ASWAD’s 10th Biennial Conference
will be held at William & Mary
from 5-9 November, 2019


Press Release with details on 2109 Biennial Conference



William & Mary will host the 10th Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) Nov. 5-9, 2019, in the Williamsburg Lodge. Featuring the world’s leading scholars of the African Diaspora, the conference will bring together a range of activists and artists and host community events, including an African Diaspora food festival.


For CONFERENCE REGISTRATION please use the following link:

Conference Registration


Registration is completed through the ASWAD Membership system operated through Memberclicks.  Non-Members can register for the conference but will be asked to create a profile in the membership system.  All conference attendees are strongly encouraged to become ASWAD members.


ASWAD is proud to co-sponsor our Tenth Biennial Conference with the following partners:



  1. Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (20 minutes from the Williamsburg Lodge, the hotel/conference site)
  2. Richmond International Airport (45 minutes from the hotel/conference site)

Note: Norfolk International Airport is about one hour away from the hotel/conference site but there will not be shuttle service to and from that airport. (One prohibitive factor: massive traffic congestion, particularly during rush hour)


Transportation to and from the Williamsburg Lodge:

  1. There will be free shuttle service to and from both Newport News/Williamsburg and Richmond airports from Monday, November 4 through Sunday, November 10.


Conference Hotels:

There are four available hotels at or within walking distance of the hotel/conference site, the Williamsburg Lodge

  1. Williamsburg Lodge: $179 per night
  2. Griffin Hotel: $139 per night
  3. Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel: $119 per night
  4. Williamsburg Inn: $329 per night

Phone number and Website for all four hotels: (855) 231-7240(855) 231-7240


Complimentary benefits for all conference attendees:

  1. Complimentary self-parking
  2. Complimentary access to the fitness center and pools at the Spa of Colonial Williamsburg
  3. Complimentary access to the Historic Area Shuttle during regular operating hours (this shuttle also provides transportation between the aforementioned hotels)
  4. Complimentary wireless internet in all guest rooms

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