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Our updated program is now available on the custom-built AFS Annual Meeting Hub, full of lectures, events, sessions, and other exciting programming at the upcoming meeting.
We sent a message with login credentials to all current registrants on October 3. Let us know if you are registered and have not received this message.
We’re Gathering Virtually and In Person
This year, AFS is offering two days of dedicated virtual programming, October 11-12, in addition to a four-day, in-person gathering in Portland, Oregon, November 1-4.
AFS will also offer virtual access to some Portland-based programming in the form of streamed keynotes, a limited number of hybrid sessions, and more session recordings. Learn more in FAQ.
Learn about networking opportunities, view section guides, and check out topics explored throughout the Annual Meeting.
The theme of the conference is Roots, Rootlessness, and Uprooting, pointing to historic, natural, and social processes of connection, creation, and removal. It also invites us to consider how and why injustice manifests, how it can be confronted, and invites presentations that highlight the role of folklore and folklorists. We invite participants to reflect on notions of roots as they connect to geographies and migration or more broadly to cultural practice or even shifts in disciplines or institutions. How might folklorists contribute to larger conversations in productive ways?
Plan to Participate
Whether or not you plan to present, please plan to participate! Registration provides access to both the fully virtual (Oct. 11-12) and in-person (Nov. 1-4) portions of the annual meeting.
Virtual attendees can expect access to some Portland-based programming in the form of streamed keynotes, a limited number of hybrid sessions, and more session recordings, as well as the full virtual program October 11-12. Place-based attendees can also join the fully virtual components before gathering in Portland for the immersive, in-person conference experience.
The in-person portion of the conference will be held at the Hilton Portland Downtown, 921 SW Sixth Ave, Portland, Oregon.
More information for attendees coming soon
Everything you need to prepare for the 2023 AFS Annual Meeting.Register now
Information for Presenters
Explore guidance for all presenters, session chairs, virtual presenters, and remote participants.
Annual Meeting Financial Support
Need to pay later? Choose to pay later by choosing “pay by invoice” at check out when you register. On the other hand, if you can ma
Annual Meeting Policies
Please review these important terms and guidelines before registering.
Annual Meeting FAQ
Wonder what’s going on with annual meeting planning? Read on to find answers to your questions.
Learn more about Portland in the Local Guide and reserve your hotel room in the AFS block!
Annual Meeting Hub
Check out the updated program for the 2023 annual meeting on the Hub!
Thomas Grant Richardson
Robert Glenn Howard
Proposal Review Committee
Robert Glenn Howard, chair
Thomas Grant Richardson