141st Annual Meeting

Society of Classical Studies

141st Annual Meeting ~ Orange County (Anaheim), CA ~ January 6-9, 2010

The 141st Annual Meeting will be held at the Anaheim Marriott (700 West Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802; telephone 714-750-8000) and at the Hilton Anaheim (777 Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802; telephone 714-750-4321). The hotels are conveniently located just across the street from each other. The Anaheim Marriott will house the Convention Registration area, the Exhibit Hall, all AIA and SCS paper sessions, and the Placement Service offices. Placement interviews, committee meetings, receptions, and special events will take place at both hotels. Guest room blocks have also been reserved at both hotels.

Note that this meeting runs from Wednesday through Saturday.

Registration

Hotel Accommodations

Travel Arrangements

Local Information

Exhibits

Special Events

Publications

Information for Those With Special Needs

Placement  Service

Childcare

Important Annual Meeting Deadlines

Important Annual Meeting Phone Numbers

REGISTRATION

Registration is required for attendance at all sessions, utilization of the Placement Service, admission into the exhibit area, and access to special hotel rates for meeting attendees. No one will be admitted into the exhibit area and meeting rooms without the official AIA/SCS Annual Meeting badge. To register, please click here.

Advance Registration

There are three advance registration deadlines:

October 30: Prize Rate Advance Registration Reduced rate with a chance at one of two free registrations.

All members who register by October 30 will be eligible for a drawing to receive a complimentary registration for the Joint Annual Meeting. There will be two awards. The winners' meeting registration fees will be refunded.

November 13: Early Bird Advance Registration ~ Reduced rate registration.

Registrations received (not postmarked) by November 13 will be accepted at the reduced rates shown below.

  • SCS and AIA Members - $115
  • Nonmembers - $170
  • SCS or AIA student members - $40
  • Student nonmembers - $85
  • Nonprofessional spouse/member's guest - $50
  • One-day registration - $80
  • One-day Exhibit Hall Pass - $25

December 15: Final Advance Registration ~ Regular, higher rate registration.

Any advance registrations received after November 13, 2009, will be processed at the higher rate indicated on the registration form (listed below under On-Site Registration). All advance registration payments must be received (not postmarked) by December 15, 2009. This is a firm deadline: any forms received after this date will be processed onsite in Anaheim.

  • SCS and AIA members - $155
  • Nonmembers - $205
  • SCS or AIA student members - $55
  • Student nonmembers - $100
  • Nonprofessional spouse/member's guest - $65
  • One-day registration - $95
  • One-day Exhibit Hall Pass - $40

Membership in the societies will be verified. The spouse/guest category is for a non-professional or non-student guest accompanying a paid attendee. Only full-time student members of SCS or AIA are eligible for the reduced student rate. All other students must pay the non-member rate. Proof of full-time student status (e.g., copy of student ID or a statement of status from department advisor or chair) must be sent with the registration form and payment. One-day registration is possible for a single day only; individuals wishing to attend for more than one day must register at the full rate. The one-day exhibit hall pass provides access to the exhibit hall only; attendees with this pass will not be allowed entry into any sessions or events.

Members are strongly encouraged to register early and to make their hotel and travel reservations as soon as possible.

Advance registrants may pick up name badges, plus any additional items they have ordered, at the Advance Registration Desk in the Anaheim Marriott during posted registration hours (see below).

Cancellation Policy: Registration fees will be refunded upon written or emailed request made through December 11, 2009, and are subject to a $15 administrative service fee. Requests received after this date cannot be honored. These requests must be sent to the American Philological Association, 292 Claudia Cohen Hall, University of Pennsylvania, 249 S. 36th Street, Anaheim, PA 19104-6304 or apameetings@sas.upenn.edu. Refunds will be processed after the Annual Meeting and before March 15, 2010. Registrants are responsible for canceling their own hotel and travel reservations.

On-Site Registration

The Convention Registration area will be in operation in the foyer area of the Marquis Ballroom, located on the lobby level of the Anaheim Marriott, during the following hours:

  • Wednesday, January 6: 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 7: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 8: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 9: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

The on-site registration fees are as follows:

  • SCS and AIA members - $155
  • Nonmembers - $205
  • SCS or AIA student members - $55
  • Student nonmembers - $100
  • Nonprofessional spouse/member's guest - $65
  • One-day registration - $95
  • One-day Exhibit Hall Pass - $40

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

IMPORTANT NOTE:  As of December14, 2010, our discounted block of rooms at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel is closed. However, the Hilton Anaheim Hotel, located directly across from the Anaheim Marriott, still has rooms available at our discounted conference rate of $129 per night until Jan. 4th, 2010. You can book online by using the link below. The Hilton offers wonderful amenities including a state-of-the-art health club with fitness classes offered daily and a contemporary lobby bar.

Hilton Anaheim Hotel

Special discounted hotel rates are valid for hotel reservations for January 3, 2010 through January 10, 2010, and are based on availability. The deadline for hotel reservations is December 14, 2009. You must reference the AIA/SCS Joint Annual Meeting to receive these discounts.

SINGLE (one person): $129 per night

DOUBLE (two persons): $129 per night

TRIPLE (three persons): $129 per night

QUAD (4 persons): $129 per night

*These rates are subject to applicable taxes, currently 15% per room night.

For more information about the Hilton and its amenities, please click here

Reservations can be here or via telephone at 1-800-222-9923.

Anaheim Marriott Hotel

Special discounted hotel rates are valid for hotel reservations for December 31, 2009 through January 13, 2010, and are based on availability. The deadline for hotel reservations is December 14, 2009.

SINGLE (one person): $129 per night

DOUBLE (two persons): $129 per night

TRIPLE (three persons): $129 per night

QUAD (4 persons): $129 per night

*These rates are subject to applicable taxes, currently 15% per room night.

For more information about the Marriott and its amenities, please click here.

Reservations can be made here or via telephone at 1-800-266-9432.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Registrants are requested to book lodging in the above hotels, which provide SCS and AIA with complimentary meeting space and a special room rate based on a minimum number of registered guests. The societies will incur severe financial penalties if contracted rooms are not booked there.

PLACEMENT INTERVIEW SUITES

There are a small number of one-bedroom suites available at both the Marriott and the Hilton for COMPREHENSIVE PLACEMENT SERVICE REGISTRANTS ONLY. Interested institutions should contact the Placement Office by November 27, 2009, to obtain a one-bedroom suite at the special rate of $290 per night at the Marriott and $330 per night at the Hilton.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

Traveling to the Annual Meeting can be convenient AND affordable!

Get to know Orange County and find helpful Annual Meeting travel information by visiting the
Anaheim/Orange County Visitor Information website designed specifically for attendees of the SCS/AIA Annual Meeting!

Getting to Anaheim

By Air: Four airports serve the Orange County area, offering over 2,500 flights daily. The best one for you will depend largely on your departure city as well as your preferred airline.

John Wayne Airport is located approximately 13 miles (about 22 minutes) from the meeting hotels. John Wayne (SNA) is the closest airport and serves many cities, including 17 non-stop destinations.

Long Beach Airport is approximately 18 miles (30 minutes) from Anaheim. It is home to four airlines and features direct flights from 14 cities across the country.

Ontario International Airport (ONT) is a medium-hub, full-service airport about 36 miles (approximately 45 minutes) from Anaheim and features non-stop flights from 19 cities.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the major international gateway to Southern California and Orange County. The world's fifth busiest passenger airport, it features service from all major U.S. and international carriers with numerous direct flights including many East Coast destinations. LAX is approximately 35 miles from Anaheim (about 50 minutes).

By Train: For residents of Southern California, Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner route offers convenient and economical transportation to and from Anaheim. For more information, visit http://www.amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL.

Getting to the Hotels

From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX):

  • Shuttle Services: SuperShuttle is partnering with SCS & AIA to offer discounted shuttle service to meeting attendees. Click here to reserve your seat and receive 10% off one-way fares and 15% off roundtrip fares for shared van service between 1/1/2010 and 1/15/2010. These vans pick up passengers on the Lower/Arrival Level islands in front of each terminal under the orange "Shared Ride Vans" sign. Look for Guest Service Representatives dressed in a blue SuperShuttle uniform; they can assist with your transportation needs.

  • Disneyland Resort Express: Disneyland Resort Express is offering a discounted rate for meeting attendees ($27.00 round trip between LAX and the meeting hotels, per person using the coupon found here). Buses depart from LAX every 30 minutes during peak hours (10:30am- 4:30pm). Hourly departures apply during non peak times (before and after peak hours). More information is available at http://graylineanaheim.com/airport_info.shtml or (800) 828-6699. These buses pick up passengers on the Lower/Arrival Level islands in front of each terminal under the green "FlyAway, Buses & Long Distance Vans" sign.

  • Taxi: metered rates, ranging from $90-$130 per car/one way. Taxis can be found curbside on the Lower/Arrival Level islands in front of each terminal under the yellow sign indicating Taxis. Passengers will be presented with a ticket stating typical fares to major destinations. Only authorized taxis with an official seal issued by City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation on each vehicle are permitted in the airport. It is illegal for any transportation services to solicit fares, and travelers using such services do so at their own risk.

  • Rental Cars: Hertz is partnering with SCS & AIA to offer special rates to meeting attendees. To take advantage of these discounted rates, click here or call (1-800-654-2240 in the U.S. and Canada; 1-405-749-4434 elsewhere) and mention CV# 03YE0002. Hertz provides free shuttles to reach its location just outside of LAX: they are located under the purple "Rental Car Shuttles" sign on the Lower/Arrival level islands outside of baggage claim. For information on other rental car companies that out of LAX, see http://www.lawa.org/welcome_lax.aspx?id=1294.

  • Driving directions from LAX: The meeting hotels are located about 35 miles from LAX. Take the I-405 South (also known as the San Diego Freeway) to Garden Grove Freeway (CA-22 East). Exit on Harbor Boulevard North. Turn left on Convention Way. The Hilton will be on your left and the Marriott will be on your right. Parking rates at the Marriott are $20 per day for self-parking and $27 for valet; at the Hilton, rates are $15.00 per day for self-parking and $19.00 for valet.

From John Wayne (formerly Orange County) Airport (SNA):

  • Shuttle Services: SuperShuttle is partnering with SCS & AIA to offer discounted shuttle service to meeting attendees. Click here to reserve your seat and receive 10% off one-way fares and 15% off roundtrip fares for shared van service between 1/1/2010 and 1/15/2010.  Shuttles are located on the Arrival (Lower) Level in the Ground Transportation Center under the "Van Shuttle Service" sign. Look for Guest Service Representatives dressed in a blue SuperShuttle uniform and they will assist with your transportation needs.

  • Disneyland Resort Express: Disneyland Resort Express is offering a discounted rate for meeting attendees ($22.00 round trip per person using the coupon per person using the coupon found here). Buses depart from SNA every 30 minutes during peak hours (10:30am- 4:30pm). Hourly departures apply during non peak times (before and after peak hours). Buses are located on the Arrival (Lower) Level in the Ground Transportation Center. More information is available at http://graylineanaheim.com/airport_info.shtml or (800) 828-6699.

  • Taxi: metered rates (currently $2.95 for the first 1/4 mile plus $0.65 per additional 1/4 mile) ranging from $45-$75 per car/one way. Taxis can be found on the Arrival (Lower) Level in the Ground Transportation Center.

  • Rental Cars: Hertz is partnering with SCS & AIA to offer special rates to meeting attendees. To take advantage of these discounted rates,  click here or call (1-800-654-2240 in the U.S. and Canada; 1-405-749-4434 elsewhere) and mention CV# 03YE0002. Upon arrival, go to the Hertz counter located on the Arrival (Lower) Level, between Terminals A and B, directly across from the statue of John Wayne. If you wish to use another car rental company that serves SNA, see http://www.ocair.com/groundtransport/rentalcars.htm.

  • Driving directions from SNA: The meeting hotels are located about 14 miles from SNA. Upon exiting the airport on Airport Way, take the ramp on the left onto Newport Freeway (CA-55).  Exit onto I-5 North. Take exit 109 toward Disney Way/Katella Avenue. Merge onto South Anaheim Way and turn left at East Katella Avenue. Go one mile to Harbor Boulevard South and turn left. Turn right onto Convention Way. The Marriott will be on your left and the Hilton will be on your right. Parking rates at the Marriott are $20 per day for self-parking and $27 for valet; at the Hilton, rates are $15.00 per day for self-parking and $19.00 for valet.

From Long Beach Airport (LGB):

  • Shuttle Services: SuperShuttle is partnering with SCS & AIA to offer discounted shuttle service to meeting attendees. Click here to reserve your seat and receive 10% off one-way fares and 15% off roundtrip fares for shared van service between 1/1/2010 and 1/15/2010.  Save even more by booking in groups! To locate the shuttle, follow signs from the main terminal to Ground Transportation. Look for Guest Service Representatives dressed in a blue SuperShuttle uniform and they will assist with your transportation needs.

  • Taxi: Metered rates averaging $50-$80 per car/one way. To locate a taxi, follow signs from the main terminal to Ground Transportation.

  • Rental Cars: Hertz is partnering with SCS & AIA to offer special rates to meeting attendees. To take advantage of these discounted rates,  click here  or call (1-800-654-2240 in the U.S. and Canada; 1-405-749-4434 elsewhere) and mention CV# 03YE0002. Upon arrival, follow signs from the main terminal to Ground Transportation and the Hertz counter. For a list of other car rental companies that serve LGB, see http://www.longbeach.gov/airport/airline_travelers/transport/cars.asp.

  • Driving directions from LGB: The meeting hotels are located about 18 miles from LGB. Upon exiting the airport, take the I-405 ramp towards San Diego. Keep left at the fork to merge onto I-405 South. Make a slight right at CA-22 East/Garden Grove Freeway. Take Exit 12A toward Harbor Boulevard North. Merge onto Trask Avenue. Turn right at Harbor Boulevard North. Turn left at West Convention Way.The Marriott will be on your right and the Hilton will be on your left. Parking rates at the Marriott are $20 per day for self-parking and $27 for valet; at the Hilton, rates are $15.00 per day for self-parking and $19.00 for valet.

From Ontario International Airport (ONT):

  • Shuttle Services: SuperShuttle is partnering with SCS & AIA to offer discounted shuttle service to meeting attendees. Click here to reserve your seat and receive 10% off one-way fares and 15% off roundtrip fares for shared van service between 1/1/2010 and 1/15/2010. Save even more by booking in groups! To find the shuttle, locate the courtesy phone in baggage claim. Dial 2897 and give the Guest Service Representative your name and confirmation number (if a reservation has been made). You will then be instructed as to where to find SuperShuttle and be taken to your destination.

  • Taxi: metered rates, ranging from $95-$135 per car/one way. Look for taxis at the island curbs outside of baggage claim.

  • Rental Cars: Hertz is partnering with SCS & AIA to offer special rates to meeting attendees. To take advantage of these discounted rates,  click here or call (1-800-654-2240 in the U.S. and Canada; 1-405-749-4434 elsewhere) and mention CV# 03YE0002. ONT provides courtesy shuttle service to its Consolidated Rental Car Facility (ConRAC). Follow the signs in the terminals to the shuttles. For a list of other car rental companies that serve ONT, see http://www.lawa.org/ONTcarRentals.aspx.

  • Driving directions from ONT: The meeting hotels are located about 35 miles from ONT. Upon leaving the airport, head East on Airport Drive toward North Way. Turn left onto South Archibald Avenue. Merge onto I-10 West towards Los Angeles via the ramp on the left. Stay on I-10 W for about 12.5 miles. Merge onto CA-57 South towards Santa Ana. Continue on CA-57 S for about 20 miles until you reach Exit 2 for Katella Avenue. Turn right onto East Katella Avenue. Turn left onto Harbor Boulevard South . Turn right onto Convention Way. The Marriott will be on your left and the Hilton will be on your right. Parking rates at the Marriott are $20 per day for self-parking and $27 for valet; at the Hilton, rates are $15.00 per day for self-parking and $19.00 for valet.

From the Anaheim Amtrak Station (ANA):

The Anaheim Amtrak station is located at 2150 East Katella Avenue, adjacent to the Angel Stadium parking lot.

  • By trolley: Anaheim Resort Transit (ART) trolleys offer service between the station and the meeting hotels. Passes cost $4.00 and can be purchased at the ART Kiosk at the station. For more information, see http://www.rideart.org/index.php?loc=17.

  • By taxi: Please see a ticketing office attendant at the station for assistance in procuring taxi service.

LOCAL INFORMATION

Orange County is a world-class visitor destination and is the center of Southern California fun, located between Los Angeles and San Diego. The City of Anaheim is the 2nd largest in Orange County and the 10th largest city in California. Anaheim serves as a central hub to many area attractions, making it the perfect starting point for your OC adventures.

You'll find plenty of things to see and do: inviting beaches, unparalleled shopping and entertainment, trendy restaurants, exciting nightlife, championship golf, lively art districts, beautiful historic landmarks and the ultimate family attractions. Warm sunshine, swaying palm trees and breathtaking ocean views create a relaxed lifestyle where shorts, sandals and sunglasses are always in season.

Anaheim Highlights

To many people, "Anaheim" is synonymous with "Disneyland®"; while it's true that the theme park is a block away from the meeting hotels, it is also quite possible to spend a fun-filled week in the city without ever stepping foot onto Disney property! Many attendees are choosing to bring their families and extend their stay beyond the conference dates so that they can combine the Meeting with a family vacation. For those who would like to bring the kids along and visit "the Happiest Place on Earth", the Annual Meeting offers a great opportunity to visit Disneyland® at a time of year when the park is typically less crowded. Disneyland® is offering specially-priced tickets for meeting attendees and their families: visit the online AIA/APA Ticket Store at before January 4 to purchase these discounted advance sale tickets.

If theme parks are not your cup of tea, Anaheim offers a number of other attractions from shopping and museums to dining and entertainment:

The Shops at Anaheim GardenWalk: just a short walk from the meeting hotels, the GardenWalk offers outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment among cascading waterfalls and beautifully landscaped gardens. The GardenWalk is also known as a nighttime destination: Pop the Cork Wine Bar features 40 to 50 wines available by the taste, flight and glass and 150 wines available by the bottle, as well as a small plate menu. Heat Ultra Lounge is a Vegas-style nightclub offering exotic cocktails and dancing in a unique 11,000 square foot setting.

Downtown Disney® District: Located just outside of the theme parks, the Downtown Disney® District is a lively promenade featuring unique shopping and dining, as well as exciting nighttime entertainment. Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen is a one-of-a-kind, independent restaurant offering a savvy representation of New Orleans' dual legacies - food and music- served up in a whimsical setting depicting the charm, ambience and hospitality of historic and contemporary New Orleans. House of Blues Anaheim is a premier concert venue that also offers unique dining options like the daily Gospel Brunch. Uva Bar features a magnificent circular bar, a nod to both Paris metro-station architecture and the streamlined aesthetic of the 1920's Jazz Age.

The Muzeo: known as "the museum of celebration and understanding", Muzeo is Southern California's newest museum and home to world-class traveling exhibitions. Featuring a unique variety of exhibits, special events, lectures, classes and weekend festivals, Muzeo will be hosting the The Treasures of Napoleon exhibition tour over the dates of the Annual Meeting.

Honda Center: Home to the Anaheim Ducks (California's only Stanley Cup champions), the Honda Center is widely respected as a premier sports and concert venue. NHL fans might like to see the Ducks square off against the Detroit Red Wings on January 5 or the St. Louis Blues on January 7.

Orange County Highlights

Orange County (O.C.) at large offers many options for culture and leisure activities within short driving distance, including some of the finest restaurants and wineries in the country as well as great shopping and nightlife. Below are several highlights of OC's offerings: for more detailed information, please visit the
Anaheim/Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau's website specifically set up for the Annual Meeting.

The Bowers Museum is a world-class, internationally-celebrated institution of art and culture dedicated to the preservation, study and exhibition of arts from around the world. Located in nearby Santa Ana, Bowers will play host to this year's Opening Night Reception. It is also open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Beaches: Orange County has 42 miles of beautiful coastline. Six beach cities with equally picturesque ocean views, yet distinctive viewpoints on coastal living, line this spectacular stretch of the Pacific Coast. From Seal Beach in the north to San Clemente in the south, each city offers a distinct culture of its own.

Golfing Opportunities Galore: World-famous golf champion Tiger Woods perfected his swing while growing up in Orange County, and today the area boasts more than 40 championship courses and is recognized as "California's Golf Coast." Visitors can enjoy putting for par at one of the serene coastal links or taking a swing in the rolling foothills of inland OC.

The Orange County Performing Arts Center is the artistic home to the region's major performing arts organizations: Pacific Symphony, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County and the Pacific Chorale. The Pacific Symphony will perform A Tchaikovsky Portrait January 7-9, 2010.

Mission San Juan Capistrano, founded in 1776, is the 7th among the 21 California missions and houses the Serra Chapel, California's oldest building still in use. Today it is a monument to California's multi-cultural history, embracing its Native American, Spanish, Mexican and European heritage. Originally built as a self sufficient community by Spanish Padres and Indians, the Mission was a center for agriculture, industry, education and religion. Enjoy the lush gardens, museum rooms, adobe buildings, ruins, and koi-filled fountains at Orange County's number one historic site.

The Aquarium of the Pacific, located in nearby Long Beach, is Southern California's largest aquarium and the fifth largest in the nation. With 1.4 million annual visitors, the Aquarium of the Pacific is also the third largest cultural attraction in the Los Angeles area. The Aquarium features more than 12,000 marine animals representing three distinct areas of the Pacific Ocean.

Known by locals as "the anti-mall", the LAB (acronym for Little American Businesses) in Costa Mesa stands out among countless shopping destinations for its eclectic array of unique shops and restaurants as well as weekly cultural events.

Other Southern California Highlights

Just 34 miles North of Anaheim, Los Angeles is easily accessible by car or train and offers endless cultural and leisure opportunities from the glamour of Hollywood to the burgeoning downtown area. Click here for more information on visiting LA.

San Diego, approximately 90 miles south of Anaheim, is renowned for its idyllic climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches, and a dazzling array of world-class family attractions. Click here for more information on San Diego.

Getting Around in Anaheim

  • On foot: Disneyland®, The Anaheim GardenWalk, and numerous dining options are within easy walking distance to both the Marriott and the Hilton.

  • By trolley: Anaheim Resort Transit (ART) trolleys offer regular service between hotels, attractions, shopping, dining and evening entertainment. A daily pass costs $4.00 and children ride free.

  • By car: Those who wish to explore Orange County may wish to rent a car. Hertz is partnering with SCS & AIA to offer special rates to meeting attendees. To take advantage of these discounted rates, click here or call (1-800-654-2240 in the U.S. and Canada; 1-405-749-4434 elsewhere) and mention CV# 03YE0002.

  • By public transportation: For those wishing to use public transportation, schedules and other information are available at: http://www.octa.net/pass_fares.aspx. Please note that Orange County's public transportation system is largely bus-based.

Weather

Even in January, Anaheim offers a mild and sunny environment. The average temperature is 70 degrees during the day, with a low of about 50° at night. Historical data suggest that there is a mere 11% chance of precipitation over the dates of the meeting.

EXHIBITS

Exhibits will be located in the Marquis Ballroom, located on the Lobby Level of the Marriott Anaheim, just beyond the Registration Area. The exhibit hours are as follows:

January 6          2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

January 7          9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

January 8          9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

January 9          8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Your registration badge will provide you with admission to the Exhibit Hall.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Tickets that are required for any of the following events should be ordered through pre-registration. Members are encouraged to make their reservations early; tickets may not be available at the meeting.

Wednesday, January 6

Opening Night Reception. This year's Opening Night Reception will be at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. Join hundreds of meeting participants for a private, after hours viewing of this world-class museum while enjoying a fine glass of wine in one of the many galleries opened exclusively for the AIA and SCS Joint Annual Meeting attendees.

The event will be held on Wednesday, January 6, 2010, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Complimentary shuttle service between the Museum and the meeting hotels will be provided to all ticket-holders. Purchase Opening Night Reception tickets when you register for the 2010 Joint Annual Meeting. Tickets are $24 for students and $34 for all other meeting registrants.

The AIA/SCS Joint Committee on Placement has once again organized the first session for this year's Program, entitled, "The University and Beyond: Careers for Classicists". This year's panel will focus on the variety of careers pursued by those with doctorates in Classics. Given the tough economy and the shrinking number of traditional tenure-track positions available, the Committee encourages graduate students to "think outside the box" even as they work toward their goal of life in academia. To this end, panelists will address professional avenues such as tenure-track jobs in classics, high school Latin teaching, library science, administration, and opportunities for classicists on-line. After the panelist presentations there will be time for discussion among panelists and audience.

Thursday, January 7

Presidential Panel. President Josiah Ober has organized a session entitled "Classical Antiquity and Social Science". The panel will take place from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.

Friday, January 8

Joint AIA/SCS Roundtable Discussion Session. The Roundtable Discussions have continued to be well attended, and together with the AIA, the SCS Program Committee is pleased to present new topics this year at midday (11:30am to 1:00pm). Members of both societies will lead separate discussions at individual tables. Topics will include issues of intellectual and practical importance to classicists and archaeologists. Sign-up sheets will be available in advance of the session so that participation at each table can be limited to a number that will encourage useful dialogues. A cash food service will be available nearby.


APA Plenary Session. As usual, the plenary session will feature the presentation of SCS's teaching awards, the Outreach Prize, and the Goodwin Award of Merit. The title of Josiah Ober's Presidential Address will be "Wealthy Hellas".


APA Presidential Reception. The Board of Directors cordially invites all SCS members attending the 141st Annual Meeting to a reception honoring President Josiah Ober on Friday, January 8, immediately after the Plenary Session and Presidential Address. To conserve financial resources during the current economic downturn, the Board has decided to limit food service at this year's Reception and to offer only a cash bar. The Board encourages all members to attend the reception and meet those colleagues they may not have seen earlier in the meeting.

Greece and Rome in Silent Cinema: a Screening of Silent Films with Piano Accompaniment (Sponsored by the Committee on Ancient and Modern Performance).

In the first four decades of cinema, hundreds of films were made which drew their inspiration from the ancient Mediterranean. With the exception of a handful of silent films which have been restored and released on DVD and a few more which have been screened in film festivals, the films in question are largely forgotten. Ranging from historical and mythological epics to adaptations of Greek drama, burlesques, animated cartoons and documentaries, these films suggest a preoccupation with the ancient world which competes in intensity and breadth with that of Hollywood's classical era. The event will provide a small sample of these films, drawn from the collections of the British Film Institute National Archive, and will be accompanied by an improvised piano performance. The screening in the evening of Friday, January 8, will complement the CAMP panel to be held midday on Saturday, January 9.

Saturday, January 9

Minority Student Scholarship Fund-Raising Raffle. The Joint SCS/AIA Committee on Scholarships for Minority Students asks for your support of this important program by purchasing tickets for and attending this year's fund-raising raffle at the Joint Annual Meeting. In the interest of devoting as much of our donation total to summer scholarships as possible, the Committee has decided to forgo the traditional breakfast, thereby realizing a considerable savings. The raffle of books and book certificates will take place this year immediately prior to the opening of the Exhibition Hall on Saturday, January 9. Tickets for the raffle are $10 each or three for $25 and can be purchased at the time of advance registration or at the meeting in the Registration Area.  You do not need to be present at the event to win the raffle.


Business Meeting of the Association. All SCS members are encouraged to attend this session which - after the transaction of a small amount of necessary business - will be devoted to questions and comments from members. The Executive Director's report will be published in advance of the annual meeting. The meeting will take place from 11:00am to 11:30am.


Tenth Annual AIA Archaeology Fair. This AIA annual tradition continues with a whole weekend of family fun! On Saturday, January 9th and Sunday, January 10th, the Archaeology Fair will be held at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point. Still free of charge, the fair will be bigger and better than ever. Located at one of California's leading institutes in underwater archaeology and marine education, the fair will also feature some of California's leading museums, including the Natural History Museum of LA County, the San Diego Archaeological Center, Heritage Education Programs and many more! Come stop by, say hello to Roman Legio XI, and support archaeological education!


Tours. Several tours of Orange County will be offered during the meeting. Complete information including schedule, pricing, and length of tours will be listed on the APA website in October

PUBLICATIONS

SCS Abstracts

Abstracts for SCS papers may be ordered on the registration form or purchased at the Customer Service Desk in the Registration Area. The price of Abstracts is $11. For those who have pre-paid, Abstracts will be included with advance registration materials in Anaheim. Members not attending the meeting may order Abstracts directly from the SCS office for US $11, plus the following postage per item: $5 in North America and $8 elsewhere. Members who register for the joint meeting but do not attend will not receive Abstracts unless a new order is placed. Copies will be mailed in late January.

SCSProgram

All attendees who are SCS members will receive a printed Program in Anaheim at no charge along with other registration materials. The full Program will available to all members on the APA's web site at www.apaclassics.org well in advance of the meeting. Members not attending the meeting who wish to obtain a printed copy of the Program at no charge can do so by sending a request and address information to apameetings@sas.upenn.edu.

AIA Program and Abstracts

SCS members may purchase a copy of the AIA Program for $8 and its Abstracts for $11. The enclosed registration form has space to indicate such purchases. The AIA publications may be picked up with advance registration materials in Anaheim. Members not attending the meeting may order AIA publications directly from the AIA office by contacting Kevin Mullen, AIA Publications Fulfillment Manager, at kmullen@aia.bu.edu or 617-353-8711.

SPECIAL NEEDS

Any registrant with special needs or requiring special accommodations while attending the Annual Meeting should contact the SCS office at (215) 898-4975 or apameetings@sas.upenn.edu.

SCS/AIA PLACEMENT SERVICE

The Placement Service Headquarters will be located in Room Gold Key I on the Lobby level in the Marriott Anaheim. You must register for the Annual Meeting to use the Placement Service interview facilities at the meeting. The Annual Meeting registration fees are separate from membership dues and Placement Service charges. All arrangements for interviews between applicants and institutional representatives during the course of the Annual Meeting should be made through the Placement Office.

CHILD CARE

Both the SCS and the Women's Classical Caucus provide subsidies for registrants who make arrangements for child care with local providers in Anaheim so that they can attend annual meeting sessions or placement interviews. Information on obtaining these subsidies is available from Heather Hartz Gasda in the SCS Office: 215-898-4975 or heatherh@sas.upenn.edu. See the August Newsletter for information on Women's Classical Caucus child care grants.

IMPORTANT JOINT ANNUAL MEETING DEADLINES

(Note: All of the following are receipt deadlines, not postmark deadlines)

October 30, 2009           Prize Rate Registration (eligibility for chance to win free registration)

November 13, 2009      Reduced Rate Registration

December 11, 2009      Requests to Cancel Advance Registration

December 14, 2009      Hotel Reservation Deadline

December 15, 2009      Advance Registration (after this date, register onsite in Anaheim)

IMPORTANT JOINT ANNUAL MEETING TELEPHONE NUMBERS

Joint Annual Meeting Registration Call Center           972-620-3045

Joint Annual Meeting Registration                                972-620-3099(FAX)

Marriott Anaheim Reservations                                     1-800-266-9432

Hilton Anaheim Reservations                                        1-800-222-9923

Society of Classical Studies

141st Annual Meeting ~ Orange County (Anaheim), CA ~ January 6-9, 2010

The 141st Annual Meeting will be held at the Anaheim Marriott (700 West Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802; telephone 714-750-8000) and at the Hilton Anaheim (777 Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802; telephone 714-750-4321). The hotels are conveniently located just across the street from each other. The Anaheim Marriott will house the Convention Registration area, the Exhibit Hall, all AIA and SCS paper sessions, and the Placement Service offices. Placement interviews, committee meetings, receptions, and special events will take place at both hotels. Guest room blocks have also been reserved at both hotels.

Note that this meeting runs from Wednesday through Saturday.

Registration

Hotel Accommodations

Travel Arrangements

Local Information

Exhibits

Special Events

Publications

Information for Those With Special Needs

Placement  Service

Childcare

Important Annual Meeting Deadlines

Important Annual Meeting Phone Numbers

REGISTRATION

Registration is required for attendance at all sessions, utilization of the Placement Service, admission into the exhibit area, and access to special hotel rates for meeting attendees. No one will be admitted into the exhibit area and meeting rooms without the official AIA/SCS Annual Meeting badge. To register, please click here.

Advance Registration

There are three advance registration deadlines:

October 30: Prize Rate Advance Registration Reduced rate with a chance at one of two free registrations.

All members who register by October 30 will be eligible for a drawing to receive a complimentary registration for the Joint Annual Meeting. There will be two awards. The winners' meeting registration fees will be refunded.

November 13: Early Bird Advance Registration ~ Reduced rate registration.

Registrations received (not postmarked) by November 13 will be accepted at the reduced rates shown below.

  • SCS and AIA Members - $115
  • Nonmembers - $170
  • SCS or AIA student members - $40
  • Student nonmembers - $85
  • Nonprofessional spouse/member's guest - $50
  • One-day registration - $80
  • One-day Exhibit Hall Pass - $25

December 15: Final Advance Registration ~ Regular, higher rate registration.

Any advance registrations received after November 13, 2009, will be processed at the higher rate indicated on the registration form (listed below under On-Site Registration). All advance registration payments must be received (not postmarked) by December 15, 2009. This is a firm deadline: any forms received after this date will be processed onsite in Anaheim.

  • SCS and AIA members - $155
  • Nonmembers - $205
  • SCS or AIA student members - $55
  • Student nonmembers - $100
  • Nonprofessional spouse/member's guest - $65
  • One-day registration - $95
  • One-day Exhibit Hall Pass - $40

Membership in the societies will be verified. The spouse/guest category is for a non-professional or non-student guest accompanying a paid attendee. Only full-time student members of SCS or AIA are eligible for the reduced student rate. All other students must pay the non-member rate. Proof of full-time student status (e.g., copy of student ID or a statement of status from department advisor or chair) must be sent with the registration form and payment. One-day registration is possible for a single day only; individuals wishing to attend for more than one day must register at the full rate. The one-day exhibit hall pass provides access to the exhibit hall only; attendees with this pass will not be allowed entry into any sessions or events.

Members are strongly encouraged to register early and to make their hotel and travel reservations as soon as possible.

Advance registrants may pick up name badges, plus any additional items they have ordered, at the Advance Registration Desk in the Anaheim Marriott during posted registration hours (see below).

Cancellation Policy: Registration fees will be refunded upon written or emailed request made through December 11, 2009, and are subject to a $15 administrative service fee. Requests received after this date cannot be honored. These requests must be sent to the Society of Classical Studies, 292 Claudia Cohen Hall, University of Pennsylvania, 249 S. 36th Street, Anaheim, PA 19104-6304 or apameetings@sas.upenn.edu. Refunds will be processed after the Annual Meeting and before March 15, 2010. Registrants are responsible for canceling their own hotel and travel reservations.

On-Site Registration

The Convention Registration area will be in operation in the foyer area of the Marquis Ballroom, located on the lobby level of the Anaheim Marriott, during the following hours:

  • Wednesday, January 6: 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 7: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 8: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 9: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

The on-site registration fees are as follows:

  • SCS and AIA members - $155
  • Nonmembers - $205
  • SCS or AIA student members - $55
  • Student nonmembers - $100
  • Nonprofessional spouse/member's guest - $65
  • One-day registration - $95
  • One-day Exhibit Hall Pass - $40

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

IMPORTANT NOTE:  As of December14, 2010, our discounted block of rooms at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel is closed. However, the Hilton Anaheim Hotel, located directly across from the Anaheim Marriott, still has rooms available at our discounted conference rate of $129 per night until Jan. 4th, 2010. You can book online by using the link below. The Hilton offers wonderful amenities including a state-of-the-art health club with fitness classes offered daily and a contemporary lobby bar.

Hilton Anaheim Hotel

Special discounted hotel rates are valid for hotel reservations for January 3, 2010 through January 10, 2010, and are based on availability. The deadline for hotel reservations is December 14, 2009. You must reference the AIA/SCS Joint Annual Meeting to receive these discounts.

SINGLE (one person): $129 per night

DOUBLE (two persons): $129 per night

TRIPLE (three persons): $129 per night

QUAD (4 persons): $129 per night

*These rates are subject to applicable taxes, currently 15% per room night.

For more information about the Hilton and its amenities, please click here

Reservations can be here or via telephone at 1-800-222-9923.

Anaheim Marriott Hotel

Special discounted hotel rates are valid for hotel reservations for December 31, 2009 through January 13, 2010, and are based on availability. The deadline for hotel reservations is December 14, 2009.

SINGLE (one person): $129 per night

DOUBLE (two persons): $129 per night

TRIPLE (three persons): $129 per night

QUAD (4 persons): $129 per night

*These rates are subject to applicable taxes, currently 15% per room night.

For more information about the Marriott and its amenities, please click here.

Reservations can be made here or via telephone at 1-800-266-9432.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Registrants are requested to book lodging in the above hotels, which provide APA and AIA with complimentary meeting space and a special room rate based on a minimum number of registered guests. The societies will incur severe financial penalties if contracted rooms are not booked there.

PLACEMENT INTERVIEW SUITES

There are a small number of one-bedroom suites available at both the Marriott and the Hilton for COMPREHENSIVE PLACEMENT SERVICE REGISTRANTS ONLY. Interested institutions should contact the Placement Office by November 27, 2009, to obtain a one-bedroom suite at the special rate of $290 per night at the Marriott and $330 per night at the Hilton.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

Traveling to the Annual Meeting can be convenient AND affordable!

Get to know Orange County and find helpful Annual Meeting travel information by visiting the
Anaheim/Orange County Visitor Information website designed specifically for attendees of the SCS/AIA Annual Meeting!

Getting to Anaheim

By Air: Four airports serve the Orange County area, offering over 2,500 flights daily. The best one for you will depend largely on your departure city as well as your preferred airline.

John Wayne Airport is located approximately 13 miles (about 22 minutes) from the meeting hotels. John Wayne (SNA) is the closest airport and serves many cities, including 17 non-stop destinations.

Long Beach Airport is approximately 18 miles (30 minutes) from Anaheim. It is home to four airlines and features direct flights from 14 cities across the country.

Ontario International Airport (ONT) is a medium-hub, full-service airport about 36 miles (approximately 45 minutes) from Anaheim and features non-stop flights from 19 cities.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the major international gateway to Southern California and Orange County. The world's fifth busiest passenger airport, it features service from all major U.S. and international carriers with numerous direct flights including many East Coast destinations. LAX is approximately 35 miles from Anaheim (about 50 minutes).

By Train: For residents of Southern California, Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner route offers convenient and economical transportation to and from Anaheim. For more information, visit http://www.amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL.

Getting to the Hotels

From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX):

  • Shuttle Services: SuperShuttle is partnering with SCS & AIA to offer discounted shuttle service to meeting attendees. Click here to reserve your seat and receive 10% off one-way fares and 15% off roundtrip fares for shared van service between 1/1/2010 and 1/15/2010. These vans pick up passengers on the Lower/Arrival Level islands in front of each terminal under the orange "Shared Ride Vans" sign. Look for Guest Service Representatives dressed in a blue SuperShuttle uniform; they can assist with your transportation needs.

  • Disneyland Resort Express: Disneyland Resort Express is offering a discounted rate for meeting attendees ($27.00 round trip between LAX and the meeting hotels, per person using the coupon found here). Buses depart from LAX every 30 minutes during peak hours (10:30am- 4:30pm). Hourly departures apply during non peak times (before and after peak hours). More information is available at http://graylineanaheim.com/airport_info.shtml or (800) 828-6699. These buses pick up passengers on the Lower/Arrival Level islands in front of each terminal under the green "FlyAway, Buses & Long Distance Vans" sign.

  • Taxi: metered rates, ranging from $90-$130 per car/one way. Taxis can be found curbside on the Lower/Arrival Level islands in front of each terminal under the yellow sign indicating Taxis. Passengers will be presented with a ticket stating typical fares to major destinations. Only authorized taxis with an official seal issued by City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation on each vehicle are permitted in the airport. It is illegal for any transportation services to solicit fares, and travelers using such services do so at their own risk.

  • Rental Cars: Hertz is partnering with SCS & AIA to offer special rates to meeting attendees. To take advantage of these discounted rates, click here or call (1-800-654-2240 in the U.S. and Canada; 1-405-749-4434 elsewhere) and mention CV# 03YE0002. Hertz provides free shuttles to reach its location just outside of LAX: they are located under the purple "Rental Car Shuttles" sign on the Lower/Arrival level islands outside of baggage claim. For information on other rental car companies that out of LAX, see http://www.lawa.org/welcome_lax.aspx?id=1294.

  • Driving directions from LAX: The meeting hotels are located about 35 miles from LAX. Take the I-405 South (also known as the San Diego Freeway) to Garden Grove Freeway (CA-22 East). Exit on Harbor Boulevard North. Turn left on Convention Way. The Hilton will be on your left and the Marriott will be on your right. Parking rates at the Marriott are $20 per day for self-parking and $27 for valet; at the Hilton, rates are $15.00 per day for self-parking and $19.00 for valet.

From John Wayne (formerly Orange County) Airport (SNA):

  • Shuttle Services: SuperShuttle is partnering with SCS & AIA to offer discounted shuttle service to meeting attendees. Click here to reserve your seat and receive 10% off one-way fares and 15% off roundtrip fares for shared van service between 1/1/2010 and 1/15/2010.  Shuttles are located on the Arrival (Lower) Level in the Ground Transportation Center under the "Van Shuttle Service" sign. Look for Guest Service Representatives dressed in a blue SuperShuttle uniform and they will assist with your transportation needs.

  • Disneyland Resort Express: Disneyland Resort Express is offering a discounted rate for meeting attendees ($22.00 round trip per person using the coupon per person using the coupon found here). Buses depart from SNA every 30 minutes during peak hours (10:30am- 4:30pm). Hourly departures apply during non peak times (before and after peak hours). Buses are located on the Arrival (Lower) Level in the Ground Transportation Center. More information is available at http://graylineanaheim.com/airport_info.shtml or (800) 828-6699.

  • Taxi: metered rates (currently $2.95 for the first 1/4 mile plus $0.65 per additional 1/4 mile) ranging from $45-$75 per car/one way. Taxis can be found on the Arrival (Lower) Level in the Ground Transportation Center.

  • Rental Cars: Hertz is partnering with SCS & AIA to offer special rates to meeting attendees. To take advantage of these discounted rates,  click here or call (1-800-654-2240 in the U.S. and Canada; 1-405-749-4434 elsewhere) and mention CV# 03YE0002. Upon arrival, go to the Hertz counter located on the Arrival (Lower) Level, between Terminals A and B, directly across from the statue of John Wayne. If you wish to use another car rental company that serves SNA, see http://www.ocair.com/groundtransport/rentalcars.htm.

  • Driving directions from SNA: The meeting hotels are located about 14 miles from SNA. Upon exiting the airport on Airport Way, take the ramp on the left onto Newport Freeway (CA-55).  Exit onto I-5 North. Take exit 109 toward Disney Way/Katella Avenue. Merge onto South Anaheim Way and turn left at East Katella Avenue. Go one mile to Harbor Boulevard South and turn left. Turn right onto Convention Way. The Marriott will be on your left and the Hilton will be on your right. Parking rates at the Marriott are $20 per day for self-parking and $27 for valet; at the Hilton, rates are $15.00 per day for self-parking and $19.00 for valet.

From Long Beach Airport (LGB):

  • Shuttle Services: SuperShuttle is partnering with SCS & AIA to offer discounted shuttle service to meeting attendees. Click here to reserve your seat and receive 10% off one-way fares and 15% off roundtrip fares for shared van service between 1/1/2010 and 1/15/2010.  Save even more by booking in groups! To locate the shuttle, follow signs from the main terminal to Ground Transportation. Look for Guest Service Representatives dressed in a blue SuperShuttle uniform and they will assist with your transportation needs.

  • Taxi: Metered rates averaging $50-$80 per car/one way. To locate a taxi, follow signs from the main terminal to Ground Transportation.

  • Rental Cars: Hertz is partnering with SCS & AIA to offer special rates to meeting attendees. To take advantage of these discounted rates,  click here  or call (1-800-654-2240 in the U.S. and Canada; 1-405-749-4434 elsewhere) and mention CV# 03YE0002. Upon arrival, follow signs from the main terminal to Ground Transportation and the Hertz counter. For a list of other car rental companies that serve LGB, see http://www.longbeach.gov/airport/airline_travelers/transport/cars.asp.

  • Driving directions from LGB: The meeting hotels are located about 18 miles from LGB. Upon exiting the airport, take the I-405 ramp towards San Diego. Keep left at the fork to merge onto I-405 South. Make a slight right at CA-22 East/Garden Grove Freeway. Take Exit 12A toward Harbor Boulevard North. Merge onto Trask Avenue. Turn right at Harbor Boulevard North. Turn left at West Convention Way.The Marriott will be on your right and the Hilton will be on your left. Parking rates at the Marriott are $20 per day for self-parking and $27 for valet; at the Hilton, rates are $15.00 per day for self-parking and $19.00 for valet.

From Ontario International Airport (ONT):

  • Shuttle Services: SuperShuttle is partnering with SCS & AIA to offer discounted shuttle service to meeting attendees. Click here to reserve your seat and receive 10% off one-way fares and 15% off roundtrip fares for shared van service between 1/1/2010 and 1/15/2010. Save even more by booking in groups! To find the shuttle, locate the courtesy phone in baggage claim. Dial 2897 and give the Guest Service Representative your name and confirmation number (if a reservation has been made). You will then be instructed as to where to find SuperShuttle and be taken to your destination.

  • Taxi: metered rates, ranging from $95-$135 per car/one way. Look for taxis at the island curbs outside of baggage claim.

  • Rental Cars: Hertz is partnering with SCS & AIA to offer special rates to meeting attendees. To take advantage of these discounted rates,  click here or call (1-800-654-2240 in the U.S. and Canada; 1-405-749-4434 elsewhere) and mention CV# 03YE0002. ONT provides courtesy shuttle service to its Consolidated Rental Car Facility (ConRAC). Follow the signs in the terminals to the shuttles. For a list of other car rental companies that serve ONT, see http://www.lawa.org/ONTcarRentals.aspx.

  • Driving directions from ONT: The meeting hotels are located about 35 miles from ONT. Upon leaving the airport, head East on Airport Drive toward North Way. Turn left onto South Archibald Avenue. Merge onto I-10 West towards Los Angeles via the ramp on the left. Stay on I-10 W for about 12.5 miles. Merge onto CA-57 South towards Santa Ana. Continue on CA-57 S for about 20 miles until you reach Exit 2 for Katella Avenue. Turn right onto East Katella Avenue. Turn left onto Harbor Boulevard South . Turn right onto Convention Way. The Marriott will be on your left and the Hilton will be on your right. Parking rates at the Marriott are $20 per day for self-parking and $27 for valet; at the Hilton, rates are $15.00 per day for self-parking and $19.00 for valet.

From the Anaheim Amtrak Station (ANA):

The Anaheim Amtrak station is located at 2150 East Katella Avenue, adjacent to the Angel Stadium parking lot.

  • By trolley: Anaheim Resort Transit (ART) trolleys offer service between the station and the meeting hotels. Passes cost $4.00 and can be purchased at the ART Kiosk at the station. For more information, see http://www.rideart.org/index.php?loc=17.

  • By taxi: Please see a ticketing office attendant at the station for assistance in procuring taxi service.

LOCAL INFORMATION

Orange County is a world-class visitor destination and is the center of Southern California fun, located between Los Angeles and San Diego. The City of Anaheim is the 2nd largest in Orange County and the 10th largest city in California. Anaheim serves as a central hub to many area attractions, making it the perfect starting point for your OC adventures.

You'll find plenty of things to see and do: inviting beaches, unparalleled shopping and entertainment, trendy restaurants, exciting nightlife, championship golf, lively art districts, beautiful historic landmarks and the ultimate family attractions. Warm sunshine, swaying palm trees and breathtaking ocean views create a relaxed lifestyle where shorts, sandals and sunglasses are always in season.

Anaheim Highlights

To many people, "Anaheim" is synonymous with "Disneyland®"; while it's true that the theme park is a block away from the meeting hotels, it is also quite possible to spend a fun-filled week in the city without ever stepping foot onto Disney property! Many attendees are choosing to bring their families and extend their stay beyond the conference dates so that they can combine the Meeting with a family vacation. For those who would like to bring the kids along and visit "the Happiest Place on Earth", the Annual Meeting offers a great opportunity to visit Disneyland® at a time of year when the park is typically less crowded. Disneyland® is offering specially-priced tickets for meeting attendees and their families: visit the online AIA/APA Ticket Store at before January 4 to purchase these discounted advance sale tickets.

If theme parks are not your cup of tea, Anaheim offers a number of other attractions from shopping and museums to dining and entertainment:

The Shops at Anaheim GardenWalk: just a short walk from the meeting hotels, the GardenWalk offers outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment among cascading waterfalls and beautifully landscaped gardens. The GardenWalk is also known as a nighttime destination: Pop the Cork Wine Bar features 40 to 50 wines available by the taste, flight and glass and 150 wines available by the bottle, as well as a small plate menu. Heat Ultra Lounge is a Vegas-style nightclub offering exotic cocktails and dancing in a unique 11,000 square foot setting.

Downtown Disney® District: Located just outside of the theme parks, the Downtown Disney® District is a lively promenade featuring unique shopping and dining, as well as exciting nighttime entertainment. Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen is a one-of-a-kind, independent restaurant offering a savvy representation of New Orleans' dual legacies - food and music- served up in a whimsical setting depicting the charm, ambience and hospitality of historic and contemporary New Orleans. House of Blues Anaheim is a premier concert venue that also offers unique dining options like the daily Gospel Brunch. Uva Bar features a magnificent circular bar, a nod to both Paris metro-station architecture and the streamlined aesthetic of the 1920's Jazz Age.

The Muzeo: known as "the museum of celebration and understanding", Muzeo is Southern California's newest museum and home to world-class traveling exhibitions. Featuring a unique variety of exhibits, special events, lectures, classes and weekend festivals, Muzeo will be hosting the The Treasures of Napoleon exhibition tour over the dates of the Annual Meeting.

Honda Center: Home to the Anaheim Ducks (California's only Stanley Cup champions), the Honda Center is widely respected as a premier sports and concert venue. NHL fans might like to see the Ducks square off against the Detroit Red Wings on January 5 or the St. Louis Blues on January 7.

Orange County Highlights

Orange County (O.C.) at large offers many options for culture and leisure activities within short driving distance, including some of the finest restaurants and wineries in the country as well as great shopping and nightlife. Below are several highlights of OC's offerings: for more detailed information, please visit the
Anaheim/Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau's website specifically set up for the Annual Meeting.

The Bowers Museum is a world-class, internationally-celebrated institution of art and culture dedicated to the preservation, study and exhibition of arts from around the world. Located in nearby Santa Ana, Bowers will play host to this year's Opening Night Reception. It is also open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Beaches: Orange County has 42 miles of beautiful coastline. Six beach cities with equally picturesque ocean views, yet distinctive viewpoints on coastal living, line this spectacular stretch of the Pacific Coast. From Seal Beach in the north to San Clemente in the south, each city offers a distinct culture of its own.

Golfing Opportunities Galore: World-famous golf champion Tiger Woods perfected his swing while growing up in Orange County, and today the area boasts more than 40 championship courses and is recognized as "California's Golf Coast." Visitors can enjoy putting for par at one of the serene coastal links or taking a swing in the rolling foothills of inland OC.

The Orange County Performing Arts Center is the artistic home to the region's major performing arts organizations: Pacific Symphony, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County and the Pacific Chorale. The Pacific Symphony will perform A Tchaikovsky Portrait January 7-9, 2010.

Mission San Juan Capistrano, founded in 1776, is the 7th among the 21 California missions and houses the Serra Chapel, California's oldest building still in use. Today it is a monument to California's multi-cultural history, embracing its Native American, Spanish, Mexican and European heritage. Originally built as a self sufficient community by Spanish Padres and Indians, the Mission was a center for agriculture, industry, education and religion. Enjoy the lush gardens, museum rooms, adobe buildings, ruins, and koi-filled fountains at Orange County's number one historic site.

The Aquarium of the Pacific, located in nearby Long Beach, is Southern California's largest aquarium and the fifth largest in the nation. With 1.4 million annual visitors, the Aquarium of the Pacific is also the third largest cultural attraction in the Los Angeles area. The Aquarium features more than 12,000 marine animals representing three distinct areas of the Pacific Ocean.

Known by locals as "the anti-mall", the LAB (acronym for Little American Businesses) in Costa Mesa stands out among countless shopping destinations for its eclectic array of unique shops and restaurants as well as weekly cultural events.

Other Southern California Highlights

Just 34 miles North of Anaheim, Los Angeles is easily accessible by car or train and offers endless cultural and leisure opportunities from the glamour of Hollywood to the burgeoning downtown area. Click here for more information on visiting LA.

San Diego, approximately 90 miles south of Anaheim, is renowned for its idyllic climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches, and a dazzling array of world-class family attractions. Click here for more information on San Diego.

Getting Around in Anaheim

  • On foot: Disneyland®, The Anaheim GardenWalk, and numerous dining options are within easy walking distance to both the Marriott and the Hilton.

  • By trolley: Anaheim Resort Transit (ART) trolleys offer regular service between hotels, attractions, shopping, dining and evening entertainment. A daily pass costs $4.00 and children ride free.

  • By car: Those who wish to explore Orange County may wish to rent a car. Hertz is partnering with APA & AIA to offer special rates to meeting attendees. To take advantage of these discounted rates, click here or call (1-800-654-2240 in the U.S. and Canada; 1-405-749-4434 elsewhere) and mention CV# 03YE0002.

  • By public transportation: For those wishing to use public transportation, schedules and other information are available at: http://www.octa.net/pass_fares.aspx. Please note that Orange County's public transportation system is largely bus-based.

Weather

Even in January, Anaheim offers a mild and sunny environment. The average temperature is 70 degrees during the day, with a low of about 50° at night. Historical data suggest that there is a mere 11% chance of precipitation over the dates of the meeting.

EXHIBITS

Exhibits will be located in the Marquis Ballroom, located on the Lobby Level of the Marriott Anaheim, just beyond the Registration Area. The exhibit hours are as follows:

January 6          2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

January 7          9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

January 8          9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

January 9          8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Your registration badge will provide you with admission to the Exhibit Hall.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Tickets that are required for any of the following events should be ordered through pre-registration. Members are encouraged to make their reservations early; tickets may not be available at the meeting.

Wednesday, January 6

Opening Night Reception. This year's Opening Night Reception will be at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. Join hundreds of meeting participants for a private, after hours viewing of this world-class museum while enjoying a fine glass of wine in one of the many galleries opened exclusively for the AIA and SCS Joint Annual Meeting attendees.

The event will be held on Wednesday, January 6, 2010, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Complimentary shuttle service between the Museum and the meeting hotels will be provided to all ticket-holders. Purchase Opening Night Reception tickets when you register for the 2010 Joint Annual Meeting. Tickets are $24 for students and $34 for all other meeting registrants.

The AIA/SCS Joint Committee on Placement has once again organized the first session for this year's Program, entitled, "The University and Beyond: Careers for Classicists". This year's panel will focus on the variety of careers pursued by those with doctorates in Classics. Given the tough economy and the shrinking number of traditional tenure-track positions available, the Committee encourages graduate students to "think outside the box" even as they work toward their goal of life in academia. To this end, panelists will address professional avenues such as tenure-track jobs in classics, high school Latin teaching, library science, administration, and opportunities for classicists on-line. After the panelist presentations there will be time for discussion among panelists and audience.

Thursday, January 7

Presidential Panel. President Josiah Ober has organized a session entitled "Classical Antiquity and Social Science". The panel will take place from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.

Friday, January 8

Joint AIA/SCS Roundtable Discussion Session. The Roundtable Discussions have continued to be well attended, and together with the AIA, the SCS Program Committee is pleased to present new topics this year at midday (11:30am to 1:00pm). Members of both societies will lead separate discussions at individual tables. Topics will include issues of intellectual and practical importance to classicists and archaeologists. Sign-up sheets will be available in advance of the session so that participation at each table can be limited to a number that will encourage useful dialogues. A cash food service will be available nearby.


APA Plenary Session. As usual, the plenary session will feature the presentation of APA's teaching awards, the Outreach Prize, and the Goodwin Award of Merit. The title of Josiah Ober's Presidential Address will be "Wealthy Hellas".


SCS Presidential Reception. The Board of Directors cordially invites all SCS members attending the 141st Annual Meeting to a reception honoring President Josiah Ober on Friday, January 8, immediately after the Plenary Session and Presidential Address. To conserve financial resources during the current economic downturn, the Board has decided to limit food service at this year's Reception and to offer only a cash bar. The Board encourages all members to attend the reception and meet those colleagues they may not have seen earlier in the meeting.

Greece and Rome in Silent Cinema: a Screening of Silent Films with Piano Accompaniment (Sponsored by the Committee on Ancient and Modern Performance).

In the first four decades of cinema, hundreds of films were made which drew their inspiration from the ancient Mediterranean. With the exception of a handful of silent films which have been restored and released on DVD and a few more which have been screened in film festivals, the films in question are largely forgotten. Ranging from historical and mythological epics to adaptations of Greek drama, burlesques, animated cartoons and documentaries, these films suggest a preoccupation with the ancient world which competes in intensity and breadth with that of Hollywood's classical era. The event will provide a small sample of these films, drawn from the collections of the British Film Institute National Archive, and will be accompanied by an improvised piano performance. The screening in the evening of Friday, January 8, will complement the CAMP panel to be held midday on Saturday, January 9.

Saturday, January 9

Minority Student Scholarship Fund-Raising Raffle. The Joint SCS/AIA Committee on Scholarships for Minority Students asks for your support of this important program by purchasing tickets for and attending this year's fund-raising raffle at the Joint Annual Meeting. In the interest of devoting as much of our donation total to summer scholarships as possible, the Committee has decided to forgo the traditional breakfast, thereby realizing a considerable savings. The raffle of books and book certificates will take place this year immediately prior to the opening of the Exhibition Hall on Saturday, January 9. Tickets for the raffle are $10 each or three for $25 and can be purchased at the time of advance registration or at the meeting in the Registration Area.  You do not need to be present at the event to win the raffle.


Business Meeting of the Association. All SCS members are encouraged to attend this session which - after the transaction of a small amount of necessary business - will be devoted to questions and comments from members. The Executive Director's report will be published in advance of the annual meeting. The meeting will take place from 11:00am to 11:30am.


Tenth Annual AIA Archaeology Fair. This AIA annual tradition continues with a whole weekend of family fun! On Saturday, January 9th and Sunday, January 10th, the Archaeology Fair will be held at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point. Still free of charge, the fair will be bigger and better than ever. Located at one of California's leading institutes in underwater archaeology and marine education, the fair will also feature some of California's leading museums, including the Natural History Museum of LA County, the San Diego Archaeological Center, Heritage Education Programs and many more! Come stop by, say hello to Roman Legio XI, and support archaeological education!


Tours. Several tours of Orange County will be offered during the meeting. Complete information including schedule, pricing, and length of tours will be listed on the APA website in October

PUBLICATIONS

SCS Abstracts

Abstracts for SCS papers may be ordered on the registration form or purchased at the Customer Service Desk in the Registration Area. The price of Abstracts is $11. For those who have pre-paid, Abstracts will be included with advance registration materials in Anaheim. Members not attending the meeting may order Abstracts directly from the SCS office for US $11, plus the following postage per item: $5 in North America and $8 elsewhere. Members who register for the joint meeting but do not attend will not receive Abstracts unless a new order is placed. Copies will be mailed in late January.

CSProgram

All attendees who are SCS members will receive a printed Program in Anaheim at no charge along with other registration materials. The full Program will available to all members on the SCS's web site at www.apaclassics.org well in advance of the meeting. Members not attending the meeting who wish to obtain a printed copy of the Program at no charge can do so by sending a request and address information to apameetings@sas.upenn.edu.

AIA Program and Abstracts

SCS members may purchase a copy of the AIA Program for $8 and its Abstracts for $11. The enclosed registration form has space to indicate such purchases. The AIA publications may be picked up with advance registration materials in Anaheim. Members not attending the meeting may order AIA publications directly from the AIA office by contacting Kevin Mullen, AIA Publications Fulfillment Manager, at kmullen@aia.bu.edu or 617-353-8711.

SPECIAL NEEDS

Any registrant with special needs or requiring special accommodations while attending the Annual Meeting should contact the SCS office at (215) 898-4975 or apameetings@sas.upenn.edu.

APA/AIA PLACEMENT SERVICE

The Placement Service Headquarters will be located in Room Gold Key I on the Lobby level in the Marriott Anaheim. You must register for the Annual Meeting to use the Placement Service interview facilities at the meeting. The Annual Meeting registration fees are separate from membership dues and Placement Service charges. All arrangements for interviews between applicants and institutional representatives during the course of the Annual Meeting should be made through the Placement Office.

CHILD CARE

Both the SCS and the Women's Classical Caucus provide subsidies for registrants who make arrangements for child care with local providers in Anaheim so that they can attend annual meeting sessions or placement interviews. Information on obtaining these subsidies is available from Heather Hartz Gasda in the SCS Office: 215-898-4975 or heatherh@sas.upenn.edu. See the August Newsletter for information on Women's Classical Caucus child care grants.

IMPORTANT JOINT ANNUAL MEETING DEADLINES

(Note: All of the following are receipt deadlines, not postmark deadlines)

October 30, 2009           Prize Rate Registration (eligibility for chance to win free registration)

November 13, 2009      Reduced Rate Registration

December 11, 2009      Requests to Cancel Advance Registration

December 14, 2009      Hotel Reservation Deadline

December 15, 2009      Advance Registration (after this date, register onsite in Anaheim)

IMPORTANT JOINT ANNUAL MEETING TELEPHONE NUMBERS

Joint Annual Meeting Registration Call Center           972-620-3045

Joint Annual Meeting Registration                                972-620-3099(FAX)

Marriott Anaheim Reservations                                     1-800-266-9432

Hilton Anaheim Reservations                                        1-800-222-9923

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