Conferences, COVID-19, and Conversations with AFS & SEM
From Amanda Lueck
Dr. David McDonald speaks with the Executive Directors of the American Folklore Society and Society for Ethnomusicology, Dr. Jessica Turner and Dr. Stephen Stuempfle. Dr. Turner and Dr. Stuempfle provide a behind-the-scenes look at academic organizations' response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They recall the impact that COVID-19 has had on academic conferences, how they adapted, the unexpected benefits of virtual conferences, and how these technologic and virtual adaptations might impact the future of academic conferences.