The 2015 Convention Headquarters for the American Studies Association Annual Meeting is the Sheraton Centre, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, M5H 2M9.
Hotel Reservation for Regular Member or International Affiliate
To make your hotel reservation, please visit the following link, or call either 416-361-1000 or 1-888-627-7175
ASA convention guest room rates are $150.00 CAD for single/double occupancy, $30 for each additional occupant. Available October 6 - 11, 2015. Group rate available until September 6, 2015. Subject to Availability.
Hotel Reservation for Students
To make your hotel reservation, please visit the following link:
ASA convention guest room rates are $75.00 CAD for students with single/double occupancy, $30 for each additional occupant. Available October 6 - 11, 2015. Group rate available until September 6, 2015. Subject to Availability.
Please make your reservation PRIOR to September 6, 2015. After September 6, all sleeping rooms will be sold on a space available basis and will NOT be subject to the group or student discount. Please mention you are attending the ASA Annual Meeting to receive the discounted room rate. Availability of rooms at the group rate after the cut-off date is subject to availability. If the group room block fills up before the September 6th cut off, you may be closed out of the conference headquarters hotel at the group rate. All rates are subject to taxes which are currently at 16%.
Be sure to obtain a confirmation number from the Sheraton Centre. Bring your confirmation number with you to the hotel in case you are asked for it at the front desk upon check-in. Persons without reservation confirmation numbers may not be able to get a room at the host hotel.
A deposit of one night room and tax is required at time of reservation. For cancellations received within 72 hours of the scheduled arrival date on the reservation, the deposit will be non-refundable. To request a receipt for the deposit, please email
ASA POLICY ON LABOR AND ASA CONVENTIONS
WHEREAS, hotel union representation raises wages, supplies benefits, and protects worker dignity, thereby insuring that economic growth benefits a workforce often composed of people of color, and particularly women of color; and
WHEREAS, the American Studies Association’s decision to hold meetings in union or non-union hotels strengthens or weakens the ability of these workers and their unions to secure better working conditions and contribute to equitable urban growth;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the American Studies Association will adopt, as part of its standing rules, a policy of union preference in negotiating hotel and service contracts for the Annual Meeting and for any other meetings organized by the Association; and
THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that those responsible for negotiating and administering said contracts shall, in accordance with this policy of union preference:
(A) select a union hotel and/or service provider if any such provider(s) respond(s) to a request for proposals; and
(B) take active measures to support workers in any labor disputes arising at a contracted hotel, such that meeting attendees will be not compelled to cross picket lines or violate a boycott; and
(C) add labor disputes to the standard escape clause in any ASA contract for convention hotels and meetings.
You can also learn more at http://www.fairhotel.org