NOTICE: AIA and SCS members have received telephone calls and e-mails from individuals representing companies offering to make hotel reservations for attendees. These individuals are operating without the consent of either Society and are fraudulently representing themselves as AIA/SCS, the Sheraton Centre Hotel, the Hilton Hotel, or a housing service hired to process reservations for the joint annual meeting. They are not authorized in any way by the Societies to handle annual meeting hotel reservations and have no special access to our discounted group block.
No one at AIA, SCS, or the Sheraton or Hilton will ever call you via telephone asking you to book a hotel room, and you will not receive a solicitation via email from any of our affiliated hotels. The only official hotels for the 2017 conference are the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel (123 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2M9, Canada) and Hilton Toronto (145 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2L2, Canada). Our discounted rate at both properties is $159 CAD. Any offers from other hotels and/or travel agencies are not endorsed by AIA or SCS. We strongly urge attendees to use and book through the official housing web link on the AIA and SCS (https://classicalstudies.org) web sites. The Societies would like to hear from any member who has been approached in this way. Please write to AIA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why is it important to book at our official Annual Meeting Hotels?
The AIA and SCS are proud to have produced the Annual Meeting for our professional members for the past 117 years. Financially, we are able to do this by reserving a large block of rooms with a hotel. In exchange, these hotels offer our attendees the guaranteed lowest group rate at the hotel and provide us with complimentary meeting space to hold the meeting. But if we are unable to meet our guaranteed minimum number of registered guests, then the AIA and SCS will have to pay for the unused rooms as well as room rental for the meeting space, which can amount to a severe financial penalty. We request your support by booking within our reserved blocks and helping us continue to produce this meeting for the next 100 years. We thank you for your support.