The past few years have been difficult in untold and untellable ways. As part of this, it has meant that AMSA has not been able to be in-person with all of us in the room together. To seek to recenter ourselves on our mission and ethos, this year's conference is focused on coming back together in person with each other. ASMA's conferences have always focused on community and an ethos of collective-engagement and togetherness, and this year our core focus will be on renewing this spirit that these conferences have always had.
While this is not a theme in the traditional sense, we see this as an invitation to think through togetherness and communion - particularly in light of traditionalist masculinity's position of individualism and the "self made man" myth. As such, this year's conference invites us to consider our past while also pinning our hopes on better futures, futures marked by a commitment to equity and inclusion, to diversity and multiculturalism, to togetherness.
We live in deeply divided times, times that are marked by both a hope and a fear. We live in what we hope is the beginning of the next side of the pandemic (towards an endemic), a pandemic that further revealed to us how embedded systemic racism & classism is within our cultures; but also the desire for community after months of isolation. Today we are challenged to think and rethink how we engage with, relate to, harm, heal, co-exist, and love one another. It is for this reason that we are choosing to focus on togetherness writ large.
To stay up-to-date on conference developments visit the 2023 Conference Website.
Conference Registration Information
Given the ongoing impacts of inflation and austerity within higher education and beyond, AMSA has decided to significantly reduce conference registration fees for 2023 as follows:
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We are also inviting you to consider donating to AMSA in order support the organization's ongoing operations during this time. When registering, you will be given the opportunity to donate in the following ways:
We appreciate donations of any amount and also recognize that many are unable to give at this time. We appreciate your consideration.