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Join us—in-person, virtual, or both!—for the 2021 AFS Annual Meeting
The dates of the conference are now set: October 18-24, 2021, with virtual sessions October 18-20, and in-person sessions in Harrisburg, October 21-23.
You can browse the preliminary program to see how the program is shaping up, though the schedule will be subject to change through July. We’re still working on developing programming that we look forward to adding throughout the summer.
If you’re presenting, please review your presentation details and send corrections to [email protected] as soon as possible. We will attempt to accommodate change requests if we receive them by July 18.
Check out our FAQs for more general information.
Hear from Harrisburg: Virtual Summer Series
You don’t have to wait to arrive in Harrisburg to start learning more about the traditions and perspectives of the diverse communities who live there. Even if you can’t travel, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts makes it possible for you to enter into dialogue with traditional artists and practitioners from central and southern Pennsylvania as they talk about the work they do and how it sustains their communities.
Everything you need to prepare for the 2021 AFS Annual Meeting, including registration information, proposal guidelines, and policies and procedures for attendees and presenters.AFS Annual Meeting Plans Adapt to 2021 Needs
Annual Meeting Registration
Your registration fees are important to us as a contribution to the cost of producing a meeting to keep us all connected, come what may.
Annual Meeting Financial Support
If registration fees might prevent your participation in the annual meeting, apply for a scholarship to reduce or eliminate the obstacle.
Information for Attendees
We are planning both in-person and virtual sessions for this year’s meeting in the interest of accommodating the diverse needs of those hoping to participate.
Information for Presenters
For those presenting at the 2021 AFS Annual Meeting, we have put together guidelines and essential information (including AV specifications and accessibility guidelines) to help you prepare your presentation.
Annual Meeting FAQs
Wonder what’s going on with the our 2021 Annual Meeting planning? Read on to find answers to your questions.
Annual Meeting Policies
Please review our 2021 Annual Meeting Policies before registering, which include policies related to COVID-19 risk, cancellation policies, social media use, and other important information.
2021 Annual Meeting Planning Committee
Program Planning Committee
Simon J. Bronner, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, co-chair
Anthony Bak Buccitelli, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, co-chair
Local Arrangements Committee
Brant Ellsworth, Central Penn College, co-chair
Yvonne Milspaw, Harrisburg Area Community College, co-chair
Dan Ben-Amos, University of Pennsylvania
Troy Boyer, Lebanon Valley College
Penny Brady, Visit Harrisburg and Hershey
Danille Christensen, Virginia Tech University
Coralynn Davis, Bucknell University
Joyce Davis, PennLive
Carl Dickson, Dauphin County Parks and Recreation Department
Russell Frank, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Jess Hayden, Susquehanna Folk Music Society
Cory Hutcheson, Kutztown University
Mira Johnson, CUNY, Bronx Community College
Fariha Khan, University of Pennsylvania
Jing Li, Gettysburg College
Anna Wei Marshall, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg
David Maher, Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PHMC)
Jim McMahon, Landis Valley Museum
Semontee Mitra, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg
Dana Payne, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Christopher Perez, University of Maryland
David J. Puglia, CUNY, Bronx Community College
Debra Lattanzi Shutika, George Mason University
Kara Rogers Thomas, Frostburg State University
Jeffrey Tolbert, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg
Vivian Yenika-Agbaw, Pennsylvania State University, University Park