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Our WorkAnnual Meetings2023 Annual Meeting

Folk Arts Partnership Professional Development Institute

Whether you’re a seasoned Folk Arts Manager or starting new at your SAA/RAO, this is a great space to learn more about the many professional and social opportunities available for you at the AFS Annual Meeting. Learn more about the Folk Arts Partnership Professional Development Institute.

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All times listed are in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

Virtual Conference, Oct 11-12

October 11, 2023

8:00 am-12:30 pm

Decolonization 101 with Deana Dartt and Heron Brae, Live Oak Consulting 2023 Annual Meeting Workshop *Registration for the 2023 AFS Annual Meeting is required to attend this workshop. This workshop is free to AFS Annual Meeting registrants.*

3:30 pm–5:30 pm

V2-01 Partnership Processes where Institutions Meet Community: Meet Our Collaborators! 

V3-01 ‘Homebound’ Unbound: Equity and Access Issues in Crafting a Statewide Folk and Traditional Arts at Home Program

October 12, 2023

8:00 am–10:00 am

V4-01 Wisconsin Humanities’ Community Powered Initiative: Building Community from the Grassroots

V5-01 Discussion: Anti-Extractive and Trauma-Informed Oral History Work

3:00 pm–4:00 pm

Archival Access and the Principles of Shared Stewardship

4:30 pm–5:30 pm

2023 AFS Election: Candidates’ Forum

On-Site in Portland, Oregon

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

1:00 pm–4:00 pm

Workshop: Rooted through Writing: Connecting with Our Spaces, Ourselves, and Our Communities with Write Around Portland *Registration for the 2023 AFS Annual Meeting is required to attend this workshop. This workshop is free to AFS Annual Meeting registrants.*

3:30 pm–4:30 pm

First-Time Attendees: Welcome and Networking

Thursday, November 2, 2023

8:30 am–10:00 am

01-12 The Idaho Mexican Music Project

8:30 am–11:30 am

Learning Tradition, Learning Traditionally: Indigenous Teachers and Allies Examine Pathways to Systemic Educational Transformation

9:00 am–12:00 pm

Workshop: Climate Migration for Folklorists

10:15 am–11:15 am

Folklife Media Producers Coffee Break

10:30 am–12:30 pm

02-01 Tending the Taproot: Opportunities to Support Folk & Traditional Arts in the United States – A Call and Response Forum

2:30 pm–4:00 pm

Festival of Ideas: TBA

5:30 pm–6:30 pm

Local Learning Happy Hour

Friday, November 3, 2023

7:30 am–8:30 am

FAP PDI Event: Coffee and Networking for Folk Arts Partnership Professional Development Institute Participants.

8:30 am–10:00 am

04-14 The Future of Community Scholars Programs

10:30 am–12:30 pm

Retirement, ReWirement, Refirement [Hybrid]

12:30 pm–1:30 pm

Middle Atlantic Folklife Association (MAFA) Brown Bag

12:45 pm–2:15 pm

FAP PDI Event: Models of Mentorship: A Workshop with Sonia Mañjon, LeaderSpring Center [Hybrid]

6:30 pm–7:30 pm

Public Programs Meeting

Saturday, November 4, 2023

7:30 am–8:30 am

Regional Arts Organization Breakfast Meeting

10:30 am–12:30 pm

08-06 Weaving Networks and Growing Roots: Two Regional Arts Organizations Work to Support Folk Arts and Culture in Central Appalachia

2:30 pm–4:30 pm

FAP PDI Event: Transforming Culture in the Workplace: An Asset-Based Approach to Foster a Powerful Equity-Driven Social Sector, an Invited Keynote Address by Sonia Mañjon, Co-executive Director of LeaderSpring Center

To suggest additions or edits to this list, email Cassie Rosita Patterson at [email protected].