Friday, April 29, 2016

2017 Conference Info

This page will post information about
The American Men’s Studies Association’s Twenty-Fifth Annual Conference on Men and Masculinities
as it becomes available.


UMichFeatureOn the Past 24th
Annual Conference
held March 31-April 3, 2016

The American Men’s Studies Association’s Twenty-Fourth Conference on Men and Masculinities  returns to Ann Arbor, Michigan and the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work, the home of AMSA, March 31 through April 3, 2016.

The Conference Theme is “(Un)Masking Masculinities: Constructing and Deconstructing Representations of Masculinities.”

As more information is available, it will be posted here.
Questions? email AMSA.

Conference Program

Click here to view and download the Conference program (pdf).

Pre-Conference Workshops


Three free intensive 3-hour workshops led by experts in the field will take place Thursday, March 31, 2016, 4-7 pm at the conference site. They allow the time for attendees to receive instruction and coaching in an in-depth, hands-on training environment with group interaction, collaboration, networking, and direct exchanges with presenters and fellow participants in an intimate setting.

The three 2016 workshops are:

  1. “How Boys Become Men: Transforming Dragon Spirit into Courageous Heart” led by Ted Braude
  2. “Teaching Men’s Studies” led by Mark Justad and Robert Heasley
  3. “Early Career Mentoring at the Intersection of Science Gender” led by Jamie Mitchell

For more information about each workshop and to sign up, click here.

Conference Registration

AMSA XXIV Pre-Conference Rates (February 7 – March 23):
Professional (AMSA Member)
Professional (Non-AMSA Member)
Student (AMSA Member)
Student (Non-AMSA Member)
Global South
University of Michigan Professional Affiliate
University of Michigan Student Affiliate
  (artists with accepted painting, drawing, sculpture, photographs, film, music, theatre, television, or radio proposal will be sent a coupon code)
Conference Vendor (Non- AMSA Member)
Vendors receive: sales table at conference venue,
(1) advertisement page in conference program,
(1) advertisement in AMSA Weekly, (1) mention on Twitter
Conference Vendor (AMSA Member)
Vendors receive: sales table at conference venue,
(1) advertisement page in conference program,
(1) advertisement in AMSA Weekly, (1) mention on Twitter
add $25.00 to registration rate
Conference Registration rates include: all scholarly sessions, the Keynote Dinner, Performance/Mixer with Joan Lipkin, and AMSA- hosted socials.
An online processing fee will be added to all registrations.
Please note: All individuals invited to present must register for the conference no later than January 1, 2016. Failure to do so will result in removal from the program.

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Conference Hotel

Holiday Inn Ann ArborThe AMSA XXIV Conference Hotel is the  Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Ann Arbor University of Michigan Area,  3155 Boardwalk Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108.The traditional rooms come with flat-screen TVs and desks, plus premium cable channels, mini-fridges and microwaves. The hotel is a 9-minute walk from Briarwood Mall and a 9-minute drive (2.7 miles) from the University of Michigan School of Social Work.
The University of Michigan Shuttle Service to provide multiple trips to and from the hotel and those below to the conference site at the University of Michigan Social Work.

The AMSA XXIV Conference room rate for the Holiday Inn Ann Arbor University of Michigan Area is $104.00 per night, plus local taxes. To get this rate you may call the hotel directly at (734) 213-1900 and ask to book in the American Men’s Studies Association block or you may use the link here to book a room.  Reservations must be made by March 2, 2016 to receive the AMSA Conference Rate.

The following hotel accommodations are available in case the preferred conference hotel reaches capacity:

The Courtyard by Marriott Ann Arbor: $119.00/ night

3205 Boardwalk  Ann Arbor  Michigan  48108. Reservations must be made by 12:01 am Eastern Standard Time on February 29, 2016 to receive the AMSA Conference Rate. Call (734) 995-5900 or us this link.

Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel: Rates Starting at $139.00
3200 Boardwalk Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Reservations must be made by 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time on March 1, 2016 to receive the AMSA Conference Rate. (734) 996-0600

About Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan is located in North America’s Eastern Standard Time Zone with Daylight Saving Time beginning on March 13, 2016. It is about 43 miles from downtown Detroit and 27 miles from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.  The normal temperatures at the end of March are highs of 53° (12°C) and lows of 32° (0°C). The current forecast for the Conference is:AnnArbor


University of Michigan Museum of Art

Ann Arbor is most well-known as the home of the main campus of the University of Michigan. Just off the campus, Ann Arbor’s downtown district boasts everything from riveting theater to exclusive art galleries to an engaging cinema scene to renowned concert halls that command legendary performers. And that’s all without mentioning the historic, newly renovated University of Michigan Museum of Art. There are eclectic shops, ethnic restaurants and hip night clubs and 30 independent bookstores. From mysteries and crime to holistic healing and yoga, each store has a unique personality and area of expertise. For more about Ann Arbor attractions click here.



Ann Arbor is served by Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW). It is an international hub for Delta Airlines and is served by Air France, Alaska Airlines, American, Frontier, Jet Blue, Lufthansa, Royal Jordanian, Southwest, Spirit, and United. All major US rental car agencies are available. One way taxi service to Ann Arbor is $54-$60.

AnnArborAirThe Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (“The Ride”) provides public bus service to and from DTW Airport to two stops in Ann Arbor for $12 each way when pre-booked. It stops at the Blake Transit Center, 328 S. Fifth Avenue, and the Kensington Court Hotel in Ann Arbor.

The downtown Amtrak station  (325 Depot Street) is served daily by the “Michigan Wolverine” passenger rail line between Chicago and Detroit.