Conferences & Events

Join us at one of the many conferences, regional meetings, webinars, and workshop events held by or in association with the Association for Asian Studies.

Columbus, Ohio

March 13-16, 2025

Held each spring within North America, the AAS Annual Conference is our premier event with over 3,300 attendees, hundreds of sessions, unlimited networking opportunities, a book exhibition, and more.

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

July 9-11, 2024

The AAS-in-Asia conferences are intimate gatherings held in different countries within Asia. With approximately 1,000 attendees, this is a can’t-miss event for scholars located within and outside of Asia.

Various Locations

2024 Dates

Nine regional scholarly organizations of Asianists are affiliated with the Association for Asian Studies and host conferences each year. The regionals are dedicated to building supportive communities of Asianists in the regions in which they operate.

Various Locations


The AAS hosts a dissertation workshop at the Annual Conference and an Emerging Fields workshop each summer. View our link below for more details.



AAS Digital Dialogues are live online webinars on issues related to professional development and the field of Asian Studies. All AAS Members enjoy free access to Digital Dialogue sessions that include live Q&A participation.

Other Asian Studies Meetings & Events

The AAS Secretariat will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day