The Long Beach meeting is underway as I write this column (during a break between sessions). Roughly 2500 people attended the meeting and judging by the hoarse voices and happy grins mid-week, most valued the opportunity to speak with and hang-out with their colleagues. Organizing a meeting of this size and logistical complexity is not easy and takes real professionals working both on site and for years (literally) ahead of time to pull it off.
AAS 222nd Meeting - 02-06 June 2013 Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN
Organizer: Eileen Friel, Indiana University
Organizer: Barbara Whitney, University of Wisconsin
R. Paul Drake, University of Michigan
Steve Federman, University of Toledo
Wick Haxton, University of California at Berkeley
Farid Salama, NASA Ames Research Laboratory
Daniel Wolf Savin, Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory
Registration fees and instructions.
Computers, wired and wireless connectivity will be available during meeting hours.
The AAS offers complimentary meeting registration to bona fide working journalists and public-information officers.
The American Astronomical Society is looking for volunteers to help out at the 222nd Meeting in Indianapolis, IN. We love getting help from undergrads, grads, postdocs, and local amateur astronomers at our meetings: to supervise sessions, help at registration, usher at events, and various other odd (but greatly appreciated) jobs. This is a great chance to meet and mingle with your peers, get up to date on the newest science, and pick up some cool freebies in the Exhibit Hall.
The AAS has organized a Roommate Search Forum if you would like to share a hotel room to save money. You will need to register on the forum to use it. Look for the "Register" link and follow the instructions. The form does not require an AAS membership number to register. You will be sent a confirmation email. Once confirmed you can read and post messages on the forum. It takes about 2 minutes.
Exhibit Hall hours and regulations.
Speaker Ready Room
Location: Room 109, Indiana Convention Center
The AAS has contracted blocks of rooms at the following hotel(s):
- The Westin Indianapolis
50 South Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Group Rate: Single Double Rooms $182 (includes free high speed internet)
Participating in the Undergraduate Orientation is a great way to increase your exposure at the AAS Summer Meeting. The cost for sponsorship is $300; the event will be held on Sunday, 2 June 2013 from 6:00pm-7:00pm.
Register online to Sponsor the Undergraduate Orientation
Local and onsite information
The various ways people can participate in the meeting.