The 60th Annual Meeting of the RSA
27–29 March 2014
All accepted participants must register for the conference by 15 November 2013.
See our FAQ and below for details about membership, registration requirements, and deadlines.
Any changes to the program must be made no later than 16 December 2013.
Membership and Participation
All accepted participants must be 2014 members of the RSA as well as register for the conference. In order to qualify for member conference rates, please make sure your membership is renewed first, and then register. See below for details if you are an expired member or if you have a temporary Conference Submitter account.
Accepted participants or their sponsoring institution/organization will need to fund their own travel and lodging expenses in addition to the membership and conference fees. The registration fee is used to pay for conference facilities, audio-visual needs, and events.
Acceptance to the conference is a commitment to attend. If you are accepted to the conference but find that you are in fact unable to attend, you are obliged to let the organizer of your session and RSA know as soon as possible, and no later than the registration deadline. If you must withdraw, alternate plans can be made to account for your absence, but only if enough notice is given. Withdrawing from the conference after the registration deadline, except in cases of emergency, is discourteous to your colleagues and is considered unacceptable by the RSA.
Individuals who find they must withdraw from the program are asked to inform both RSA and the session's organizer. Organizers are asked to inform RSA as soon as they learn of a cancellation in their session. RSA does not allow papers to be read by the session's organizer or chair if the speaker cannot attend the conference.
If you are a current 2013 RSA member: You must be signed in to your member profile to be eligible for member rates. If you need login assistance, please contact RSA. If you know your username, you can request help with your password by clicking on "forgot your password?" in the blue "Sign In" area at upper right. You must also renew your membership for 2014 to participate in the conference. Most members are enrolled in dues auto-renewal, and your dues will be renewed on 31 December 2013. If you are not enrolled in auto-renew, you may renew for 2014 now by signing in to your RSA profile and following the prompt to renew.
If you are a former RSA member with an expired membership: You should renew your membership and register for the conference now. Renewals in November and December are applied to the 2014 calendar year membership. If you need login assistance, please contact RSA. If you know your username, you can request help with your password by clicking on "forgot your password?" in the blue Sign In area at upper right.
If you are new to RSA with a Conference Submitter temporary membership: All accepted participants who have never been RSA members have a temporary Conference Submitter membership in our database. If you are accepted to the conference, do not register on this site as a new member: please sign in to your temporary account. If you need login assistance, please contact RSA. If you know your username, you can request help with your password by clicking on "forgot your password?" in the blue "Sign In" area at upper right. (Hint: if you can't remember your username, try your email address.) Anyone with a Conference Submitter temporary account should renew now for a dues-carrying 2014 membership. After becoming a dues-carrying member, you may register for the conference at member rates.
The full conference program is available for browsing and searching online. You may search by individual names, paper titles, session titles, and keywords. You will not be able to edit your session or your paper in the online program. All program changes must be submitted to RSA no later than 16 December 2013.
To access the program as a member (recommended): sign in to your RSA profile first, then use this link for the program to use special features such as My Schedule.
To access the program as a guest: use this link. You do not need to sign in when you reach the conference site. Use Search the Program and Browse the Program Calendar in the Guest Menu.
If your affiliation is incorrect in the program, then it is also incorrect in the RSA database. To change your affiliation please sign in to your RSA account on this site and go to My Profile > Edit Bio. Please update all contact details that are not current. Once updated in your member profile, the change will be automatically made in the conference program within 24 hours.
All participants in any role must be 2014 members of RSA and must register for the conference by 15 November 2013. Nonmember rates are intended only for nonparticipating attendees. Students use the promotional code STUDENTREG during the registration process to receive the student rate. See our membership page for annual dues rates. Registration rates are as follows:
Late registration rates will apply from 1 December 2013 through 20 March 2014:
$225 members, $140 student members, $325 nonmembers.
On-site registration will apply from 21 March 2014 through the conference:
$250 members, $160 student members, $350 nonmembers.
Register for New York 2014
If you requested audio-visual support in your submission, we have those requests. If you need to amend or add an a-v request, please contact RSA by 21 January 2014. After that date we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate additional audio-visual requests.
The primary conference hotel is the New York Hilton Midtown, located at 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 10019. RSA has reserved a block of guest rooms for conference participants. The group room rate is $239. Make your reservation now for a room in the RSA Hilton block. Rooms with two double beds are not currently available in our reservation block at the New York Hilton Midtown. If you wish to book a room with two double beds please reserve at the Warwick New York Hotel or the Park Central Hotel.
The Warwick New York Hotel, located diagonally across the street from the Hilton at 65 West 54th Street, will serve as an additional meeting space and conference hotel. The group rate for a room with one bed is $239; for $269 per night you will be guaranteed a room with two beds. Make your reservation now—be sure to click the + button next to the word "more" on the first reservation page to show and select your hotel room type. If you prefer to make your Warwick Hotel reservation by phone you may call 212-247-2700 or 800-223-4099 (US and Canada only) from 9am to 7pm; please identify yourself as as part of The Renaissance Society of America or use group code 0314TH to receive the discounted room rate.
RSA also has a block of guest rooms at the Park Central Hotel, located at 870 7th Avenue, New York, NY, 10019. There are no conference sessions or events scheduled at this hotel, but it is a six-minute walk from the Hilton and Warwick hotels, where the conference sessions will be held. The group rate for a room with a King bed is $250; for two double beds is $270; and for two queen beds is $290. Your reservation must include the nights of Thursday, March 27 and Friday, March 28 to receive this group rate. If you do not plan to stay over those nights we recommend you make a reservation at the Hilton or Warwick instead.Make your reservation now for a room in the RSA Park Central block. Or, to reserve by phone please call 212-247-8000 or 800-346-1359 (US and Canada), and press Option #2 for existing reservation because you are reserving in a block; you will need to reference the group code RSA when making a reservation by phone.
Kress Travel Funding
For the last several years the RSA has been able to offer travel stipends from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to help support travel to the RSA conference. Individuals traveling from outside North America who are proposing papers on topics in art history were invited to apply for a travel stipend during the submission process, with an application deadline of 11 June 2013. Applicants were notified in November.
Volunteer to Chair
A preliminary list of sessions that need chairs is available.
Guidelines for Speakers, Chairs, and Respondents at the RSA Annual Meeting
Information for Book Exhibitors
FAQ for participants
General Conference FAQ