Program of the 122nd Annual Meeting
January 36, 2008
Registration and Services
Intending participants are urged to preregister at the reduced rates of $135 members, $155 nonmembers, $65 student members, $75 student nonmembers, $65 unemployed, and $30 precollegiate teachers (evidence of employment is required for the precollegiate teachers’ rate). The AHA also offers special preregistration rates of $50 for middle and high school teachers and $100 for undergraduate teachers each leading groups of up to five students. A preregistration form is included as an insert in the program and is available through the AHA headquarters office. Attendees can also preregister online. Please note that preregistration for the 2008 meeting will be handled by a processing service and forms should be sent to the address on the form and not to the AHA office. Preregistrants will receive confirmation within four to six weeks.
Advance registration must be received by Friday, December 21, 2007. Thereafter, onsite rates will be charged. Registration materials, including badges, will be distributed at the meeting during the regular business hours noted below. Individuals who have preregistered should go to counters designated for preregistrants in the Marriott’s Marriott Ballroom 3.
Fees for registering at the meeting will be $160 members, $180 nonmembers, $70 student members, $80 student nonmembers, $70 unemployed, and $35 precollegiate teachers. (evidence of employment is required for the precollegiate teachers’ rate). The special group rate mentioned above is not available on site.
The registration desks will be located in the Marriott’s Marriott Ballroom Salon 3 and will be open during the following hours:
Thursday, January 3
Friday, January 4
Saturday, January 5
8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Admission to all sessions, exhibits, the Job Register, and the Messaging/Internet Center requires a Registration Badge.
Advance registrants who are unable to attend the meeting may request a refund of their registration fee. Proof of payment—copies of front and back of cancelled check or copy of credit card statement—is required. All refunds are subject to a $10 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for requests postmarked after December 21, 2007.
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In order to make the necessary arrangements, hearing-impaired members who will need sign-interpreting service at the AHA annual meeting must notify the Headquarters Office and register for the meeting by December 7, 2007. After reviewing the program, but not later than December 7, members who have made such requests should inform Headquarters of the sessions they plan to attend. Headquarters will then, with the assistance of the Local Arrangements Committee and the Registry of Interpreters, secure the services of appropriate interpreters. The AHA will assume the cost for up to nine hours of interpreting service or a maximum of $400 per member, whichever is less.
An American Sign Language interpreter will be provided for the General Meeting (Friday, January 4, 8:30 p.m.) and the Annual Business Meeting (Saturday, January 5, 4:45 p.m.). Please contact Sharon K. Tune, Convention Director, AHA, 400 A Street, S.E., Washington, DC 20003, by December 7.
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Messaging and Internet Center
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 Exhibit Hall C (Thursday noon–8:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m., and Sunday from 8:00 a.m.–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 Marriott’s Exhibit Hall C 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 e-mailed to those who register for the meeting. Instruction sheets will also be available on site.
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The AHA provides the names of the following childcare suppliers as a service to members who may be interested, but the AHA assumes no responsibility for their performance, licensing, insurance, and so on. The companies note that they are fully insured, licensed, and bonded, and they will make arrangements to provide childcare in the client’s hotel room or elsewhere. Pay rates are generally based on a caregiver’s training and experience and the requirements of the particular engagement. Typical rates are $15 to $20 per hour.
12801 Worldgate Drive, Suite 500, Herndon, VA 20170
703-481-3181; fax 703-935-7197
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m.–noon
Mothers’ Aides and Staffing Solutions
5618 Ox Road, Suite B, Fairfax Station, VA 22039
703-250-0700, short-term placements ext. 14; 800-526-2669; fax 703-250-0757
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
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