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
The 2023 ASA Annual Meeting will be held in San Francisco, CA from November 30 – December 2. More information on hotels and travel can be found here.
Review our 2023 registration rates, which now include more equitable financial tiers and greater access for Emerging Scholars in Africa and the Diaspora.
Register for the 2023 Annual Meeting in our MyASA Portal.
Pre-registration is required to access the CFP submission portal.
2023 CFP Theme & Submission Categories
Read the full CFP theme: African Presences: Envisioning Africa in Text and Deed
2023 Program Co-Chairs: Claudia Gastrow (University of Johannesburg) and Shobana Shankar (Stony Brook University)
2023 AfricaNow! format will open in August to accommodate late breaking issues and experimental sessions.
How to Participate in 2023 ASA Programming
Review our 2023 Submission and Participation guidelines before submitting a proposal.
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 April 2.
Register to attend sessions without presentation.
Participate in Coordinate Organization activities.