Monday, April 26, 2021

2021 ASEEES Convention Notification Information

Notifications for the 2021 ASEEES Annual Convention were sent out on Monday, April 26. If you are a submitter and did not receive an email, please check your spam folder.

Please find below important information for the participants. 

The In-Person Convention will take place at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside November 18 – 21, 2021.  

The Virtual Convention will take place December 2 – 3, 2021. 

Important: Based on the selection you checked at the time of your submission, your panel/roundtable/lightning round will be scheduled accordingly. In-person sessions must include all participants. Hybrid (“beaming-in”) participation is not available during the In-Person convention. If you need to shift your session, please complete this In-Person or Virtual Participation Change Request form. If you are already aware that you need to shift to the virtual convention, please respond by Monday, May 3 prior to the start of scheduling. Participation change requests may be made after the initial scheduling occurs in May. For more information – visit In-Person vs. Virtual FAQ’s.

To make changes or corrections to your session (titles, descriptions, etc.), please complete this Session Change Request. Questions pertaining to session changes that aren’t covered in the form can be addressed to:

ASEEES MEMBERSHIP: Please note that all participants on panels, roundtables and lightning rounds who are scholars and specialists of Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies in any discipline in the US or abroad MUST be current members of ASEEES by May 15. Scholars and specialists outside the field do not need to be members. Please join or renew your membership today, if they have not already done so.  The complete membership rules can be found here

CONVENTION REGISTRATION: Convention registration is now open – Register HERE. All participants, without exception, must pre-register and pay the appropriate registration fee. Register by Aug. 17 to receive discounted registration rates. Both virtual and in-person rates are offered. In-person registration includes access to the virtual convention on December 2 and 3. If you register for the virtual convention only and then decide to attend in-person, the additional fee will be charged at registration to receive your convention badge.

If you need assistance with membership renewal or convention registration, please contact Jenn Legler, Administrative Assistant, at (412) 648-9911, ‪(412) 475-9870,‬ or

HOTEL RESERVATION: Please make your hotel reservation at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. Discounted Convention room rates of $195/$205 + taxes have been negotiated for ASEEES.  Hotel information can be found HERE

STUDENT ROOMS: A limited number of hotel sleeping rooms will be available at a discounted rate of $99/per night plus taxes. These rooms are available to current graduate students who have been accepted into the Convention program. Proof of student ID is required. The discount code will be sent to the first 50 submitters. Rooms must be reserved by August 3, 2021.  If discounted rooms remain after that date, those on the waitlist will be notified. To request the code for a discounted room, complete this form: 2021 ASEEES Convention – Discounted Student Room Request

TRAVEL GRANTS: ASEEES is delighted to offer five travel grant programs for the convention: the Graduate Student Travel Grant, the Regional Scholar Travel Grant, the Convention Opportunity Travel Grant, and the Russian Scholar Travel Grant (sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York). The deadline for these travel grants is May 21. Applications for the fifth travel grant, the Diversity, and Inclusion Travel Grant, is due August 31. More information can be found HERE

More information on the Convention can be found HERE and in the general FAQ page.

We hope that you will join us in the ASEEES Commons and the Facebook GroupThe Convention Twitter hashtag is: #aseees21

If you have any questions, please contact Margaret Manges, Convention Manager at +1 (412) 648-4049 (direct) or

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