Join Us—In-person, Virtual, or Both!—for the 2021 AFS Annual Meeting

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mural on brick wall says Harrisburg in large letters
A Sprocket Mural Works mural at the Midtown Cinema in Harrisburg, PA. Photo courtesy of Sean Simmers, July 12, 2016

The 2021 AFS Annual Meeting will be held October 18-23, 2021.  October 18-20 will be virtual meeting sessions, followed by in-person sessions from October 21-23 at the Hilton Harrisburg in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 

Some of the events from the in-person meeting will be live-streamed and/or recorded to be available to all participants, including keynotes and plenaries from our in-person sessions. 

We’ve tried to keep meeting costs contained and accessible to as many participants as possible and to as many time zones and circumstances as possible. The resulting meeting will be six days of conversation, flowing from virtual to in-person, with lighter programming on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning to allow some time for travel. Those not traveling this year can engage in virtual workshops and networking events and will be able to participate “virtually” in-person through our live-streamed and interactive plenaries, business meeting, and Presidential Address by Norma E. Cantú. Those coming in-person will experience those plenary events in person as well as a number of concurrent sessions amidst numerous opportunities to network with colleagues. 

Your registration gets access to both meeting formats and any recorded sessions, though we will send meeting registrants an rsvp form to let us know if you’re coming to Harrisburg in order to help us plan for a safe and enjoyable in-person meeting.  

Much remains unknown regarding how COVID-19 and its variants will continue to affect our meeting plans, but we are planning flexibly and with cautious optimism. We strongly encourage all participants to get vaccinated and wear masks when appropriate to protect themselves and their colleagues.  

In the coming days we will be posting a preliminary program for the meeting, and we invite you to browse the meeting schedule. If you have not yet registered for the meeting, what are you waiting for?!?

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