ASA Annual Meeting General Information

The ASA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of Africanist scholars in the world and is the flagship event of the association. With an attendance of over 2,000 scholars and professionals, the conference offers the following:
• More than 300 panels and roundtables
• Plenary events featuring keynote speakers
• An awards ceremony and dance party
• Institutional and organizational receptions and meetings
• An international exhibit hall
• Screenings of award-winning movies from Africa, and/or by African producers

2022 Location

The 2022 ASA Annual Meeting will be held in Philadelphia, PA from November 17-19. More information on hotels and travel can be found here.
Philadelphia may have a vaccine requirement for all ASA Annual Meeting attendees at the time of the meeting. You can read more about visiting Philadelphia here.


Review our 2022 registration rates, which now include more equitable financial tiers and greater access for Emerging Scholars in Africa and the Diaspora.
Register for the 2022 Annual Meeting in our MyASA Portal.
Pre-registration is required to access the submission portal for the 2022 CFP.

2022 CFP Theme & Submission Categories

Read the full CFP Call: African Urbanities: Mobility, Creativity, and Challenges
2022 Program Co-Chairs Antoinette Tidjani Alou, Université Abdou Moumouni and Charles Tshimanga-Kashama, University of Nevada, Reno
2022 AfricaNow! format will open in August to accommodate late breaking events.

How to Participate in 2022 ASA Programming

Review our 2022 Submission and Participation guidelines when they become available in January.
Assemble a session you’d like to submit to the CFP by calling likeminded co-presenters.
Register to submit to the main ASA CFP prior to its close March 27.
Register to attend sessions without presentation.
Participate in Coordinate Organization activities.
Review our PDF or OpenWater program schedules for the latest sessions, plenaries, keynotes, workshops, and more.