The 134th annual meeting of the American Folklore Society will be held October 12–15, in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa, as an accessible in-person meeting.

The theme of the meeting is Re-Centering the Periphery.

There are loads of reasons to look forward to Tulsa, especially now.

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Check Out the Online Program!

Our program is available on the AFS Annual Meeting Hub, full of lectures, events, sessions, and other exciting programming at the upcoming Tulsa meeting. Start browsing and planning your agenda.

Special Event Preregistration

There are also a number of great tours and workshops, some of which will require pre-registration.

We’re Planning an Accessible In-Person Meeting

We’re looking forward to a full-scale gathering in person this year. We can’t wait to see you there!  

This year, in order to continue our initiatives to make the Annual Meeting as widely accessible as possible, we took proposals for virtual paper presentations from those who cannot travel. The Review Committee integrated accepted virtual proposals into a limited number of hybrid panels, whose recordings will be available asynchronously to registrants after the conference.

Key plenary content will be livestreamed for a virtual audience.

photograph of the Center of the Universe landmark in Tulsa, OK
The Center of the Universe is a well-known landmark in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma. While it is visually just a small concrete circle in the middle of a larger brick circle, it garners interest because it is the site of an acoustic phenomenon; if you stand in the center of the circle and make a sound, it is echoed back to you much louder. Photo by Brad Lovell.

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View from above of many people gathered in a hotel lobby around posters and exhibit tables
Attendees mingle and interact with local artists demonstrating their work at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society in Baltimore. Photo by Meredith McGriff

2022 Annual Meeting Committee

Review Committee

Theresa Vaughan, Chair
Brent Bjorkman
Ian Brodie
Ellie Dassler
Lisa Higgins
Shelley Ingram
Jason Baird Jackson
Terri Jordan
Moira Marsh
Mark Miyake
Ross Peterson-Veatch
Erika Peterson-Veatch
Virginia Siegel
Dan Swan

Local Arrangements Committee

Sarah Milligan, Chair
Autumn Brown
Suzette Chang
Mark Davidson
Eyakem Gulilat
Jason Baird Jackson
Terri Jordan
Kimberly Marshall
Molly O’Connor
Ross Peterson-Veatch
Erika Peterson-Veatch
Hayden Roberts
Virginia Siegel
Dan Swan
Teresa Vaughan

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