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Important Dates and Deadlines

April 25, 2023

     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 must still pay the registration fee for the conference as the AJS does not offer registration waivers.

May 4, 2023

     Deadline to submit a conference proposal

August 10, 2023

     Notifications of all conference decisions will be sent via email by Thursday, August 10. If you have not yet received your notification by that date, please double-check your spam filter and search your email inbox for an email from the email "" with the subject line "AJS 55th Conference Decision Letter." If your notification cannot be found, please email Mary Arnstein, Conference Content Program Manager.

August 14, 2023

     Apply for Travel and Childcare Grants 

     Report a scheduling conflict

September 5, 2023

     Early bird conference registration deadline

     Participants whose proposals are accepted for the conference MUST pay their conference registration fees no later than September 5, 2023. 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)

November 17, 2023

     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, 2023

     Deadline for seminar participants to submit papers

December 17 - 19, 2023

      55th Annual Conference of the AJS, San Francisco Marriott Marquis

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 September 5, 2023. 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 September 5: All conference registration cancellations will be accepted and refunded in full until September 5, no matter the circumstance, or can be converted to a donation to the AJS.

September 6 to November 17: 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 17: 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 17th may convert their fees to a donation.