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The 2018 Annual Meeting Call for Papers portal will open throughout the year for a variety of session types.

 

Call for Executive Sessions (January 17 - February 15 at 3 pm Eastern)
Executive Sessions are reviewed and selected directly by the AAA Executive Program Committee (EPC). These sessions speak directly to 2018's Annual Meeting theme, Change in the Anthropological Imagination:  Resistance, Resilience, and Adaptation, and will be showcased throughout the Annual Meeting. Selection and participation in AAA executive sessions is highly competitive. Executive Session submissions are for fully-formed panels only. Below, please read more about the session formats available for Executive Session consideration. By Monday, April 16 at 3:00 pm Eastern, every participant included in the proposal must be registered to attend the AAA Annual Meeting and an active AAA member. Accept/decline notifications will be sent to submitters the week of March 12 (via email). Submitters who were not accepted as Executive Sessions will have the opportunity to resubmit under the main call for papers (due April 16 at 3 pm Eastern).

 

Main Call for Papers (February 16 - April 16 at 3 pm Eastern)

Oral Presentation Sessions
>> Submission Period:  Friday, February 16 through Monday, April 16 at 3 pm EST
Oral Presentation Sessions are panel discussions that include seven (7), 15-minute timeslots for paper presentations and/or moderated discussion. Submissions must be submitted as fully formed panels. Individual presenters must provide their own abstracts (not to exceed 250 words). By Monday, April 16 at 3:00 pm Eastern, every participant included in the proposal must be registered to attend the AAA Annual Meeting and an active AAA member. Accept/decline notifications will be sent to submitters the week of July 16 (via email).

 

Roundtables
>> Submission Period:  Friday, February 16 through Monday, April 16 at 3 pm EST
Roundtables are panel discussions with audience participation that do NOT include papers or timed 15-minute presentations. Roundtables provide a topical format to discuss critical social issues affecting anthropology. No papers are presented in this format, and participation in a roundtable session is weighted equally to that of delivering a paper presentation. By Monday, April 16 at 3:00 pm Eastern, every participant included in the proposal must be registered to attend the AAA Annual Meeting and an active AAA member. Accept/decline notifications will be sent to submitters the week of July 16 (via email).

 

Individually Volunteered Papers
>> Submission Period:  Friday, February 16 through Monday, April 16 at 3 pm EST
The AAA Executive Program Committee (EPC) welcomes the submission of individual papers and posters independent from organized sessions. For evaluation purposes, the author of each individually volunteered paper or poster must select one appropriate section for the peer review process. Since that section's Annual Meeting Program Chairs will be conducting that section's review, submitters are encouraged to give thoughtful consideration before designating a review section. Accepted volunteered papers and posters will be grouped by the section program editors into sessions around a common topic or theme. A paper or poster abstract of up to 500 words is required. By Monday, April 16 at 3:00 pm Eastern, the individual on the proposal must be registered to attend the AAA Annual Meeting and an active AAA member. Accept/decline notifications will be sent to submitters the week of July 16 (via email).


Retrospective Sessions

>> Submission Period:  Friday, February 16 through Monday, April 16 at 3 pm EST
Retrospective Sessions are intended to highlight career contributions (such as retirement or a significant anniversary) of established leading scholars. By Monday, April 16 at 3:00 pm Eastern, every participant included in the proposal must be registered to attend the AAA Annual Meeting and an active AAA member. Accept/decline notifications will be sent to submitters the week of July 16 (via email).

Below, please read more about the session formats available for retrospective sessions:

 

Gallery (former Poster) Sessions
>> Submission Period:  Friday, February 16 through Monday, April 16 at 3 pm EST
Gallery (formerly “posters”) sessions are sponsored by individual sections and can be submitted as a block of 3-10 presenters or can be comprised of individually submitted posters or related modes of visual display of content during the call for papers. Various modes of visual presentation are encouraged. Curated galleries can be proposed as organized sessions, and can include a discussant role. By Monday, April 16 at 3:00 pm Eastern, every participant included in the proposal must be registered to attend the AAA Annual Meeting and an active AAA member. Accept/decline notifications will be sent to submitters the week of July 16 (via email).

Below, please read more about the session formats available for gallery session submissions:


Public Policy Forums

>> Submission Period:  Friday, February 16 through Monday, April 16 at 3 pm EST
AAA's public policy forums provide places to discuss critical social issues affecting anthropology, public policy issues of interest to anthropologists, and public policy issues that could benefit from anthropological knowledge or expertise. They engage panelists (who may or may not be anthropologists) and audience members in a discussion of public policy issues to enhance the application of anthropological knowledge in society at large. Recognizing there are diverse perspectives on panel topics, public policy forums seek to present balanced views to promote dialogue among participants. Ideally, at least, one policymaker will be included in each forum. No papers are presented in public policy forums. The ideal format includes one (1) moderator and no more than seven (7) panelists. Following introductions, the moderator proceeds to pose questions to panelists as a group or individually. Adequate time should be set aside at the end of each forum for audience participation. By Monday, April 16 at 3:00 pm Eastern, every participant included in the proposal must be registered to attend the AAA Annual Meeting and an active AAA member. Accept/decline notifications will be sent to submitters the week of July 16 (via email).

Generally, each public policy forum is scheduled for 105 minutes. Since the dual purpose of the forum is to maximize discussion of policy issues among the panelists and the audience, it is recommended the forum be structured as follows:

When selecting this session type in the AAA online CFP submission process, refer your proposal to the AAA Committee on Public Policy for review, not a section. An abstract of 500 words describing the public policy issue to be discussed is required. Accept/decline notifications will be sent to submitters the week of July 16 (via email).

 

Installations
>> Submission Period:  Friday, February 16 through Monday, April 16 at 3 pm EST

Installations invite anthropological knowledge off the beaten path of the written conference paper. Like work shared in art venues, presentations selected as part of the AAA Installations program will draw upon and engage meeting attendees in a diverse world of the senses. Presenters may propose performances, recitals, conversations, author-meets-critic roundtables, salon reading workshops, oral history recording sessions, and another alternative, creative forms of intellectual expression for consideration. Selected installations will be curated for off-site exhibition and tied to the official AAA meeting program. Successful proposals will offer attendees an opportunity to learn from a range of vested interests not typically encountered or easily found on the traditional AAA program. Installations are meant to disrupt who and what we tend to see at the AAA Annual Meeting, helping attendees encounter new people and to do different kinds of things at the intersections of anthropological arts, sciences, and cultural expression. By Monday, April 16 at 3:00 pm Eastern, every participant included in the proposal must be registered to attend the AAA Annual Meeting and an active AAA member. Accept/decline notifications will be sent to submitters the week of July 16 (via email).


Group Flash Presentations

>> Submission Period:  Friday, February 16 through Monday, April 16 at 3 pm EST
Flash presentations are a rapid-fire, engaging performance of current projects/concepts via a few image rich slides and dynamic spoken content. Total presentation time is a speedy five (5) minutes per presenter. Submissions should present work in progress and/or upcoming projects. They are poetry delivered with a punch. Proposals can be submitted as a panel of up to 10-15 presenters and discussants. Remaining session time will be used for a moderated discussion. By Monday, April 16 at 3:00 pm Eastern, every participant included in the proposal must be registered to attend the AAA Annual Meeting and an active AAA member. Accept/decline notifications will be sent to submitters the week of July 16 (via email).


Mentoring Events

>> Submission Period:  Friday, February 16 through Monday, April 16 at 3 pm EST

Mentoring events are designed to bring together people at earlier and later career states to tackle general and/or specific career planning and professional development issues. Formats include one-to-one ("instant mentoring"), one-to-many (a facilitated group discussion), or many-to-many information exchanges. Forums to discuss design and improvement of assistive technologies (e.g., online matching, information and referral resources, searchable internship guides and databases, etc.) are also considered mentoring events. By Monday, April 16 at 3:00 pm Eastern, every participant included in the proposal must be registered to attend the AAA Annual Meeting and an active AAA member. Accept/decline notifications will be sent to submitters the week of July 16 (via email).

Call for Special Events (April 17 - May 31 at 3 pm Eastern)
Special Events are business meetings, committee and board meetings, or food and beverage functions (breakfasts, lunches, receptions, etc.). Proposals submitted within this designated session type will be scheduled as part of the special events program and are the responsibility of the executive office. To avoid conflicts with scientific sessions, most special events are limited to 1.25 hours. Priority in the assignment of time and space will be given to AAA and Section business, board and committee meetings. Other special events will be accommodated to the degree possible. For events sponsored by organizations other than AAA Sections, there is an administrative fee of $500 to cover costs of arrangements and inclusion in the program. The Special Events Program will not accommodate panels, papers or professional presentations that belong on the scientific program. To be listed in the meeting program, special event proposals must be accompanied by administrative fees at the time of submission. Scheduling notices will be sent out the week of July 16 (via email).

 

Call for Late Breaking Sessions (August 13 - September 14 at 3 pm Eastern)
A limited number of late breaking sessions will be accepted that are topical, timely, and relevant to current events. The number of slots for Oral Presentations and Roundtables is dependent upon the Annual Meeting venue's spatial availability. The Call for Proposals site will open on Monday, August 13 and will close at 3 pm EDT on Friday, September 14. Accept/decline notifications will be sent to submitters the week of October 8 (via email).



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