Wednesday, April 27, 2022

2022 ASEEES Convention Notification Information

Notifications for the 2022 ASEEES Annual Convention proposals were sent out on Wednesday, April 27. If you are a submitter and did not receive an email, please check your spam folder.

Please find below important information for the participants, including a message from the ASEEES Board of Directors. 

The Virtual Convention will take place on October 13-14, 2022. 
The In-Person Convention will take place at The Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL, on November 10-13, 2022.  

Important: Based on your proposal submissions, your panel/roundtable will be scheduled for the in-person or virtual convention.  In-person sessions must include all participants. Hybrid (“beaming-in”) participation is not available during the in-person convention. 

To make changes or corrections to your session (titles, descriptions, etc.), please complete this Session Change Request Form. To cancel your session please complete Session Cancellation Request Form. 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 but must complete this exemption request form. Session participants should join or renew their membership today, if they have not already done so. 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 August 5 to receive discounted registration rates. Both virtual and in-person rates are offered. In-person registration includes access to the virtual convention on October 13 & 14. If you register for the virtual convention 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 Palmer House Hilton. Discounted Convention room rates of $219 + 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 2, 2022.  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: 2022 ASEEES Convention – Discounted Student Room Request.

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

Please read the following message from the ASEEES Board of Directors:

We at ASEEES reaffirm our strongest condemnation of Russia’s war against Ukraine and the lies the Russian government is using to justify its invasion and spread disinformation about the war. As a scholarly society with a commitment to scholarly integrity, free scholarly exchange, and academic freedom, ASEEES joins and amplifies Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute (HURI)’s call for the “support of Ukraine and its peoples, by sharing factual information on Ukraine and the war and offering what support we can to those whose livelihoods and lives hang in the balance.” 

We at ASEEES continually seek ways to interrogate and expand our understanding of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies. For the 2022 ASEEES Convention, we plan to highlight Ukrainian studies and the work of our Ukrainian colleagues. 

    • We have accepted 50 sessions and 80 papers that address Ukraine.

    • The Presidential Plenary will highlight the voices of Ukrainian writers with a discussion of Ukrainian poetry.

    • The in-person Vice Presidential Roundtable will address de-centering Russia in SEEES in the humanities and social sciences.

    • We are extending the Call for Proposals for panels and events that are specifically related to Ukrainian studies, including film screenings, to May 10.

    • We have established a new Ukrainian Scholar Travel Grant Program to provide travel subsidies to Ukrainian scholars to participate in the convention. [Please consider donating to the Ukrainian Scholar Travel Grant Fund.]

    • We will waive convention registration fees for session participants who are citizens of Ukraine. 

We expect all participants to read, understand, and abide by our Code of Conduct, which states: “The ASEEES Annual Convention is convened for the purposes of professional development and scholarly and educational interchange in the spirit of free inquiry and free expression. Speakers are asked to frame discussions as openly and inclusively as possible and to be aware of how language or images may be perceived by others.” ASEEES holds its participants to the highest empirical scholarly standards as well as to professional ethics and norms,  and will consider the spreading of disinformation as a violation of its code of conduct. 

More information on the Convention can be found HERE.  

We also have a Facebook group: Facebook Group. The Convention Twitter hashtag is: #aseees22.

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