41st Annual AJHA Convention
Memphis, Tennessee   |   Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2022

Convention contacts

Convention Coordinator
Caryl Cooper
University of Alabama

Registration Coordinator

Patti Piburn

California Polytechnic State University

Program Coordinator
Tracy Lucht
Iowa State University

Convention hosts

Dianne Bragg

University of Alabama 

Robby Byrd
University of Memphis

Joe Hayden

University of Memphis

Jane Marcellus

Former professor at Middle Tennessee State University

Conference Sponsor

 Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel

Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel
250 North Main Street, Memphis, Tennessee, 38103
Phone: 901-527-7300 Hotel website

Conveniently located on North Main Street in downtown Memphis, the Sheraton Downtown Memphis Hotel is the official hotel of the convention, where most of the convention activities will take place.  

The hotel is a few footsteps away from the Main Street Trolley (a part of MATA, the Memphis Area Transit Authority) that can take you to Beale Street for the winning combination of the blues and barbeque.  The hotel is within one mile of The National Civil Rights Museum At The Lorraine Motel, The Blues Hall Of Fame Museum and the Legendary Sun Museum.  And if you’re driving, you can visit Graceland Mansion within 15 minutes. Memphis is also home to a host of other smaller museums, attractions and historical markers dedicated to the city’s contribution to Tennessee’s suffrage movement, the history of the recording industry and the arts.

For more recommendations with directions, see this guide the Convention hosts developed. 

On-site amenities include the Crossroads Tavern and Grille.  A fitness center and indoor swimming pool are also available.

Memphis has public transit, but USA Today's guide indicates cabs or ride-share services are a better, faster option. 


The AJHA conference rate is $159 a night for double or king-size beds, up to four people a room. 

The rate is available from Tuesday, Sept. 27 – Sunday, Oct. 2. The last day to book your reservation and receive the group rate is Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022.

Parking at the hotel is $29 per night.


Reservations can be made by booking online using this link: Book your group rate for American Journalism Historian Association 2022 Annual Conference. If you prefer to book by telephone, you can call hotel at 901-527-7300 or Central Reservations at: 1-888-627-7220. The block code is AJH.


      The hotel is 12 miles from Memphis International Airport. The major airlines flying into the city include American Airlines, Delta, Southwest, Frontier, United Airlines and Spirit. Both Uber and Lyft operate from the airport. More transportation options may be found here: https://flymemphis.com/ground-transportation/. There is no hotel provided shuttle. 

      Driving Directions:

      Memphis lies at the intersection of I-55, I-40 and I-24. Anyone that’s driven in the South knows that this means three things: traffic, traffic and traffic! If you’re driving to the convention, be prepared for a lot of fast-moving cars and 18-wheelers with heavy loads. In addition, you can expect a lot of road construction and delays in the Memphis area. Use your GPS for directions, updated information, road closures, accidents and the best routes for reaching the hotel.

      Questions or problems?

      If you have any issues booking in the AJHA room block, please contact Convention Coordinator Caryl Cooper.


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