Latest Conference Updates

View the 2017 Panel Sessions!

Online Program Now Available.   View the 2017 panel sessions via the online program.  Build & save a personalized schedule.   

2017 Exhibitors!

View list of confirmed exhibitors.   Don't forget to visit the exhibit hall to see the latest publications, database services and academic programs from our favorite publisher, schools and companies.   

Sheraton Centre Hotel Nearly Sold Out!

Book early to secure your room. The AAS has secured a discounted rate of $209CAN at the Conference Headquarters, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. Rate expires February 23 or while supplies last.  Book early!  Rooms typically sell out by January of the conference year.

Travel to Canada/Visa Information

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).   New Canada travel requirements for Foreign Nationals traveling into Canada.  Click below for more information on the eTA and additional Visa Information and required forms for USA entry. 

Roommate Finder

Looking for a Roommate in Toronto?   Post your interest in sharing a room at the Sheraton Hotel via our Conference Roommate Finder.  Please exercise caution when posting personal information.  

Why Attend?

The Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference is the largest Asian Studies conference held in North America. With over 3,000 attendees, 350+ panel sessions, a book exhibition, and much more, the AAS Annual Conference is the must-attend event for anyone interested in the study of Asia.

2016 Recap


3,300+ Attendees

The 2016 AAS Annual Conference hosted over 3,300 attendees, ranging from graduate students to senior university faculty, as well as foundation, museum and library staff.


360 Sessions

AAS members and special guests presented at 360 peer-reviewed panel sessions covering the latest research in Asian Studies and important topics to attendees.


A global audience

From graduate students and university faculty to representatives of the most popular publishing houses, the 2016 AAS Annual Conference attracted a diverse selection of higher-education professionals from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Canada,  across Asia, Europe, Australia, and all over the world. Join us in Toronto in 2017.

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