The American Society of Church History is pleased to announce the details of its 2022 Annual Meeting, which will take place from January 6-9, 2022 at the Westin Hotel in the French Quarter of New Orleans. All of the ASCH conference sessions, along with the Presidential Reception, the Prize Awards Luncheon, and the annual Business Meeting, will be held in the hotel.
The theme of ASCH 2022 is "Crossings"
ASCH 2022 features several special events, some of which you must sign up for at registration. These events include the Women's Breakfast, Connections Coffee meetups among early career scholars and senior scholars, and our Prize Awards Luncheon.
At the Prize Awards Luncheon, which will be held on Friday at the hotel, we will present our 2021 ASCH Prizes to these very deserving authors. The luncheon will be a great celebration over delicious food. Please plan to attend!
How To Register for the Annual Meeting
NOTE: For those who plan only to attend ASCH sessions, it is NOT necessary to register for the AHA conference. You only need to register for the ASCH conference to attend ASCH sessions. Registration rates are listed on the registration page, including details for receiving the 25% AHA registration discount.
For ASCH Members
In order to qualify for the member rates, it is necessary to login with your account name and password AND have a current 2021 or 2022 membership. If you encounter any difficulties at all in the registration process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and one of our staff will promptly assist you.
How To Reserve a Room at the Conference Hotel
Rooms at the Westin are available to conference attendees at the deeply discounted rate of $189 per night ($100 less than the regular rate). We strongly encourage conference attendees to stay at the Westin. Not only does it help us fulfill our hotel contract, but it helps build greater connection within the ASCH community and puts you in the heart of the French Quarter.
These rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis up until December 16, 2021 or until our room block fills up -- whichever comes first. If you know that you will attend the conference, book now! Don't miss your chance to save.
After a year of disruption to our annual meeting in 2021, we are so glad to be returning to an in-person meeting in 2022. At the same time, the global pandemic continues, and we are therefore wanting to communicate clearly with conference attendees about appropriate precautions for their and others' safety during our in-person meeting.
Will ASCH require that attendees be vaccinated?
The City of New Orleans currently requires either proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of negative PCR test within 72 hours to enter all indoor restaurants, bars, gyms, and indoor entertainment spaces. While this requirement is in effect, anyone who plans to eat or drink indoors in the city of New Orleans must be prepared to provide such proof.
Of course, this requirement applies to all such spaces at the Westin and is being enforced by hotel staff. At check-in, each hotel guest who wishes to use any of these spaces will be asked to provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative PCR test. Upon providing proof, each guest will be given a sticker to put on their room key, allowing them easy access to these spaces for the duration of the conference.
Independent of the current status of New Orleans' city mandates, ASCH strongly urges all attendees to receive a COVID vaccination before arrival. This not only helps protect you, but also protects other ASCH members, including some who may be especially vulnerable to COVID-19. If you are unable to receive a COVID vaccination for health reasons, ASCH strongly urges you to take all precautions with masking and social distancing, as well as to bring proof of a negative PCR test with you to New Orleans.
What is the mask policy for ASCH 2022?
ASCH will notify and expect all attendees to abide by current CDC masking recommendations appropriate to the level of transmission in Orleans Parish, Louisiana. Anyone who is not comfortable abiding by current CDC masking recommendations should not attend ASCH 2022.
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More details will be added to this page as they become available!