The University of Texas at San Antonio

African American Language Conference

November 2-3, 2010
San Antonio, TX


REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Link to the registration form is at the bottom of this page.

It is the policy of AAL2 that all persons in attendance, including presenters, are required to register. Registration is not transferable.

N.B.: Registration and housing are separate processes and payments. Please refer to the online Hotel Registration page to reserve housing at the conference hotel, Hotel Contessa, using the AAL2 conference hotel registration link provided.


If you are attending AAL2, please register by October 3, 2010. Rates increase by $15 starting October 4, 2010, except for UTSA and Guest registrants.

Registration Types (see descriptions below)Registration on or before October 3, 2010Registration on and after October 4, 2010;

On-Site Registration


Before October 3: $50

On or after October 4: $65

Post-doctoral fellow or first-year faculty

Before October 3: $35

On or After October 4: $50


Before October 3: $25

On or After October 4: $40

San Antonio Faculty, Staff, or Student

Before October 3: $25

On or After October 4:$40

Complimentary Registration

Before October 3: $0

On or After October 4: $25

Day Pass

$77 per day

Rebecca Wheeler’s Code-switching Workshop




Badges must be worn at all times to gain admission to conference events. Badges and lanyards will be color-coded to coincide with type of registration. There will be a $5 replacement fee for lost badges.

Non-student Registration

Faculty, staff, and any non-student must select this rate if they do not qualify for any of the other categories.

Student Registration

Non-UTSA students may select this registration rate. In order to receive this registration rate, you must provide proof of status (e.g., a current school ID). Proof of status should be emailed to aalconference@gmail.com in order to complete your registration.

Post-doctoral Fellow and First-year Faculty Registration

AAL2 will offer a reduced conference registration rate for post-doctoral fellows and new first-year faculty members. In order to receive this registration rate, you must provide proof of status. Proof of status should be emailed to aalconference@gmail.com in order to complete your registration.

UTSA and San Antonio-area Faculty, Staff, and Student Registration

UTSA and San Antonio-area faculty, staff, and students are offered registration at a discounted rate. In order to provide this rate, it does not include breakfast, lunch, or the continuous break service since that is provided through hotel registration. It does include conference materials and the evening panel sessions. In order to receive this registration rate, you must provide proof of status. A copy of your school ID card emailed from a valid school email account will suffice. Please email to aalconference@gmail.com to complete your registration.

Day Pass Registration

Day Pass registration is designed for conference participants and presenters who are not staying at the conference hotel. Because hotel registration includes breakfast, lunch, and all refreshments 7:30 am – 5:00 pm each day of the conference, the hotel must recover those costs if a participant does not stay at the conference hotel but does choose to have breakfast, lunch, and/or the continuous break service provided. This is a daily fee. Conference registrants do not pay this daily fee if they stay in the conference hotel. This fee is only for those who do not stay at the Hotel Contessa and who want to have the breakfast, lunch, and/or continuous break service provided by the conference hotel. This fee cannot be split if you choose not to have breakfast and lunch but want the continuous break service. It is an inclusive fee. N.B.: This fee is in addition to your conference registration fee because it goes directly to the Hotel Contessa. If you choose this option, you must select both a registration type and number of day passes.

Complimentary Registration

Complimentary registration is offered only to evening panel speakers, AAL2 organizing committee members, and the workshop presenter.

Sign Language Interpreting

If you need sign language interpreting services, please indicate such on the registration form. We will be in contact with you to determine which sessions you’ll need these services for.

Childcare Services

Although AAL2 does not provide childcare, there is a childcare service available that works with the Hotel Contessa. Northside Sitters Club has been in business for many years. They will come to the Hotel Contessa for clients. Rosie Castro is the contact and she can be reached at (210) 927-4164 or by email at info@northsidesittersclub.com. Their website is www.northsidesittersclub.com.

Room Sharing Service

In order to facilitate room sharing, we will maintain a list of those who would like to share a suite at the Hotel Contessa and are in need of finding a roommate. If you would like to take advantage of this service, indicate such on your registration form. You will need to provide your name, gender, hotel stay dates, number of roommates needed, roommate preferences (e.g., male only, female only, male or female), and contact information. N.B.: In order to complete hotel registration for a shared room, you must list the name(s) of the person sharing the room at the time of hotel registration. Payment information (but your card will not be charged) will be taken from the primary registrant at the time of registration. Everyone will be charged individually at the time of check-in.

Student Paper and Poster Awards

If you are the sole-author for a paper or roundtable or the first author of a paper or roundtable and, thereby, responsible for the majority of research for the presentation and you would like to be considered for the student paper award, please indicate such on the registration form. Provide your name, affiliation, presentation type, and presentation title. The first-place award is $200 and the second-place award is $100.

Registration Payment

Registration fees may be charged to American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or VISA or Electronic Check payment using our payment link.

On-Site Registration

On-site registration will take place at the Hotel Contessa. For those who pre-registered, you will pickup your conference materials at the AAL2 registration table at the Hotel Contessa. If you have questions about the conference, you may direct those to the staff at the AAL2 registration table or the conference concierge. Anyone registering on-site will be charged an additional $15 for a late registration fee (i.e., in addition to the registration rate). If you register on-site and prefer to pay by credit card, you will need to do so on-line at the AAL2 website where a computer will be available for this purpose. Registration table hours are:

Tuesday, November 2, 7:45 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday, November 3,7:45 am – 5:00 pm

The online registration form for AAL 2 can be accessed here.

Hotel Contessa

Hotel Contessa

The Hotel Contessa

The San Antonio RiverWalk

The San Antonio Riverwalk

To contact us:

Dr. Sonja Lanehart
Department of English
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249

Phone: 210.458.6610
Fax: 210.458.5366
E-mail: AALconference@gmail.com