The Society's 128th annual meeting will take place October 18-21, 2017 at the Marriott City Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The theme for the meeting, on which presentations are encouraged but not required, is "Community: Resistance, Reclamation, and Re-Creation.”
The deadline for proposals has passed, and the review committee is now at work on the program. Their decisions will be sent out in June. At that time, we will post the preliminary program and information about the hotel, workshops and tours, and getting around Minneapolis.
Preregistration is available at a discounted rate until August 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.
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 email@example.com with any annual meeting questions or concerns.
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