Annual Meeting 2022

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

On this page you will find information on the following:

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

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.

AFA Ph.D. Student Poster Session

Submissions for the Poster Session will occur after decisions have been made on the regular program and typically open in mid-June. Students may submit their paper for consideration for the Regular Program, and if the paper is not accepted, they may resubmit the paper for consideration in the Ph.D. Student Poster Session.

Poster submissions are invited on all topics in finance and may describe research projects, results of work in progress, presentation of data, or recently completed work. The student/submitter must be a member of the Association (student online memberships are available free at Submissions can be made for the Poster Session through the Conference Maker website in early summer. Submissions should include your poster title and abstract as well as a draft of your poster or paper on which the poster would be based. The posters will be displayed in a public area of the AFA hotel and authors will be asked to be present at their posters for specific times during the conference.

AFA Ph.D. Student Travel Grants

Nominations for the AFA Ph.D. Student Travel Grant program typically open in mid-June. NOTE: The Travel Grant and Poster Session programs are administered separately and eligibility requirements are slightly different for each program. A student does NOT need to have a Poster accepted to be eligible for a Travel Grant.

Any current AFA member in the U.S. or abroad is invited to nominate one student, whom he or she has taught or supervised, to be considered for this award. The student must be a member of the Association (student online memberships are available free at; must be beyond the first year in her or his doctoral studies in finance, financial economics, or a related field; and must not be on the job market during the academic year in which the grant is made. No student may participate in this grant program more than once. Awards will be determined based on recommendations and the award amount will factor travel cost to the Annual Meeting from the student’s institution as well as the number of nominations from the student’s school.

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: March 16, 2021