Final Information for 2014 Annual Meeting Attendees
Friday, October 31, 2014
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
1. Annual Meeting guides
Several guides to Annual Meeting programming that identify themes and
patterns, as well as particular events of interest to specific audiences, have
been posted in the AFS Review—guides for students and first-timers, new
international participants, and those interested in museums, online and open-access professional communications, and storytelling, and folklorists engaged in outreach and
2. Weather and climate
The forecast for Santa Fe next week predicts mostly clear weather, with highs 50-62
F (10–17 C) and lows in the 30s F (-1–4 C).
Santa Fe is at an elevation over 7000 ft; drink plenty of water to avoid
The Santa Fe Convention and Visitor's Bureau provides detailed information about
how to get to Santa Fe; see http://santafe.org/Visiting_Santa_Fe/About_Santa_Fe/Getting_to_Santa_Fe/.
AFS meeting attendees can
reserve the Albuquerque/Santa Fe shuttle service with Sandia Shuttle at a discounted rate of $40 round-trip. Reserve your
place by calling the Sandia customer service center at 888-775-5696 and
referencing the American Folklore Society.
4. Program and program changes
The program book will be distributed to registrants at the meeting, but it
is also available for download on the Annual Meeting page as a PDF or EPUB.
All program books will come with an insert of program changes received
through October 24. In addition, we will continue to share last-minute changes
via an online addendum. See http://www.afsnet.org/?page=AM14Addendum for the most complete list
of changes to the printed program book.
The necessary corollary is that we ask you to keep us informed of all
changes to the program, including withdrawals and no-shows. Contact AmericanFolkloreSociety@gmail.com.
5. Meeting news
We use the AFS Review to make all announcements
concerning the meeting, and the 2014 Annual
to compile all meeting information. There is a round-up of all meeting news
from the AFS Review linked to the Annual Meeting page. The direct link
The Santa Fe Community Convention Center provides free
wireless internet throughout the facility; the Eldorado Hotel provides internet
only to presenters in meeting rooms.
We've posted the equipment that you can expect to find in your meeting
room. See https://afsnet.site-ym.com/?2014AMAV for full details—especially
if you plan on using a Mac.
8. Local guide
Our insiders in Santa Fe have prepared a guide to the area. See also the dining
directory prepared by the Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau for more
comprehensive, less curated information: SantaFe.org, "The
Official Travel Site of Santa Fe."
9. Santa Fe attractions
Four New Mexico state museums in Santa Fe (Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, New Mexico Museum of Art, and the New Mexico History Museum) will give
free admission to AFS attendees who are wearing their conference badge during
Please bear in
mind that you must present a ticket or other proof of purchase at the door to
gain admittance. No tickets will be sold at the door.
11. Memorial table
Share remembrances of deceased colleagues. See http://afsnet.org/?page=MeetingMemorials.
12. Reaching AFS
The AFS office will be closed from November 1 to
November 12, since all AFS staff will be at work in Santa Fe. Some questions
can be resolved by finding us at the registration desk; all other issues will
be addressed as soon as possible when we return to the office.