For questions regarding the Annual Conference, please read the information below
or send your questions to AASConference@asian-studies.org.
Conference participants may also find answers to questions on the PARTICIPANT FAQ PAGE.
The 2013 Annual Conference will begin Thursday, March 21, 2013 and will end on Sunday, March 24, 2013.
The conference headquarters hotel is the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego in San Diego, California.
The 2014 AAS Annual Conference will be held March 27-30, 2014 in Philadelphia, PA.
The San Diego International Airport (SAN) is located approximately 2.5 miles from the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel.
Please visit the official San Diego tourism site, http://www.sandiego.org/
The last panel session ends at 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 24.
The Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel will serve as the AAS official headquarters hotel for the 2013 Annual Conference.
Hotel rates begin at $195(USD) for single/double rooms.
Visit the Hotel Page for a link to the hotel reservations site or call the hotel directly at 888-421-1442
Yes, all conference activities will be held at the hotel, including; panel sessions, keynote addresses, receptions and any other special events scheduled by the AAS.
We regret that we can only provide information on the contracted hotel listed on our website. The Association for Asian Studies has worked diligently to negotiate reduced rates for all conference attendees. We encourage all attendees to book within the block at the headquarters hotel (the Manchester Grand Hyatt). Booking outside the block hurts the association and ultimately raises our expenses which unfortunately then need to be passed on to the attendees. For this reason, we cannot assist in providing information on any additional hotels.
Registration fees range depending on your membership status and the date of registration. See the Registration Page for more information.
Pre-registration will remain open from October 1, 2012 through February 24, 2013. Anyone interested in registering for the conference after February 24, 2013 must register onsite.
Thursday, March 21, 2013 at noon on the second level of the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel.
You must be a current AAS member at the time of your conference registration to receive the AAS member rate. If you would like to become a member, simply go to Membership and submit an application and payment for membership. After your membership application has been received and processed, we will charge the reduced conference member rate and the membership fee to your credit card. Please allow 1-3 business days to process this request.
As a program participant you MUST request a refund before December 6, 2012. Registering after this date as a program participant, you would not qualify for a refund.
Because the layout, editing, printing and shipping of the printed Conference Program takes weeks of preparation, we must adhere to the posted deadlines in order to produce the program in a timely manner.
However, if you register after the December 6th deadline and before the Addendum deadline, your name will appear in the printed Addendum.
In order to receive the discounted student pre-registration rate you MUST send the AAS a legible copy of your valid student ID with the current year visible at the time of your registration. We will also accept official documentation from your university indicating that you are currently enrolled as a student, such as a tuition bill, enrollment form, current schedule etc. We will not confirm your registration until we receive this information, even if you have a student membership or are a participant.
You should attach a copy of these documents to your online registration. If mailing your application, please also include these documents with the printed form. If you are faxing your application (fax to 734-665-3801), please email a copy of the photo ID to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AAS is no longer mailing conference badges prior to the conference start date. Conference badges and programs will be distributed onsite at the AAS registration counters in the Manchester Grant Hyatt Hotel in San Diego.
The AAS offers numerous different cost-saving options for the Annual Conference
• Student discounts – Student members receive discounted registration with Valid Student ID
• Graduate Student Travel Stipend: Graduate students presenting at the Annual Conference living more than 100 miles away from San Diego WHO HAVE PRE-REGISTERED BY THE STUDENT PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE OF NOVEMBER 29 will receive a travel stipend of approximately $200. Your acceptance on the formal program and pre-registration by the November 29 deadline are all that is required to receive these funds. There is no separate application. Travel stipends are distributed on-site in San Diego.
• LDC Grants – Please refer to the Call for Papers submission guidelines for details on Late Developing Countries (LDC) Travel Grant program. Grants are only awarded to individuals participating on organized panels; applications must be submitted simultaneously with the original proposal by the Call for Papers deadline of August 2, 2012.
Yes, all refunds will be assessed a $20 cancellation processing fee.
All registration cancellations must be sent in writing to the AAS. If you are participating on the formal program, you must cancel before December 6, 2012 to receive a refund. If you are not participating on the formal program, you must send a refund request in writing before February 24, 2013.
After the deadline dates, there are no refunds.
As a program participant you MUST request a refund before December 6, 2012. After this date, you would not qualify for a refund.
No, at this time, we are unable to process change requests.
The Call for Papers closed on August 2, 2012. Each year, the Call for papers opens in May and closes the first week of August.
AAS Membership is not required to submit a proposal or to present at the AAS Annual Conference. However, members receive a significantly discounted registration rate.