We are now accepting proposals for presentations; see Submitting a Proposal for instructions. The deadline is March 31.
Preregistration is available at a discounted rate until August 31.
Special Event Requests
Please use this form to request space and time for anything that takes place outside of general sessions, such as Section business meetings, pre-conference professional development workshops, or other lunch-time or evening events. To reserve a place in the program, you must submit your request no later than March 31.
Letters of Invitation
Contact us at AmericanFolkloreSociety@gmail.com as soon as possible to request a letter of invitation if it is needed for your organization or visa application.
Meeting participants may present only once during the conference; see our Annual Meeting policies for more information about this and other meeting policies.
Once a proposal is submitted, it is expected that the author(s) will present at the conference if the proposal is accepted. Participation in the conference is competitive, and a cancelled presentation creates a hole in the program and eliminates a spot that could have accommodated another presenter. As a courtesy to AFS members, conference presenters, and attendees, AFS strongly discourages presenters from canceling their participation in the conference after proposals have been reviewed. Those who find that they can't attend the meeting are encouraged not to cancel, but to find someone else to read their papers.
The refund policy is as follows:
- Program participants (chairs, presenters, discussants, etc.) who withdraw a presentation may request a refund of meeting registration fees until August 31, but a $75 cancellation fee will be retained ($35 for students and low-income participants); after that, no refunds will be issued.
- Registrants who are not named on the program may receive a full refund until August 31; after that, no refunds will be issued.
- Presenters who withdraw a presentation after October 1 may not present at the next year’s annual meeting.
The cancellation fee will not be charged for those who can't attend because of visa difficulties; other exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis.
Contact Lorraine Walsh Cashman at firstname.lastname@example.org with any annual meeting questions or concerns.