The Society's 2014 annual meeting will be held November 5-8 at the Santa Fe Convention Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The theme for the meeting, on which presentations will be encouraged but not required, is "Folklore at the Crossroads":
March 31 is the deadline for:
- Submitting a proposal for an individual presentation or a pre-organized session, and for participants in pre-organized sessions to register for the Annual Meeting. Pre-organized session participants must submit all necessary proposal information to their session chairs well in advance of the deadline.
- Proposals for Special Events. AFS sections, university folklore programs, and other organizations that want to request a time and space for any of several kinds of special events (including professional development workshops, section business meetings, section-sponsored lectures, receptions, performances, jam sessions, and the like), can do so through a separate process that does not require registration or fee payment.
- Applications for AFS Gerald L. Davis Fund Travel Grants.
- Applications for AFS Stipends for International Participants.
- Section exhibit table reservations.
Follow these links to find additional annual meeting information:
New in 2014: Schedule Adjustments
The 2013 meeting participant survey confirmed that meeting participants valued the extra time for informal conversations and networking that was built into the 2013 annual meeting schedule. In 2014, we will continue to create opportunities for informal engagement by offering a long lunch and other unscheduled hours.
However, this year, general sessions will not be scheduled for Wednesday, the first day of the meeting. All panels proposed by AFS members will be scheduled Thursday through Saturday, as in years past.
Instead, for those who can attend on Wednesday, we are working on local and Section-sponsored programming at the Convention Center, in addition to professional development workshop and tours. The opening ceremony and plenary address will take place as usual on Wednesday evening.