In 2024, based on past survey feedback, we’ve decided to move the (online) 2024 ISAN to March 1-3, 2024. The format will be similar to the past ISANs, and the call-for-presentations will be released on June 1, 2023. ISAN will provide scholars and practitioners of all experience levels an opportunity to present their autoethnographic and personal narrative projects and to participate in dialogue and sociability with scholars across a variety of disciplines.

Why the slight shift in dates? Since COVID, and based on feedback, we’ve been trying to create an in-person event in addition to the online symposium. As of this writing, and pending possible and continued global crises, we will host an “IAANI Forum” at the Dolphin Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida (USA) on January 3-4, 2024. If you would like to attend an in-person event related to autoethnography and narrative on a beach in January, then please save these dates. Additional details about this event will be released on June 1, 2023.

Eastern Standard Time (EST) will be used for both events. 

Finally, we will have the IAANI Business Meeting on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 1pm (Eastern Standard Time). At this meeting, we will discuss the feedback from this year’s survey, ideas for the IAANI form, and other aspects of ISAN 2024. Here is the Zoom information for the meeting: Meeting ID: 976 2327 8533

Anyone is welcome to attend this meeting, so feel free to share this information. If you are not able to attend the meeting, please try to complete the feedback survey. Similar to past business meetings, we will post a recording of the meeting below.

Please direct all inquiries to Tony Adams at

Below is a recording of the 2022 International Association of Autoethnography and Narrative (IAANI) business meeting.

Below is a recording of the 2021 International Association of Autoethnography and Narrative (IAANI) business meeting.

Conference updates and announcements are posted here, as well as on IAANI’s Facebook page. If you do not use Facebook or use it regularly, you can also join the IAANI Google Group/listserv. (You will need to use or create a Google account to join the Google Group/listserv.)

ISAN is sponsored by the International Association of Autoethnography and Narrative Inquiry (IAANI). IAANI advances the use of autoethnography and narrative inquiry throughout the world through social scientific, humanistic, and aesthetic writing and performing. As a non-profit educational organization, IAANI is exempt from U.S. federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.