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2019 Annual Meeting: Baltimore, Maryland

The Society's 131st annual meeting was held October 16–19, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor of Baltimore, Maryland. The theme for the meeting, on which presentations were encouraged but not required, was "Community Driven."

Meeting News and Announcements

Find a round up of all the news shared about the Annual Meeting at  2019 Annual Meeting: News and Announcements.

Mid-meeting announcements were posted to the online program addendum, Facebook and Twitter @afsfolklorists, with posts about the meeting with the hashtag #afsam19.


This pdf of the program book represents the program as of September 1. Subsequent changes and announcements can be found on the program addendum.

Attendees also had access to an online program, which is no longer available.

Meeting Registration

Looking for your registration receipt? You can find your receipts online if you signed in before registering: go to Manage Profile in the Profile Menu at any time to find your registration records and payment receipt under Account History. For your receipt, see Invoices and change the filter to "any status." Otherwise, contact us at

Hotel and Local Information

The Local Planning Committee prepared this insiders' guide for visitors to Baltimore. See local information for more details about the hotel, getting there, and getting around.


August 31 was the last date to request a registration refund.

Preconference Events

Registration is closed for preconference tours and workshops. No refunds will be offered for cancellations after August 31.


General Meeting Information

Images of Baltimore

Our 2019 Annual Meeting image is a detail from "Baltimore Cityscape," a painted screen by Dee Herget, 1989. The images on our website header are: 1) skipjack races, Edwin Remsberg Photograghs; 2) an arabber on Baltimore Street in 2006, ©Martha Cooper.



This event is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (



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

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