This year, AFS staff and leadership again seek the best possible balance between accessibility, cost, and quality in the Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society. Over the past three years, finding that balance has moved us to embrace virtual and hybrid events in the conference, which has made our gathering more accessible than ever before to international scholars and others who cannot travel. The enthusiasm at the 2022 Annual Meeting in Tulsa reminds us that even as we maintain and grow that accessibility through the use of virtual and hybrid modes, we must also prioritize the rich experience of in-person gathering, exchange, and connection that many consider the heart of the AFS annual meeting.
This year, AFS is offering up to two days of dedicated virtual programming, October 11-12, in addition to a four-day, in-person gathering in Portland, Oregon, November 1-4. AFS will also offer virtual access to some Portland-based programming in the form of streamed keynotes, a limited number of hybrid sessions, and more session recordings.
Registration and the Proposal Window open March 1. Proposal submitters will have the opportunity to select their mode (virtual or in person), which will determine the date range for scheduling their presentation, if accepted.
Registration provides access to both the fully virtual and in-person portions of the annual meeting.
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