Why Attend?

The Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference is the largest Asian Studies conference held in North America. With over 3,000 attendees, 370 panel sessions, a book exhibition, and much more, the AAS Annual Conference is the must-attend event for anyone interested in the study of Asia.

2017 Recap

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3,300 Attendees

The 2017 AAS Annual Conference hosted over 3,300 attendees, ranging from graduate students to senior university faculty, as well as foundation, museum and library staff.

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360 Sessions

AAS members and special guests presented at 360 peer-reviewed panel sessions covering the latest research in Asian Studies and important topics to attendees.

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A global audience

From graduate students and university faculty to representatives of the most popular publishing houses, the 2017 AAS Annual Conference attracted a diverse selection of higher-education professionals from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Canada,  across Asia, Europe, Australia, and all over the world. Join us in Washington, D.C. in the spring of 2018.

2018 Call for Proposals

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The Call for Proposals is now open.  Submission deadline is August 8, 2017

To view full instructions, please click here.

Visit Washington, D.C.

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Interested in attending the conference in Washington, D.C.?  


Click here for more information on visiting D.C.

Exhibit & Advertise


Advertising and Sponsorship opportunities opening soon.  Exhibit Booth reservations will open in September.  Stay tuned.