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Important Dates and Deadlines

April 25, 2022

     Deadline for submitting membership waiver request form for artists working on artist/scholar collaboration or other non-Jewish Studies professionals being invited to a specific conference session. Membership dues waiver recipients are expected to register for the conference at the Annual Income $50,000-70,000 rate or higher.

May 5, 2022

     Deadline to submit a conference proposal

August 2022

     E-mail notification of conference proposal status. If you submitted a conference proposal but have not received a notification email by August 3, please reach out to Mary Arnstein at marnstein@associationforjewishstudies.org.

August 12, 2022

     Priority deadline to apply for travel grants, childcare grants, and Women's Caucus Grants

August 31, 2022

     Early bird conference registration deadline

     Participants whose proposals are accepted for the conference MUST pay their conference registration fees no later than August 31, 2022. Those who do not register by this date can expect that their paper may be removed from the conference. Click here for registration details.

     Deadline to request full, unconditional refund of conference registration fee (see below)

September 12, 2022

     Deadline to apply to volunteer to serve as a Program Committee Graduate Student Representative or as a Division Chair.

September 29, 2022

     Deadline to place ads in the Conference Guidebook

     Deadline to place ads in Fall 2022 issue of AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies

November 14, 2022

     Deadline for pre-conference registration

     Deadline for securing hotel room at reduced conference rate

     Deadline for meal requests

     Deadline for refund requests (see below)

November 20, 2022

     Deadline for seminar participants to submit papers

December 18 - 20, 2022

      54th Annual Conference of the AJS, Sheraton Boston, Boston, MA


What is the AJS Cancellation and Refund policy?

Once a paper or session is submitted, it is expected that the individual will present their paper at the conference if the proposal is accepted. Participation in the conference is highly competitive, and a canceled presentation eliminates a spot that could have accommodated another scholar. Participants whose proposals are accepted for the conference MUST pay their conference registration fees no later than August 31, 2022. Conference payments not made by this date may result in the removal of that paper from the conference. All participants must be registered to present at and attend the conference.

Membership dues are not refundable even if your paper is not accepted.

Before August 31: All conference registration cancellations will be accepted and refunded in full until August 31, no matter the circumstance, or can be converted to a donation to the AJS.

September 1 to November 14: 50% of the registration fee will be refunded; alternatively, the full amount can be converted to a donation to the AJS. Meals and tours will be refunded in full.

After November 15: No refunds will be issued for conference registrations, meals, or tours. The AJS will not be issuing refunds for cancellations related to COVID. For this reason, the AJS strongly recommends that conference participants purchase travel insurance that covers sickness of one’s self and family members, travel issues, and other unforeseen emergencies. Such policies can reimburse one not only for pre-paid travel, but for non-refundable costs such as conference fees. (This article details travel insurance options. Please note, the AJS is not affiliated with Forbes or Squaremouth or any of the insurance companies listed and offers no guarantees about coverage or eligible reimbursable expenses provided by such companies.) Individuals who cancel after November 15th may convert their fees to a donation.