Annual Meeting News
September 15 is the deadline
After September 15, Annual Meeting registration rates increase to the
Regular Registration rate. Hotels are still available with the
specially discounted hotel room rates. Registration and housing is
- If you have already registered, Annual Meeting name badge materials
will be mailed to you in early September.
2009 Annual Meeting
Registration and Housing
Early Bird Registration will open for the 2009 Annual Meeting in
Montréal, QC, during the dates of the 2008 meeting. If you register
online on the AAR website between October 31 and November 4, you will
receive a special discount on the 2009 Annual Meeting registration
price and have a first shot at the hotels. Early Bird Registration
will open Friday, October 31 at 1:00 pm. Register from any Internet
location anywhere in the world to enjoy the savings. Computers will
be available onsite in Chicago at the AAR booth and the Cyber Café in
the Exhibit Hall for you to register for the 2009 meeting. You must
be a 2009 AAR member to register for the 2009 meeting — so renew your AAR membership
Check out the Online Annual Meeting Program Book!
The complete Annual Meeting Program Book
is online. The print Program Book
will be included in the tote bag at the Annual Meeting, available in
the registration area of the Chicago Hilton Towers Hotel.
Registration for the Annual Meeting Job Center
closes October 13, 2008. The Job Center is an efficient way for
employers and candidates to communicate and participate in job
interviews. Those who register by the deadline will receive full
Krista Tippett to Address
Annual Meeting Leadership Workshop
American Public Media’s Speaking
of Faith host and author Krista Tippett will be the
featured speaker at the Leadership Workshop in
Chicago on October 31. The workshop, "Taking Religion(s)
Seriously: What Students Need to Know," will begin with
Tippett's discussion of educating students for public life.
Participants will receive a complimentary copy of Tippett's book, Speaking of Faith, and a book
signing will follow the workshop. Online and mail-in/fax registration
for the workshop is open. You can register online for the workshop.
There is a limit of 75 people, so we strongly encourage early
registration. See the October Religious Studies News for more details on
In the Field/Events in Chicago
Did you know that there are additional conferences and events going
on in Chicago at the same time as the Annual Meeting? Are you
interested in the latest happenings in the field of religion? Would
you like to post an announcement of an event, award competition, or
other news of importance in the field? If so, In the Field is your resource
for news of events and opportunities for scholars of religion
published online by the AAR. (Also, check out the Additional Meetings program
for more events occurring in conjunction with the AAR Annual
Travel Plans for Annual
Be sure to make your travel plans and reservations early. Take
advantage of specially discounted rates for travel to the AAR Annual
Meeting this November! American Airlines is offering a 5 percent
discount off published fares, including first class and international
fares on American Airlines, American Eagle, and American Connection
flights. Discounts do not apply to certain restricted fares and
exclude sale fare inventories. You can call 1-800-433-1790 or use www.aa.com
to make your reservations. Reference discount code A34H8AI.
Amtrak is offering a 10 percent discount for
train travel to Chicago from October 29–November 4. You can
call 1-800-872-1477 to make your reservations. Be sure to reference
discount code X44S-935.
If you book through your own travel agency, be sure to give
them the appropriate discount code above.