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2014 Annual Meeting: News and Announcements
March 28, 2014
Tips for Weekend Submissions »
Year after year, hundreds of proposals for the annual meeting are submitted in the last two days before the deadline ...
 
March 10, 2014
Using AFS Ethnographic Thesaurus Keywords for Your Proposal Will Make Your Work More Accessible »
All 2014 Annual Meeting proposal forms ask for keywords approved by the AFS Ethnographic Thesaurus that describe the...
 
March 10, 2014
March 27 is the Deadline for New Memberships, for Those Who Want to Submit a Proposal »
Submitting a 2014 Annual Meeting proposal requires meeting registration. Student and low-income members of AFS enjoy consi...
 
March 10, 2014
Discussion is Everything in Annual Meeting Forums »
One of the strengths of the AFS Annual Meeting is the creativity of session organizers, who sometimes find ways to present...
 
March 7, 2014
AFS Dance and Movement Analysis Section Offers Travel Stipend for AFS Annual Meeting »
The Dance and Movement Analysis section is offering a $300 travel stipend for someone presenting on dance at the 2014...

February 18, 2014
AFS Independent Folklorists' Section Invites Applications for 2014 Annual Meeting Travel Stipend »
The Independent Folklorists’ Section of the American Folklore Society announces the availability of a travel stipend of $1000...
 
February 3, 2014
The 2014 Sue Samuelson Award for Foodways Scholarship »
The Foodways Section of the American Folklore Society is pleased to announce the Sue Samuelson Award for the best student paper...
 
January 31, 2014
AFS 2014 Annual Meeting: Invitation for Participation »
The American Folklore Society is now accepting proposals for the Society's 2014 Annual Meeting to be held November 5-8 a...
 
January 31, 2014
Individual Posters Discontinued for 2014 Annual Meeting »
AFS will not accept individual proposals for research posters for the 2014 Annual Meeting. Instead, we encourage propos...
 
 

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.




 

Presentation Policies

 

This year, we will continue to enforce our limit on individual participation in presentations. See our Annual Meeting policies for more information about these and other meeting policies:

Number of Presentations

You may present only once at the annual meeting. "Presenting" means: giving a paper, poster, Diamond presentation, or participating in a Forum in any way.

However, individuals may also serve as chair or discussant in one other paper or Diamond panel. Forums do not have comparable chairs or discussants, because all participants have equal access to the floor.

No one may participate in more than two sessions altogether.

Exceptions will be made only for those who are invited by AFS to present in the service of an AFS project.

In years past, participants were allowed to participate in two Forums, or to present a paper and participate in a Forum. This is no longer the case. 

Presentations that have been given at previous AFS annual meetings will not be sent to the planning committee for review. Films may be re-presented once if the work has been substantially revised since the previous showing; thus, a filmmaker may show a rough cut and the (nearly) final product, but may not present the same title more than twice.

Forums

Our definition of forums has not changed; please remember that forums should not include formal presentations, though they may include very brief (5 minute) remarks from each participant to orient the discussion. All participants in Forums are considered analogous to other presenters, not paper panel chairs or discussants.

If your panel proposal includes formal presentations, you should submit a paper panel proposal, even if you anticipate lengthy discussion. Contact Lorraine Walsh Cashman at cashman.11@osu.edu if you have any questions or concerns about your panel format.





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