2020 Annual Meeting

The 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting is entitled “The Hour of Decision: Power, Persistence, Purpose, and Possibility in African Studies”.

The ASA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of Africanist scholars in the world. With an attendance of over 2,000 scholars and professionals, the conference offers the following:

  • More than 300 panels and roundtables
  • Scholarly and professional plenary and institutional events
  • Awards and prizes
  • Discussion groups
  • An international exhibit hall
  • Screenings of award-winning movies from Africa, and/or by African producers.

When: This year’s meeting will take place on November 19 – 21, 2020


 Each attendee has to stop by your booth to win! – $2,500

NEW ASA Café Sponsor – Exposure with signage in the ASA café area, exclusive “Sponsor Name Café” and listed in the program guide.$2,500

NEW Video Testimonial – Have ASA create a 30-second video testimonial of your company on the ASA annual meeting show floor, which will be distributed on the ASA webpage. – $2,000

Mobile App – The ASA 2020 mobile app will contain the schedule and all the educational session descriptions, speaker biographies, exhibitor directory, and meetings. Landing page – $3,500 Push – $500

E-blasts – Send your custom message to ALL attendees with a custom e-blast. One e-blast will be sent to attendees per day in the preceding 3 weeks before the meeting. – $1,800

To Sponsor

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2020 ASA Annual Meeting, please send an email to loriann@africanstudies.org.

Please make all checks payable to the African Studies Association, at:

African Studies Association
Rutgers University, Livingston Campus
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854


We are happy to answer your questions. For further information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lori Ann Chitty Ray at loriann@africanstudies.org.

Thank you for your interest in supporting the African Studies Association!!