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2011 Annual Meeting Program Structure

The scheduling of the activities of the Annual Meeting is the responsibility of the ASA Executive Office. The tentative schedule of general ASA activities and plenary sessions for 2011 is outlined here. No other activities may be held during the plenary times noted below.

Friday, August 19 (Pre-convention)

7:00-9:00 p.m.,Opening Plenary Session
9:00-10:30 p.m., Welcoming Reception

Saturday, August 20
12:30-2:15 p.m., Mid-day Plenary Session
6:30-8:15 p.m., Section Receptions
9:30-11:00 p.m., Departmental Alumni Night

Sunday, August 21
4:30-6:15 p.m., ASA Awards Ceremony & Presidential Address Plenary
6:30- 7:30 p.m., Honorary Reception
8:00-10:00 p.m., Activities of Other Groups
9:30-11:00 p.m., MFP Benefit Reception

Monday, August 22
12:30-2:15 p.m., Mid-day Plenary Session
6:30-8:15 p.m., Section Receptions
9:30-11:00 p.m., Just Desserts, a TEF Benefit Reception

Tuesday, August 23
7:30-8:15 a.m., ASA Business Meeting

Due to the complexities of scheduling a program with nearly 600 sessions and more than 4,000 participants, it is not possible to avoid all conflicts of individual obligations. Participants with multiple commitments may contact their session organizers or ASA Meeting Services staff anytime before March 11, 2011 and request scheduling consideration. Meeting Services staff will try to accommodate reasonable requests, but no guarantees can be given.

Information on the session schedule in general will not be available until April 30, 2010.

Section Scheduling

Section activities are pre-assigned to specific days following a four-year rotation schedule. Section session times on those days will not be finalized until the overall program schedule is completed.

All Section program sessions and Council/Business meetings will be scheduled on the assigned days. Those Sections whose programs are larger than the time slots available on their days will have sessions scheduled on adjacent days. Section Council/Business meetings and Section Roundtable sessions must be held on the assigned days. 

The section schedule is now available.

Section Receptions

Receptions sponsored by ASA Sections may be held on the first and third evenings of the meeting. For 2011, sections whose assigned program day is August 20 or 21 will have access to reception space at 6:30 p.m. on the evening of August 20. Sections that meet on August 22 or 23 will have reception space made available at 6:30 p.m. on the evening of August 22.

Requests from Section Chairs for reception space at the ASA hotels are due in the ASA Executive Office by March 11, 2011.