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Join Us in San Jose, CA

Join AAA and thousands of your friends and colleagues at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA, November 14 - 18, to build lasting connections, uncover new career and mentoring opportunities, and explore the latest research. Change in the Anthropological Imagination is a timely call to action for research addressing the themes of resistance, resilience, and adaptation from a wide range of perspectives. 

Featured Speakers:

  •  Dolores Huerta, president and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America will present the opening keynote

  •  Emily Martinanthropologist of science and gender will deliver the 2018 Distinguished Lecture. 


View the full preliminary online program here. >>

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Call for Late-Breaking Sessions: Portal Now Open

Late-breaking submissions are topical, timely, and relevant to current events.

Examples of late-breaking topical areas include:

  • Cultural heritage protection
  • Global health
  • Race and social justice
  • Migration and displacement
  • Global environmental change
  • Human rights 

The late-breaking submission portal is accepting submissions until September 14 (3 pm Eastern). Learn more about the submission criteria here

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Meeting Logistics

Interested in becoming a student volunteer for the 117th Annual Meeting?  Please click here.


Fancy a visit to the  Tech Museum? The Tech Museum is a fantastic museum and tourist attraction worth visiting while you reside in San Jose. AAA attendees also receive discounts for admission tickets. Simply say/plug in AAA when purchasing your ticket(s). This discount will activate on Nov. 6, 2018.

Annual Meeting Lodging

Where will you choose to stay?

The deadline for making room reservations at the special AAA rate is Monday, October 22. 

Demand in San Jose is high during the dates of the Annual Meeting, and rooms might sell out before the deadline. The rooms at the group rate are limited and available on a first come, first-served basis. To ensure availability at the group rate, please make your reservations early.

Travel Information

  • Travel links to provide you with the best routes and traveling methods to the San Jose Conference center, as well as resources to assist you during your stay.

Childcare Services

  • The Annual Meeting will have childcare services for children between six months and 12 years of age. Register now. >>
Hotel and Transportation Information
Exhibitors and Sponsors

This is the premier event for 6,500 anthropologists from all sectors, providing a unique opportunity for exhibitors and sponsors to network, showcase products / services, and meet potential clients. Make your plans to directly reach key decision-makers and influencers in anthropology from 2,300 organizations across the US and around the world.



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Accessibility Resources

AAA is committed to ensuring that our Annual Meeting is inclusive and accessible for all attendees and that we meet and exceed all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). AAA will make arrangements for sign-language interpreters, sighted guides, and other disability-related access needs and services for meeting registrants.



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Annual Meeting Programs

A preliminary agenda and interactive program for Change in the Anthropological Imagination: Resistance, Resilience, and Adaptation, AAA's 117th Annual Meeting, is available now. 

View it here. >>

Looking for programs and resources from past AAA Annual Meetings? We've got you covered.

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