Two Hundred and Eighteenth Meeting
The 218th Meeting of the AOS will be held Friday, March 14—Monday, March 17, 2008, in Chicago, IL.
(Dues and Meeting Forms are
available for download below)
Hotel and Reservations:
A block of conference-rate accommodations has been reserved at the Renaissance Chicago Hotel, One West Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601.
Conference rates per night for rooms are $169 single or double, $209 for the Executive Level. The hotel is located on the Chicago River, in the heart of the North Loop, within walking distance to the renewed Theater District and the famous “Magnificent Mile,” known for fine shopping and dining. The hotel boasts a 24-hour Business Center, Indoor Pool and an updated Fitness Center. Parking rate is $28 during business day; $40 overnight.
You must make
reservations directly with the hotel well in advance of the meeting, no later than February 20, 2008. Rates are in effect for March 12—16, 2008. The hotel has agreed to offer conference rates up to 3 days after the meeting depending upon availability. You may make reservations beginning on September 1, 2007. As you make reservations, identify yourself as an AOS member to qualify for the conference rate. After the cutoff date, any uncommitted rooms in the
block we have reserved will be released for general sale, and additional reservation
requests will be accepted if rooms are available and without the conference discount.
Reservations: Direct phone: (312) 372-7200; Fax: (312) 372-0093; Toll-free Marriott reservation line 1-800-228-9290.
Transportation: Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway Airport. There are several ground transportation options between the airports and downtown destinations. Detailed ground transportation information is also available at the airports' websites: O'Hare and Midway
For driving directions, refer to the Renaissance Chicago Hotel's website.
All sessions will be held at the
Renaissance Chicago Hotel.
The Annual Subscription Banquet will take place on
Sunday evening, March 16, also at the hotel. The
Program, which will be mailed to you in late January, 2008, will
provide information on other special activities and events to
take place during the meeting.
|The Society's contract with the Renaissance Chicago Hotel for securing conference rates requires that a minimum number of rooms per night be reserved and occupied by members for the duration of the meeting. Thus, your stay at the Renaissance Chicago Hotel assures that the AOS will not be assessed extremely high fees for meeting and banquet space rental. We truly need your cooperation in this matter.
Members of the Society are hereby invited to submit
communications to be presented at the 218th Meeting.
complete and return the enclosed Announcement of
Communication form and an Abstract of the proposed paper to
of the Secretary BEFORE OCTOBER 15, 2007. No
considered unless (a) an Abstract of it is submitted according to the
guidelines set forth in the next
paragraph, (b) the completed Pre-registration Form and
Fee and your 2008 Dues Payment accompany the submitted Announcement and
Members who submit papers will be
notified by mail of their inclusion on the Program soon after January
15, 2008. Sectional Committee Chairs, whose names are listed
on the verso of the title page of the Journal,
should be contacted directly only in the matter of
organizing special panels. (Refer also to: http://www.umich.edu/~aos/frntmtr.htm#OFFICERS)
Abstracts of no more than 300 words should cover the
following points: (a) the precise topic treated, (b) your
exact contribution to the problem, (c) its relationship to
previous scholarship on the topic, (d) specific conclusions.
Abstracts should be typed or word-processor produced and
submitted in duplicate. Please do not
submit draft-quality printed abstracts, since these
cannot be scanned efficiently for the production of the
published Abstracts of the Meeting. Please also keep in mind
abstracts of papers accepted for presentation will appear in
the published Abstracts in the way
in which they have been
submitted. It is impossible for this Office to edit them.
Please transliterate non-Latin writing systems. Text submitted in non-Latin writing will be not appear in the printed abstracts.
Please remember that papers should be sufficiently succinct to be read in fifteen minutes. Only five double-spaced
typed pages can be read in fifteen minutes. Sectional Meeting schedules allow five additional minutes for questions and
comments following each paper.
Papers from non-members, except for those of visiting
scholars invited to
participate in special panels, cannot be considered because of the
expense the Society bears in running the Annual Meeting.
When inviting colleagues and students who are not AOS
members to participate in the program, please inform them
that they should apply for membership at the time they submit abstracts.
to the Call for Papers only if you plan to attend the
Meeting. Failure to present a paper that has been accepted
on the Program creates a very poor impression of the Society
and is particularly discourteous to those members who may
have travelled great distances just to hear certain
|Please note that the Program Committee will not accept papers for inclusion on the Program submitted by members whose 2008 dues have not been paid or who neglect to submit abstracts and registration forms in full with
fee by the October 15, 2007 deadline. We emphasize that you must pay your 2008 dues and submit your abstract and pre-registration form with fee by the October 15, 2007 deadline. Otherwise, your paper will not be considered acceptable for inclusion on the Program.
All materials must to submitted by October 15,
the Office of the Secretary, American Oriental Society,
Hatcher Graduate Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,
Michigan 48109-1205; telephone 734-647-4760.
1. We prefer that you submit Abstracts in electronic format by E-MAIL; however, you must also submit paper copies in duplicate of the
abstract and announcement of communication via ordinary mail. (We need the paper copies of abstracts to restore formatting and other features, such as diacrtics, in the printed abstracts distributed at the meeting. Please note: we very likely do not have the fonts that you use in your formatted abstract file; if you send an Adobe Acrobat PDF file, embed the fonts.) Send e-mail abstracts to:
with the subject line: AOS Abstract. Send the files either as plain text in the email message, or
send formatted files as e-mail attachments. Please name the file as follows: YourlastnameFirstinitial.doc (or .pdf, .wpd, .txt, .rtf, etc.), e.g., SmithJ.doc.
2. You may also submit materials via FAX between
the hours of 18:00 and 08:00 Eastern Time, from October 1
October 15, 2007, to 734-763-6743. (If you prefer
we ask, nevertheless, that you also transmit the abstract, if
possible, in electronic format by e-mail or in print by post.)
3. You may also submit all materials by ordinary post.
Submission of Abstracts and
We thank you for your anticipated participation and
2008 Annual Meeting Forms for Download
1. Call for Papers 2008 Annual Meeting (This file)
2. Announcement of Communication (Announcement of Communication fillable Acrobat Form)
3. Pre-Registration Form (Pre-Registration fillable Acrobat Form)
4. Dues Notice for 2008
5. Dues Payment and Address Changes Form (Dues Payment fillable Acrobat Form)
6. Credit Card Payment Form (Credit Card Payment Form fillable Acrobat Form)
7. AOS Membership Application Form Please distribute to colleagues and students who are not yet members and might wish to attend the meeting or present a communication.
8. Nomination for Elective Office Form
Book Exhibit Information for Publishers
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