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CAA’s 100th Annual Conference takes place this week: Wednesday–Saturday, February 22–25, 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Checking In

Early, advance, complimentary, exhibitor, and press registrants can check in at the registration area in Concourse Foyer, Level 1, at the Los Angeles Convention Center beginning Tuesday, February 21, at 5:00 PM. Each registrant is entitled to a conference tote bag, the Conference Program, the Directory of Attendees, online access to Abstracts 2012, and entry to the Book and Trade Fair (open Thursday–Saturday). Your tickets to special events and workshops will be included in your registration packet. If you have not yet purchased tickets for the Centennial Reception and for professional-development workshops, you can do so at registration. These tickets are subject to limited availability.

Registration days and hours are:

  • Tuesday, February 21, 5:00–7:00 PM
  • Wednesday-Friday, February 22–24, 8:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 25, 8:30 AM–2:30 PM

Plan Ahead

Two large, non-CAA events—ceremonies for newly naturalized US citizens—will take place on Wednesday, February 22, at 9:00 AM and at 1:30 PM. Approximately ten thousand new citizens and their guests are expected to attend each ceremony. CAA strongly recommends that you check in at registration on Tuesday evening. If you arrive on Wednesday, please allow yourself ample time before your first session.


Parking at the convention center is available in either the West Hall or the South Hall parking lots. The West Hall parking is closest to the conference and located off LA Live Way, between 11th Street and Pico Boulevard, The entrance to South Hall parking is off Venice Boulevard, west of Figueroa Street. Convention-center parking costs $12 per day (subject to change). Overflow parking areas can be found nearby—please download and review this map. Parking rates vary from $10 to $25 per day, and most lots have a daily rate of less than $20 per day. All parking is first-come first-served. For more information, contact the Los Angeles Convention Parking Office at 213-741-1151, ext. 5850.

Hotel Discounts and Shuttle

The Millennium Biltmore has a few rooms left in the CAA block. Prices start at $120 per night for students. Call 800-245-8673 to make your reservation. CAA offers a free shuttle-bus service between the convention center and the Westin Bonaventure and the Millennium Biltmore. The JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE and the Figueroa Hotel are within easy walking distance of the convention center.


Your conference registration includes access to the Abstracts 2012, which is available online as a PDF. This publication is not available in print. Log into your CAA account using your CAA User/Member ID# and password and click the Abstracts 2012 icon on the welcome screen to download the 1.9 MB document. If you do not know your User/Member ID# or password, follow the help instructions on the log-in screen.

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