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AFS Review: Notes

Final Information for 2014 Annual Meeting Attendees

Friday, October 31, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
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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 education.

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 dehydration.

3. Transportation

The Santa Fe Convention and Visitor's Bureau provides detailed information about how to get to Santa Fe; see

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 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

5. Meeting news

We use the AFS Review to make all announcements concerning the meeting, and the 2014 Annual Meeting page 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 is

6. Internet

The Santa Fe Community Convention Center provides free wireless internet throughout the facility; the Eldorado Hotel provides internet only to presenters in meeting rooms.

7. AV

We've posted the equipment that you can expect to find in your meeting room. See 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:, "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 the conference.

10. Event tickets

You can buy tickets online throughout the annual meeting for the Puro Corazón Concert: Sounds of the Southwest and Latin America Thursday, 8 pm; the Dan Crowley Storytelling Concert featuring Dovie Thomason, Saturday, 8 pm; and the Saturday night dance party featuring Felix y Los Gatos at 8 pm.

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

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.

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