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Future Meetings

Future Meetings


17–19 March



2–4 April



7–10 April





31 March–2 April

9–11 March

21–23 March

San Francisco

San Juan



The RSA Annual Meeting will be held in Toronto in March 2019. Because of Hurricane Maria, which inflicted heavy damage on the island of Puerto Rico in September 2017, we were obliged to reschedule our San Juan conference, moving it from 2019 to 2023. Due to the need to find a new location for such a large conference with very little advance notice, we are holding our Toronto meeting (unusually) on a Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday: 17–19 March 2019.

Our site will be the Sheraton Centre, located in downtown Toronto. It is a short walk from the Sheraton to the Art Gallery of Ontario and a three-stop subway ride to the Old Vic building on the University of Toronto St. George campus, where we will hold some sessions on 17 March. We have contracted with the Sheraton Centre for sleeping rooms at the excellent rate of $199 (CAD) per night, plus taxes, with complimentary internet. We will use break-out rooms for sessions at the Sheraton Centre on all three days of the conference. The conference will be preceded by a special Day of Digital Learning sponsored by the University of Toronto and the RSA. Watch for email announcements about how to sign up for workshops on that day.

The last time we met in Canada was our Montreal meeting in 2011. We have not been back to Toronto since 2003. International venues are very important to the RSA, so we are pleased to have the opportunity to return to Toronto.

Philadelphia will be our destination in 2020, on April 2–4, returning to our usual Thursday through Saturday conference schedule. We have booked accommodations and meeting rooms at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown and the nearby Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown, both of them a short walk from the famed Reading Terminal Market and City Hall. The Philadelphia Historic District, which was the first World Heritage city in the US, is also within walking distance or accessible by a short cab, bus, or subway ride. The Library Company of Philadelphia houses collections on American society and culture dating from the seventeenth century. The majestic Philadelphia Museum of Art, originally chartered for the Centennial Exposition in 1876, with its main building on Fairmont Hill completed in 1928, has pay-as-you-wish evening hours on Wednesdays and evening hours on Fridays as well.

In 2021 we will return to Europe to hold our Annual Meeting in Dublin, Ireland on April 7-10 (four days instead of three). Dublin is a very walkable city, and the Luas light-rail tram system and the bus lines also make it easy to get around town. The Convention Centre Dublin will be our conference headquarters, hosting the registration desk, exhibits, and plenaries. Paper panels, seminars, and roundtables will be held in break-out rooms at five sites: the Convention Centre, the Chartered Accountants House, the Gresham Hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn Custom House, and the Academy Plaza Hotel. Business meetings, special events, and exhibitions, before and during the conference, will take place at Trinity College Dublin, the Chester Beatty Library, Marsh’s Library, and other museums and archives around the city. Admission to all Irish national museums, including the National Gallery of Ireland, is free. Reduced-rate accommodations have been booked for RSA attendees at three downtown hotels.

In 2022 we will head to the West Coast for a meeting at the San Francisco Hilton Union Square, March 31 through April 2. The hotel is only two blocks from Union Square and within walking distance of the city's famed Chinatown. Among San Francisco's numerous cultural institutions, the Legion of Honor Museum and de Young Museum merit special mention, as do the libraries and museums associated with Bay Area universities, including Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley.

Our 2023 conference will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, at two resort hotels, the Caribe Hilton and Condado Plaza Hilton, located just on the edge of the city (which allows us to avoid the crush of the cruise-ship crowds downtown). The historic city is easily accessible from the conference hotels by taxi or bus. San Juan's historic sites and collections date back to the sixteenth century (and before), including the San Felipe del Morro fortress, the Casa del Libro, and the Museo de Las Americas. In Ponce, a 90-minute drive across the island, the Museo de Arte de Ponce houses a remarkable collection of masterpieces of European painting.

For our Annual Meeting in 2024, we will return to the Palmer House Hilton in downtown Chicago (the "Loop"), which was the site of our 2017 meeting. The Palmer House is located just a 5–10 minute walk from the Art Institute of Chicago and the city's Symphony Center. The Loyola University Museum of Art and the Newberry Library are both within easy reach by public transportation.

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