Future Conferences

Past Conferences

Conference FAQ's (coming soon)



  • Call for Proposals opens


  • August 1 - Call for Proposals Deadline
  • August 25 - Program Committee Meeting
  • August 27 - Registration & Housing opens
  • August 31 - Proposals Decisions sent


  • November 8 - Participant Registration Deadline


  • February 28 - Pre-registration closes

All dates are subject to change


►The Online program is now available.  View the sessions and event scheduled to take place.   Click here.
►Registration Now Open
Register today. Members receive significant discounts on registration rates.

►Hotel Rooms - Sheraton Denver Downtown
Book your hotel room today - rooms sell out quickly

►Meeting Space Event Request Forms
We are now accepting requests for meeting space at the 2019 Annual Conference for groups holding business meeting or social functionsClick here for more information.

►Child Care Policy at the AAS Conference
Childcare reimbursements are available for panel participants.  Click here for more information on childcare providers and participant reimbursements.

►Anti-Harassment Policy
Conversations during and after the Washington conference suggested that while the AAS has always opposed discrimination or harassment in any form, we needed to state the AAS' position in writing. Click here to view the full statement and a Bystander Intervention Video.

Why Attend?

The Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference is the largest Asian Studies conference held in North America. With over 3,800 attendees, 450 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.

2018 Recap


3,800 Attendees

The 2018 AAS Annual Conference hosted over 3,300 attendees, ranging from graduate students to senior university faculty, as well as foundation, museum and library staff.


450 Sessions

AAS members and special guests presented at 450 peer-reviewed panel sessions covering the latest research in Asian Studies and important topics to attendees.


A global audience

From graduate students and university faculty to representatives of the most popular publishing houses, the 2018 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 Denver, Colorado in the spring of 2019.

Platinum Sponsor

December 2018 AAS Member News & Notes

Monday, December 17, 2018

Congratulations to the eight AAS Members who have received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support their research: Aynne Kokas...

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Change of Plans: Conducting Research in Xinjiang

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

By Elise Anderson In April 2018, the China and Inner Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies awarded me a Small Grant to travel to Ürümchi...

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