AIA Annual Meeting: Join us in Seattle!
- The 2013 Joint Annual Meeting (AM) of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and the American Philological Association (APA) is only two months away. The AIA is excited to offer their largest academic program in recent history. Each January, up to 3,000 attendees from over 30 countries and nearly every state in the union attend the conference. Below are a few program highlights, discounted conference hotel booking information, and links to discounted airfare and travel information. Additional information can be found on the Annual Meeting website (http://www.archaeological.org/annualmeeting).
CONFERRENCE PROGRAM UPDATES
The preliminary academic program is now available online (http://aia.archaeological.org/webinfo.php?page=10358). There is still time to participate in the AIA program with the introduction of the Lightning Session! This fast-paced, informal session gives presenters an opportunity to deliver a 5-minute talk on their current research, a specific case-study, or methodological problem to an interdisciplinary audience and get feedback from a wide variety of colleagues. Application deadline is November 15, 2012.
DISCOUNTED CONFERENCE HOTEL RATE - BOOK FAST
The discounted conference hotel rate of $139USD per night (plus taxes) for a single or double room is now available for booking at the official AM hotel, the Sheraton Seattle. The Sheraton is Located in the heart of downtown (1400 6th Avenue) and the conference rate is priced lower than any other full service hotel in the area and includes complimentary internet. Be part of the meeting and enjoy all of the exclusive amenities offered at this fantastic property! Reserve your room online at https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=1207124240&key=2EBAF.
Grand Hyatt is the Official Overflow Hotel of the AM and is located a few hundred feet from the Convention Center. Booking for the discounted rate at the Hyatt ($139) will open at the end of the week. Any solicitations from a company representing themselves as "Convention Housing" or "the Washington State Convention Center" are not legitimate representatives of the AM. In addition, travel agencies are not endorsed by AIA or APA. We strongly urge attendees to use and book through the official housing web links on the AIA/APA websites or via email communications from emails ending in aia.bu.edu or sas.upenn.edu.
DISCOUNTED EARLY REGISTRATION RATES END November 16, 2012
Attendees who register for the conference before November 16, 2012 will receive discounted rates on their Conference Registration. Book now at https://www.mylibralounge.com/regeng/aiaapa2013/aiaapa2013/en/.
American Airlines will provide attendees with a 5% discount for travel to Seattle, WA. The valid travel dates for this discount are December 31, 2012 - January 9, 2013. You can easily access American's fares and apply this discount by going to www.aa.com<http://www.aa.com> and Place the Promotion Code: 37D2BG. Visit for complete booking details
In addition, if flying from the eastcoast flights on JetBlue and Virgin America can offer additional cost savings when booked in advance. JetBlue flight sales are posted primarily on Tuesdays. You can sign up to receive fare alerts via the following link: http://promo-app.jetblue.com/profile/signup.cfm
SPECIAL EVENT WITH DR. JODI MAGNESS
Annual Meeting festivities kick off Thursday, January 3 with all-day committee and interest group meetings and in the evening with the Public Lecture followed by the AIA and APA Joint Opening Night Reception attended by over 800 conference guests. The Public Lecture, The Ancient Village and Synagogue at Huqoq in Galilee, will be given by archaeologist Dr. Jodi Magness. Professor Magness specializes in the archaeology of ancient Palestine and will share stunning images and stories of her recent discoveries in the region. Friday and Saturday will offer full days of sessions, workshops, roundtables, professional development events, committee and interest group meetings, as well as numerous evening receptions. Sunday will offer a half day program. Visit the program page (http://aia.archaeological.org/webinfo.php?page=10358) for additional details.
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