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The 2021 AFS Annual Meeting Offered Two Ways to Participate
The entire conference took place October 18-23, 2021, as follows:
The first three days, October 18-20, were exclusively virtual. Most sessions were recorded for asynchronous access.
Roughly 200 participants gathered October 21–23 at the Hilton Harrisburg in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Some of the events from the in-person meeting were live-streamed and/or recorded.
Check out our FAQs for more general information.
Hear from Harrisburg: Virtual Summer Series
You don’t have to go to Harrisburg to learn more about the traditions and perspectives of the diverse communities who live there. The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts made it possible for you to hear from traditional artists and practitioners from central and southern Pennsylvania as they talk about the work they do and how it sustains their communities.
At the time of the conference, AFS also provided financial support for those who could not otherwise attend, and shared information about presenting and other policies. Contact us if you have further questions about the 2021 Annual Meeting.Covid Update
Information for Attendees
Find pdfs of the local guides, the in-person program, and the virtual program at the time of the conference.
Annual Meeting FAQs
Wonder what’s going on with the our 2021 Annual Meeting planning? Read on to find answers to your questions. Have additional questions?
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
Amy Skillman, Goucher College
Kara Rogers Thomas, Frostburg State University
Jeffrey Tolbert, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg
Vivian Yenika-Agbaw, Pennsylvania State University, University Park