The deadline for paper and flash presentation proposals has been extended to Monday, January 25. The deadline to receive roundtable and poster proposals remains March 13, 2016. You can find more information about submission guidelines here.

The ASA is excited to announce that it will be holding a joint conference with the American Anthropological Association in June 2016. The conference, “Innovation, transformation and sustainable futures in Africa,” will take place at the Novotel Dakar from June 1-4, 2016, and will present an interdisciplinary occasion to focus research attention on important transformations as they relate to Africa’s future. Hosted in Dakar by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and the West African Research Center (WARC), the conference will itself model innovation and creativity in its presentation formats and its location. Dakar, now a city of more than two million people, exemplifies these dynamic changes—developing into a modern, global city while maintaining its rich cultural roots and identity. The keynote addresses and selected sessions will be streamed online to enable participation at a distance. Over the course of 2 1/2 days, opportunities will unfold for presenting and discussing ideas in a variety of formats. Proposals are invited for participating in research paper symposia, poster sessions, flash presentations, workshops, and multi-media presentations.

For more details on the conference program, CFP submission guidelines, or to submit a proposal, please visit