Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02116


The ASA has negotiated a rate of $254. per night for Annual Meeting attendees. Reservations under the ASA block can be made either online or by phone at 888-789-3090.  For phone reservations a group code is not required; simply advise the reservations agent that your booking is for the ASA’s Annual Meeting in order to receive the ASA’s negotiated room rate. The discounted rate is available until October 7, 2019. 

Official Travel Partner

The African Studies Association’s official travel partner for the annual meeting is STA Travel. STA Travel is a global travel specialist with over 30 years of experience specializing in the educational travel market. You can contact STA Travel at 800-495-5832 or 206-633-5000. Requests can also be emailed to STA Travel by sending your request to

Letters of Invitation

The ASA will provide a letter of invitation to assist individuals in expediting visas and securing funding. A request for a letter of invitation can be made by completing the online form.  Please note: requests require 4-5 weeks to process. Requests received after September 30, 2019, are not guaranteed to be processed.

Please contact the Annual Meeting Services department at