Thursday, May 23, 2019

2019 ASEEES Convention Preliminary Schedule and Instructions

We are pleased to announce that the preliminary schedule for the 2019 ASEEES Annual Convention, San Francisco Marriott Marquis, is now available at:  Click on the link “Go directly to the 2019 Convention program online” to see the searchable online schedule.  You can find your own panel/roundtable/meeting schedule(s) by clicking on “View the Online Program” and entering your name or your panel/roundtable/meeting title in the Search box. You can also view the entire convention schedule grid under “Program Calendar” in the left navigation bar.

The 2019 Convention schedule is Saturday, November 23 – Tuesday, November 26.  Please note that Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 28. We highly recommend that you schedule your flight early to secure the best rates and availability.

If you see any errors in the program, please send a notification to If your affiliation has changed, please make the change in your profile on the ASEEES Members Site. A PDF version of the preliminary program will be available on the convention website in mid-June.

Please DO NOT ask us to move your session.  The Program Chair and Program Committee have spent many days trying to avoid thematic and participant conflicts. This year we received more than 150 scheduling request and simply cannot accommodate requests due to travel, classes, childcare or other personal situations. Religious requests have been honored to the best of our ability.  Room assignments are subject to change and will be published in the final program.

The deadline to submit session changes to the final program is Sept 9.  All changes should be sent to   


ALL participants on panels/roundtables – session chairs, discussants, paper presenters and roundtable members, WITHOUT EXCEPTION, must pre-register and pay the registration fee. The Early Registration Deadline is August 19.  Registration rates will go up after that date. Note: Session organizers are not considered “participants” and do not need to register if that is their only function and are not attending the convention.

Registration exception: Exhibitors with exhibitor badges who are also participating in sessions do not need to register separately for the convention. A form will be sent to you requesting two complimentary name badges.  For additional badges or other exhibitor questions, contact the convention manager


All participants who are Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies specialists in the US and abroad must be current ASEEES members. If you are not currently a member or have not renewed your membership for 2019, you must do so immediately.

Only specialists outside the field of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies are not required to join ASEEES, but must register for the convention at the non-member rate. Please note that it is cheaper to join at the Affiliate Member level than to pay the non-member regular registration fee. Consider becoming a member. Learn more about membership in ASEEES.

Please note that membership dues payment is not the same as registering for the convention.


Please book your hotel room at the San Francisco Marriott Downtown Marquis as soon as possible; we will likely sell out and other hotels are likely to be very pricey.  A link for room reservations is posted on our website If you prefer to speak with a live operator please call 1-877-622-3056 and reference “ASEEES Annual Convention Exhibition November 2019” to receive the discounted rate.

If you are looking to share a room, please check out our Room-share Locator.


If you require an official invitation letter, particularly for US visa purposes, please Please submit your request  by no later than Sept 15.


ASEEES will provide an LCD projector/plasma TV set-up with speakers in each meeting room for panels and roundtables. No other audio-visual equipment will be provided. You will be required to bring any other equipment, i.e., your own laptop and necessary cables (especially if you have a Mac), to make your presentation. There is NO internet access in the meeting rooms. A practice room will be set up during the convention to test your connectors prior to you session.

We set up a Facebook group to facilitate discussion amongst convention attendees about sessions and other logistics. 

For those using Twitter, the hashtag for the 2019 Convention is #aseees19

We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco in November. 

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