In response to comments from the 2011 AFS member survey, AFS is making an effort to increase meeting attendees’ opportunities for informal engagement at the 2013 Annual Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.
This year, we will schedule no sessions whatsoever during the late-afternoon time slot (3:45-5:45 pm) on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. We encourage attendees to use that time for informal conversations and networking.
To open up this time slot and still include the typical number of sessions in the meeting program, the AFS Annual Meeting will begin with concurrent sessions on Wednesday morning. The meeting’s opening ceremony will still be held on Wednesday evening. Tours and professional development workshops will be held throughout the meeting.