AAAR 36th Annual Conference


Our host hotels for the 2017 AAAR Conference are the Raleigh Marriott City Center, which is connected directly to the Convention Center via an underground hallway, and the Sheraton Raleigh, which is a very short one-block walk from the Convention Center.

500 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

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421 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

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Reduced sleeping room rates for AAAR registrants have been negotiated with the hotels. The Marriott single/double occupancy rate is just $178, including complimentary wireless internet! The rate at the Sheraton is $159, also including complimentary wireless internet. Your room reservations with the hotel need to be made no later than September 15, 2017. We anticipate, however, that the AAAR room block will sell out quickly, and availability and rate cannot be guaranteed once the block is full.

The Raleigh Marriott City Center boasts 400 beautiful guest rooms. The hotel features an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and fitness center, widely acclaimed Rye Restaurant, Starbucks coffee shop and a convenient business center.

The recently renovated Sheraton Raleigh has 353 updated guest rooms. Other hotel features include an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and fitness center, business canter and renowned Jimmy V’s Osteria and Bar.

Both hotels and the Raleigh Convention Center are all part of a vibrant part of Raleigh’s downtown district. Within easy walking distance you will find a wide array of restaurants, shops and historic attractions.

Why Choose an Official AAAR Hotel?

All AAAR attendees and exhibitors are encouraged to make hotel reservations by utilizing the official AAAR hotels, the Raleigh Marriott City Center and the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel.

The association recognizes that attendees have many options with other area hotels and that you may be looking only at the per-night cost in making your decision. However, we encourage you to take a few minutes to understand the importance of selecting the official AAAR hotel and other factors which go far beyond the per-night rate.

AAAR has a long history of consistently fulfilling the minimum number of room nights to be sold according to the association’s contracts with hotels. However, with the current economic climate and competition from other properties, it gets more difficult each year to ensure that the number of guaranteed contracted sleeping rooms will be used by attendees and exhibitors.

What Does This Mean to You?

When AAAR is able to maintain a consistent history of hotel rooms sold, it helps the association negotiate the lowest hotel rates possible for future AAAR conferences.

AAAR earns credit for each room night utilized by an attendee or exhibitor when the reservation is at an official conference hotel. This credit helps to offset meeting room rental costs, therefore keeping conference fees low.

The AAAR hotel contract protects YOU. Booking within the AAAR hotel block gives AAAR the opportunity, if the need does arise, to assist you with potential hotel problems you may experience while at the conference. When you choose other hotels, AAAR staff has no contacts or leverage to help rectify a problem or inconvenience which you may have encountered.


Dates to Remember

April 28: Abstract Submission Deadline
July 21: Early Bird Registration Deadline
(Note: All presenters MUST register for the conference.)
July 21: Late Breaking Poster Abstract Deadline
September 15: Hotel Sleeping Room Reservation Cut-off (both hotels)
October 16-20: AAAR 36th Annual Conference


Raleigh Convention Center
500 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC 27601


Raleigh Marriot City Center
500 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
421 S. Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Conference Registration Fees
Regular Early Advance On-Site
Regular Early $609 $699 $792
Early Career $481 $552 $621
Retiree Early $185 $185 $276
Student Early $185 $185 $276