washington, D.C.!

The AAS Secretariat will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day