Planning for the annual meeting is a year-long endeavor—for the board, staff, and officers of the American Studies Association as well as for general members, who begin generating proposals at the start of each new year. To support planning for the meeting, the ASA offers the following accommodations. 

Reservations for Space at the Annual Meeting

ASA board members, committees and caucuses, institutional members, exhibitors, and affiliated groups may submit requests for space at the annual meeting for business meetings, receptions, and the like. These are handled on a first-come, first-served basis, and are subject to availability. Read more about reserving space

Travel and Lodging Discounts

To help with members' travel arrangements, the ASA coordinates discounts on select airlines and discounted rates (including student rates) at nearby hotels. If you are a graduate student looking to defray the costs of the trip, consider applying for a Baxter Travel Grant. In future years, the ASA will also host a housing exchange: a secured member-only section of the ASA website which will facilitate networking for shared rooming.

ASA 2017 Airfare Discounts for Chicago

The following airlines have discounts in place for ASA 2017 Chicago:

United, Air Canada, Austrian, Tyrolean, Brussels, Lufthansa, Swiss Air, All Nippon:

2% - 10% off airfare, depending on type of ticket. Reservations booked online receive an additional 3% off airfare. Please visit:

Select departure city, arrival city, dates, and times.Click on “All Search Options” and enter " ZYF8484141" in the "Promotions and  Certificates" box.

Reservations call in phone number is: 800-426-1122. Provide "Z Code: ZYF8" and "Agreement Code: 484141" to received the ASA discount.


Delta, KLM, Air France, Alitalia:

2% - 10% off airfare, depending on type of ticket. Please visit:

In the Meeting and Event Code box, enter "NMQ98”. Reservations call in phone number is:  800-328-1111 Mon-Fri 7am-7pm CDT. Provide "Ticket Designator/Meeting Code NMQ98" to receive the ASA discount.

Other airlines are currently not offering group discounts.