AAS 2021 Annual Conference - SEATTLE (In-Person & Online)

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2021 Call for Proposals Deadline EXTENDED to AUGUST 19:

AAS Annual Conference 2021

The AAS Annual Conference Annual Conference will include both in-person and virtual programming in 2021. All registered attendees will have the opportunity to choose to participate and attend either in-person and/or online. Online/virtual attendance includes access to virtual sessions, virtual exhibit hall, film screenings and special events including the keynote address, presidential address and awards ceremony.

Why Attend?

The Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, held each spring in North America, is the largest gathering in the world of Asian studies scholars . The AAS annual conference brings together over 3300 attendees, and includes approximately 400 sessions, keynote addresses, multiple networking receptions and an exhibit hall that features the leading publishers, academic programs and digital resources.

Who Attends?

Anyone interested in the study of Asia should not miss this must-attend conference:  

University Faculty & Administrators   •   Librarians  •  Graduate Students   •   Journalists  Museum Staff  • Publishers & Editors Independent Scholars & Researchers  •  Think Tank Teams

What Should We Expect in 2021?

We are planning to offer a full conference experience for anyone interested in attending -whether in-person or online/virtually.

Individuals attending virtually will have access to session presentations, participation in Q&A's and discussions, keynotes address and awards ceremony, virtual exhibit hall, film screenings, networking and more.

We are committed to ensuring the AAS Annual Conference online/virtual component is everything you have come to expect when attending the in-person event. We look forward to your participation!

2021 AAS Call for Proposals

Present your latest research and join the discussion- Submit a Proposal to the 2021 Annual Conference!

Submission Guide

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COVID-19 Update

As we continue to navigate the effects of COVID-19 and the academic community, the AAS is taking steps to ensure the 2021 AAS Annual Conference is accessible to anyone interested in attending and participating. We are planning for a face-to-face conference in Seattle next spring, but are staying informed with the current situation and are also working to incorporate virtual attendance options. Stay tuned for more information and we look forward to your participation at #AAS2021. Stay Well.


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