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About Our Conferences

AMS Annual Conferences

AMS conferences are known for a unique, friendly atmosphere. The Annual Conference is generally held during either late May or early June. Features of the annual conference include refereed paper sessions, research-in-progress sessions, panels, workshops, and other special invited sessions. At the annual awards luncheon, and occasionally at the closing banquet, the Fellows of the Academy present a number of awards including selecting a practitioner as Distinguished Marketer of the Year and a scholar as the Outstanding Marketing Educator. We also present outstanding teaching awards to multiple marketing faculty, who are selected by a specially appointed panel. Additional features of the conference include various receptions and social functions, publisher’s exhibits, and proceedings available at the time of the meeting.

AMS World Marketing Congress

The Academy of Marketing Science has been conducting World Marketing Congresses since 1983 at locations across the globe.  Scholars from many nations attend to present their research findings and theoretical views and participate in special sessions.  Further, there are opportunities to meet and connect with new colleagues from around the world.  A cultural dimension is always part of the congress allowing attendees to experience some of the history and traditions of the nation in which the event is held.  Often a “Global Marketer” is recognized by the Academy at the congress and in 2019, the Jay Lindquist Best WMC Paper award was introduced.   A formal process involving detailed proposals is used to select the host university/school and location of the event.    Proposals to host a future WMC should be sent to the Co-Chairs for International Programs in the link provided above or by contacting the AMS Office:

Special AMS Conferences

Occasionally in the past conferences on special topics including retailing, cross-cultural marketing, cultural perspectives in marketing, quality of life and history of marketing thought, have been organized by AMS.

Who Can Attend?

Any current AMS member and invited guests can attend the conferences; however, members who require a travel visa must have an accepted paper being presented at the conference.   Visa letters are typically provided by the track chairs after a verification process and AMS  does not guarantee the visa will be granted by the governing authority in the country where the conference is being held.   Members are solely responsible for their visa application and are encouraged to begin the process as soon as they receive their paper acceptance notification.  AMS does not fully refund conference registration fees if a visa is denied.   Please review the conference registration form prior to submitting for payment.  

Annual Conference History

The Annual Conference Summary  report highlights dates, location, program chairs,  registration fee, total paper submissions and the total hotel room nights for each conference from 1998 - present.    A detailed room block and pick up report for the past five years can be found here.    Requests For Proposals for future Annual Conferences  can be provided by contacting the AMS Office: or 318-357-2612.   Currently, our annual conferences are booked through 2023. 


Contact Information
Academy of Marketing Science
c/o Louisiana Tech University
P.O. Box 3072
Ruston, LA 71272