News from the IAFA Board
2021 ICFA: I’m sure you are all curious as to how plans are going for next year’s conference. At its June meeting, the Board discussed options for various possible scenarios and contingency plans. We believe it is still too early to make any decisions. We will meet virtually again during the fall. The ICFA will happen in one form or another.
Registration fees are frozen for next year and, for 2021 only, in light of the probable travel uncertainties there will be no late registration pricing. This may have to be revisited should circumstances change (such as the conference being held virtually).
The submissions portal for the 42nd ICFA, “Climate Change and the Anthropocene” (March 17-20, 2021), will open on 1 September and close 8 November 2020.
The theme of the 44th ICFA (2023) will be “The Black Fantastic: The African Diaspora and the Speculative Genres”.
Beginning in 2021, the IAFA will offer an additional travel grant specifically for a Black conference attendee.
The Student Caucus of the IAFA elected Samantha Baugus to be its Representative, and Shelby Cadwell to be the Vice Representative. Congratulations to both!
The IAFA is now officially the proud home of the Imagining Indigenous Futurisms Award! https://iaftfita.wildapricot.org/Imagining-Indigenous-Futurisms-Award/. We had planned on announcing this years winner at the ICFA, but…
Planning for the conference co-sponsored with the Centre for Studies of the Fantastic at the University of Glasgow for July 2021 continues and is going well.
LINK to the meeting minutes may be found at: https://iaftfita.wildapricot.org/MembersOnly/. (sign into your membership account to access them).