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The Showcase features virtual exhibits, sponsors, and helpful resources. Shop new books, find out where to study, and more! And don't miss the book room in Portland!
Find out more about this year’s Annual Meeting host city, Portland, Oregon.
Check out our program!
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This year, AFS is offering two days of dedicated virtual programming, October 11-12, in addition to a four-day, in-person gathering in Portland, Oregon, November 1-4.
AFS will also offer virtual access to some Portland-based programming in the form of streamed keynotes, a limited number of hybrid sessions, and more session recordings.
See the menu above to browse the current program for both parts of our annual meeting.
But the program is never static! Some changes to the schedule will inevitably arise, even during the conference.
The program on this Hub will reflect all updates as we process them, but you should also check the addendum for an at-a-glance round-up of last-minute changes that may affect your plans. We will start to populate the Addendum on Oct. 1.
Virtual Access for Some Meeting Events
Registered attendees who can’t attend in person may join us for two days of dedicated virtual programming (Oct. 11-12) as well as watch some in-person events live, attend a limited number of hybrid panels during concurrent sessions, and access recordings of these live-streamed and hybrid programs after the in-person meeting (Nov. 1-4).
Learn about networking opportunities, view section guides, and check out topics explored throughout the Annual Meeting.
Roots, Rootlessness, and Uprooting
The theme of the conference is Roots, Rootlessness, and Uprooting, pointing to historic, natural, and social processes of connection, creation, and removal. It also invites us to consider how and why injustice manifests, how it can be confronted, and invites presentations that highlight the role of folklore and folklorists. We invite participants to reflect on notions of roots as they connect to geographies and migration or more broadly to cultural practice or even shifts in disciplines or institutions. How might folklorists contribute to larger conversations in productive ways?
We remember our colleagues who we lost this year.
What is remembered lives.
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Anyone may view this entire program, including the Schedule and Showcase.
Log In is only required for access to presenters’ contact information and live and recorded sessions. Registrants receive their log in information by email.
Register now to ensure that you have access when the Annual Meeting begins!