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2020 Annual Meeting

The Society’s 132nd annual meeting occurred live October 13–17, 2020 as a virtual meeting. The theme for the meeting was Centers/Peripheries: Connecting Beyond the Binaries.

Most Recent News

Meeting News and Discussion: Find a round up of news shared about the Annual Meeting at 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting News and find the Twitter discussion of the meeting with the hashtag #afsam20. 


Attendees accessed the program online, but that platform is no longer available. For an archival record of the program, see these pdfs:

COVID-19 Concerns

Update (5/4/2020): AFS Rebooks Tulsa Annual Meeting for 2022 but Continues to Plan for a Smaller Fall Meeting

See COVID-19 Resources for a round-up of information about work in response to the crisis. 

“Hoping Machine”

In 2020, we remained hopeful that efforts to meet in Tulsa would be eventually be realized, and that virtual meetings would provide a meaningful way to engage with each other and with work in our field until we could meet in person again. Woody Guthrie wrote, “The note of hope is the only note that can keep us from falling to the bottom of the heap of evolution. Because, largely, about all a human being is anyway is just a hoping machine.” To that end, we reached out to a few of our members to ask them to share what they were hopeful for; member Thomas Richardson created some videos in the new Zoom aesthetic (thanks, Thomas!). https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4FRcP0trlQrgQn3JGNSfAK60LTbSP4qJ

General Meeting Information