Got a question that’s not answered here? Contact Maggie Ardiente, AHA conference coordinator, at 202-238-9088 or email@example.com.
Online registration will open in December 2013. In the meantime, book your hotel room now (you can always cancel later without penalty) and make your flight plans so you don’t have to pay extra for reserving at the last minute!
Contact Brian Magee, AHA communications associate, at 202-238-9088 ext. 105. Please provide your full contact information (mailing address, phone number, email), a title and summary of your speech, and any audio-visual requirements.
All speakers are volunteers and receive free registration (not including banquet meals); travel expenses and honorariums cannot be provided at this time. Please note that we get dozens of requests for speakers, and we regret that we cannot accept them all.
The Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel does not provide a free shuttle to and from the Philadelphia airport. There are several other transportation options:
Check-in Registration for the AHA conference will open at 8:00am on Thursday, June 5, 2014. Registration will be open throughout the conference between 8:00am and 8:00pm.
The AHA Registration Table will be located on the Mezzanine Level (2nd Floor) of the hotel. If you registered online, please bring a copy of your printed registration.
Once you check in, our staff will provide you with your nametag and banquet tickets (if applicable), plus our official Conference Program Book containing a full conference schedule, descriptions of the sessions, and map of the hotel. AHA staff will also be on hand throughout the conference if you need assistance.
Philadelphia will be warm in June, with a high of 79°F and low of 59°F. However, hotels tend to keep the meeting rooms cold, so we recommend bring a light sweater or jacket.
Casual dress is acceptable for attending our breakout sessions throughout the day. Some attendees choose to change into business casual or business attire for the evening banquets. Formal attire is not necessary.
Hotels tend to turn the air conditioning on very high, so bring a light sweater or jacket to wear indoors.
Yes! Details for the Humanist Kids Program and Child Care will be announced soon.
Please contact Brian Magee, communications associate, at 202-238-9088 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plenty! The Sheraton Downtown Hotel is located in the heart of Center City in Philadelphia. Attractions within walking distance to the hotel include the Philadelphia Museum of Art (20 minutes), the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University (5 minutes), the Franklin Institute (8 minutes), JFK Plaza-LOVE Park (8 minutes), and the Barnes Foundation (8 minutes). Other attractions just a short cab ride or longer walk away include the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and Penn’s Landing. Visit the Independence Visitor Center website for more details.
The Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel provides two dining options: the Lobby Bar (cocktails and light fare from 11:00am-1:30am Monday-Saturday, and 12:00pm-1:30pm on Sunday) and The Terrace (breakfast and lunch daily from 6:30am-2:30pm and 5:00pm-10:00pm). Room service is also available from 6:00am to 11:00pm.
The famous Reading Terminal Market, with an extensive food court and farmers market, is located three blocks from the hotel. Other restaurants just around the corner from the hotel include Subway, Mexican Post, Asia on the Parkway, Public House Sports Bar, and much more.
A full list of restaurants within walking distance can be found here (PDF).
The last day to reserve hotel rooms at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel under the discounted room rate is May 5, 2014. If you have called before this date but rooms are no longer available, please contact Maggie Ardiente at 202-238-9088 or email@example.com.