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2015 Annual Meeting
The Society's 2015 annual meeting was held October 14-17, 2015 at the Westin in Long Beach, California. The theme for the meeting, on which presentations were encouraged but not required, was "Ecologies, Encounters, and Enactments."

Meeting Program

See the Program Summary, or download the annual meeting program book. See also the Program Addendum for changes to the program and schedule that came in after the program book was finalized.

Streaming of Plenary Addresses

The American Folklore Society and Indiana University's Collaborative Technologies office partnered to broadcast the two plenary addresses from the Society's 2015 annual meeting live online. The lectures were available for live viewing, and the archived tape can now be watched at the links below:

  • John Szwed's Francis Lee Utley Memorial Lecture, "Whatever Happened to Folk Songs?", sponsored by the Fellows of the American Folklore Society, was presented on October 16, 2015. Click here to view.

  • Michael Ann Williams's Presidential Address, "After the Revolution: Folklore, History, and the Future of Our Discipline," was presented on October 17, 2015. Click here to view.

Contact Lorraine Walsh Cashman at with any annual meeting questions or concerns.



The hashtag for the meeting is #afsam15.

Follow these links to find additional annual meeting information:



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