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About the Annual Meeting

The AAA Annual Meeting is an opportunity to attend more than 750 sensational sessions, you’ll build lasting networks with industry colleagues, uncover new career opportunities, and explore the latest research across the discipline — all while addressing today’s most pressing issues.

Connect with potential employers, pick the brain of a new mentor over coffee, and find potential opportunities at the graduate school fair. 

Get to know the Section Program Chairs, learn about future meetings and find answers to frequently asked questions

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Attend the 2017 Annual Meeting

Meeting Location

Washington, D.C.

Conference Theme

Anthropology matters!

Anthropology matters! is a call across the field to unite in our diversity, to embrace difficulty, be vibrant messmates, and promote the relevance of what anthropology is and does. Anthropology is best at describing the past, exploring the present, predicting the future, and navigating the processes of being and becoming human.

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Annual Meeting Programs

You can access past Annual Meeting programs using the link below. 

Featured Speakers from the 2016 Meeting: Frans de Waal and Melissa Harris-Perry


Past Programs
Exhibitors and Sponsors

The AAA Annual Meeting is the premier event for 6,500+ anthropologists—both academic and practicing, providing you with a unique opportunity to network, showcase products/services, and meet potential new clients.

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Accessibility Resources

We are 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. 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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