Just Released! The Preliminary Program for the 2022 AFS Annual Meeting

AFS News, Annual Meeting News
A mural of folk musician Woody Guthrie featuring an image of Guthrie playing guitar, below the text "The Land is Your Land".

We’re pleased to share the first look at the program for our upcoming Annual Meeting in Tulsa–our first fully in-person meeting in three years! 

Preliminary Program

The conference will take place October 12–15, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa. We will livestream plenary events for an online audience and provide recordings of hybrid sessions to registrants for asynchronous access after the meeting.

You can browse the preliminary program now to see what is currently planned, but 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 are presenting this year, you have until July 15 to review your presentation details and submit any corrections or change requests.

We have sent a message to everyone who submitted a proposal regarding the decisions of the review committee. If you submitted a proposal and didn’t receive a response yet, contact us at [email protected].

Local Program

Look especially for these special events sponsored by the Tulsa Local Arrangements Committee:

  • Native American Collections and Community Connections: A Philbrook Museum Tour with Christina Burke and Kalyn Barnoski
  • Greenwood’s Past, Present, and Future
  • Reception Celebrating the AFS Notable Folklorists of Color
  • African American Traditional Music, History and the Black Experience
  • This Land Is Whose Land?
  • Un-Conference Series
    • Session 1: Political Activism
    • Session 2: Forms of Scholarship
    • Session 3: Emergent Topics/Questions from 2022 AFS Annual Meeting
  • Closing Reception and Participatory Native American Stomp Dance

And these sponsored sessions:

  • Folklore and the Public Humanities Ecosystem, Part 1 (01-08) and Part 2 (02-08)
  • Apprenticeships and More: Methods for Transmitting Traditional Knowledge, 02-14
  • 2SLGBTQ+ History and Activism in Oklahoma, 03-07
  • Centering Community, Expanding Inclusion: Library and Archival Perspectives, 05-06
  • Oklahoma Traditions and their Impact on Popular Culture, 06-06
  • Drawing from Ethnographic Materials: Creating Comics from Ethnographic and Oral History Fieldwork and Archives, 08-03
  • Black Oklahoma: Past, Present, and Futures, 08-06

Tours and Workshops

Check out the tours and workshops, some of which require pre-registration.

Hotel Information

Visit our Local Information page for the reservation link to book your room in the AFS block.

Meeting Essentials and Future Meeting Updates

Find information about reserving a room in the meeting hotel, local information, and pre-conference opportunities like tours on the 2022 Annual Meeting page. Information about the meeting will be posted there as it develops.

You can also track our Annual Meeting News

We hope to see you in October!

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