Important Details about the 2007 Annual Meeting

Sharon K. Tune, December 2006

General Information

Location of main events: AHA and affiliated societies sessions will be held in the Hilton Atlanta, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Westin Peachtree Atlanta, and Hyatt Regency Atlanta. The AHA headquarters office will be in the Hilton's first floor convention registration area near the Courtland Street main hotel entrance. The Local Arrangements Committee/Press office will be in the Hilton's Henry Room on the second floor.

Registration: Meeting registration desks will be located in the Hilton's Grand Salon West on the hotel's second floor and will be open Thursday, January 4, from 12:00–7:00 p.m.; Friday, January 5, from 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; and Saturday, January 6, from 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Onsite member registration will be $105 for members, $125 for nonmembers, $60 for student members, $70 for student nonmembers, $60 for unemployed, and $30 for precollegiate teachers. The registration area will be divided alphabetically into several workstations. Meeting participants can also pay AHA membership dues and purchase AHA publications at the "Membership" and "Publications" desks. Publications can be examined at the Association's booth 1103, located in the Hilton's Galleria Hall.

Individuals who have preregistered should go to preregistration booths in the ballroom to collect badges and other meeting material. Exhibitors should go to desks marked "Exhibitors" to collect badges.

Refund Policy: Advance registrants who are unable to attend the convention may request a refund of their registration fee. A copy of the e-mailed preregistration confirmation should accompany a written request. All refunds are subject to a $10 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for requests postmarked after December 22, 2006.

Exhibit Hall: The exhibits will be located in the Hilton's Galleria Hall. The Exhibit Hall will be open Thursday, January 4, from 3:00–7:00 p.m.; Friday, January 5, from 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; Saturday, January 6, from 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; and Sunday, January 8, from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Job Register: The Job Register, located in the Marriott's Marquis Ballroom Salon 2, will be open Thursday, January 4, from 12:30–6:00 p.m.; Friday, January 5, from 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; Saturday, January 6, from 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; and Sunday, January 7, from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Admission to AHA sessions, exhibits, and the Job Register requires an AHA badge.

Messaging System and Internet Access

The AHA will employ an electronic two-way messaging system to allow everyone registered for the meeting to communicate with each other. The system will be accessible via a link on the AHA annual meeting page. Meeting attendees are encouraged to use the Internet services provided in their hotel rooms and other public locations. Extensive information about the availability and price of Internet services, including free Wi-Fi options, is posted on the web site. A limited number of Internet terminals will also be available in the Marriott's Marquis Ballroom Salon 1 (Thursday, January 4, from noon to 8:00 p.m.; Friday, January 5, and Saturday, January 6, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, January 7, from 8:00 a.m. to noon). The system will be the designated form of communication for those using the Job Register, and interviewers and interviewees can use it to schedule and confirm interviews. AHA staff answering the phones at the meeting will be able to post messages for attendees directly into the system.

Large monitors located in the Marquis Ballroom Salon 1 will display the names of persons with messages waiting for them. Additionally, attendees will be able to sign up to receive an SMS/cell phone text message alert when they have a new message. Persons with messages waiting will be able to use any Internet connected computer to log in using a password that will be printed on their badges. More information will be emailed to those who register for the meeting. Instruction sheets will also be available on site.

Meal Ticket Cashier

Tickets for meal events—except those sponsored by organizations that sell their own tickets—will be available from the meal ticket cashiers at the "Meal Ticket Cashier" desk in the Hilton's Grand Salon West. All payments must be made in U.S. currency, by cash, check, Visa, or MasterCard. Meal ticket cashiers will have a list of all luncheons and the CWH breakfast, and whether the sponsoring organizations will have tickets available for sale at the annual meeting.

A limited number of tickets for the annual Breakfast Meeting of the AHA Committee on Women Historians will be available through the cashiers on a first come, first served basis. These tickets will be $29. Breakfast tickets prepaid through the meeting preregistration form should also be picked up at the meal ticket cashier's window prior to the event Saturday morning.

Eight luncheons will be held during the annual meeting, three on Friday, January 5, and five on Saturday, January 6.

Schedule of Luncheon Meetings

Friday, January 5
  • Conference on Asian History
  • Conference on Latin American History
  • Organization of History Teachers
Saturday, January 6
  • Advanced Placement History
  • American Catholic Historical Association
  • AHA Modern European History Section
  • Coordinating Council for Women in History
  • Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

Affiliated Societies Display

The prefunction area of the Hilton's Grand Ballroom on the second floor has been reserved from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, January 5, for affiliated societies to display materials and to meet with members of the profession.

—Sharon K. Tune is the AHA's convention director.