Doing Autoethnography

January 2-5, 2020 Dolphin Beach Resort

St. Pete Beach, Florida

Click here to access the Conference Program.

Click here to access the Agenda for the initial IAANI Business Meeting.


Since the inaugural conference in 2011, participants have gathered to present their work, engage in vibrant discussion, and build relationships at Doing Autoethnography conferences. In 2020, the tradition continues.

To REGISTER for the conference, click here. Only presenters who have registered by December 1, 2019 will appear in the conference program. The program will be released mid-December 2019.

This year, the conference will use a suggested registration fee structure (USD) based on annual income:

$0-20,000:  free

$20-40,000: $20

$40-60,000: $40

$60-80,000: $60

$80,000 and higher: $80

To PAY your registration fee, click here. If you do not have a PayPal account, you can quickly and easily open one at this site to pay the registration fee. There should be no fees if you use a bank account within the U.S. There is a small fee if you use a debit card or credit card ($1.75; international rates may be different). After December 1, 2019, registration fees will increase by $20. These fees will only be used for conference amenities (e.g., conference materials; food and drink for participants). Outside food and drinks are NOT allowed in the conference facility. If you have any questions about registration, please contact Tony Adams at

LODGING: The conference will be held at The Dolphin Beach Resort, 4900 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach Florida. To reserve a room, guests must call the Dolphin Beach reservation department at 800-237-8916 and ask for the “Doing Autoethnography” group block listed under code: G/DOAU/2020. Room Rates: Gulf front rooms, $149.00; Poolside rooms, $129.00; Standard rooms, $109.00. Group rates are for up to 2 guests in a room and are subject to 13% tax and a $10.00 parking fee per night if you have a car. Group rates are NOT available on the internet. Only one car is allowed to be registered per room.

TRAVEL: Here are suggestions for travel to the Dolphin Beach Resort on St. Pete Beach (4900 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706) from local airports. Please confirm this information online. These are only approximations. Travel to the hotel is NOT provided by the conference.Most attendees will fly into Tampa International Airport (TPA), which is about 20 miles from the Dolphin Beach Resort. There is a small airport in St. Petersburg/Clearwater (PIE) which is about 20 miles away, but it is serviced only by Allegiant Airlines.

Driving Directions from the Tampa International Airport – 33 Minutes, 28.7 Miles • Take I-275 S. • Take Exit 17 to FL-682 W. • Take a right on Gulf Boulevard. • Dolphin Beach Resort is located on the left. A taxi from Tampa International Airport is about $75-90. A Super Shuttle from Tampa International Airport: Direct, non-stop for one person: about $60; shared $30.00 per person An Uber or Lyft from Tampa International Airport is about $30-45 (depending on time of day/traffic). We look forward to seeing you at the conference!