In addition to the more than 140 panels, the conference chair and committee invites distinguished speakers and renowned performers and artists to present during the Joseph W. Elder Keynote Lecture, the plenary address, and other designated special events. As new events are added to the schedule, information will be made available in the special events section.
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join conference attendees and participants for a welcome reception following the PreConference sessions.
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Join conference attendees and participants following Friday’s sessions for a reception prior to the keynote address.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Purchase dinner tickets to attend a plated dinner in the company of your fellow conference attendees. The All-Conference Dinner is an exceptional networking opportunity designed to meet and discuss with other scholars as well as recognize the achievements of the special guests and conference speakers.
Keynote Address: TBD
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Plenary Address: TBD
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Capitol Ballroom A
Film Night: TBD
Sessions 5 – 7 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Grab some popcorn and gather ’round for a special evening of film screenings! Lively discuss to follow each film.
Joseph W. Elder Keynote Lecture
Each year, the Conference Chair invites a distinguished scholar or expert on topics related to South Asia to attend the Annual Conference on South Asia and deliver the keynote lecture. (Friday, Oct 12, 6:30 pm)
The Conference Chair organizes a special session and invites several speakers to attend the conference and present on an issue related to South Asian studies in connection with the year's theme. (Saturday, Oct 13, 4 pm)
The Annual Conference on South Asia screens films and documentaries in relation to South Asia the current year's theme.
The Conference Committee invites special guests to the conference to present evening performances for conference attendees. These performances include appearances by musicians, actors, poets, magicians, filmmakers, and other artists.
Individuals are invited to submit requests to hold special events at the conference. Examples of special events in the past include photo exhibits, documentary screenings, art exhibits, and other events.
Various associations hold important meetings and receptions at the Annual Conference on South Asia.