Please note, this meeting is now past.
- Meeting Registration
- Transportation to Philadelphia
- Job Register
- Tours Organized by the Local Arrangements Committee
- Meeting Program
- Precirculated papers
The 2006 Annual Meeting will be held January 58, 2006 in downtown Philadelphia with events scheduled at the Philadelphia Marriott (headquarters), Loews Philadelphia (co-headquarters), and Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown hotels. The AHA Program Committee has planned a diverse roster of 195 sessions and more than four dozen specialized societies will meet in conjunction with the Association. On the evening of January 6 James Sheehan of Stanford University will deliver the presidential address and AHA awards and prizes for 2005 will be announced.
The program for the meeting will be mailed to members in early October and will be posted online in mid-October.
Noted below are the locations of various events:
|AHA Sessions||Marriott and Loews hotels|
|Affiliated Society Events||Marriott, Loews, and Courtyard hotels|
|AHA Headquarters/Staff Office||Marriott, Registration 1 (5th level)|
|Press Room||Marriott, Room 501|
|Local Arrangements Committee Office||Marriott, Room 501|
|AHA Job Register||Marriott, Grand Ballroom Salon H|
|Exhibit Hall||Marriott, Franklin Hall|
|AHA Meeting Registration,
Meal Ticket Cashiers,
|Marriott, Liberty Ballroom|
|Messaging and Internet Centers||Marriott, Grand Ballroom Salon E|
The housing service for the AHA Annual Meeting is now closed, and all rooms in the initial housing block are sold out. However, one additional hotel will accept reservations:Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing
201 S. Columbus Blvd.
215-928-1234 or 800-633-7313
Ask for Reservations and mention Phi Alpha Theta.
Rate: $99 for up to four occupants
Note: Phi Alpha Theta's biennial meeting is in Philadelphia January 4-6. PAT's meeting hotel has agreed to extend rates through January 8, which means AHA attendees can also stay at this property.
For Changes, Cancellations, or Modifications of Existing Reservations:
Beginning December 21 (December 27 for Marriott and Courtyard), individuals should call hotels directly to make, cancel, or modify an existing reservation.
Ask for the hotel's Reservations Department and mention that you are attending the AHA Annual Meeting. Please note that these hotels are not taking new reservations since the AHA's block in each has sold out:
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown 215-625-2900
Loews Philadelphia 215-627-1200
Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown 215-496-3200
DoubleTree Philadelphia 215-893-1600
Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City 215-923-0100
Wyndham Philadelphia at Franklin Plaza 215-448-2000
Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City 215-665-9100
Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown 215-735-9300
Four Seasons Philadelphia 215-963-1500
Inn at Union League 215-587-5586
Embassy Suites Philadelphia: Center City 215-561-1776
Reminder: Cancellations received after the cutoff date, December 14, 2005, will be assessed a $18 processing fee. Reservations cancelled within 72 hours of the arrival date are subject to forfeiture of the entire amount of the deposit.
Deposit refunds will be processed after the annual meeting, and will be refunded in the same method of payment by which the attendee originally paid the deposit. For reservations made through the housing service, refunds will also be processed through the service (called ITS, and based in Deerfield, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago). After the meeting individual hotels will return their cancellation lists and funds back to ITS and ITS will then issue a check (if deposit was made by check) or credit notification (if deposit was guaranteed by credit card). This process could take up to 90 days.
AHA meeting registration will be open from September 12, 2005 through January 4, 2006. Preregistration can be done by the following methods:
- Online Registration. To
register online, please click on the appropriate link:
- Preregistration Form. Complete the preregistration form and fax to (508) 759-4552, or mail to AHA Annual Meeting, c/o Convention Data Services, 107 Waterhouse Road, Bourne, MA 02532. The preregistration form was also printed in the September issue of Perspectives and the annual meeting Program, which will be mailed to members in mid-to-late October.
2006 meeting preregistration rates are:
- $75 member
- $95 nonmember
- $45 student member
- $55 student nonmember
- $45 unemployed
- $20 precollegiate teacher (evidence of employment is required for this rate)
- $50 middle and high school teacher (grades 912) and up to 5 students (rate available preregistration only)
- $100 undergraduate teacher (grades 1316) and up to 5 students (rate available preregistration only)
Fees for registering at the meeting will be $90 member; $110 nonmember; $50 student member; $60 student nonmember; $50 unemployed; and $25 precollegiate teacher (evidence of employment is required for the precollegiate teacher rate).
Guest/Spousal Registration Policy
Given the high cost of organizing and staging the annual meeting, the AHA's governing board has determined that it is not financially possible to provide discounted or gratis guest registration. Guests of members are, of course, welcome to attend AHA sponsored events and receptions, including the awards ceremony, as well as the presidential address and the reception that follows, and most sessions. However, registration badges are required to use AHA's professional services, including the messaging system, the Internet center, the exhibit hall, and the Job Register.
Association Travel Concepts (ATC) is the official travel agency for the annual meeting. As such, ATC has negotiated discounts with United Airlines, US Airways, American Airlines, Amtrak, Avis Rent A Car, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car to bring attendees special air, rail, and car rental rates that are lower than those available to the public.
To take advantage of rates and benefits:
- Book online at the AHA
Travel Center web site (follow the member travel links)
- Fax ATC: 858-362-3153
- E-mail: email@example.com
ATC's office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday).
The Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), located seven miles from downtown, serves the Philadelphia area. Incoming visitors can reach hotels via taxi ($25 flat rate to center city Philadelphia; 20 minute trip) and van shuttle service ($8 one way; up to one hour travel time). In addition, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s (SEPTA) R1 Airport Line offers one of the best airport-downtown links in the country. The commuter train line provides fast, convenient, and economical service to and from the five airport terminals. The R1 Airport Line costs $5.50 for one-way fare downtown. The trip takes about 20 minutes, with trains departing every half hour from 6:00 a.m. to midnight.
For additional information, see the September issue of Perspectives and the print and online program, which will be posted in mid-October.
For Job Register reservation forms and more information see the Job Register page. Suites and tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please see note under "Accommodations" above to differentiate between Job Register suites and suites rented for overnight lodging.
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