Register now for the 2013 Eastern Division meeting!
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Posted by: Erin Shepherd
The 2013 Eastern Division meeting will be held December 27-30 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. This was the main meeting hotel for the Eastern Division’s 2007 meeting; it has undergone a number of renovations since that time and remains a very attractive meeting space. As the name implies, it looks out over the water, and it is at the edge of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor East neighborhood, which in recent years has quickly grown to become one of the city’s major hubs for dining and shopping. A list of restaurants within walking distance is available on the APA website.
Online registration is now open! You will be able to register online up to and including the time of the meeting itself, and the availability of advance registration online will extend up to December 26, the day before the meeting. Advance registration rates are the same as last year, and are $40 less for all categories than rates for registration after December 26 (either online or at the registration desk). To register at the member rates, you must be signed in.
The meeting program is available on the APA website. Starting this year the program will be online only until the meeting itself. The registration packet at the meeting will include a hard copy of the program, including all meeting room information. (There will no longer be a separate brochure listing the meeting rooms, as in recent years.)
Watch the APA Eastern Division website and the APA Eastern Facebook and Twitter pages for periodic announcements about high-profile sessions.
Hotel reservations at the conference rates can be made through links on the APA website. There are separate links for student members (who qualify for the reduced student rate) and all other attendees. These links are also included below:
All other attendees
Please note: It is important that those attending the meeting stay in the conference hotel, rather than at other hotels, and specifically in the block of rooms reserved for APA meeting attendees (as shown in the above links). The reason for this is simple economics. The financial viability of the meeting depends on our meeting our contractual obligations, the most important of which (by far) is that we fill the number of sleeping rooms specified in the contract. Failure to do so results in a significant penalty, which, as a non-profit organization, the APA is ill-equipped to pay. Note that the basic rate for a single room at the 2013 meeting is the lowest it has been at an Eastern Division meeting in five years.
As usual, reservations for interview suites are handled separately from the regular hotel room reservations. This year, for the first time, suite reservations can be made online; the website has full details of the amenities in each type of suite, both at the Waterfront and at the Homewood Suites (within 100 yards of the Waterfront). Note that the rates for suites this year are truly exceptional—especially at the Homewood Suites, where the majority of them are located. Hiring departments that, for financial reasons, would not normally consider using a suite for interviews could well find it feasible this time.
We are pleased to announce that we are accepting reception table reservations and payments online this year. Reservations by mail and fax will also be accepted. The charge for a reception table is $50; this includes a table at both evening receptions (December 28 and 29).
The program and executive committees extend a cordial invitation to all APA members to come and take part in the 2013 Eastern Division meeting.
APA Eastern Division Secretary-Treasurer (through 12/31/13)
APA Eastern Division Secretary-Treasurer designate (beginning 1/1/14)