Biographers International Organization Conference

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New York City, NY, United States
Event Date: 
May 16, 2024
Application Deadline: 
May 17, 2024
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The 2024 Biographers International Organization (BIO) Conference will be held on May 16 and May 17 at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in New York City; select events will also be streamed online. The conference features panels on craft and current issues in biography, including archival research, writing on science, the intersection of art and politics, and the treatment of factors such as race, gender, class, sexuality, intersectionality, and borders in African American and Asian American biography. The presenters include biographers Thulani Davis, Jonathan Eig, John A. Farrell, Tanisha C. Ford, Samuel G. Freedman, Beverly Gray, Will Hermes, Tamara Payne, and Ilyon Woo. Biographer Kai Bird will deliver the keynote address. The cost to attend the conference in person is $345 ($295 for BIO members); the cost for online registration is $99 ($49 for BIO members). The registration deadline is May 17. Visit the website for more information.

Accessibility accommodations include public transportation near the venue; elevators in multilevel event spaces; closed captioning for online programming; and assistive listening devices (with advance request). Contact administrator and membership coordinator Lori Izykowski at for additional accessibility details.

Contact Information

Biographers International Organization Conference, Biographers International Organization, P.O. Box 33020, Santa Fe, NM 87594. Michael Gately, Executive Director.