From the 123rd Annual Meeting column of the September 2008 issue of Perspectives on History

Special Registration Rate for Teacher-Student Groups

AHA Staff, September 2008

To nurture interest in history among students and to encourage their mentors, the AHA is offering special registration rates for high school and undergraduate teachers who are accompanied by their students. High school teachers who wish to bring some of their students to the annual meeting can take advantage of this offer and preregister themselves and up to five accompanying students for the special fee of $50 for the group. Undergraduate teachers can preregister themselves and up to five students for $100 for the group.

For administrative reasons, preregistration is required to obtain this special rate. It will not be available, therefore, after the preregistration deadline (December 19, 2008) has passed. Only high school history students or undergraduate history majors and minors will be eligible to be included in the groups for this offer.

Once in New York City, teachers will pick up their own badges and the specially marked student badges at the registration area. Students must accompany the teachers to pick up their badges, and may be required to produce their student identification. The group will have access to all annual meeting sessions and the Exhibit Hall; but the students in the group will not have access to or be in the messaging system. Students must be accompanied at all times by the teachers leading their group.

High school and undergraduate history teachers can take advantage of this special opportunity to introduce their history students or history majors to the history profession and its premier professional association. Please note that this special rate is not available for graduate students, teachers at the graduate level, or high school and undergraduate teachers who are not bringing students to the meeting. They will have to register by paying the usual rate at the appropriate level.