Conference FAQs

Below are a few frequently asked questions regarding the Annual Conference. More information will be available in September after Registration and Housing opens. Please check back for more information soon.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

General Information

What are the official conference dates?
The next AAS Annual Conference will take place on March 19-22, 2020.

Where will the conference be held?
The Conference will take place at the Sheraton Boston Hotel and the Hynes Convention Center.

What is the conference theme?
The AAS annual conferences do not carry a theme. All topics are welcomed.


What airport will I fly into?
Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)

Where can I learn more about Boston?
Very soon we will begin posting lots of informative and fun items about Boston. For now, feel free to visit the Boston Convention and Visitors page.


What is the headquarters hotel for the 2020 AAS Annual Conference?
The headquarters is the Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199

What are the AAS discounted hotel rates?
The rate is $229/night +tax


When will conference registration open?
Registration will open in September. Please visit the registration pages at that time for rates and additional information.

Meetings-in-Conjunction (MIC)

Organizations and groups interested in hosting special events and/or business meetings at the AAS 2020 Annual Conference may request meeting space from the AAS.

Meeting space is assigned on a first-come, first served basis with affiliate groups receiving priority in room assignments. This means affiliate (committee, councils, etc.) meeting space requests will be processed first and all remaining requests and assignments will follow.

Meeting space request forms will be available on this website in September 2020. Full details will be posted at that time.

Call for Proposals

When is the submission deadline?
All proposals must be submitted by August 6, 2019 5:00pm EST.

Do I need to be an AAS Member to submit a proposal to the AAS 2020 Conference?
No. Membership is not required to submit a proposal, nor is it required to participate on a session. However, AAS members receive a significant conference registration discount.