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2020 Annual Meeting: Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Society's 132nd annual meeting will be held October 14–17, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The theme for the meeting, on which presentations are encouraged but not required, is Recentering the Periphery.

Prospective participants submit proposals for presentations; proposal submission begins February 1 and ends March 31. Proposals are reviewed by a committee of folklorists who live in the region hosting the meeting. Typically, AFS sends notification of acceptance or rejection for the meeting program and posts online a preliminary program schedule for the meeting by June 15.

A call for papers, panels, forums, films, and diamond presentations will be distributed in January 2020. Contact to discuss alternative presentation formats.

Those who wish simply to attend the meeting may preregister from April 1 until August 31. After preregistration closes, on-site registration is available at a higher rate.


About our meeting image

The image above presents a close up of the "Center of the Universe," an acoustic anomaly in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Find out more about the phenomenon at "The Center of the Universe: An Acoustic Anomaly with a Mysterious Cause," Atlas Obscura, Image design by Meredith McGriff; photo by Brad Lovell.


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


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