Discounted Hotel Rates & Travel

The 2017 Annual Meeting will be held in Toronto, Ontario from January 5–8 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. The Meeting will kick off on Thursday, January 5th with the Public Lecture and Opening Night Reception.  Academic sessions will begin on Friday, January 6th and will conclude on Sunday, January 8th. Discounted hotel rooms are available from Monday, January 2nd through Monday January 9th.  

Reservation Update: The Sheraton hotel block is full and the Hilton has extended the deadline for reservations at the conference rate until Friday, December 23rd.  Make your reservation as soon as possible to obtain the conference rate.

Hilton Toronto (Overflow hotel)
We have reserved an additional room block at the Hilton which is located just across the street from the Sheraton.  The Hilton also offers rooms at the discounted group rate of $159 CDN per night (plus applicable taxes) including complimentary in-room internet access. You can book your room online at or by phone at 1-800-Hiltons with the group code AIAA17.

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel (HOTEL IS FULL)
The Sheraton is the primary venue for the 2017 Annual Meeting. It will host the exhibit hall, all academic sessions, the opening night reception, and most related events. The discounted group rate of $159 CDN per night (plus applicable taxes) includes complimentary in-room internet access. You can book your room online at or by phone at 1-888-627-7175 with the group code AIAA17.


UP Express (Train from Airport to City)
Union Pearson Express (UP Express) connects Canada’s two busiest transportation hubs: Toronto Pearson International Airport and Union Station in downtown Toronto. UP Express trains depart every 15 minutes and the journey takes just 25 minutes. First train departs Pearson Station at 05:27 and last train at 00:57.  The UP Pearson Station is located right beside the blue Link Train at Terminal 1, connecting travellers to Terminal 3. For more information, visit

Group Rate for the Archaeological Institute Of America (AIA/APA Joint Meeting) 2017:
UP Express tickets may be purchased from an UP Express Guest Services Representative at UP Pearson Station at time of travel for only $9.00 CDN (credit card only) for a one-way adult fare when you show confirmation of conference registration (print or digital).  Your ticket to return to Pearson Airport can be purchased at UP Express Union Station at time of travel (registration confirmation required).  Alternatively, you can purchase tickets in advance online or using the UP Mobile App (regular rates apply).

Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 10% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from the AIA/SCS Joint Annual Meeting. The discounted fares are available for booking from July 06, 2016 to January 12, 2017 and available for travel:                                                  

Location:   Dates of Travel:

From: Anywhere in Canada or US

To: Toronto

From: 04/01/2017

To: 09/01/2017

From: Toronto

To: Anywhere in Canada or US

From: 04/01/2017

To: 12/01/2017

Please book online at or through your travel agent using promo code “AIOAAM”.

Porter offers complimentary in-flight snacks and beverages (including beer and wine), GatePorter service for carry-on and access to the Porter Lounge in Toronto and Ottawa, where free Wi-Fi and comfortable, leather seating is available.

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