2023 International Symposium on Autoethnography and Narrative (ISAN)

January 2-5, 2023 (online [Zoom])

Given the continued prevalence of Covid-19, travel restrictions, international conflict, and the uncertain financial constraints faced by many scholars and organizations, the 2023 International Symposium on Autoethnography and Narrative (ISAN) will continue as a fully online event. The symposium will occur via Zoom on January 2-5, 2023. Eastern Standard Time (EST) will be used for all symposium activities. 

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. (Proposals to present at the 2023 ISAN have since closed; they were due August 15. If you submitted a proposal, acceptance emails were sent on September 11; a second email was sent on October 15). If you did not receive an email, please check your junk/spam folder.)

Registration costs $50 (USD) for full-time faculty and $35 (USD) for students, part-time faculty, independent scholars, and anyone experiencing financial hardship.* Only those who have registered for the symposium will have access to panels, workshops, and social events.

Click here to register for the 2023 ISAN.

The first draft of the symposium program will be available to all registrants on December 1, 2022. Registrants will have at least one month to view pre-recorded symposium presentations (via links). If you are interested in a particular presentation, then you should view the presentation before the symposium begins (January 2-5, 2023).

If you want to review the 2022 ISAN, click here to access the program, proceedings, and recordings of select sessions.

Please direct all inquiries to Tony Adams at tony.e.adams@gmail.com.

* If you cannot pay the registration fee, we will have a limited number of opportunities to assist with the symposium in exchange for a waived registration fee. To be considered for a fee waiver, contact Tony Adams (tony.e.adams@gmail.com) by November 15, 2022.


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.