Annual Meeting 2022

The AFA 2022 Annual Meeting will be held January 7-9, 2022 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday).

The ASSA has announced that the 2022 ASSA meeting will be held online — a VIRTUAL 2022 AEA/ASSA Annual Meeting.  As the AFA is a part of the ASSA meetings, we will be joining the virtual meetings to be held on January 7 – 9, 2022.

Registration is required in order to participate in the Annual Meeting and can be found here:

The AFA Program (all times are listed in Eastern Time) and AFA PhD Student Poster Session are now available as well as the full ASSA Program. NOTE: for authors who need to make changes to their papers (title, abstract, presenter, etc.), please email

On this page you will find information on the following:

  • AFA Ph.D. Student Poster Session
  • AFA Ph.D. Student Travel Grants
  • General Paper Submission Information for the Regular Program
  • FAQs for AFA Annual Meeting Paper Submissions

AFA PhD Student Poster Session

The PhD Student Poster Session submission website is now closed. The submission deadline was Saturday, July 31st. Decisions have been sent out for all submissions.

The AFA PhD Student Poster Session will be VIRTUAL. All presenters will have the opportunity to upload their poster and the option to include an audio recording to accompany their poster. Details will be sent out by the ASSA later in the fall.

AFA PhD Student Travel Grants

In light of the change to a virtual meeting for 2022, no Travel Grants will be awarded this year. The AFA will again plan to host a virtual AFA PhD Panel Session during the Annual Meetings with several panelists discussing topics including how to publish, professional norms, hot topics, and more.

General Paper Submission Information for the Regular Program

The AFA Annual Meeting Paper Submission Website is now closed. The submission deadline was Monday, March 15th at 3:00pm EST.

If you have problems or questions related to paper submissions, please contact Annette Clark for assistance.

FAQs for AFA Annual Meeting Paper Submissions

The AFA Annual Meeting paper submission process will be hosted by Conference Maker. (The paper submission mechanics for AFA conferences are entirely separate from the Journal of Finance paper submission process).

Please include the name and email for each author on the paper that is submitted. 

All papers must be accompanied by an abstract of at least 200 words, but no more than 600 words.

All papers must be submitted as PDF files.

Complete papers will be given preference, but extended abstracts of several pages may also be submitted.

Submitted papers should not have been accepted for publication.

The author submitting the paper to the Annual Meeting must be a member of the American Finance Association for the paper to be considered.

Each individual may only submit one paper (although they can be a co-author on other submitted papers).

You can check that your paper was uploaded correctly by clicking on the “My Submissions” link in the navigation bar within Conference Maker. 

To enable wider participation, please submit only one paper and do not submit the same paper to other associations that meet at the same time as the AFA/ASSA.

Last revised: September 14, 2021