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2024 in Chicago

The ASA is gathering in Chicago, IL from December 12 – 14, 2024. We want everyone to have the best time possible, so we’re crowd-sourcing some amazing recommendations to help you have the best experience inside the conference hotel and out. Fill out our location recommendation form and be automatically entered for a chance to win a free 2025 ASA membership. All recommendations will be collated onto a Google map and shared prior to the Annual Meeting. You do not need to have been to Chicago to share a recommendation.

2024 Hotel Information

The ASA’s 67th Annual Meeting will be held at: 
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 North Michigan Avenue

Hotel Booking Link
Book Discounted ASA Hotel Rooms Here: https://book.passkey.com/e/50815835

Participants in the ASA Annual Meeting are encouraged to stay at the conference hotel to have the greatest flexibility and engagement with other attendees, but attendees are welcome to stay in whatever accommodations suit them best.

Discounted Hotel Rates for ASA 2024 Attendees
Single/Double: $199 per night (regularly $315+ per night)
Additional Person: $30

To receive the early-bird conference rate, you must first book your room through the secure conference reservation system. The early-bird rate ends November 15, 2024. Hotel reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served / space-available basis and may sell out. All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation deadline is 72 hours prior to arrival/no show. One night’s room/tax will be charged within the 72 hour window.

ASA Conference Hotel Include:
Fitness Center Access
Restaurant Access to Reviver Cocktail Bar and Harvest – Chicago Style

Travel, Health, & Safety

Meeting attendees should review government travel guidance to confirm eligibility and requirements for travel. See <ahref=”https://travelguidance.marriott.com/”>Marriott’s Travel Guidance for details. The health and safety of our attendees are our top priority.

Travel Support Grant
If you are looking for financial support to attend the ASA Annual Meeting, you may be eligible to apply for our new Mahmoud Mohamed Taha Student Travel Award. Please read the award information carefully and apply before the deadline.

The ASA is happy to provide letters of invitation to support participation in the Annual Meeting, however we cannot guarantee that any individual will be issued a US visa. US Consulates will also not allow for direct communication from the ASA regarding visa status. Please see our visa information here.

The Chicago Marriott Downtown is approximately 17 miles south-east of O’Hare International Airport, 14 miles north-east of Chicago Midway International Airport, and approximately 11 miles north-east of Chicago Union Station. The hotel is accessible by car or public transportation.

Valet parking available: $70 USD daily
Limited Onsite Parking during special events and weekends.


Please contact the ASA with other Annual Meeting questions at members@africanstudies.org.