FAQ

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If you do not find an answer to your question here, please contact us at info@sah.org or 312.573.1365. 

REGISTRATION
What does the registration fee include?  
What does the day rate include?
Will I receive a confirmation of my registration? 
When will early registration open?
Why should I register early?
How do I add tours and events to an existing registration?
Who can attend the SAH Annual International Conference?
I am a member of the SAHGB. Can I register at the SAH Member rate?
I am not a member of SAH, but my co-worker is a member and cannot attend. Can I use their membership to register at the member rate?
If I have to cancel my registration, what do I need to do?
When can I register for tours? 
What if I can’t use a tour or special event ticket?
Do you offer a Day Rate registration?
How do I receive credit for AIA/CES Learning Units? 

HOTEL & TRAVEL
What hotels have been reserved for the conference?
Are there discounted room rates at the hotels?
When can I book my hotel room?
How do I book a hotel reservation?
What if I prefer to stay at a hotel that is not on the list or with family/friends?
Will I be refunded if I have to cancel my room reservation?
When should I buy my plane ticket(s)?
What if my travel plans are unexpectedly interrupted or canceled?
Do I need to obtain a UK visa to attend the conference?
Will transportation be provided during the conference?

CONFERENCE VENUE
Is Wi-Fi available at the Technology & Innovation Centre?

TOURS
Where do I meet my tour group?
How is tour capacity determined?

SESSION CHAIR & SPEAKER INFORMATION
Session Chair and Speaker Agreement
Session Chair Guidelines


REGISTRATION


What does the registration fee include?

The conference registration fee includes the following:
  • Attendee badge
  • Access to all paper sessions and any available session handouts
  • Conference attendee roster 
  • Opening Social Hour
  • Business meeting
  • Introductory address
  • Exhibit area access
  • Awards ceremony
  • Plenary talk
Registered attendees will have the opportunity to register for a variety of receptions and tours. Please note that reservations are required for some events, even those included in the registration fee. This allows us to estimate the number of attendees so that we can provide enough seating and food and beverages. 

The following items will be ticketed separately for an additional cost:
  • Guest ticket for Opening Social Hour - $30 
  • SAH Awards Reception - $40
  • SAH Glasgow Seminar - $10 conference registrants/$20 general public
  • Printed book of abstracts - $20 (domestic shipping; international shipping extra) will be mailed prior to the conference
  • Tours - $25-$90 each; tours-only registration opens March 15, 2017, and includes a $25 administrative fee plus the cost of the tour(s)
What does the Day Rate include?
Day Rates include access to all paper sessions and roundtables for the Day Rate purchaed (either Thursday OR Friday).

Will I receive a confirmation of my registration? 
After registering online, you will receive an email confirmation at the address indicated in your member profile. If it does not appear within one hour of registration, please make sure it did not get routed to your junk mail or spam folder. For registrations paid by check, please allow two weeks for processing. Confirmation of your registration will be sent to you via email upon processing. Conference registration and ticket purchases cannot be confirmed until full payment has been received and processed at the SAH office. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Chris Higgins at 312.573.1365, or chiggins@sah.org.

When will early registration open?
Early registration will open at 3 pm CST on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Registration rates will increase on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

Why should I register early?
Registration fees increase on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Registering early will save you money and also helps SAH determine how many members will be attending the conference. This helps us plan to have enough food for the receptions, buses for the events and tours, and chairs for the sessions. Tours sell out quickly, so we recommend registering as soon as possible to secure tickets for specific tours.

How do I add tours and events to an existing registration?
Follow these steps:
  • Log onto the SAH website
  • Visit the Registration page
  • Select “Register Now”
  • Under event tasks, select “Register Now”
  • On the registration fee page, be sure to select “Registration Fee Already Paid” so you are not charged the basic rate again and are only charged for the tours and events that you select.
  • Proceed with your order.
Who can attend the SAH Annual International Conference?
The SAH Annual International Conference is open to all who share an interest in the history of architecture, landscapes, art, urbanism, sustainability, and design. SAH membership must be current through June 11, 2017, to participate in the conference. If you have not yet joined or need to renew your membership, you can register for the conference as a new or renewing member. If your membership expires between your conference registration and the dates of the conference, you will not be able to attend until you renew your membership.

I am a member of the SAHGB. Can I register at the SAH Member rate?
SAHGB members who are also current members of SAH may register at the SAH Member rate. Those who are not current SAH members may register at the SAHGB Member rate, which includes a 1-year electronic SAH membership at a 20% discount. 

I am not a member of SAH, but my co-worker is a member and cannot attend. Can I use their membership to register at the member rate?
Individual membership in SAH is not transferable to others. Non-members can register for the conference by choosing the rate that includes a one-year membership. Institutional (library) members may designate up to two employees of their department to register for the conference. The institution’s membership must be current through June 11, 2017, and the department members must be approved in advance by the main contact of that institution’s membership. 

If I have to cancel my registration, what do I need to do?
All cancellations MUST be in writing. Cancellations must be submitted to the SAH office at info@sah.org or via fax to 312.573.1141, or via mail to Society of Architectural Historians, 1365 N. Astor St., Chicago, IL 60610-2144.

Cancellations received on or before March 14, 2017, will be refunded the basic registration fee less a $50 administrative fee. (Tours and event tickets are non-refundable.) There will be no refunds after March 14, 2017. Refunds (less administrative fees) will be processed and mailed by July 31, 2017, to the address on the registration form.

Speakers and session chairs, please refer to the Speaker and Session Chair Agreement regarding cancellations. 

When can I register for tours? 
You may select the tours of your choice when you register for the conference, beginning at 3 pm CST on January 10, 2017. SAH members are urged to register as early as possible to reserve a spot on their preferred tour(s). Tours will open to the public (tours-only registration) on March 15, 2017. A one-time, non-refundable $25 processing fee will be charged for all tours-only registrations.

What if I can’t use a tour or special event ticket?
Tour and event tickets are non-refundable, but they are fully transferable. If you are unable to attend but another registered member can participate in your place, go ahead and either donate or sell the ticket. There will be a bulletin board at the SAH check in/information desk area where you may offer your tickets to another registrant. SAH will not broker your tickets on your behalf.
 
Do you offer a Day Rate registration?
Day Rate registration is available onsite only during registration hours and may be purchased for either Thursday, June 8, OR Friday, June 9. Limit one day pass per person.

Non-members are welcome and can pay the selected membership rate during registration. A single-day ticket includes a one-day conference badge and access to the paper sessions and midday programs for that day. Receptions and tours offered on the selected single day are available for additional purchase at the posted rates.

How do I receive credit for AIA/CES Learning Units? 
The Society of Architectural Historians is registered with the American Institute of Architects' Continuing Education System (AIA/CES) to provide learning units for participation in various conference events including the introductory address, paper sessions, tours, plenary talk, and SAH Glasgow Seminar. To receive the correct number of learning units for your transcript, please provide your AIA member number on the conference registration form. Upon check-in you will be given a participation form to be completed and returned to the SAH Check-In/Information Desk at the conclusion of the conference. 

HOTEL & TRAVEL


What hotels have been reserved for the conference?
The Glasgow City Marketing Bureau provides an accommodation booking service to all conference attendees and has negotiated rates at a wide range of hotels to suit all budgets. A hotel booking link will be available on the Hotel & Transportation page when conference registration opens on January 10, 2017. Since there are no official “conference hotels” this year, you are welcome to book accommodations wherever you would like. The $100 alternate accommodations fee will not be implemented this year. 

Are there discounted room rates at the hotels?
Yes, conference rates have been negotiated for a limited number of rooms at each of the hotels listed on the Hotel & Transportation page. Reservations will be accepted based on availability at the time of booking. Attendees are encouraged to book as soon as possible to secure accommodations at the conference rate.

When can I book my hotel room?
The reservation link will be available on the Hotel & Transportation page when conference registration opens on January 10, 2017. The booking deadline is April 26, 2017. However, if hotels still have availability, the booking site will remain available until 2 weeks prior to the start of the conference.

How do I book a hotel reservation?
All bookings must be made through the customized, secure accommodation booking website (no telephone bookings), which will be made available on January 10, 2017. A credit card is required for individual bookings and attendees receive immediate confirmation by email. No deposit or contract is required for individual books. Payment is made directly at the hotel upon arrival/departure. A dedicated telephone number and email address will be available for accommodation inquiries. 

What if I prefer to stay at a hotel that is not on the list or with family/friends?
You are free to stay wherever you would like; no fee will be incurred from choosing alternate accommodations this year.

Will I be refunded if I have to cancel my room reservation?
Cancellations may be made either through the booking website using the code which is given when the reservation is confirmed or by emailing the booking contact at the Glasgow City Marketing Bureau. There are no charges for cancellations or amendments provided they are within the terms and conditions (48 hours for 1 or 2 rooms).

When should I buy my plane ticket(s)?
SAH recommends you purchase your plane tickets as soon as convenient for you in order to obtain the best possible savings and schedule. Statistically, the best times to purchase tickets are:

21 to 22 weeks in advance for flights to Europe
23 to 24 weeks in advance for international business or first class

Useful links:
Getting Here (People Make Glasgow)
Travelling to Scotland from Overseas (Visit Scotland)

What if my travel plans are unexpectedly interrupted or canceled?
SAH strongly recommends you purchase travel insurance. We suggest that you speak with your homeowner’s insurance agent or investigate one of several travel insurance companies offering coverage. SAH does not recommend or endorse these agencies, but provides examples for your convenience.

Travelex Insurance Services – travelexinsurance.com
USI Travel Insurance Services – travelinsure.com

Do I need to obtain a UK visa to attend the conference?
Visit https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa to check if you need a UK visa.

Will transportation be provided during the conference?
Ground transportation will only be provided for tours and events as noted in the program.

CONFERENCE VENUE


Is Wi-Fi available at the Technology & Innovation Centre?
Wi-Fi access is available throughout the Technology & Innovation Centre and the University of Strathclyde campus free of charge. Attendees can connect to the internet via _The Cloud. For instructions on how to get online visit http://www.strath.ac.uk/conferencingandevents/delegateinformation/wi-fi/.

TOURS


Where do I meet my tour group?
Tours will depart from the University of Strathclyde Technology & Innovation Centre in the Level 2 Foyer. Look for the “Tours Meet Here” signs. Volunteers will check you in and collect tickets before turning you over to the tour leader(s). Times noted for each tour indicate the time the tour will depart from TIC and the return time.

How is tour capacity determined?
Tour capacity is determined by the maximum capacity the tour sites can accommodate, not by the number of seats on the motor coach/bus. Consideration is also given to ensuring that SAH members receive the highest quality tour experience. 
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